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Pope Warns That Rising Populism Could Produce a New Hitler

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- 882 days ago -
In times of crisis, we lack judgment, and that is a constant reference for me, the pontiff said in an in-depth interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais.


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Freya H (345)
Tuesday January 24, 2017, 6:50 pm
Whaddaya mean COULD? I fear that it already HAS!

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday January 25, 2017, 12:08 am
Corporate Capitalism, Neoliberalism and right-wing policies (Warring in other countries to exploit their resources) have arguably killed far more people than Hitler ever did.

Shared article over social media to raise and spread awareness.

Veronica B (33)
Wednesday January 25, 2017, 1:58 am
TY Dandelion.

Agree with Darren.

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Wednesday January 25, 2017, 3:56 am
Noted, Thanks

. (0)
Wednesday January 25, 2017, 4:12 am
I agree. What I do not understand, is why the Pope receives the populist scourge of Argentina. My country and his country.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 25, 2017, 4:40 am
I think we already have several new of him with different faces in different countries... it's not one person but much more the ideology which is practiced in many cases - like Darren mentioned...

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday January 25, 2017, 4:58 am
I don't know Pablo, I'm not even Catholic but this Pope has impressed me.

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Wednesday January 25, 2017, 9:20 am
Noted, Thank you

Dot A (180)
Wednesday January 25, 2017, 10:41 am
Those who have a higher consciousness are seeing this very disturbing trend, and realize that the powerful also possess the economic controls to gain their wishes to bend society to their demands. We are indeed seeing this unfold before our digital eyes.

Graham P (43)
Wednesday January 25, 2017, 11:29 am

Sheila D (28)
Wednesday January 25, 2017, 1:04 pm
It's too late. We have elected a fascist, and only time will tell what he actually does. As for being a Christian? I think not. Sadly, it seems to be a trend in several countries.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Wednesday January 25, 2017, 1:19 pm
Very disturbing but I agree with his view.

Janet B (0)
Wednesday January 25, 2017, 1:32 pm

Kay M (47)
Wednesday January 25, 2017, 1:33 pm
Good afternoon and thank you for this article - which i read and noted -and the videos which I watched- sincerely KAY M.

Wednesday January 25, 2017, 1:35 pm
"Hitler didn't steal the power, his people voted for him, and then he destroyed his people," Does this phrase reminds anything to US Citizens???

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday January 25, 2017, 2:06 pm
The Pope's have a VERY checkered history, of excess, exploitation, pious hypocrisy and compared to them all, he's quite refreshingly modern.

Gloria H (88)
Wednesday January 25, 2017, 2:45 pm
populism and maybe a thought or two about over population having an effect?

Lenore K (0)
Wednesday January 25, 2017, 4:10 pm

Tom P (29)
Wednesday January 25, 2017, 6:28 pm
Pope has a good bully pulpit but it's time to scream it out from every pulpit of every demonization. Before it's too late. Tick tock. Clock is running.

Julie W (33)
Wednesday January 25, 2017, 6:48 pm
I fear for the future as I see right wing parties rising in popularity worldwide. Have we learned nothing from the past?

Jeff Creech (64)
Wednesday January 25, 2017, 8:31 pm
I have no other choice but to reserve judgment on Donald Trump as I cannot see into the future, but I don't like anything he says, I don't like any of his cabinet choices and I don't like any of his executive orders he has signed. It's only day 5.

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday January 25, 2017, 9:23 pm
Now he said the US taxpayer is going to pay for the wall first, then get the money from Mexico which is going to cause taxes to go up. Wonder how those who voted for him will enjoy that?

I also read that some of the people who voted for him to get rid of Obamacare are just realizing that their own medical insurance, under the Affordable Care Act, is actually Obamacare. They didn't realize it was one and the same.

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday January 25, 2017, 9:52 pm
I agree with Jeff and Darren's comments. Thanks Dandelion

Arild Warud (174)
Thursday January 26, 2017, 3:58 am
Correct Freya,what we hoped had been ended after WWII is now rising all over the globe.

Nang Hai C (0)
Thursday January 26, 2017, 7:01 am

W. C (7)
Thursday January 26, 2017, 8:06 am
Thank you.

Tin Ling L (0)
Friday January 27, 2017, 3:18 am
Thank you for sharing!

Winn A (179)
Friday January 27, 2017, 7:46 am
Noted - Agree with Darren . . . .

Tin Ling L (0)
Thursday February 2, 2017, 3:47 am
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