Apr 8, 2014: Victoria DeFancesco Soto: MSNBC: Fifty years later, Latinos still fighting for civil rights
ON THE RECORD: Feb 18, 2014: RD Walker (The Real Revo) posted "What would Comrade Jesus do? ." It includes a video clip by MSNBC contributor Victoria DeFrancesco Soto which basically said that Jesus would support Affordable Health Care. Walker responds with some sound apologetics: "Yeah, we hear this a lot. To hear the left tell it, Christ was a statist who partnered with Caesar to pick the pockets of Jews in order to transfer the wealth to Roman supporters of the emperor. Well, I am guessing that Martin Luther was a bit more informed and insightful as to the ways of Christ than is MSNBC contributor Victoria DeFrancesco Soto. Here is what Luther had to say when the peasantry demanded redistribution of the wealth. "For baptism does not make men free in body and property, but in soul; and the gospel does not make goods common, except in the case of those who, of their own free will, do what the apostles and disciples did in Acts 4 [:32–37]. They did not demand, as do our insane peasants in their raging, that the goods of others—of Pilate and Herod—should be common, but only their own goods. Our peasants, however, want to make the goods of other men common, and keep their own for themselves. Fine Christians they are! I think there is not a devil left in hell; they have all gone into the peasants. Their raving has gone beyond all measure."