17. Mar, 2019

Appearance, Substance & Hypocrisy

A Trenchant Reminder

 I am about to make myself extremely unpopular.

We all accept that events on Friday in New Zealand are shocking. They are shocking. We are all saddened and we should all take much time to reflect on the question – Why?

I would now like to remind readers that, on Friday 15th of March, the same day as the Christchurch shootings – the Christian Post headlined its front page with the following: 120 people killed, 140 homes destroyed by Nigeria Fulani since February.[1]  

On the 5th of February this year the Post headlined: 480, mostly Christians, killed in Nigerian ‘military massacres' from 2015-2017: NGO report. [2]

Do we hear about it in our mainstream media? Do we care about it?[3]  What are we going to do about it? Nothing!

No virtue signalling. No token horror. No flowers. No tears. Nothing.

Why? Because we are so smug, so utterly racist, so politically correct, so anti-Christian, so indifferent and so self-satisfied and preoccupied with our own little irrelevant lives to really give a damn.  

What about the thousands of other Christians persecuted, tortured and murdered across the world, from the Coptics in Egypt to Christians in the Lebanon, Pakistan, India, China …? But that’s OK – it’s only black-men killing more black-men. Who cares?

But let a white man disturb our own moral comfort zone we double-down in paroxysms of virtuous rage and indignation. That shouldn’t be happening here. This is absolutely shocking. Yes it is! Quite shocking.

But what is even more shocking, sickening in fact, is the sight of politicians and community leaders falling all over themselves in public horror – “look at me I’m really horrified – I’m taking my shoes off in a mosque – elections, who said elections - I’m kneeling down in a mosque – mea culpa - ” then fronting the television cameras and publicly making knee-jerk pronouncements about banning visiting speakers, gun control, better policing, better intelligence services, more money for cultural re-education and so forth ad nauseam without any proper forethought, consideration or consultation. A wise man thinks before he speaks.  A politician ‘is’ – because he speaks.

The spectacle of public distress and solidarity is as solid as a brothel in tin-pan alley. If we were genuinely concerned about the state of man in this increasingly dysfunctional world we would do more than take flowers to a police crime-scene, or join hands in a candlelight vigil singing Kumbaya.

But then, we are after all, a nation of superficial bourgeois hypocrites, wherein appearance is more important than substance.

If we really want to make a difference, if we really want to take refugees, if we really wanted to help those wanting to escape from their various “multicultural” shit-holes, there are many hundreds of thousands of Christians around the world, unwanted by their Mohammedan, Hindu, Buddhist and totalitarian hosts that would surely welcome the opportunity to live amongst us.

Where were you Julie Bishop?

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[1] https://www.christianpost.com/news/120-people-killed-140-homes-destroyed-by-nigeria-fulani-since-february.html

[2] https://www.christianpost.com/news/480-mostly-christians-killed-in-nigerian-military-massacres-from-2015-2017-ngo-report.html

[3] Fulani one of the largest ethnic groups in West Africa [approx 38 - 40 million] bound by language, culture and Islam.

Comments

Mancer Black

18.03.2019 02:28

Offended? This should be a news piece for everyone to read. Spot on as usual.

Latest comments

08.11 | 06:21

The Australian community is in for a world of long overdue pain. It is wholly its own fault for which I have nil sympathy.

08.11 | 06:15

Thanks indeed for the comment. I do agree that we badly need to 'clean out the swamp'. Trump certainly stirred those fetid waters.

08.11 | 05:22

I agree with the general thrust of your comments but the Australian community believes the governments can deliver without pain and there will be a lot of pain up ahead.

07.11 | 11:17

Nice job on the essay John, but regardless of his positions, Dutton is too much a cretin of the past, he also looks like the walking dead. We don't need more career politicians, we need a Trump.

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