“A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.” — Matt. 2:18
Ireland: Irish journalist John Waters, who started his journalistic career writing about youth and Rock ‘n Roll, sadly notes,
“There was a moment close to the beginning when the then emerging ‘millennial’ generation seemed like it might bring a waft of freshness. These early indications suggested the young were beginning to question and spurn the destructive ‘freedom’ ideologies of the 1960s and carve a new path of their own, drawing on the residual wisdoms of the ages and striking out in a new direction.
Alas, it has come to nothing. Anyone who witnessed or saw images from Dublin Castle on May 26th, 2018, as the young people of Ireland celebrated the arrival of legal abortion with raised glasses and cans, hoots of delight and crazed posturing for the selfie cameras, can be in no doubt about that.
The present generation of Irish youth is the most educated young generation in the history of Ireland, and at the same time … the most pampered young generation in the history of Ireland — incapable of seeing through the propaganda they have been fed, mouthing the Woke cliches adapted for their consumption from entirely dissimilar times and places, fixated on the trinkets and baubles of tech consumption, feeling empathy for ‘the planet’ but not for its human quotient — yet withal convinced, almost to a (wo)man, that the key takeaway from their formative years is that they have been oppressed by traditionalists and grey-bearded patriarchs, when in truth they have been isolated from all such sources of understanding so as to preserve them in ignorance.
These people, though blessed with youth, don’t care about the future of Ireland, they care only for the material quality of their individual lives; they care nothing for the institutions or conventions — the Proclamation, the Constitution, the contracts negotiated in the blood of their forefathers so that their freedoms might be guaranteed — or about the nature and character and loyalties of those who nowadays lead them when their parents have been cowed into silence or are no longer around…
The truth is that, while they can go on living according to any whim of imported inspiration, they don’t give a toss about Ireland’s future, freedoms or government, or indeed those of the wider world. They don’t care how it’s done, what its cost has been — in blood, among other spilled things. Had they done so, they would not have remained silent for the past 20 months — aside from releasing the occasional snort of derision towards those who sought to warn them that something was seriously awry — while their freedoms and futures were shredded before their eyes.
— from Shallow Century, Deep Trouble / Substack.com
John Waters writes for First Things magazine
By a “quiet” landslide?
Was Pope Francis Fighting?
Was Pope Francis personally fighting for Catholic Ireland in the lead up to the terrible referendum? Tragically, it appears not. He was busy “raising eyebrows” promoting notorious LGBT advocates around the time.
Christians Hope nevertheless:
“6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres”—1 Cor. 13
A man on Twitter recently was also lamenting the fall of Ireland. “Really cool,” he said, “that Ireland fought 700 years to free itself from asking for permission from England so it could instead ask for [energy tax relief] from the EC“
Ireland is occupied territory. An amoral corporate and banking Technopoly(*) disguised as a “humanist culture” rules there, and throughout the West. It liberally dishes out $$$ to political powers and it gives sensuous Bread and Circuses to the Plebs to keep them tame, tranced and trained. This should be non-violently resisted and opposed publicly, with moral force. 3/16/22
—See also, Truth and Catholic Guilt
Fr. Brendan Kilcoyne
(*) Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology is a book by Neil Postman published in 1992 that describes the development and characteristics of a “technopoly”. He defines a technopoly as a society in which technology is deified, meaning “the culture seeks its authorisation in technology, finds its satisfactions in technology, and takes its orders from technology”. — Wikipedia