Where is the Theology of Liberation in Revolutionary Cuba?

Gary MacLennan g.maclennan at SPAMqut.edu.au
Sun Dec 31 02:37:35 MST 2000

In Dublin in 1913 when Larkin led the poor against the bosses in an
extremely bitter strike, the Church was opposed to Larkinism - godless
socialism.  They did nothing to alleviate the suffering of the workers and
their families.  However when someone came up with a plan to send the
starving children of the poor to England where they could be fed, the
Church emerged outraged and condemned the sending of the children to
atheist England.

It was ever thus, and will be ever so until the Church of Rome collapses
from its own corruption.  There is though a genuine comfort in watching the
dialectic at work.  Capitalism has done more damage to the Church than
socialists like Larkin or Connolly ever could or ever wanted to.  Yet the
Church embraced the values of capital so eagerly.  Now the old corrupt men
who own all that land and all those empty buildings, sit and ponder and
wonder why the people have turned away from the "faith". As they sowed,
they reap.



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