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When the movie starts off you are introduced to only a portion of the injustice that the El Salvadorians faced The new president was supposed to be one that was elected into office It was unimaginable to me that citizens who were on their way to vote were stopped They were only allowed to proceed by foot There is no way that any such think could occur here in the United States Its hard for me to accept that things like that actually happened and still happen It was time to appoint a new archbishop The other priests elected Romero thinking that he wouldnt make any waves This shocked me People would actually use as criteria for archbishop whether or not they would make waves I would think that they would want the person in that position to be strong in their beliefs It later turned out that Romero would unpleasantly surprise them This movie also showed a very vivid line between the rich and the poor It was hard to believe that they all lived in the same country The wealthy barely even treat the poor like people They are merely pests that they avoid at all costs I know that in America the gap between the very rich and the very poor is wide but there is at least some form of middle class and the poor have the same rights as everyone else When the guerillas started to attack the people in the square when the people were receiving communion for instance Romero finally stood up It is not really the place of the Church to take a political stand but no one else in such a powerful position was standing up for the rights of the people being oppressed Romero went to lengths beyond what anyone expected or hoped he would go to Unfortunately his heroism was not greeted very well except by the people he was defending It just amazed
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