You would think that socialists would embrace Christianity
You would think that socialists would rejoice at Christ’s message to love and value everyone and that nobody should set themselves above another, as the Lord showed by meeting with the most wayward in society when no one else would, so why do they take every opportunity to denounce Christians today?
Mike McNabb writes on the Outside Left blog that former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, is dredging up a discredited theme by revisiting Enoch Powell’s similar verbal stunt in 1968, calling for a limit on immigration because of the danger of violence and threat to our values.
The lengths to which the ‘left’ will go to bury their heads in the sand on the way to their Utopia is extremely worrying. The grinning menace that is our Home Secretary, Alan Johnson, imagines that we can accommodate many million more immigrants without losing any sleep over it. Okay, it’s hard to imagine these sorts having to count sheep unless they are in danger of being shunted off the Westminster gravy train.
Mr McNabb writes,
Yet, by accident or design, Lord Carey has managed to link the rise in population with immigration, an association that is both poorly thought-out and dangerous.
This is quite a bizarre statement. Even the BBC article he links to admits that,
Last year the Office for National Statistics said, if current trends continued, the UK population would rise by 10 million to more than 71.6 million by 2033 – the fastest rise in a century.
Two-thirds of that increase would be caused, directly or indirectly, by migration to the UK, it suggested.
I suggest that, taking the declining birth rate of the native population into account, the net increase will be solely immigrants and their families.
And New Labour has already admitted that mass immigration was a deliberate policy to change society. They want the balance further tilted against the British so they can re-engineer society even more. Why the ordinary socialist in the street is so keen on this, I don’t really know. Is it simply envy? The notion that he has a ‘right’ to the same things someone else has?
As I wrote on Outside Left: why are you so keen to wipe out the source of our culture and values? Why do you imagine that some godless Utopia is around the corner? Give me one example of such a society.
Nobody has offered an example because there isn’t one. Socialism and related -isms produce dystopia, not Utopia. Sure, there is equality. The people in charge of these regimes tend to make sure of that: equality of poverty, ignorance and fear. Is there any other possible way to realise the kind of equality the ‘left’ espouses but to reduce everyone to the lowest common denominator? Except for those in the inner party who get a few perks and the elite ones who live in the palaces and who are more equal than everyone else by a mile.
We see this in the UK more and more. We see the dumbing down of education in state schools and the propaganda against private education, even though the parents of many of our ’socialist’ policymakers paid to give their ungrateful sprogs a good education. As I write about from time to time, one of the last bastions of a good education – home schooling – is also in danger of interference from government.
This is equality of education – of intelligence.
Equality of income is also important, which means that the able-bodied lazy are paid to lounge around all day, while those who have worked and can afford a fairly nice home get hit with huge council tax bills. As if paying extra because you have an extension or garage isn’t bad enough (VAT has already been collected on these anyway), the ‘class war’ – the politics of envy – means that people who have slightly more income have to have it taken off them. The mindset of the socialist becomes clearer when we consider recent plans to punish people for having nice homes. Owners with:
architectural styles, fascias, sash windows or those who live in quiet roads, near a field or a golf course, will be targeted. Not to mention those who indulge in the luxury of a patio.
Conservatories will be out of favour – particularly if they are double glazed – as will people with two or more garage spaces. Views have also been broken down to sea (full/partial), hill (full/partial), lake (full/partial), field and golf course (full/partial!) – with residents being penalised accordingly.
How bitter with envy does someone have to be to think this way? What kind of government wants to discourage its people from improving their homes?
One that believes in ‘equality’: i.e. everyone being equally poor.
And fear. Why should it just be the criminals who fear the police? We can only be equal if we are all fearful all of the time, even to the extent that we need to be careful of every P and Q uttered and written in case a comrade grasses us up to the Stasi for inadvertently using a word which rhymes with one which is deemed criminal by someone who has been left brain-damaged after too much ‘diversity and equality’ propaganda.
Mr McNabb writes,
The real threat to Christianity is not from immigrants but from within.
There is a lot of truth in this. We can blame the ‘christians’ Tony Blair and Gordon Brown for bringing shame on the God they pretend to worship. We can also blame myself and the millions of others who profess to be Christian and who have hitherto done little or nothing to stop our country sliding out of control.
So shouldn’t socialists embrace Christianity?
Or have the ‘left’ abandoned God because they see Him as the preserve of the ‘right’? When socialists read that Christ told the rich man to give everything to the poor and follow Him, perhaps they think that he shouldn’t have benefited from his labour in the first place: that the government should have punished him at the first sign that his home was nicer than his neighbour’s.