A reader, Therapsid has commented on the previous entry, "Pope Francis' 'Modernist' Hasidism"
It's difficult to come up with any innocent explanation for the cover of Pope Francis' book.
We've been told that Chagall is his favorite painter.
But why, pray tell?
He wasn't exactly an accomplished painter according to traditional criteria. Far from it. On Wikipedia you'll see a portrait of Chagall by the Jewish artist Yehuda Pen that is superior to his own work.
To be frank, "White Crucifixion" is a very crude and childlike painting. Why is it the pope's favorite painting? What does it show about Christ that isn't revealed in Gothic reliefs, renaissance sculptures, and baroque paintings?
Dear Therapsid, thank you for your thoughts.
My take is that, aside from Pope Francis' collusion with Judaism and its adherents, which is plainly manifest, which does adequately explain the image in my mind, he's a revolutionary of a crude, bolshevik type. In overthrowing the old culture, bolsheviks attempt to replace it with something, but they're at the disadvantage of not having centuries of development and refinement to draw from. They have to throw a replacement together quickly.
This phenomenon is readily observed at many venerable old institutions where the patrons have changed over from old money Europeans to new money Judaic East Europeans. In hurriedly making their mark they impose crude paintings, sculpture and architecture of jarring contrast to the former asthetic. Then, there are fellow tribe members and helpers elsewhere in the establishment (i.e. The New York Times) positioned to authoritatively tell us how 'talented' these artists are and how 'great' their work is (Chagall was backed by Solomon Guggenheim and Irene Rothschild-Guggenheim).
But beyond aesthetics, "White Crucifixion" is a bolshevik ideological representation of Jesus. It has nothing to do with the real Jesus or Gospel. It depicts a "Jesus" who was crucified solely 'because he was a Jew,' just as it is alleged that 'Jews' are always persecuted, for no other reason than that 'they are Jews,' in other words, "Esau hates Jacob," the fundamental tenet of the protection racket of rabbinic Judaism.
Chagall may have physically left the ghetto, but he was still preaching the message of the ghetto in his art. This is Chabad Lubavitch Hasidism par excellence ('be modern on the outside but Chabad on the inside').
I believe this is why Pope Francis promotes this image, because it empowers the rabbinic racket by instilling fear in 'Jews' and shame in non-'Jews.'
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