Sunday, April 20, 2008

The oppression of sin

The tragedy Zimbabwe is significant because it reveals the lie of the "liberation" movements of the second half of the 20th century (which is still the dominant ideology in many US academic departments). The lie is that the world can be neatly divided in the oppressors (bad) and the oppressed (good). There is much more truth in the Catholic doctrine of original sin: that we all share in the same weakness, and that when the oppressed take power they will usually be just as evil and corrupt as the former oppressors.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Like THE SONG FROM THE WHO SAYS-Meet the new boss, same as the old boss-from We Won't Get foooled again