On 15 November 2015 my Blog “A Clown in Holy Orders” , inspired by the celebrant of a Requiem Mass for a soldier in the British Army, praised the deceased for always carrying his Irish Passport in Iraq or Afghanistan.
I asked should we expect the canonisation of harlots who invariably wore their wedding rings while on the job.
My passport describes me as a citizen of Ireland. My fellow citizens enacted our Constitution by plebiscite in 1937 which obliges me to be faithful to our Nation and loyal to our State. Service in the armed services of any other nation or state is less forgivable than adultery because always calculated unfaithfulness.
My BLOG, “Lunching with Lockheed” registered my belief that America’s Military -Industrial Complex (against which President Eisenhower warned in his Valedictory address) has grown in the 60 odd years since, and that it has bought its way into academia and media throughout much of the world..The British Foreign Office has had a subsection, at one time employing as many as 800 persons feeding fake news.
And so many honest journalists have relayed their false news that it is sometimes difficult to separate the prostitutes from the dupes.
When an ex- British Army Officer, introduced as a Chief Diplomatic Correspondent can describe the pre-planned massacre of Bloody Sunday as a public relations blunder, it is easy to see the paid whore.
It seems to me that a high proportion of the paid Irish Commentariat, in Academia, the Diplomatic services and even the Defence Forces are happy to sup with the Devil with very short spoons, lunching with the likes of Lockheed, lecturing at West Point and losing any Moral Compasses they ever had.
There were times in the last century when Ireland was a beacon and an exemplar for subject peoples struggling to be free and particularly from the 1930s punched above its weight to establish international order in accordance with the League of Nations Covenant and the United Nations Charter.
Today Ireland appears to be helping to lead the world into its final catastrophe.
In 1914 the Irish Parliamentary Party betrayed civilisation . Virtually every conflict raging since has been part of a chain reaction from that crime.
Redmondism, buried by popular.peaceful action in 1918, has been disinterred by intellectuals, who not only should know, but do know better.