JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: THE PHONY WORD “NEOLIBERALISM” AND HOW IT IS USED – POPE FRANCIS ON SOCIAL JUSTICE – HIS RECORD ON DISAPPEARED PEOPLE   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO A BOOK REVIEW ARTICLE IN THE GUARDIAN

 

I detest the term neoliberalism because it is a phony construction.

It is a way to apply the noble term “liberal” – and it is a noble term with a great history – to what amounts to brutal imperialism.

All great historical liberals would know immediately that is impossible.

The horrors of our world are the work of the so-called neoncons.

Pope Francis seems a decent enough man, so far as popes go, but I don’t think he has any special claims in fighting for social justice.

Everyone should recall that when Francis was a priest in Argentina under the military junta he never spoke up once against the horrors going on, people being “disappeared” in the night.

He knew about it, and he had a reputation for his unwillingness to do anything.

And so today, the same business is going on a global scale with America’s fleet of assassination drones regularly “disappearing” people in half a dozen countries.

Ever heard Francis speak to that?

Never.

Posted March 31, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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