you know for all the PR hits the Catholic Church has been taking recently you would think they'd know better to replace a former Hitler Youth with a guy who openly supported brutal Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla
Please stick to bad jokes. Politics/social commentary, is not your strong point.
Facts seem to elude your grasp(along with logic, humor and vagina).
I'm not surprised that they haven't covered Argentina in the late 70s yet in your Middle School history class yet
Let me school you:
The new Pope never supported a dictatorship. Your fumbled propaganda smells of progressive secularist. Anyway, you're purposely distorting the line between support, and lack of opposition. The new Pope may be guilty of not creating enough noise in opposition to the dictatorship, but that's hardly "supporting" it.
Once again, you fail to identify the distinction.
As for the new Pope:
He's a humble intellect, who's championed support for the destitute of the world. He's worked with the poor on a personal basis. He's also refused the extravagant lifestyle allotted to someone in his position; instead, choosing to take buses, dine with the poor and live in an apartment.
He's exactly the kind of person who could sweep out the corruption that suffocates large segments in the Vatican.
I have a degree in history and not only took two classes that covered the dirty war but I have attended a conference on Argentine fascism. Where are you getting your facts from? Wikipedia?
You're the person who's hurled baseless and unsubstantiated accusations. It is you who bares the burden of proof.
What a bunch of garbage. As if a degree in History covers you for all aspects of the world's debate. Oh, you took "two classes" that covered "the dirty war". What a bunch of shit.
Go back to school. Your degree has lent you nothing.
I repeat: Anyone who understands what really happened, knows that the new Pope did NOT support any dictatorship.
My education has lent me the ability to back up what I say with facts instead of hyperbole and insults.
Here's Pope Francis palling around with Videla, who ordered torture, "disappearing" (his preferred method was throwing them out of an airplane into the ocean so no body would be recovered) of 30,000 people, stealing children, and set up concentration camps in Argentina. He is currently serving a life sentence in prison for the atrocities he committed.
This also included the murders, torture, and abduction of "free thinking" priests and nuns. He was directly tied to at least one of these abductions, which is apparently due to two priests serving the poor in the slums that Francis allegedly cares so much about: http://www.commondre...ne/2013/03/14-1
Also nice anti-education rant you got going on there. You sound like my right wing nutjob high school dropout guido stepbrother who constantly complains about people leeching off the government while he collects welfare and food stamps benefits. That conference btw was put on by Federico Finchelstein, who grew up in Argentina during this time. I'm pretty sure he knows a bit more about this than you.
A picture. That's it? That's like me posting a picture of President Obama next to Hugo Chavez, indicting President Obama for everything Chavez has done.
You've purposely distorted the basis of your initial premise. You've provided nothing factual to back up your claim that the new Pope supported a dictatorship. Knowing this, you posted a ton of facts about the dictator - facts most of us already new - in hopes that you could laminate your initial premise; facts that have nothing to do with your baseless claims. It's the equivalent of a liar who provides small portions of truths in his story, but nothing that supports his bigger lie.
It's funny how you purposely left out the fact that the new Pope was responsible for freeing those two priests. It's funny, and expected.
The only thing the new Pope was gulty of is not coming out stronger in opposition to the dictatorship. That's hardly support. In you're feeble mind, you're unable to draw such a distinction.
You remind me of one of those left-wing, intolerant, anti-religious pussies, who tramples over the faith of so many(with the exception of Muslims, who make you shit your pants). As soon as the new Pope was elected, you decided to take a piss on Catholicism. Such intolerance is to be expected from the likes of you.
You use your education as an accessory. When you're on the ropes in a debate, you believe your degree is a 'get out of jail' card. Dude, it's a fucking a history degree. You might as well have an art degree. You probably teach in some shitty high school.