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Comment on Iran’s 1979 revolution picked up the People’s torch first lit in 1917 Russia by Frank O'Neill Wed, 13 Dec 2017 02:33:38 +0000 Liberation Theology, which melds leftism and even Marxism with Christian teachings is still around, albeit weakened some. It began in Peru, then spread to Colombia and other parts where oppression was worst, including Central America and Brazil. Brazil still has (as does Bolivia), “comunidades de base”, which practice a form of primitive communism. Many members are indigenous.

The last Pope 100% on the side of the people was Papa Roncalli, Angelo Roncalli, John Paul XXIII, hated by all diehard Catholic reactionaries. Opus Dei, a sinister religious fascist group born in Spain, denounced Pope John Paul XXIII as a freemason. Too bad his reign was very brief.

Bottom line is that—as the author suggests— there is no inherent irreconcilable difference or hatred between revolutionary religious and lay or atheistic revolutionaries. The existence of Liberation Theology shows that something like what we see in Iran could happen elsewhere.

Ironic, by the way, that Israel, which is technically a theocratic state, is evil as all outdoors. No wonder some of its enemies call it Israhell.

Frank O’Neill

Comment on Iran’s 1979 revolution picked up the People’s torch first lit in 1917 Russia by Raphael Sarno, Jr. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 02:16:34 +0000 Very interesting article. Iran is certainly unique, principled, brave and deserves all the admiration in the world. I don’t suppose that will come too easily to West Europeans, whose brainwash is now beginning to match that of most Americans.

I was in Nicaragua when the Polish Pope swept in for a blitz visit, mostly to berate the Sandinistas for their egalitarian policies and preferantial treatment for the poor, “class struggle”, etc. I was at at the airport and saw the dismissive way he treated the Sandinista leadership assembled to greet him, including one who was in actuality an ordained priest, a member of the Latin American liberation theology movement (which this Pope made every effort to dismantle even with outright prohibitions, and severely damaged.) No wonder this disgusting anticommunist fellow was Reagan’s favorite Pontiff.

I guess the Catholic (and Christian) churches are split into two wings, also, the rich and the poor, so there’s an unrelenting but still submerged class struggle within the Church. The outcome of that will probably have enormous consequences for this century.

I just found a clip I kept from the NYTimes, pretty much sums up what I saw:

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, March 4, 1983— Pope John Paul II strongly attacked Nicaragua’s left-leaning ”People’s Church” today and ordered the faithful to obey their bishops, many of whom are openly critical of the Sandinist Government.Mar 5, 1983

Comment on HOW HOLLYWOOD SOLD US THE (GOOD) KOREAN WAR by Igor Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:15:21 +0000 Everyone sees it as he feels it, but fact remains of its genesis and validation infront of huge bourgoisie class that owns the media in US.

Liberal (self centered and selfish) anti-war is nothing comparing to the true anti-war…

In the end, even certain good parts eclipse the negative. in the end best anti-war movies are those that are hysterically pro war, and today are exposed as lies…

Mash is just weak anti-war movie that today serves not the anti-war movement

Comment on HOW HOLLYWOOD SOLD US THE (GOOD) KOREAN WAR by Ron Ridenour Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:37:43 +0000 Entertainment-cultural-art-media is nearly always–and increasingly always–a super-structural representation of the sub-structure, that is, the economic premise of a society. State politics is always the administrative representative of the economy and its owners. So it is no surprise what Patrice has shown us but it is essential to our understanding of how omnipresent the monster is, and therewith how arduous yet necessary it is to confront and oppose [it] with the intent of overthrowing it all. That is our duty, our necessity to undertake. And then once accomplish it is our duty, our necessity to create a loving, solidarity based economy and life for all.

Comment on HOW HOLLYWOOD SOLD US THE (GOOD) KOREAN WAR by Carolyn Zaremba Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:47:41 +0000 M*A*S*H was an anti-war film, against the Vietnam war.

Comment on HOW HOLLYWOOD SOLD US THE (GOOD) KOREAN WAR by Peter Pavimentov Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:20:23 +0000 Gee, Officer Krupke, we’re very upset;
We never had the love that ev’ry child oughta get.
We ain’t no delinquents,
We’re misunderstood.
Deep down inside us there is good!
(from West side story)

The immaturity of US men and women is well known with the fear that adolescent violence brings with itself.
And now with an advancing decadence it has gotten to be vicious (remember the saying of that decadent Oscar Wilde:”America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilisation in between.”) .

Comment on Jack Ma is a Communist-Capitalist. Jesus Was a Communist-Socialist. by Joel Walbert Tue, 12 Dec 2017 01:37:41 +0000 I’m not sure what twisted version of the Bible you have read, but in the one I read it tells of Jesus spending time with prostitutes, criminals, fishermen, the sick and also tells of him speaking harshly against the elite (scribes, pharisees, power structure in general). And the Bible I have does not once even remotely portray Jesus as somebody who wants to be worshiped. He always denied being any form of Messiah. He always instructed to worship God.

Maybe you should read the Bible personally and not base your opinions on what Christianity teaches. Following the teachings of most Christian (crypto-Zionists) preachers these days is about as idiotic as following the Wahabi version of Islam.

Evil people do not define a religion. Read the books yourself.

Comment on Jerusalem Explained by Lanny Cotler Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:40:12 +0000 I’m a Jew. And, if pushed, I’d say a secular Jew. But I do not call myself a Jew because of nationality or race. I’m a Jew because of HERITAGE; my parents called themselves Jewish and went to great lengths to reinforce an identity of…well, heritage. I was told stories. I got “into” those stories…and a world was created in my head. There was a place for Ethiopian Jews (Falashas), Sephardic Jews, Ashkenazi Jews, and others….

If you practiced the traditional religious rituals, you were a secular Jew; if not, you were a non-secularJew. Not a rigid enough definition for you? Sorry. It worked for me. I’ve known Christians, Buddhists, and one East Indian who called themselves “non-secular”. All Cassivi means to impart is the logic that runs his head. And I can appreciate his logic; it isn’t mine, but I can see his point of view.

Cockburn, on the other hand, disappoints me as much as Cassivi. I’ve appreciated and learned much from PC over the years, though I miss his brother Alex even more. This short, even flip article by Patrick seems more like an entry in his diary. For him to say, “Its most likely impact will be to help revive the moribund Palestinian cause in the Muslim world. It will make it more difficult for states such as Saudi Arabia to cultivate closer relations with Israel and President Trump to unite regional Sunni powers against Iran,” makes me wonder what he ate for breakfast or if he’s constipated: “CULTIVATE CLOSER RELATIONS” WITH ISRAEL…”!? Cultivate?! Saudi Arabia isn’t a country; it’s a feudal estate enabled by oil and the United States…and should be given to its people.

And those people: some of them are secular Arabs, some are not….


Comment on Jerusalem Explained by Lou Cassivi Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:17:53 +0000 As a fan of Cockburn, I was disappointed in this non-explanation. I also still have to shake my head when anyone – especially of his calibre – uses jargon such as “Jew” and “secular Jew” when referring to a nationality or race. I don’t recall him ever using “secular Christian,” or “secular Buddhist,” or “secular Hindu.” The reason being, of course, is that we don’t describe people or nationalities by what religion they follow or do not follow. Just like Christians, Sikhs, Hindus, etc, outside of their religion, Jews don’t exist.