Comments: bank holiday opinion

"For in reading it again, all I can see is a justification of bloodshed. So Gutierrez sides with those who declare: "let us avoid equating the unjust violence of the oppressors (who maintain this despicable system) with the just violence of the oppressed (who feel obliged to use [violence] to achieve their liberation)." "

How is this any different than Aquinas and the Theory of the Just War?

One may lament---even reject---the violence that either Liberation Theology or Just War Theory permit.

What *I* reject, however, is a double standard that only gets a case of the Violence Vapors when the violence perpetrators are poor and (typically) dark-skinned and using IEDs, and merely averts its gaze when the perpetrators
are (in global terms) wealthy, (typically) white, and using GPS-guided multiple warheads.

In short (as Jesus put it), "Log v. Splinter."

Posted by JCF at Saturday, 28 August 2010 at 9:35pm BST
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