amity said:Syberpunk said:
Syberpunk, I'm not sure about this woman.
Her kind of ranty style isn't going to appeal to many people.
Also, notice near the end, she makes a specific point about a particular tribe, who we shouldn't criticise and Simon doesn't exactly pull her up on it, although he is not as decisive as her on this issue.
People who refuse to call out those people who have been largely responsible for orchestrating the mass immigration clusterfuck that is destroying our countries, cannot be trusted.
Ultimately, even if she does have some good things to say, she is a gatekeeper.
amity said:@Syberpunk I know what you mean. Ì get the same vibe about Pope Francis.
I get the impression he has been installed there as a 'Yes' man of sorts, and to present a friendly face to the public and a conciliatory face to the media and agitators.
It doesn't ring true. It feels hollow somehow.
The media's 24/7 focus on abuse and 'survivors' from Tuam and other institutions was obsessive and unhealthy.
And yet there was some positive signs in there, the footage from Knock was more hopeful, the crowd were overwhelmingly native Irish which was a refreshing change to the emphasis on Diversity, Multiculturalism and Asylum Seekers and the 'one world' vibe of the Dublin celebrations (although I will admit the show itself was entertaining and had some great performers).
Also the interviews with ordinary Irish people in Knock particularly but also in Dublin showed how much it all meant to everyday folk, even if the Dublin crowd had to stomach a multitude of political correctness along with the event.
But there is something rotten at the core of this nouveau Catholicism being presented to the masses.
We all know it's not real, it's all a bit empty and meaningless and saying nothing of any substance.
Here's where I suggest you watch this John Waters interview. It explains a lot.
From about halfway through where he starts talking about the malaise in the church, it's mindblowing (at least it was for me)!
I'm not a practising Catholic but I recognise it's strengths and overall I'm glad of my Catholic upbringing.
I'm a bit older than you so although things were a bit stricter in my younger days, the Church was also stronger and more confident and people drew inspiration from that.
I saw something of that in the interviews with some of the attendees of all ages at Knock and Dublin.
Que enspastic said:Fingal, and in particular Balbriggan has the highest birth rate in Ireland
I’m surprised Dublin is leading birth rates given how prohibitively expensive it is to live there. What’s home ownership like in the places above ?
Que enspastic said:There are a number of Journal.ie articles about the baby boom which never mentions ethnicity of parents but allows commenting. The top voted comments are always saying it wouldn’t be a baby boom were it about Irish parents
DarkTriad said:Que enspastic said:There are a number of Journal.ie articles about the baby boom which never mentions ethnicity of parents but allows commenting. The top voted comments are always saying it wouldn’t be a baby boom were it about Irish parents
I think they should use the sarcastic positive talk form the "Ireland Will be Grand" "radio show" and just talk about the huge benefits of the Moroccan baby boom in Ireland, how the economy will be stimulated by all the extra taxes needed to paid to support these non-self supporting immigrants.