I saw in Sunday’s La República that the Archbishop of Cuzco is canceling the lease the traditional and beautiful Café Allyu, on the Plaza de Armas, has held for decades, so as to lease the space to Starbuck’s. This will of course hurt a high quality Peruvian small business in favor of a mediocre transnational one, degrade the Plaza de Armas and the town, lower the quality of life, and so on. We knew Starbuck’s was evil and we could suppose the Archbishop of Cuzco was, but now he is publically exhibiting several of the seven deadly sins and I have lost all patience with everything Catholic from now on.
The Catholic Church, of course, never deserved my patience in the first place. I have been nice about it anyway for nearly fifty years, but this is the last straw. I am sorry if this post offends your Catholic sensibilities. All I have to say is écrasez l’infâme. I am not yet sure what letter writing campaigns or other forms of combatting this evil being perpetrated against the Café Allyu may exist. When I find out, I will let you know.
In more amusing news, La Industria of Trujillo reported Monday that several members of the Santiago de Chuco city council are requesting federal intervention in the municipal government due to apparent corruption, mismanagement, and from what I can gather, mutual mistrust among members of the community. And our featured blogger for today is the Bald Blogger, in whose Wright is Right post I am interested for what it has to say about race, not because it supports non Catholic Christianity (remember, I am an unbaptized heathen and grateful for it).