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Far worse than Hitler, Jesuit claims

By Diogenes (articles) | Oct 24, 2005

I've had occasion before to call attention to the ... distinctive perspective on current affairs provided by Jesuit Father John Dear. Recently Father Dear shared his insights with an audience at Boston College:

With "an arsenal that's willing to destroy the planet," an intimate involvement in the killings of thousands worldwide, and a remissness toward poverty and starvation, [John Dear, S.J.] said the U.S. government is "far worse than Hitler," who, according to Dear, encountered defeat in Bulgaria, Denmark, and Norway with active non-violent movements later mirrored in the Montgomery bus boycott and King's non-violent directive in Birmingham.

Father John Dear posts his compendious reflections on non-violence at a website bashfully titled FatherJohnDear.org. Oddly, there's a category comprising 40 million-plus victims of violence -- in the U.S., I mean -- that seems to have eluded his ethical radar. Can you guess what it is?

Richard Cross holds a doctorate in psychology, who has taught at the university level, including at Franciscan University. He is currently an educational researcher and consultant in the field of psychology and related disciplines.
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