The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

The silent pillars of polite society

Apr 29, 2002

With all the evidence of wrong-doing against children by some Catholic priests, you would think the Boston police and prosecutors should have been paying some attention.

After all, the statements made by Cardinal Law show he knew what was going on, yet nonetheless continued to shift pedophile priests to other situations where they could rape still more young children.

This raises a curious question: Did police and prosecutors consider charging Cardinal Law as an “accessory”? Knowing about a crime and enabling the criminal to continue would cause anyone else to be charged.

The upholders of law and order – those so ready to execute the poor – have not come forward in these terrible cases of the rape of children. Why are all the pillars of bourgeois society so silent in this case?