Dictators Discover Religion
Even Communist dictators can’t ignore religion. We no sooner hear that Hugo Chavez calls Jesus “the greatest socialist in history” (HT Classical Values) but we read that Daniel Ortega has found religion. The January 13th issue of the Economist, says the candidate of “peace and love” has “made his peace with the Catholic church, backing a ban on abortion even in the cases of rape or when the mother’s health is in danger” (page 34.)
The leftwing cements its ties with the Jihadist enemy in what David Horowitz calls an Unholy Alliance; Ahmadinejad is embraced by Chavez and Ortega. One the right, D’Souza calls fundamentalist Muslims soul mates. And the Church enters the political fray, not to condemn Chavez, Ortega, or Ahmadinejad (who has genocide in his heart), but the execution of the vile and vicious ex-dictator of Iraq.
What's happening here? Perhaps the old dichotomies weren't as solid as many once thought.