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Monday, March 29, 2010

Andrew Sullivan post today

As I said, he has only one available psychological response at this point - denial:
The pontiff said faith in God helps lead one "toward the courage of not allowing oneself to be intimidated by the petty gossip of dominant opinion."
Solid evidence of covering up the rape of children is "the petty gossip of dominant opinion." He will not answer the relevant questions; and since he cannot hold himself accountable he cannot logically hold anyone else accountable. We are told, as the US government tells us with respect to torture, we should move on.
The Dish will not move on - either on full accountability for war crimes or on full accountability on child-rape. If we cannot hold public officials accountable for these most heinous crimes, then there is no accountability left.

Rick's addition: I think we have already shown that we do not hold public officials accountable; there is no accountability left - yet, we do not dispute our public officials' constant, repetitive statements that the U.S. is the greatest country in the world, the U.S. has the greatest health care system in the world, blah, blah, blah.


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