Paul, this was a very interesting commentary, interesting in several aspects.You describe yourself essentially as a centrist, between communist and fascist. You say that you support, among other things, the National Health Service, the welfare state, and public funding for education. You indicate that these are, in your thinking, consistent with a Western liberal democracy. I don't recall whether you actually stated, or I simply read into your remarks, that your position is consistent with the Christian basis that underlies Western civilization.St. Paul addresses the welfare state when he says 2 Thessalonians 3:10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. This is the fundamental problem with the welfare state. It is not at all Christian charity; it is government run, government controlled, largess. It invites freeloaders and cheats and does nothing at all to police its own disbursements. The more it can spend, either effectively or by waste, the more it can demand from the public for its "good works." This is not charity, which is always voluntary and done for the love of Christ, but it compulsory and does not involve love at all. It also provides a huge feather bed for hiring more and more friends and family to "administer" this boondoggle. It discourages work, because it says there is food, housing, money, medical care, etc. to be had for free, for no effort on the part of the recipient. This is just wrong!Let charity be returned to the Church, and get government out of the business of buying votes by distributing money stolen from the tax payers. Let charity be truly charity, something given for the love of Christ, and not under compulsion from the government. Shame on you for supporting this unjust and immoral system.The NHS is really rather a scandal with the extremely long wait times reported for those needing medical care. What good is it that it is free if it is not available in a timely manner? Why should a doctor in the NHS extend himself when he will be paid no matter how hard or how well he works? Why not simply take it easy and let things take care of themselves? How can you support this roaring failure?Public funding for education is something I can speak to from personal experience. I live in the USA where we have a long history of publicly funded education. My own education was almost entirely in publicly funded schools, except for two years in college at a privately owned school. I was fortunate to have gotten a rather good education, but that was a long time ago. I spent much of my working career in education, teaching in various colleges and universities, both public and private. I have seen them turn from education to entertainment, from seeking to pass on the best of human knowledge to seeking to gain tuition money, build grand reputations, and indoctrinate, amuse and entertain their students. True education is now rare, even though tuition costs are at an all time high. Publicly funded education has failed the USA, and it will fail the UK as well. Today, in the US, the best educated students are those who are home schooled. That is a sad commentary on the decline in education. How can you support pursuing this road to failure?
An excellent commentary which is nothing more than plain common sense
Hi Paul, I too am a racist for which I'm especially ashamed about due to also being a lefty liberal. I was wondering if you might be interested in helping me start a 12 step self help program for similar people with the same problem? We could call it racists anonymous (RA) and sit around making up imaginary threats like white genocide and then blaming these threats on imaginary conspiracies such as cultural marxism, since questioning the real reasons why the world is changing is beyond our capability. I understand this approach has worked wonders for you as it has managed to suppress your irrational prejudices and tendency towards delusional victimhood. What do you think? I must also admit that I'm also somewhat of a sexist, since I believe us white men should have the right to control women's choice of whom they procreate with in order to protect the white race, a bit like a lot of Muslims do, but in the pursuit of liberty. But I guess that's all part of the process of becoming a recovering racist. Thanks :)
If you really think there are no threats and that those who do are delusional, then of course you are a left-liberal. You have the luxury of wearing your virtue on your sleeve, although I would suggest that you, like most left-liberals, think the way do largely through well intentioned ignorance as opposed to well intentioned wisdom. Your sneering attitude would be better seved with a rad more wit as well....
Paul - you are a voice of common sense in the wilderness of confusion. Winston Churchill would have wanted you on his side. Lefties think I'm on the right and righties think I'm on the left. It's not Great Britain and England that are in trouble - it's practically the entirety of Western culture and Western civilization as we know it being transformed into the mire of Third World chaos, poverty and elite ruling class corruption. Multiculturalism, Globalism and The New World Order (ie, The New World Feudalism) are killing the middle class in America and British culture is 'having its problems' with the EU - pretty much in a similar vein. Good luck, God bless...and God help us all⚡��⚡