Thursday, 16 April 2020

Prove Your Loyalty

Every Thursday night at 8pm the British public are enjoined to stand outside their front doors and perform an act of submission to the state. What would Jesus have to say on the subject? Something like this, perhaps? 

“When you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites, for
they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and in the
corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Most
certainly, I tell you, they have received their reward."

But it's not just a matter of ostentatious virtue-signalling. This is also an act of public self-abasement which seeks to strip people of their right to do as they individually wish and get in line as little cogs in the state machinery. What has happened to the English that they should sacrifice their traditional love of freedom in this way? Of course, most people won't see it like that and say it's just expressing thanks to the nation's health workers at a difficult time for us and them. However, look beneath the surface and it's clearly one more way of crushing the human spirit and turning free sons and daughters of God into spiritual slaves. 

Over the top? Not when you know how the powers of evil seek to destroy individuality, our most precious gift from God. It's only because we don't recognise them that we don't recognise that.


Eric said...

C'mon William, don't be so cynical now. The Nanny-State told everyone to go indoors because she is doing spring cleaning. And this time she will clean up the entire environment. Even nature itself!

Bruce Charlton said...

@William - I did not know about this (had forgotten) and at eight while listening to Lord of the Rings dramatised version, I heard a lot of pots and pans and fireworks, and thought for a minute that a riot of protest had broken out and was marching along the streets.

But when I looked out of the window, I realised that the docile English - having kept indoors all week in a docile fashion, had now with equal docility - and at the state-appointed time, and for no longer than officially permitted - stood outside clapping and exchanging comments at a 'safe' distance.

Very depressing.

William Wildblood said...

Eric, in one sense it is a joke but in another it is a nasty mixture of moral coercion and virtue-signalling and not so long ago the English would just have laughed at it as absurd. Now they don't which shows a line has been crossed.

I think this is the 3rd or 4th week of this ritual, Bruce, the current closest thing to a religious act. As you say, very depressing.

Sean fowler said...

@William i dont know what your policy is on posting links is here and this may not of escaped yours or your readers attention, but it is extremely relevant. I found it very disturbing. Very dark and full of resentment.

William Wildblood said...

Well Sean, it's just typical Guardian self-hating propaganda. I'm not surprised comments are switched off on youtube.

Sean Fowler said...

It is William, I think it was so hideous that it backfired. If the comments were open it would have taken a hammering. So there’s hope for us yet.
Still I don’t doubt that a great many will have taken the bait hook, line and sinker. let’s hope it won’t translate into an Orwellian five minutes of virtue signaling, hand clapping self hate. Applauding and giving thanks for our demographic destruction, “ in our nation that is fallen”,at the hands of our imaginary saviors, from a largely imaginary threat.