Thursday, March 24, 2011

March 24, 1980 - REMEMBER

OSCAR ROMERO was assassinated 31 years ago today for speaking out against human rights violations in his country. He is a saint, de facto if not de jure (yet).

Photo source.

"The common good will not be attained by excluding people."

"Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result of violent repression. Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all. Peace is dynamism. Peace is generosity."

Click here to read an article about President Obama's visit to Romero's tomb this year.

Start at 2:25 below to skip the potty-mouth part and get to the truth-telling (From the Sojourner article Jon Stewart: How Oscar Romero Got Disappeared by Right Wingers...for the Second Time):

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