Thursday, 19 October 2017

The liberal media and the Antifa

Whitewashing the Black Bloc

 There have been so many lies told, and truths concealed, that it is difficult to know where to start, but I should begin with the protest against the attack on Confederate monuments. The vast majority of the protesters had no connection with extremists of any kind, and they hate the fact that such protests attract extremist elements.  They are, overwhelmingly, good people, Southern patriots defending their heritage and the ideals for which the Confederacy stood – a traditionary rather than a positivist approach to law, recognition of divine authority, limited government, subsidiarity in the form of States' rights, and a preference for civilisation over modernity and technological progress. There is no connection between such ideals, which are grounded in the British and European heritage of the South, and Nazism; nothing could be further from the Southern spirit than Hitler's dictatorship. As for white supremacism, I must admit that the dishonesty on that point pre-dates the modern media as it began with the lie that the War Between the States was fought over slavery when Lincoln was very clear in saying that he would be happy not to free any of the slaves if the Union could be saved, indeed he guaranteed that slave States loyal to the Union could retain slavery for all time if they pleased. It was fought over States' rights, and it took place at a time when black people living in the North suffered random violence on a regular basis.  Mrs. Beecher Stowe wrote truthfully in describing abolitionists who could not stand the sight of a black, not even a child.  Many black people, including the Pentecostal Protestant rapper Kanye West, are happy to rally behind Southern symbols as emblems of rebellion against irreligious so-called 'progress'. When it comes to antisemitism, Jews and Catholics enjoyed full social and civic equality in the Confederate South, and both were represented in President Davis' cabinet long before a Jew held executive office in New England. I might add that, just as there is no connection between most of the protesters and any of these ideologies, neither is there any link between President Trump and that sort of thing either.  How can a man who has made his Jewish son-in-law one of his key advisers be accused of Nazism or antisemitism?  He has also promoted people of colour within his administration and as ambassadors.

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So if they have little to do with the spirit of the South, why do neo-Nazis and white supremacists attend such protests?  To be frank, people like that really do like a fight, but generally only with their opposite numbers in far left outfits, much as football hooligans enjoy fighting each other, but seldom attack the general public. They know that wherever anybody stands up for anything that is good, and noble, and honest, and true the organised far left will go on the attack, and the leftists have no compunction, none at all, about whom they go for. That brings me to the other side of the media dishonesty in this matter.  The media have a blind spot when it comes to the far left, and only ever report on them when they absolutely cannot be ignored, such as when they conduct Mayday mayhem city riots or attack the venues of G7 meetings.  If the protesters were mainly local Southern patriots defending their heritage with a small fringe of undesirable types, the Antifa crowd were the precise opposite with a fringe of decent local people who saw the neo-Nazis and wanted to  demonstrate against their unSouthern character and a large body of violent thugs armed to the teeth.  As President Trump said, “You had troublemakers. You see them come with the black outfits, and the helmets, and the baseball bats.... you got a lot of bad people”. These people are Antifa. Have you ever heard of them before?  Well done if you have!  The mainstream media never report on their activities.  The first time I have ever heard the word Antifa pass the lips of a BBC reporter was in the reports of the events at Charlottesville, but these people have been active for years.  They are black flag anarchists acting in concert with Trotskyites, 'orthodox' Marxists and other less ideologically distinctive leftists as a popular front of the kind described in communist literature as the form of organisation they should adopt when in a minority so as to maximise their capacity for violent destruction – just think of the Spanish War, and the various militias on the Republican side, that is what you see in Antifa, all of them together, without the complications of the Moscow connection, and they would all be proud of that comparison, proud to be compared with the red horde whose reign of terror came so close to destroying a great Christian nation, proud to be named alongside the people whose atrocities against the Church rivalled those of Nero and Diocletian.  Antifa are the black bloc in the thick of the fighting at the city riots and G7 meetings I mentioned. They, and the various groups from which their attack mobs are assembled, have a vast and grossly under-reported record of rioting, violence and intimidation to their name; they are not simply 'anti-fascist' as their name implies, they call anything they dislike 'fascism' then proceed to attack it.  As Antifa operations are planned by different groups, they choose a wide variety of targets, indeed the Antifa name has been used both by people associated with the murderous terror-gangs of the Jewish Defense League and also by radical anti-Zionists. Sometimes they go for the political meetings of the ordinary political Parties, sometimes for honest journalists whenever they manage to track one down. Sometimes they go for normal, decent people standing up for the things in which they believe.  Sometimes, just sometimes, they do find some real live fascists to attack, but they always fight back, which is a bit less fun for the brave boys and girls in black!  Mainly, however, they go for academics and student societies, partly because there are so many universities around the developed world that some of them can stage an outrage somewhere every week and send footage to their comrades, and partly because action on campus serves to recruit intellectually vulnerable undergrads to their nihilistic project of tearing down everything we know as Christian civilisation.  The attack on intellectual and academic freedom, and on free speech in general, and the fact that Antifa is not a membership organisation, but one to which individuals and groups simply adhere at will, betrays its origins in the international (somewhat ideologically impure) Maoist drive to imitate the Red Guard of the Cultural Revolution. Antifa is a modern manifestation of the spirit of '68, with tactics, techniques and local organisations of various kinds having been handed down and developed from generation to generation, at least from the 1960s.  Antifa is the spirit of nihilism and, therefore, they hate us because in Christ and His Church there is life and the fullness thereof.  Its members appear elsewhere under other labels such as Femen, We Are the Majority, Pro-Choice, Black Liberation Collective, Black Lives Matter etc., etc., but they are easily recognised by their violence and hatred for all that we love and call decent: modesty, morality, faith, hope, charity, patiotism, social and cultural integrity, truth, the family, childhood innocence, unborn life – they have attacked public demonstrations in favour of them all, or else they have attacked lectures, prayer groups and student meetings on these themes.

How bad is the problem? It is very difficult to say because, as President Trump so rightly says the  mainstream media are so dishonest.  At the national level, in America, and here in our country, they have only just admitted the existence of Antifa and they will now ignore it, if at all possible, in the hope that the general public forgets all about it.  It was only after the events at Charlottesville that the Gray Lady deigned to report on the $100,000s worth of damage Antifa did in a Molotov cocktail raid on UC Berkeley six months beforehand (and they call it news!).  The attempt to take down the statue of General Lee (who, incidentally, emancipated his own family slaves) in Charlottesville is being undertaken through legal means; but elsewhere, during the Antifa raid on Duke University, for example, monuments have been taken down or blown up by the masked terrorist gangs. Straight after Charlottesville they rioted in Phoenix, Arizona, Boston, Berkeley again and Portland, OR.  On our side of the ocean there have been fewer bombs and fires, but a lot of broken windows, furniture and equipment of various kinds; the Oxford and Cambridge Unions have been targetted, as has the LSE in another throwback to the '60s, plus a whole range of other, less well known institutions that have failed, or whose student societies have failed, to comply with Antifa's demand that certain speakers should always be denied a platform, and certain opinions never be heard.  There have also been clashes with real fascists up and down the country.  Nationalists, fascists, 'identarians' and similar sorts of racist activist have taken to holding closed door meetings in hotels and conference centres across the country under the name London, South-West, Yorkshire etc. Forum.  We all know what we think about such people, and it is not the business of CUT to defend them; but, as President Trump noted with respect to the Charlottesville protesters, they are acting in an entirely lawful manner.  Anything offensive that they might have to say is said only to people who will not take offence as they are only talking to each other.  Antifa customarily gathers a mainly masked mob (I imagine they follow the fascists on Facebook to find out where to go!) outside the venue, drawing in any decent, honest anti-fascists they can lure, smash all the windows, throw in smoke bombs, thunderflashes or fireworks, depending on what they happen to have to hand, then set on the fascists when they come out, fight until the police turn up, then run away, presumably leaving the fascists liable for the glaziers' bill.  How much of this have you heard before?  If you read a local newspaper, you might well have read a report or two, but they never seem to make it onto the BBC or into even the Daily Mirror, sister paper of so many local titles, or the Daily Mail which used to share ownership of them with Trinity Mirror. 

So why would journalists want to sit on these stories, they are really great news stories, what could be more newsworthy than domestic terrorists using violence to further their agenda, and blackmailing people to keep their enemies out of sight and earshot, and 'trolling' people on the internet with threats to life and limb?  Just look at who these silent journalists are, and who their friends are. Curious how shy some of them are when it comes to publishing details about themselves, isn't it?  Next time the BBC goes on strike just take a good look at the photos, or look at some old pictures of last time. You will see official placards from whichever union organised the strike, but also a number of others representing the caucuses of political Parties organised within the union – the same unions, with the same Party groupings, also operate in other media outlets, as do print unions unrepresented at the BBC – look at them, Socialist Labour Party, TUSC (many of them used to be in Militant), Socialist Workers Party, Workers Revolutionary Party all had placards on show a few years back.  These impartial reporters, from our politically neutral State broadcaster, these members of its editorial, production and technical staff are the comrades in arms of the low life scum on whose activities they so frequently fail to report, or whom they misrepresent as fine, upstanding citizens.  This is the massive problem – who knows the scale of it – that nobody ever cares to mention of hard left, far left, alt-left, and any other kind of left anybody cares to mention, infiltrating the media in Britain, America and right across Europe. In the past, of course, there was the question of loyalty to a foreign power; now those people have no loyalty at all, except perhaps to each other.  As for the American media, well who knows anything at all about those people?  Why would a writer for the New Yorker complain about the police standing calmly by as a planned protest with a permit marched in an orderly and peaceable fashion, and talk about “black people angry at the murder of teenagers” being “met with tanks and riot gear” when she must know that known militants in the Black Panther tradition from the Black Liberation Collective have been active in promoting the Black Lives Matter campaign?  We can guess, sure we can guess, and we can look to the past: to the fine example of Ed Murrow, Edgar Snow or John Reed, communist stooges and fellow-travellers.  Frankly, until Congress gets around to empanelling an UnAmerican Activities Committee to investigate the media, guessing is all anyone can do. Until then, the best anyone can do, either side of 'the Pond', is to stand with President Trump in calling out both the dishonest media and the alt-left domestic terrorists; he speaks for all of us, and deserves our support in this. Call on Amber Rudd to proscribe Antifa as an organisation that uses and advocates the use of violence to achieve political ends.  Fly the flag – the Stars and Bars, or the Battle Flag of the Southern Cross.  Always remember that the fight for truth is ultimately a fight for Christ, Who is the very Truth eternal and incarnate.  The fight for civilisation, culture, history and tradition is the fight for the ideal of a Christian society formed after the mind of our Lord.  The fight against the atheistic materialism at the heart of the rogues gallery that goes to make up Antifa is a fight for our humanity made in the image of God and the fullness of life lived in and through His Son.  This is the fight that matters – Prayer Crusaders, Comrades, to arms!

By Prayer Crusader St Philip Howard

The Sword of General Lee

Forth from its scabbard, pure and bright,
  Flashed the sword of Lee!
Far in the front of the deadly fight,
High o'er the brave in the cause of Right
Its stainless sheen, like a beacon light,
  Led us to Victory!

Out of its scabbard, where, full long,
  It slumbered peacefully,
Roused from its rest by the battle's song,
Shielding the feeble, smiting the strong,
Guarding the right, avenging the wrong,
  Gleamed the sword of Lee!

Forth from its scabbard, high in the air
  Beneath Virginia's sky--
And they who saw it gleaming there,
And knew who bore it, knelt to swear
That where that sword led they would dare
  To follow--and to die!

Out of its scabbard! Never hand
  Waved sword from stain as free,
Nor purer sword led braver band,
Nor braver bled for a brighter land,
Nor brighter land had a cause so grand,
  Nor cause a chief like Lee!
Forth from its scabbard! How we prayed
  That sword might victor be;
And when our triumph was delayed,
And many a heart grew sore afraid,
We still hoped on while gleamed the blade
  Of noble Robert Lee!

Forth from its scabbard all in vain
  Bright flashed the sword of Lee;
'Tis shrouded now in its sheath again,
It sleeps the sleep of our noble slain,
Defeated, yet without stain,
  Proudly and peacefully!

       - Fr Joseph Abram Ryan

Friday, 29 September 2017

Feast of St Michael 2017

The Feast of St Michael the Archangel

On this day the feast of one of the patron saints of CUT and the Prayer Crusade, St Michael the Archangel, there are two things we could like you to pay for. One is the loss of a Prayer Crusader under the patronage of St Maria Goretti who died last night after a long illness. He died after saying the Angelus with family around him. May he rest in peace.

The other is Poland as we would like you all to join the Polish people from now until the 7th of October. the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. It is the date upon which the Christian fleet defeated the Ottomans in the battle of Lepanto. There are expected to be over a million Poles take part to try and protect Poland from the spread of Islam.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

What the MSM really hate

The Main Stream Media really Hate a Catholic who stands by Catholic Teachings

Whenever there is Main Stream Media interest in anything Catholic it's usually if some member of the hierarchy gets involved in a scandal, or denies Catholic Teaching or some scandal involving a priest. Apart from that they're not really very interested, or they do not want to draw attention to anything Catholic if it's good. Perhaps that's why we are so very rarely talked about. However, if a prominent Catholic like a MP who has been linked with the PM's job affirms traditional Catholic values, the vitriolic knives are out with a vengeance. The BBC, ITV, Sky, the lot all go for it - this orthodox Catholic must be killed off before he becomes attractive! Rees-Mogg is a case in point, we can't have this true Catholic believer, and more to the point, seen to be believing in real Catholic teachings given a positive press, he must be belittled and scorned and pulled off his perch and the sooner the better!

yuck logo here is copyright Huffpost!
nothing to do with us - thank heaven.
I often take a look at the Huffton hissy-fit Post to gauge the impact of anything Catholic that's in the news - and they didn't disappoint, the anger the vitriol and misinformation, the sheer mendacity of it all was truly exceptional, if fact I think they outdid themselves.

Take this article for instance from the aforesaid Huffpost:

Jacob Rees-Mogg’s Views On Abortion And Same Sex Marriage ‘Wouldn’t Be So Acceptable Coming From A Muslim' Huffpost 

The cowardice here is truly risible they won't tell the actual truth about Muslim terror because they know that some Muslims will do a Charlie Hebdo on them.

I like the part 'Wouldn't Be So Acceptable Coming From A Muslim' in fact this would really only be said by a moderate Muslim, Muslims are in fact and action, far more extreme.  Perhaps the real reason why Muslims can't be bothered to get involved in the pro-life and the anti-same-sex marriage debate is that they see both of these issues as being ways the West is killing itself off?

Here is a link to some Hissy Huffy  classic 'attack Rees-Mogg at all costs' posts for you all to savour, but only read if you are really keen on bitter herbs and have a very strong stomach.

Fox TV positive TV drama series about the Devil
And here I should not try to be funny for the member of CUT under the patronage of St Anthony has asked me to alert you all to a new TV series from Fox TV on the Devil, yes you got it they are portraying him in a positive charming way, he asks to protest to Fox, here is a link Fox TV

With prayers - Prayer Crusader St Philomena

Friday, 8 September 2017

Ress Mogg and the media

Are YOU a Nazi?

Or just an ordinary orthodox Christian?

Piers Morgan - Photo Wikipedia 
Perhaps more to the point is Piers Morgan an ordinary Catholic or is he a Nazi?

Modern media presenters like Nicky Campbell like to label everyone who is opposed to LGBTQ infiltration into every aspect of our lives as far Right. Likewise if you dare to suggest that the more Muslims there are in a country the more likelihood there will be terror attacks you have fascist tendencies. Therefore we have to ask you - are you a Nazi?

I hear the response now,  'no, we're just orthodox Catholics, just ordinary family men and women trying to find our way through the minefield of modern day life.'

The ultra liberal media browbeat a traditional Catholic politician
It is perhaps a useful lesson for us all to learn especially as we are trying to study and understand why the media is so militant towards Christians and especially Catholics. For to occupy the public sphere whilst professing traditional Christian values is giving the media hacks a larger stick than usual to browbeat the supporters of decency.

A lesson in media aggression
This article and interview regarding Catholic politician Jacob Rees-Mogg is a case in point. Having been recently linked with a challenge for the leadership of the Conservative party and therefore prime minister, he went on Good Morning Britain to talk about Brexit but may have had some inkling that he would be ambushed, and pointed out to Piers Morgan that as he is a Catholic he takes the teachings of the Catholic Church seriously. Piers Morgan retorted that he is also a Catholic but does not agree with the Catholic Church! Therefore Morgan is a heretic and should not be allowed Holy Communion of course. Many think Rees-Mogg was not properly prepared to face such fierce questioning. Dr Joseph Shaw makes some important suggestions for Catholics in the public sphere when answering questions put by the secular media. They need to be rehearsed in answering the 'bloody question' like the Jesuits who could be asked  (viz.: if the Spaniards invaded to topple Queen Elizabeth, who would you support?)

Jacob Rees-Mogg
It is probable that Rees-Mogg was continuing an off camera or pre-interview briefing with the producer and presenters - he knew he was in for it but what else could he do but assert the teachings of the Church to the obvious heretic and hypocrite "Catholic" Piers Morgan, therefore exposing Morgan, but he could have done it better. Nevertheless we should be grateful to Rees-Mogg for opening the debate again on abortion and same-sex marriage in politics and on the media. The howling wolves of the mainstream media are out to get him. This probably shows that they are not so secure in their liberal world after all.

 I do pray and hope that Piers Morgan has some humility and repents.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Pray for Artists

Praying with the Holy Father

August. This month the Holy Father asks us to pray “that artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation”. What does Pope Francis mean by asking us to pray thus? Quite clearly, in the first instance, he means to tell us what he expects of the arts, returning to a theme raised in the first year of his pontificate: “In every age the Church has called upon the arts to give expression to the beauty of her faith and to proclaim the gospel message of the grandeur of God's creation, the dignity of human beings made in His image and likeness, and the power of Christ's death and resurrection to bring redemption and rebirth to a world touched by the tragedy of sin and death.”

Pope Francis meeting Martin Scorsese
An art in which beauty is concealed rather than revealed, faith is denigrated, creation is belittled in comparison with technological progress, humanity is degraded, and the spiritual knowledge necessary to the Christian encounter with the mystery of our redemption and that of the entire created order is resolutely excluded in favour of an atheistic materialism is not an art worthy of the name; it is an art we should shun for the good of our souls. An art which is not “an expression of our hope in the coming of that Kingdom whose beauty, harmony and peace are the expectation of every human heart and the inspiration of mankind's highest artistic aspirations” is unworthy of the dignity of those created in the image of the divine.

As is well known, the Holy Father does not watch television.

by Prayer Crusader St Philip Howard

Sunday, 27 August 2017

BBC continue to undermine Christian values

The Carnival of Perversion

On TV and on our streets - a time to act

"Gay" agenda undermines modern civilisation

I still get exasperated by the continued infiltration of the "Gay" agenda into every aspect of our modern "civilisation", and I gasp an incredulous little laugh in amazement at every gain the LGBTQ lobby make. As faithful Christians, - those with traditional family values, who believe in honesty, decency and natural order -  retreat from the public sphere, I shake my head, as we are the bad guys now, we are the ones labelled evil, right wing, homophobic, queer bashers, even though we are just Christians and only want to save souls!

One day we will all answer to the Lord our God

However, I can't help laughing when I hear of another weird gender bending innovation. I'm one of those who take it seriously, because (a weak and poor Christian though I am) I take my faith seriously and if Sacred Scripture and the teachings of the Church call these acts grave sins then what am I do? Furthermore I believe these sins if unconfessed before death will lead to eternal damnation, therefore when I die and come before the Lord, He will ask me what did I do to try and save these souls, was I lacking in love and charity for these poor sinners - did I sacrifice enough for them.

Prayer Crusaders called to action, letters to your council, Your MP and to the BBC

Our Birmingham prayer crusader under the patronage of St. Bernadette has asked us what can we do as there is a Birmingham Pride as well. She wants us to write letters of polite protest. So please write a polite letter to your local council leader/mayor if there is a "Gay pride parade" in your town saying that you do object to such public displays in your town. Likewise to your MP. And last but not least to the BBC because of their Gay Britannia season. So, Prayer Crusaders, you are called to action and to prayer to help save your city and your country.

The child abusing LGBTQ lobby

Perhaps even worse than this is the LGBTQ lobby targeting of the young. This, more than anything, is the most evil thing they are doing. There are gender neutral schools, where calling boys, boys and girls, girls is now against the rules; boys can now wear dresses to school and many secondary schools have LGBTQ clubs (in my day it was chess or cricket). Catholic friends of mine are reporting that among other parents same sex dating among teenagers is becoming normal and it's getting common to see teenage boys holding hands, likewise girls. The poor creatures are trying out same sex, sex just to see if they are homosexual, so brainwashed by the media have they become. Things are getting so bad that it's almost time to pray the prayer of Abraham. As he did for Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 18), so should we for London and Birmingham and most of the cities of the Western world.

Cardinal Napier attacks the BBC (At least Africa will stand up against the Western Media) See link

Thursday, 10 August 2017

The BBC and the NHS Part 2

Casualties of 'Casualty'

Of course, with us the contraceptive mentality is combined with the moral and psychological effects of socialism. Socialism removes the ability to exercise choice and responsibility; as I have already said, it prevents psychological growth to adult maturity. It creates dependency, which in turn creates a sense of fear as people are made incapable of self-sufficiency and, like fretful children, demand protection from the vicissitudes of life. We have become the society that chose security over liberty and lost both. How often do our media echo with the cry for something to be done, as they call for more laws, more wars, more Government action, more gun control, more cameras, more taxes, more spending, more anything except more Christian freedom, more truth, more virtue or more self-restraint? Socialised medicine in particular created the state of dependency that brought us to our current condition as the country with the most CCTV cameras, where thousands of telecommunications interception warrants are issued every week, where every public authority can hire detectives and enlist paid informants (including children) or use advanced technology to enforce any regulation, and where an unarmed public lives in fear of terrorism and crime. Try looking up “garbage gestapo” or “town hall stasi” for news stories to illustrate this.

Beyond the political level this dependency “makes it much more difficult for” man “to recognise his dignity as a person” (Centesimus Annus 13) because the loss of responsibility destroys the sense of moral agency. Under socialism, people believe the materialistic claims inherent in socialism because they cease to be aware of their own capacity to exercise free will as 'autonomous subjects of moral decisions'. From this it follows naturally that conscience and the sense of sin are diminished as people feel themselves to be moved inexorably by circumstances beyond their control. Yet conscience, which is “strictly related to human freedom” is “the most secret core and sanctuary of a man” and “constitutes the basis of man's interior dignity and, at the same time, of his relationship to God” (Vatican II, quoted Reconciliatio et Poenitentia 18); and as that relationship constitutes our humanity, we are truly dehumanised by this diminution in the sense of sin.

When did you last hear a British campaigner mention compulsory complicity?

The socialist institutions, with the NHS foremost among them, are structures of sin, meaning that they institutionalise injustice in such a way that no individual feels responsible for the way in which the system works, and compulsory complicity ceases to have moral meaning for anybody. The USCCB has rightly been criticised for having suggested that there should be legally mandated universal health care; but, faced with the reality of Obamacare, the American bishops have fulfilled their teaching office in campaigning vigorously against forcing anybody to fund contraception, abortion or sex-change operations – when did you last hear a British campaigner mention compulsory complicity? When the USCCB says that people and businesses should not be forced against their consciences to fund immoral procedures, they remind us that to fund such procedures as contraception, abortion, sterilisation and gender reassignment should be against our consciences. We should feel morally violated by being made to pay for these offences against God and mankind, we should feel righteous outrage against the bi-partisan socialist regime that forces us to do so; and we must pray to overcome the complacency and hardness of heart that allows us to tolerate the perpetration of these horrors in our midst, in our name, and with our unthinking collusion. Omnípotens et mitíssime Deus, qui sitiénti pópulo fontem vivéntis aquae de petra produxísti: educ de cordis nostri durítia lácrimas compunctiónis; ut peccáta nostra plángere valeámus, remissionémque eórum, te miseránte, mereámur accípere.  Pius XI noted that “the sin of the century is the loss of the sense of sin”, and St. John Paul II wrote on the fact that all are affected by any sin at all; how much more true is that when we are actually made party to the offence andare  blinded to its horror? “With greater or lesser violence, with greater or lesser harm, every sin has repercussions on the entire ecclesial body and the whole human family” (Reconciliatio et Poenitentia 16).

A final consideration must be the relationship between the NHS and migration. Whether for economic or socio-political reasons many individuals and families find migration to be an unfortunate necessity; but migration is never desirable, it always means broken families and broken communities at the point of origin and may well mean significant social disruption at the destination. To solicit or encourage unnecessary migration is, therefore, always and invariably an act of injustice. The welfare state was always intended to be funded, at least in part, by migrant workers, initially from the colonies. The system is a pyramid (or Ponzi) scheme, which is sustainable only when a sizeable proportion of those paying into the scheme receives nothing from it; it was always hoped that that proportion would be supplied by migrants who would return home before they made significant claims, but those hopes were thwarted by the migrants' having to immigrate permanently as they were unable to earn enough here to go back home and live in luxury as the Attlee administration promised the Windrush generation would be possible. Beyond that structural feature of the welfare state, the NHS has always relied on immigrant labour. This amounts to asking less wealthy and less developed nations to subsidise health care in this country, and to live with the social costs of emigration. The greatest resource of a nation, and the source of its wealth is its population and their talents; to lure educated workers here is, therefore, an act of injustice against their countries of origin. That is even more true when countries shape their national economies with a view to exporting people and reaping remittance income from them instead of developing their domestic resources.

What can we do? To start with, we should register our objection to socialised medicine every time the media say that 'everybody loves the NHS'; we should tell newly elected or re-elected Members of Parliament that we want change; and, if (having paid our taxes at the confiscatory rates the system demands) our means allow, we should disengage from the system. Pro-life and pro-family organisations should demand transition to a health care delivery model that fosters integral human development by promoting personal, family and social responsibility, and has due regard to the integrity of family structures – it means abolition of the current system, but will not frighten electoral candidates and will enable them to be held to account if they declare themselves to be pro-life. Finally, never forget to remind everybody you know that what they see on TV is written by people with personal and political agendas to push.    

By Prayer Crusader St Philip Howard