Let's Talk About GENOCIDE
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Have you seen Hotel Rwanda?
Did it make you angry?
Mark believes the word “genocide” is overused and that the overuse of the word by people of every political stripe from neocons, Bush-apologists, and anti-abortionists to Leftists, Bush-haters, and Palestinians is not only wrong: it actually serves the cause of the genocidiares: those who commit the most awful human crime possible.
For all the President’s talk about “freedom” and “liberty” and “democracy.” Bush won’t lift a finger to stop the genocide going on in Sudan, will he?
Mark’s guest: Professor Eric Reeves of Smith College is an independent Sudan researcher, analyst and advocate.
Mark will also discuss Nazi collaborator Pope Pius XII and the Catholic Church’s failure to own up to the role it played in the Holocaust. Today is Ash Wednesday: a perfect day for repentance. And the Declaration of Repentance by French Bishops in 1997 is exactly the sort of Declaration the Vatican should issue, along with opening up its archives so we can discover the truth: the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Those who do not study and learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.