Monday, December 12, 2016

The Cairo bombing

The Coptic Cathedral in Cairo has been bombed, it is thought by the Muslim Brotherhood, leaving 25 dead.

It is a strange time to live through, when Christians in the Middle-East have been under attack by Muslims, and yet the mainline Christian churches are falling over themselves to promote Islamic immigration to the West.

Why would you want to set the scene for the same things to happen here?

I know that part of the answer is that the belief systems dominating the West make it seem as if this is a virtuous thing to do. But I can't help but think as well that some people are motivated by their feelings, and this means that what matters to them is their own feelings in the moment, rather than a sober assessment of what the policies they support might lead to in 10 or 20 or 30 years time.

In other words, if you feel right now that you aren't threatened by open borders, and you get a good feeling right now that you are acting selflessly and beneficially to help others, then that is what matters to someone who is motivated by his or her emotions.

The problem is that reality will eventually make itself felt. Eventually mass immigration will transform your own suburb, not just someone else's, so that you yourself become the outsider looking in. And at some point the same negative social consequences of mass immigration will emerge here just as they have elsewhere.

Politics shouldn't be about feelings in the moment. Politics has to be long-sighted, and this requires a healthy dose of prudence.

4 comments:

  1. But I can't help but think as well that some people are motivated by their feelings, and this means that what matters to them is their own feelings in the moment, rather than a sober assessment of what the policies they support might lead to in 10 or 20 or 30 years time

    That sums it up rather well.

    The total inability to think long-term is a very worrying development.

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    1. It is an inevitable consequence of democracy. Politicians are only concerned about the next election. There seem to be no votes for creating a viable future in the long or even medium terms, so both are sacrificed to the god of the now. This philosophy now pervades the institutes of education and communication and has completely corrupted most corporate businesses who have become obsessed with share valuation. It is unsurprising that many in the general population have become contaminated.

      The future has been abandoned.

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    2. It is an inevitable consequence of democracy. Politicians are only concerned about the next election.

      Agreed. But the really big problem is that democratic politicians never have to pay the price for their failures. By the time the chickens come home to roost they're out of office and living in comfortable retirement. Look at Tony Blair - what price will he ever pay for destroying Britain? What price will David Cameron ever pay for completing Blair's work of destruction? What price did Malcolm Fraser ever pay for his disastrous experiment in multiculturalism?

      Kings on the other hand have to consider that they're hoping to pass on the kingdom to their heir. They have a very high incentive not to trash the kingdom. Democratic politicians think a couple of years ahead. Kings have to think several decades ahead at the very least.

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  2. The Uniting Church is like Sweden; it deserves to go extinct.

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