Thursday, August 11, 2016

The violence of love

GUEST: Alexis Stoumbelis, executive director of CISPES, the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, talks about neoliberalism and how it destroys lives in Latin America.

Archbishop Romero taught me more about US foreign policy than any history course I had ever taken. He spoke from the heart to the US Empire. Please stop arming and training the death squads in El Salvador. 

But there was no human being to talk to, and the good archbishop was murdered by a sniper while saying Mass in a chapel in San Salvador. Not by any sniper, of course, but one trained in the US at the School of the Americas. 

Read the archbishop's words, and then about his life. There are good people all around the world who take the most insane chances to promote the "violence of love." And then there are the princes of darkness who preach "the violence of hatred." We who live in the empire must come to recognize that our leaders are the latter, and that the crimes they have done in our name are too disturbing for most to even contemplate. 

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