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|Title||:||Cry of the People: United States Involvement in the Rise of Fascism, Torture and Murder and the Persecution of the Catholic Church in Latin America|
|Number of Pages||:||551 Pages|
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Cry of the People: United States Involvement in the Rise of Fascism, Torture and Murder and the Persecution of the Catholic Church in Latin America Reviews
I loved and "hated" this book. I "hated" this book for the many bummed-out nights I had after reading a page or two. There is so much hate, deception, repression, monopolizing, Red-baiting, torturing, "disappearing", and execution...ing in this history of 20th century Latin-American religious and political upheaval that many nights I was like "God, humans suck." I loved this book for being a well-researched, extensive, and uncompromising account of the Latin American Catholic hierarchy taking a stand against fascism and imperialism in Latin America, as well as against its own history. The lay folk and the clergy who were censored, harassed, beaten, tortured, and killed wholesale for their fight for dignity and self-ownership in USA-sponsored dictatorships are as much martyrs for the Church as any patron. The amount of CIA manipulation that goes on in this historical clusterf-ck has already filled multiple volumes, many of which Lernoux references heavily. The apologies our past political leaders (every US president of the 20th century) and economic leaders (I'm looking at you, Milton Friedman) have made for these murderous regimes will churn your stomach. The never-ending Red-baiting and fear-mongering over "Marxist subversion" and "communist infiltration" will make your eyes roll more than reading a Fox News "War on Christmas" op-ed. The horrific torture methods and interrogation tactics utilized by these regimes (sometimes taught to them by the good ole' U.S. of A.) will make your mind see things it can't unsee. Most importantly though, it (hopefully) will inspire you, as it did me, to have a little faith once in a while, and to keeping trying for a better world, rather than succumb to cynicism and fatalism.
How soon we forget . . . This is one of the most comprehensive and disturbing accounts of U.S. military involvement in Latin America ~ especially relevant as we debate torture, drones, and other assorted atrocities. It's also a reminder of what true, prophetic Christianity looks like.
We don't torture? We don't commit war atrocities? We're too moral to do these things? A cry from the 1980s about how the U.S. partnered with the devil to crush Christianity in Mexico and points south. Makes Abu Ghraib seem like an afterthought.
my copy:Cry of the People The Struggle for Human Rights in Latin America - The Catholic Church in Conflict with U.S. Policy Published in Penguin Books, 1982