Wednesday, April 09, 2008

The Guardian

I want to make it clear that I do not read The Guardian, I think it is vile and patronising. However, I do read The Week which I can thoroughly recommend, and there are usually articles in there from The Guardian.

Yesterday I spent 6 hours on a train travelling to London and back, not for the sheer fun of it but for a work related meeting. As a consequence I read The Week from cover to cover and was appalled to read an article, from The Guardian, by Seumas Milne. By the way the name Seumas is just one of several Celtic versions of James. I can't find an electronic version of the article so here is the gist of it.

Milne argues that the radical left should now turn to religion in order to bring about the change it desires. Previously religions have traditionally backed the state and the etablished order, but times have changed. He cites the Catholic church attacking "savage Capitalism" and urges the left, who have traditionally been atheistic if not violently opposed to religion, that "the Left's struggle should take place within religion, not against it".

Lovely article that superbly highlights the complete stinking hypocrisy and moral bankruptcy of The Guardian, Seumas Milne and Socialism in all its forms.


Mark Wadsworth said...

It's a two way street!

Didn't some church person (vicar? bishop?) call for Christians to give up creating CO2 for Lent? Christianity is never tired of nicking ideas from other religions, including the AGW religion!

T Bishop Finger said...

Aligning yourself with religion to further your own aims? Sounds like something from neoconservative doctrine rather than Guardianista Socialism.

Gregg Beaman said...

Couldn't disagree with you. I am a practising Catholic, which inevitably influences my politics, but the blatant mixing of religion and politics, be it neo-Con or this example, does send a shiver down my spine.

Gregg Beaman said...

Late response Mark. There is a difference between adapting and developing your philosophy to modern circumstances, even if many Christians as you point out are misguided, and cunningly infiltrating a group that you violently oppose to further your aims.