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  •  On Catholicism (6+ / 0-)

    It was Latin American Catholics who gave the world liberation theology.  During the 1980s, it was brave Latin American church leaders like Oscar Romero and Raul Silva Enriquez who stood against (American sponsored) dictatorships, with the former paying with his life.  Even today, as the global Catholic Church has tilted far to the right, most Latin American Catholics focus far more on the church's social teachings (you know, helping the poor and all that "socialist" stuff Jesus taught) than on what somebody does in the privacy of their bedroom.   Latin@s are, by and large, religious and family oriented, but they are definitely not haters.

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      Berkeley Fred

      Wouldn't it be ironic if Reagan's South and Central American policies ultimately wound up turning the US permanently social-democratic?

      "Michael Moore, who was filming a movie about corporate welfare called 'Capitalism: A Love Story,' sought and received incentives."

      by Bush Bites on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 04:44:03 PM PST

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    •  Wrong (0+ / 0-)

      "It was Latin American Catholics who gave the world liberation theology." Taurine Excrement!

      It was the Jesuits who invented liberation theology two centuries ago which is why the order has been excommunicated so often. Some leftists have embraced liberation theology in Latin America.

      The population base which immigrates are simply economical radicals who reject feral capitalism and appreciate the role of government which sees income disparity as an national security issue.
      Study the Gini Coefficient to plumb why Hispanics are economic liberals. Most are Mexicans coming from a land where five familes from Monterrey run the economy based on equity hoarding and rejecting labor-intensive development.

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