And there is also, he says, a problem in Europe of “existential tiredness and a feeling that perhaps for Europe the story has run out and a new story must be allowed to begin.” In other words, “racial despair”. The views expressed here are John’s alone; Gript.ie does not endorse candidates in elections. He has written plays for radio and the stage, including Long Black Coat, (1994), Holy Secrets, (1996), Easter Dues, (1997), and Adverse Possession (1998). One is mass migration into Europe, which he says turned Europe from “a home for the European peoples” to “a home for the entire world.” The lack of integration and assimilation turned innumerable places in Europe into places that were not European in the least. Saoradh, investigated in murder of journalist Lyra McKee, join with Antifa to attack anti-lockdown protest. Irish Greyhound board: Don’t worry everyone, we love do... Varadkar no longer has moral authority to tell anyone t... A lasting Lessing: The communist who came to see the harm in her creed, Roger Scruton, the battle of ideas, and why the left has only contempt for those it claims to wish to save, Why I left the Left: Hamish Fraser and the decline of the Communist Party of Great Britain, Nice Catholic church beheading: “Tell my children I love them”, EU states to give half a TRILLION euro in climate finance to developing countries by 2025, BOOK REVIEW: Exploring freedom in times of Covid-19 quarantine, New York Post says Twitter a threat to democracy, Comedy gold as social media reacts to Damien English’s ‘non-essential clothes’ remarks, Collins & McGrath, TDs, “People shouldn’t be made to feel a burden”. The documentary evidence of my soft leftie phase is mercifully scant. Murray goes on: “Europe today has little desire to reproduce itself, fight for itself or even take its own side in an argument. It advocates not merely stealing from Paul to pay Paulette, but of turning Paul and Paulette into mortal enemies. He has written a number of plays for stage and radio and currently writes a fortnightly essay for the American magazine of religion in the public square, First Things. See our terms & privacy here. It was left-inclined when almost nothing else was, and that seemed right, seeing as rock ‘n’ roll was supposed to be about rebellion and challenging mainstream thinking. I was what I would call a ‘soft leftie’, which pretty much describes 90 per cent of the Irish population right now. Left-liberal ‘justice’ is distributed not justly but along ideological lines, favouring listed victims over categories — under different headings — of ‘deplorables’: unborn babies, fathers, men, Christians, white men, white fathers, straight men, white straight Christian men, straight fathers, white straight fathers, white straight Christian fathers and their unborn babies of any colour, religion or inclination. Dr Damo • 9 months ago Sounds to me like you grew up Julia McMaster • 10 months ago The zeal for abortion must surely be regarded as one such manifestation, but also the silence that has met the inundation of Ireland over the past two decades with what are insultingly termed “the new Irish” — alleged refugees, asylum seekers and others who have come here as part of a wave of displacement now occurring on a global basis. See our terms & privacy here. No spam. It is also a programme for repeating the claimed injustices of history in reverse. In fact, left-liberalism as we have come to know it in Ireland of recent times is an ideology grounded in the falsification of the fundamental equations of justice. We take your privacy seriously. Crucifixes must be removed from public spaces; prayers must be replaced with mindfulness sessions. Whereas those we somewhat laughably call “our” leaders insist that we treat the newcomers — the “new Irish” with forbearance, respecting their different cultures, rights and demands — we, the host culture, must stand down our beliefs, culture, traditions and allegiances. Posted by John Waters | Dec 9, 2019 | Why I left the Left. They are being taught — by Irish NGO operatives — to regard themselves as Irish and to reject as “racist” even a simple question as to where they come from. Without being conscious of it many Irish people are afraid to marry and have children without an assurance of material prosperity which more buoyant peoples do not require.”. Those in power seem persuaded that it would not matter if the people and culture of Europe were lost to the world. We are allowing ourselves to be bullied into self-destruction by people who clearly have no love for Ireland or its people, who do not care if we survive or not, or about who lives in Ireland or calls it home — provided they can ensure their own immediate futures and the success of their ideological projects. Why Ireland lost the plot (Transworld Ireland, 2012). His first book, Jiving at the Crossroads (1991), about the cultural underbelly of Irish politics at the height of the Haughey era, became a massive best-seller. I wasn’t especially ideologically-minded, but I subscribed to most conventional left-wing ideas about equality, redistribution and so forth, and, though I never supported abortion, held typical views on women’s rights and all that jazz. In my mid-30s, I was still a left-leaning, self-styling radical. His first book, Jiving at the Crossroads (1991), about the cultural underbelly of Irish politics at the height of the Haughey era, became a massive best-seller. Having started his career in 1981 with the Irish Music journal Hot Press, John Waters later wrote in The Irish Times from 1990 to 2014. But being a leftie was de rigueur for a rock journalist seeking street cred, so I paid my dues and saluted in all the right places. He went on to write and publish eight other books, including An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Modern Ireland (Duckworth, 1997) and Was it for this? It seems that if you do not agree to be ‘left’, you will be designated ‘right’, without choice or requirement to consent. Who would you vote for, if you could vote, in next week's US Presidential Election? Gript depends on the support of its readers. John Waters is a writer, journalist, playwright, magazine editor, columnist, and campaigner for fathers rights. Vaclav Havel saved me. Does the WHO now endorse Trump’s lock-down policies? It is time to take our country back. John Waters is a writer, journalist, playwright, magazine editor, columnist, and campaigner for fathers rights. Now, almost a lifetime later, everyone’s a soft leftie and I’m a kind of soft conservative, though not really. If you believe in challenging the consensus, facilitating debate, and delivering news and analysis without the liberal filter, please consider making a donation. The views expressed here are John’s alone; Gript.ie does not endorse candidates in elections. © OSD Web Design, eMarketing Ireland 2008. Irish Greyhound board: Don’t worry everyone, we love do... Varadkar no longer has moral authority to tell anyone t... 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After a long career as one of Ireland’s most well-known, admired and provocative writers, John Waters announced last week that it was his intention to run for Election in Dun Laoghaire. This enabled me to see that I had begin making the right call — that we call left-liberalism is really nothing like either of its alleged constituent elements, and is certainly not ‘progressive’. At the departure gates, he solemnly shook hands, handed me the box and waited while I opened it. Irish Author John Waters Nails It: Masks Are For Dehumanization And Fear If you watch ONE video today, make it this one. I sometimes describe myself as ‘alt-middle’, which at least has the virtue of giving me a category all of my own in an era, in Romano Guardini’s phrase, “clotted with catchwords’. On the day of my departure, he came with me to the airport, and on his knees in the taxi nursed a cardboard box, refusing to tell me what it contained. Whether the European people choose to go along with this is, naturally, another matter … I mean that the civilisation we know as Europe is in the process of committing suicide and that neither Britain nor any other Western European country can avoid that fate because we all appear to suffer from the same symptoms and maladies.
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