The two major items on the news yesterday were the bishops and their meeting with the pope, and Willie O’Dea trying to defend the fact that he is a perjurer.
First of all, we had the unedifying spectacle of a group of men dressed in skirts grovelling to an ex member of the Nazi Youth Party. It was a nauseating sight – grown men kissing the fucking ring of an old fart who thinks he is God Almighty. And what was the outcome of this meeting? A torrent of verbal diarrhoea that means sweet fuck all. There were no expressions of responsibility or real remorse, just the usual platitudes stating that child abuse is a ‘heinous crime’ and a ‘sin’. Big fucking wow! So the self appointed guardians of our morals have discovered that child abuse is wrong? Well, slap me on the face with a wet kipper.
Then we had the case of a government minister who swore an affidavit in the High Court knowing it to be a pack of lies. He was caught out on his lie, but did he give a shit? Not at all. He sat in the Dail with a smirk on his face as our Glorious Leader defended him and claimed that he had made ‘a genuine mistake’.
There is a lot in common in the above two cases. Whether it was child raping priests, or a government minister committing perjury, both knew they were above the law. Both knew they can get away with lying, cheating and conniving because their bosses would cover for them.
The Vatican is supposed to be the ultimate authority on matters of morals for Catholics. The government is supposed to be the ultimate authority on temporal matters. Both institutions have demonstrated that they are morally bankrupt and are prepared to treat us with utter contempt.
We are on our own.