Read this. To see Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain posture about morality is simply disgusting. Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann weren’t much better. Let’s not expatiate on what’s WRONG. Let’s zero in on what’s RIGHT. Here are three Russian leaders (two political and one religious) to blaze the CORRECT PATH:
There are things I believe, which shouldn’t, for someone in my position, at least, be shared with the public at large, for everybody’s consumption, because that would look like self-advertising or a political striptease.
Let the great values and aspirations of labour, justice, equality, brotherhood, and truth, things that are bedrock to the timeless Christian faith and the communist ideal alike, triumph in our lives.
If your earnings are higher, consequently, that increases your moral responsibility to society, too; it follows that you can afford to pay more taxes to help those who can’t earn their own bread. High-income people earn more than most do; yet, others can’t earn a thing, they need our help. Society shouldn’t be a place where wolves chase rabbits; even a wolf pack has a certain amount of mutual support. If society refuses to support its weaker members, of necessity, it surrenders to the “law of the jungle”. This isn’t vacuous moralising; all of human history validates these things.
You can have Rick Perry… or you can have VVP. You can have Herman Cain… or you can have Gennady Zyuganov. You can have Newt Gingrich… or you can have Fr Vsevolod Chaplin. You can have six Republicans competing in a “political striptease” or three Russians giving the straight deal. I KNOW where I stand… I wonder who Reardon supports, by the way? Does he support VVP (who’s always been loyal to his wife) or does he support Slippery Ol’ Newt of Many Wives (giving divorce papers to someone in a hospital bed with cancer… c’mon!)? Perspirin’ minds wanna know…
Sunday 20 November 2011