Kilbarry makes an interesting comment to a post a few days ago. It's worth reading the comment in full. It was in response to the societal collapse we face, driven by Islamic and African immigration on the back of PC mind control.
“What” he asks, “are we to do about all of this? The chief problem is that Ireland today stands for nothing - neither Faith nor Fatherland. The Old Conservatives who at least stood for something, like McQuaid and Lucey, have gone - and Cornelius Lucey would have had a lot to say about the States failure to enforce its own laws."
He would, but then Lucey probably drew up most of those laws in the first place!
He goes on “they have been replaced by the type of Bishop who will fail to stand up for his own priests when they are falsely accused of child abuse.”
Aw come on! The Church and the bishops fought like tigers for decades. They lied, dissimulated, delayed, threatened, used every legal device, shifted abusers to other parishes and put every possible obstruction in the way of their being brought to justice: before they were finally forced to come out with their hands up. It’s for that we now see the crocodile tears from Pope Ben and his acolytes – the very people who presided over the whole scandal in the first place.
Is Kilbarry’s point that if you don't have ‘Faith and Fatherland’ (hi there Adolph!) you don't have anything to believe in? Or that without them society can't be happy and successful? The facts don't bear this up.
For example Denmark has consistently topped the International Happiness polls. But let’s take Scandinavia in general, where this ‘debased’ culture has reached its zenith. Here they have a peaceable, law-abiding, educated tolerant society, topping the Human Development Index in virtually every metric. And, they are highly charitable and giving - they top the world in per capita support for poor nations. Much more so than religious countries. Ok, they drink and shag a lot, but so what?
They do have strong beliefs, like in wealth distribution, the rule of law, not attacking foreign countries, investing strongly in social capital etc. These all coalesce into a coherent belief system. Just because it doesn’t claim a direct line to God, or seek out foreign enemies doesn’t make them any less valid. Much more valid in my view.
So let’s nail this canard that you have to believe in some ‘revealed’ ‘Truth’, and to wave the flag to have solid, life-affirming principles.
However, the comment does hone in on a crucial issue. Namely that those qualities that the Scandinavians (and the West in general, to a lesser degree) live by are spectacularly incapable of protecting the societies that developed them. I referred to this in a series of posts last March.
I mentioned that “among Christianity’s more pernicious attributes is the capacity to embody a sense of ‘Us’ and ‘The Other’, and stoke resentment between them . Some of the more illustrious results can be seen in Lebanon, Northern Ireland and the Balkans."
But this is exactly what could save us from the Islamic/PC menace. And it's what I believe Kilbarry’s driving at. We all saw how the Catholic Church in Ireland (before it collapsed under the weight of its own corruption) gave short shrift to competing products. If Muslims tried in ‘the good old days’ to impose their will on us and pull the kind of stunts they do now, they’d have been run out of town in a flash.
Certainly, the loss of Christianity, or what passed for it, seems to have undermined our will to defend ourselves. Bad and all as it was – and it was bad – maybe the devil you know would be better than the way the West is now headed???