The Evils Of Our Days
If they are correct, reports that the government is going to nationalise the Royal Bank of Scotland herald that the era of British fascism has finally dawned. It has been a long time coming; now that it is finally here, there will be some who will actually welcome it.
Just as we are poorer and less free than our parents, so our children will be poorer and less free than we have been. The forces of the state are now ranged against the citizen, and government conducted for the benefit of the rulers, not the ruled; the Royal Bank would not now be coming into state ownership if it did not suit some agenda of the Labour Party's. The fragmentation and dislocation of society which has been evident for many years to those who travel on public transport will spread. Dystopia may be upon us.
Pray for deliverance from this evil. For evil it is - the product of decades of wickedness perpetrated by those who came before us quoting words of love from saints, but who seemed intent on smashing portions of society; who spoke of peace and reconciliation, but who became avid warmongers; and who spoke of social justice while presiding over massive growth in equalities. Historians of the future will call them all cheap careerists, whose actions were entirely motivated by their own pursuit of power; yet the damage they have done will endure.
It is not for us to decide whether or not the people who did these things were genuinely evil; but some of their actions have most certainly been evil, and millions will suffer because of their worship at the altar of the false god called economics. They did not listen to their hearts, but to the siren voices whispering in their ears. Pity the poor, the weak, the vulnerable, the sick; in the days to come, they will be like lambs to the slaughter. The welfare state will be placed under the greatest stress in its history; it may be destroyed.
Lord, deliver us from this distress; save us from hardship; help us keep our jobs; but let Thy will, not mine, be done.