The whole thing back in the 80's turned out, of course, at terrible human cost, to be a witchhunt.
|"Can you remember the name of the Papist priest who did this to you?"|
The current pogrom against priests traces exactly the same familiar parabola. For that matter, the elements are all the same as in Salem, Massachusetts, back in 1692. You'd think we'd remember, you'd think we'd learn, but there is always some new extraordinary popular delusion to stir the madness of the crowd.