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Against Hitler (if nothing else): the curious anti-fascism of Alan Shatter and Fine Gael | Cunning Hired Knaves
A very useful history lesson for Irish Justice & Defence Minister Alan Shatter; regrettably Fine Gael was not the only political or social organization in 1930’s Ireland that endorsed continental European fascism.
Lords and Ladies of Austerity from the G 8 – Obama of the USA; Cameron of Britain; Merkel of Germany; Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund; assorted other “Masters of the Universe”: all heading for the “dreary steeples” of Fermanagh in July 2013. The local police have promised to have extra prison cells ready for protestors. Politicians practice the ancient Irish art of “tugging the forelock” – Gerry Adams leads the way!
http://m.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/17/pope-francis-first-sunday-prayer A New Pope Francis; A Younger Father Bergoglio got his hands dirty; he was a collaborator with the bloody Argentine Generals’ Dictatorship of Videla in the 1970’s.
So far nothing about this in the reverential Irish media; for how long?
All the cardinal-electors who chose Pope Francis were appointed by the previous two bishops of Rome, Benedict and John Paul II.
Originally posted on The Broken Elbow:
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Looks like Mother Church has screwed up big time. Hardly had the words “Habemus Papem” been uttered from the balcony above Vatican Square before Argentinian journalists were linking the new Pope, Francis 1, aka former Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, to the Argentinian Generals’ dirty war against various leftists, liberals and anti-government activists during the 1970’s.
That war embraced torture, kidnapping, murder, the abduction and selling of children and, of course, the disappearing of opponents, the latter being something that the people of Ireland are not unfamiliar with. Thirty thousand people were “disappeared” by the junta – the so-called Desaparecidos – and their plight made the Troubles in Ireland look like a pillow fight at Harry Potter’s boarding school.
Those were the days when the Jesuits were more likely to be preaching the…
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