"In two virtual fundraisers this week, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden called the coronavirus pandemic a 'wake up call' on climate change and said he was 'excited' about the crisis because it presents 'opportunities' for 'institutional changes'."Pope Francis has been emphatically calling the pandemic and other catastrophes a wake up call.
Religiondigital on 22 March 2020 quoted the pontiff saying "Fires, earthquakes -- nature is kicking us to take care of nature." [Thanks, Google Translate!]
A Breitbart.com article 9 April 2020 stated, "Pope Francis said he believes the Chinese coronavirus pandemic is “certainly nature’s response” to humanity’s failure to address the “partial catastrophes” wrought by human-induced climate change."
The Breitbart article pointed to and paraphrased a Vatican news article that had a longer form of a statement by Pope Francis but only in Spanish:
"Every crisis is a danger, but also an opportunity. And it is the opportunity to get out of danger. Today I believe that we have to slow down a certain rhythm of consumption and production (Laudato si, 191) and learn to understand and contemplate nature." [Thanks Google Translate!]That's some real authentic Saul Alinsky / Rahm Emanuel anarcho-socialism, there!
Isn't it strange that Biden is echoing the pope like this? What's going on here? Is it fanboying, synchronicity, or is it just plain old lazy plagiarism?