Today is the feast of St. Andrew and the 73rd anniversary of the murder of Corneliu Zelea Codreanu in Romania.
There is a realisation that people live in a Oligarchy. There is a great feeling of betrayal by the political parties and a cross section are not represented by the current political system. The current system is on the way out. Patriots are standing up to the banksters, who enslave people and nations. The politicians are the puppets of those who control the finance. A community politics is building around the country. Friends and neighbours are coming together on a variety of issues. Frequenting local small shops and bartering is becoming popular. Patriots, taking on the banks and winning is ongoing. People are sick of politicians.The Irish people and citizens like this deserve better. Citizens are fighting back in Ireland.
Angry Irish Citizen Writes to every Government Minister ….. and asks fellow Citizens to Circulate Widely ! OR REPEAT AND SEND YOUR OWN!
I am a typical Irish citizen, I’m 41, I work full-time as a bar
manager, I pay my mortgage each month with my partner for my little
terraced home in the border town of Dundalk, I pay my taxes (even
though our roads are falling apart, my local hospital is all but
closed, our health services are in crisis, our schools continue to
under-perform and our overstretched law enforcers can barely cope or
care about our frighteningly lawless streets) my PRSI contributions
(for what it’s worth….. nothing) and my universal social charge ( a
thinly disguised second tax aimed at the vulnerable). I pay a pension
though don’t dare check if it’s worth anything, I’ve never been
arrested or even cautioned by the Garda, I don’t take drugs, I don’t
smoke, I take an occasional drink, I’m not religious, I use a bicycle
instead of a car because insurance costs border on criminal, I have a
dog (for which I have to pay a license for), I watch too much TV (for
which I pay a TV license AND a sky subscription for the same
channels), I’m just a Irishman trying to get on in life.
That’s who I am…..
You are the Government of Ireland, the elected representatives of the
Irish people, there to protect us, to look out for us, to shelter the
weak and vulnerable and punish the wicked….
I am ashamed to be Irish, and it’s your fault.
I don’t feel like I’m part of an Irish Democracy, and it’s your fault.
I am supposed to be a citizen, a CITIZEN of Ireland, but instead I
feel like a Serf, working and occupying a plot of land owned by a lord
of the manor in return for protection and justice, except I don’t feel
protected at all, either physically, financially or politically. I
work to pay your bills, I toil to cover your mistakes, I go without so
you can continue living the lifestyle you’ve grown very accustomed to.
You used OUR money to pay for the Banks’ mistakes without asking our
permission, money which the banks now won’t lend back to us to start
up small businesses, to send our children to college, to treat
ourselves to a much needed break from the rat-race. OUR money. You
give away our natural resources and then use OUR money to pay Garda to
become private security officers for Shell Oil, beating on us when we
exercise our right to protest. OUR money. You squeeze our wallets,
take more money out of our pay checks, our dole, our disability
allowances, ignore ever-increasing mortgage rates, and yet you’re
considering putting up our VAT rate (an almost unbelievable disregard
for the already-struggling small businesses in every border town,
especially coming up to Christmas), introducing property tax when over
100,000 home-owners cannot pay their mortgages, introducing water
rates (In September, 2010, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a
resolution recognizing that the human right to water and sanitation
are a part of the right to an adequate standard of living. If I can’t
afford to pay my water bill, do you, my Government, cut my water
supply, thus ignoring my human RIGHT to have access to safe drinking
water and sanitation)…..
It seems never-ending, this constant financial worry that YOU have
burdened US with. YOU have an average pay check of €112,000 and
pensions of over €8.8 million, whereas I cannot buy home-heating oil
without begging on bended knee to the credit union. I am angry, very
angry, ashamed, confused, lost.
I have no-one to represent me, the law-makers don’t care, the Judges
don’t care, the doctors don’t care, the nurses, teachers and Garda are
too over-worked and under-paid to care, the TDs don’t care (my local
TDs seem to only to appear when there’s a ribbon to be cut or an art
exibition is laying on some free wine & cheese….. I wonder how many
of them will be smiling for the local cameras when our over-budgeted
revamp of Dundalk’s town square is officially opened, while our
Hospital is virtually closed to a population of almost 30,000).
I, like almost every Serf of Ireland, am sick of your antics, your
scheming ways and your financial ineptitude. You may wish to blame
your last incarnation of Government for all your shortcomings and all
our woes, just as they blamed the Government before them, but mark my
words, we can only be bullied and lied to and robbed and pushed so
The West is doing its best to destabilize the situation in Syria, author and journalist Webster Tarpley told RT. According to him, civilians have to deal with death squads and blind terrorism, which is typical of the CIA.
“What average Syrians of all ethnic groups say about this is that they are being shot at by snipers. People complained that there are terrorist snipers who are shooting at civilians, blind terrorism simply for the purpose of destabilizing the country. I would not call this civil war – it is a very misleading term. What you are dealing with here are death squads, you are dealing with terror commandos; this is a typical CIA method. In this case it’s a joint production of CIA, MI6, Mossad, it’s got money coming from Saudi Arabia, The United Arab Emirates and Qatar,” he explained.
He added that Syrian society is the most tolerant society in the Middle East, the one place where all kinds of people live together in remarkable harmony, Muslims and Christians of all kinds.
“This is a model of a peaceful coexistence of various ethnic groups. The US policy right now is to smash the Middle East according to ethnic lines,” he added.
Assad’s rule is increasingly being called illegitimate. But the US and Europe do not seem concerned that getting rid of the Syrian president could cause even more violence, as was seen in Egypt, believes Tarpley.
“After Libya becoming a bloodbath with 150.000 dead and now with Egypt showing what it was all along – there was no revolution there, it was a complete failure and now people are beginning to understand that. Still, Mrs Clinton and Ms Rice (sic) continue to push this bankrupt model of the colour revolution, backed up by terrorist troops – people from Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood. There is a growing movement inside the Islamic community, which says ‘We want reconciliation, we want law and order, and we want legality’,” he said.
A Press TV report and a video from a youtube user in relation to Syria
People have held demonstrations in cities across Syria to condemn the recent sanctions adopted by the Arab League against the country, Press TV reports.
Demonstrators took to the streets in the capital Damascus, the northeastern city of Hasakah, and the northwestern city of Aleppo on Monday, a day after the Arab League approved the sanctions against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
Demonstrations were also held in the northeastern city of Deir al-Zour and the southwestern city of Shahba.
Syrian demonstrators said that their country will remain a symbol of resistance.
The Arab League approved unprecedented sanctions against Syria during a session in the Egyptian capital of Cairo on Sunday. Qatari Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim said in a press conference after the session that 19 of the 22 member nations of the Arab organization were in favor of the sanctions. Iraq and Lebanon abstained.
The sanctions approved against Syria include cutting transactions with the Syrian Central Bank and an embargo on the investments for projects in Syria.
Damascus censured the Arab League decision on Sunday, describing it as “a betrayal of Arab solidarity.”
On November 12, the Arab League voted to suspend Syria's membership during an emergency session in Cairo, and called for the imposition of sanctions against the country.
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem accused the Arab League of seeking to “internationalize” the unrest in Syria.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March, with demonstrations being held both in favor of and against President Bashar al-Assad. Hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed in the turmoil.
Damascus blames “outlaws, saboteurs and armed terrorist groups” for the unrest, saying that it is being orchestrated from abroad.
President Assad has warned against any foreign attack against Syria, saying the military action will cause instability in the whole Middle East.
Many would rightly disagree with this woman’s swearing but few would disagree with her comments. FC has a report on the story.
On the BBC London News tonight, there was a story of an English woman on a bus in Croydon ranting against immigrants/non-whites.
Of course we are not shown the provocation, but were told by the police that this was unacceptable, that the woman would be found and arrested. Indeed at the end of the report they gloated that a 34-year-old lady had indeed been arrested.
Now few people will find her language acceptable in front of children, nor are her arguments particularly succinct and thought-through, but I repeat: what was the provocation?
Being a regular user of public transport in the Capital I can state as a fact that most foul language and aggressive behaviour against fellow passengers does not come from, let's say 'English' people (wouldn't want to break any laws!). "Gangsta" of every type (even in school uniforms!) regularly sprawl across the gangways, throw things at passengers, use foul language with impunity and so on.
Such is the boring monotony of travel in the capital, which working people usually put up with, for fear of the occasional but well publicised stabbings that take place.
How lucky we are that the police have the resources to track down, arrest and hold a lady for such crimes against humanity as ranting against immigrants. Luckily for Londoners (especially the real ones, the English ones) there are no muggings, knife crimes, gun crimes etc. to worry about and they can finally walk the streets in absolute safety now that a young mum at the end of her tether is under lock and key!
Lucky for her they have done away with capital punishment.
An extract of a True Restoration interview with Dr. David Allen White. A great friend of Bishop Williamson.
The “Elesison Comments” of Bishop Richard Williamson.
26 November 2011
What part should the State play in protecting or promoting the Catholic religion ? Any Catholic who knows that Catholicism is the one true religion of the one true God can only answer that the State, being also a creature of that God, is bound to serve as best it can his one true religion. On the other hand any liberal who believes that the State is incompetent to tell which is the true religion because, for instance, religion is in any case the individual’s business, will answer that the State must protect the right of all its citizens to practise the religion of their choice, or none at all. Let us look at the Catholic arguments.
Man comes from God. His nature comes from God. Man is by nature social, so his socialness comes from God. But the whole man, not just part of him (First Commandment), owes worship to God. So the socialness of man owes worship to God. But the State is nothing other than the society formed by the socialness of all its citizens joining together in their body politic. Therefore the State owes worship to God. But amongst all different worships necessarily contradicting one another (otherwise they would not be different), maybe all are more or less false but certainly one alone can be fully true. So if there is such a worship, fully true and recognizable as such, that is the worship which every State, as State, owes to God. But Catholicism is that worship. Therefore every State, as State, owes Catholic worship to God, including even today’s England or Israel or Saudi Arabia !
But an essential part of worship is to render to God the service of which one is capable. Of what service is the State capable ? Of great service ! Man being social by nature, his society has a great influence on how he feels, thinks and believes. And a State’s laws have a decisive influence on moulding its citizens’ society. For instance, if abortion or pornography are made legal, many citizens will come to think that there is little or nothing wrong with them. Therefore every State has in principle a duty by its laws to protect and promote Catholic faith and morals.
Such is the clear principle. But does that principle mean that every non-Catholic should be rounded up by the police and burnt at the stake ? Obviously not, because the purpose of worshipping and serving God is to give him glory and to save souls. But inconsiderate action on the part of the State will have the opposite effect, namely of discrediting Catholicism and alienating souls. Therefore the Church teaches that even a Catholic State has the right to abstain in practice from taking action against a false religion when taking that action would cause a still greater evil, or hinder a greater good. But every State’s duty in principle to protect Catholic faith and morals remains intact.
Does that mean forcing Catholicism on the citizens ? Not at all, because Catholic belief is not something that can be forced – “Nobody believes against his will” (St Augustine). What it does mean is that in a Catholic State where taking such action may or should not be counter-productive, the public practice of all religions other than Catholicism may or should be prohibited. This logical conclusion was denied by Vatican II, because Vatican II was liberal. Yet it was common practice in Catholic States before the Council, and it will have helped many souls to be saved.
The Irish are returning home.
Darren Gaffney and Carol Farrell at the Twelve Apostles, in Port Campbell National Park, Victoria, Australia
Living in Australia on and off since 2007, DARREN GAFFNEY found he missed home more, not less, as the years passed. So he ‘felt a huge weight lift’ after deciding to move back to Ireland for good next year
I’VE BEEN back and forth between Ireland and Australia three times over the past four years, and I have tried to make a good life for myself down under. A few of my Irish friends are marrying Australian girls and settling into long-term careers, and I could go down a similar path. But I’ve decided to turn my back on it all and go home in April.
My adventure started in 2007, when I went travelling with some friends for a year on an Australian working holiday visa. I spent some time working in an Irish bar in Melbourne and on a farm in Western Australia, and played some open mic-nights. It was a very easy 12 months, full of fun.
I had been working as an electrician for seven years before I left, when the economy was flying in Ireland. There was a huge amount of work at that time, and I thought I would be able to slip straight back into that life when I got home from travelling. We arrived back in the summer of 2008 to 60 days of consecutive rain. Lehman Brothers fell in September, and it soon became apparent that things weren’t going to be so easy after all.
After a difficult winter, I decided to go back to Australia when I was offered an electrician job in Darwin. After a few months I had my own van and tools, my electrical licence, and a nomination from the company I was working for, and had no problem getting permanent residency. At that stage, it felt like I could be there for a long time.
But I got homesick, and with the homesickness came dreams about Ireland.
I was very positive and happy most of the time otherwise, but after having these dreams I would wake up and my day would be totally disjointed and I couldn’t focus. I tried to combat this by keeping busy, but I just couldn’t shake it.
Having been home for six months I had re-bonded with my friends and family, and when those connections were broken again, I obviously found it difficult to get to grips with being so far away from everyone. I played the guitar, ukulele and harmonica with a band of friends at home. Music was a huge part of my social life that was almost completely missing from my life in Darwin.
I tried to stick it out there for as long as I could, but after 18 months, while I was home for a month’s holiday to be best man at a friend’s wedding, I decided to stay in Ireland. I just couldn’t leave. But the construction industry had completely collapsed by that stage and I couldn’t find work, and last April, after eight months on Social Welfare, I decided to give Australia one last shot.
This time I took my girlfriend, Carol, with me. I thought having someone close would make the move much easier, and we both got good jobs in Melbourne. But I started to become very impatient, and was losing my temper easily. Carol told me I was like a different person out here to who I was at home. Two months ago, she asked me if I wanted to go back, and as soon as she said it, I felt a huge weight lift. That was exactly what I wanted, and I’ve been walking on air since.
The thought of coming home with few job prospects makes me really nervous. We know we’re facing a tough time ahead. We’ve both decided to focus on courses on offer here for the remainder of our time, so we can take new knowledge back with us to Ireland. Carol’s a graphic designer and is looking to do an illustration course, and I am thinking of a solar install and design course. Renewable energy is an up-and-coming industry, and I am excited about the prospect of getting involved.
My mother cried down the phone when I told her I was coming back.
Because I am a resident here, she thought I would be gone for at least four or five years. She said to me “You’re Irish, you want to come home to your country, so just do it. It might be hard, but you’ll get by.”
That encouragement meant the world to me. She’s right: there aren’t many opportunities in Ireland at the moment, but you have more of a chance if you are willing to be adaptable.
I’ve certainly had an adventure here. There is natural beauty to be found everywhere, from the stunning coastlines to the arid national parks. But nothing compares to home, where I have all the support and friendship and family that I could ask for. I know you can’t get by on that alone, but for my own happiness, I think that is far more important than having a good job. I’m 29 now, which I know is still young, but these connections mean more to me as I get older.
I have friends at home without work at the moment, who feel anxiety because they are still living there while others have emigrated to sunnier places and seem to be having a great time for themselves. But emigration is not successful for everyone.
I’m in Melbourne and I’m working, and I know some people mightn’t have much sympathy for me, but all I want to do is come home, to be in Ireland again with my friends and my family, regardless of the employment opportunities. Life is too short.
The people of Libya continue to resist the invaders.
Libya Warfala Tribe Fighters Bani Walid, 23/11/2011 - This morning, rebels equipped with heavy weapons from Souk Jomo and Tajoura of Tripoli returned in Bani Walid, under the pretext of looking for fighters of the Libyan Liberation Army. This band of rebels came at the request of the rebels of Bani Walid “Battalion May 28th”.
They tried to get into a house in the neighborhood of Eldohra. The owner has prevented them and killed two of this rebels. The rebels began using heavy weapons that has awakened the people of the Warfala tribe.
Youth and elders of the tribe rushed to the scene of gunfire and attacked the rebels with arms. The fighters of the tribe managed to destroy their pickups with RPG. This frightened the rebels and they were surprised about the resistance and have escaped in the streets next to the mosque Elchahid Mahawka in the region of Dohra.
The rebels were surrounded by resistance fighters. They have killed 30 rebels and wounded 11.
They commandeered some pickups mounted with heavy weapons. They burned other pickups.
The rebel prisoners were placed in a secret location in the city.
News from Poland.
“Several hundred people gathered to the picket in defense of traditional family values in Poznan. Among there were many activists and supporters of NOP with their popular sign: “Forbid sodomy”.
The demonstration was a response to another deviant parade called “march of equality” which gathered a similar number of people but - as usual – mainly imported pederasts. Traditionally do not run out of slogans such: “boy and girl – normal family”, “forbid sodomy”, “This Poland not EU - here the deviations do not support” etc. Despite the massive police security just after the formal end of the picket moresturdy Poznanians attempted to physically block the sodomites parade. Also, the stones flew on pederasts. Poznan has once again showed that there is not and there will not be space for promotion of perversion.”
This town councillor is taking the flak from the liberals for not being politically correct and telling a few truths about black Africans now living in Ireland. It’s interesting but not surprising that the Labour party are screaming ‘racist’. This Labour party are pro-abortion and support mass-immigration into Ireland. A multi racial, multi culti society is not in the interests of the local people or the immigrant. Cllr Scully is basing his comments on first hand experiences with black Africans living in the town. We need to stuff political correctness and this local politician is to be commended for his honest comments.
Fine Gael is to investigate comments from one of its Co Kildare councillors, who has said he will no longer represent “black Africans” living in his area.
Cllr Darren Scully, a member of Naas Town Council and the current Mayor of Naas, said he came to the decision after experiencing an "aggressive" attitude and "bad manners" when dealing with members of the black African community.
He told Kildare FM that the view was his own and not that of Naas Town Council. He said he would refer queries from black African constituents to other members of the council.
A Labour Party TD has called for Mr Scully to be removed from public office and Fine Gael has distanced itself from his comments.
Mr Scully (38) said his "experiences of dealing with black Africans has not been good" and largely centred around representations relating to housing and housing lists.
"I have been met with aggressiveness and bad manners," he told theKildare Today programme. "I have also been met with the race card, (with some claiming) 'Oh yeah, you will help white people, but you don't help black people'."
Put to him that his stance could be seen as racist because he was making a decision based on skin colour rather than judging the merits of a specific case, Mr Scully replied: “I suppose you could. When you look at the word racist in the dictionary you could probably say it’s wrong of me to make that decision but I’m only going on experience and every single case I’ve had that’s been the outcome of it."
Mr Scully said there were some people from “other backgrounds” living in the area that he also did not deal with. He said he had lived abroad previously and embraced many cultures.
Labour TD for Dublin North East Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he would report the councillor to An Garda Síochána under the Prohibition of Incitement to Hatred Act 1989.
Labour TD for Waterford Ciara Conway said she was "absolutely disgusted and sickened by these appallingly ignorant and disgustingly racist" comments.
“Darren Scully should be removed from public office," she said. "Elected representatives are there to serve the whole community, and in today’s Ireland the community is vibrant with many people of differing ethnicities."
Fine Gael said Mr Scully's views did not represent party policy and that the party would be looking into the comments. "Fine Gael is an inclusive party and we are trying to build a country that caters for all," it said in a statement.
The Equality Authority described Mr Scully’s remarks as very concerning. “We will be very concerned that any member of the public would be denied access to the democratic process," a spokesman said. “Equally, it is very concerning that the actions of one individual would brand an entire sector and community, and deny them access to the democratic process.”
Anti-racism organisation Show Racism the Red Card also called for Mr Scully’s resignation.
Co-ordinator Garrett Mullan said there was no place for racism in politics. "The qualification for Mr Scully’s comments that ‘I am not racist’ is bizarre," said Mr Mullan.
"There cannot be an acceptance of racism within politics in Ireland. Elected representatives have a responsibility to their constituents."
The Integration Centre said Fine Gael should send a clear message on its attitude towards racism by expelling Mr Scully from the party.
The organisation said his comments were truly idiotic and it appealed to Taoiseach Enda Kenny to take action.
“This is one of the first times an Irish politician has so blatantly played the race card. He needs to be expelled. Fine Gael, as the governing party, need to make a very clear statement on behalf of the government on their attitude towards racism,” Integration Centre chief executive Killian Forde said.
In Time magazine on 20th July 1992, Strobe Talbot, Deputy Secretary of State to Bill Clinton stated “In the next century, nations as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognise a single, global authority.National sovereignty wasn’t such a great idea after all”
Their philosophy seems to be “Obey the New World Order Or Uncle Sam Will Bomb You!”
Ireland, like Germany is a Nation. Sovereignty will be defended.
News from Syria
BEIRUT (SANA) – 19/11/2011 - Mother Agnes Merriam al-Saleeb, head of the Catholic Media Center team which visited Syria and witnessed the reality of the situation on the ground, said on Friday that there’s an environment that is nurturing and is in charge of nameless gunmen possessing advanced firearms and ammo, instructing them to vandalize and terrorize citizens and security forces in Syria.
In a press conference attended by Italian, Belgian, French, Spanish and US journalists who visited Syria, Mother Agnes pointed out that the Catholic Media Center was the first media delegation that visited openly the hotspots and hospitals and witnessed what was being inflicted upon the security forces and the army.
She pointed out that the Center has a list of the names of the actual victims who were murdered, butchered and dismembered for no discernible reason, adding that the images of those victims were used later in media setup claiming that security forces killed them.
Mother Agnes said that the Center has more than 800 names of murder victims, 372 of them murdered in October alone, all of them security forces, pointing out to the “prophetic” observatory called the Syrian Human Rights Observatory that posts daily numbers of deceased people without giving a single name, adding that the Center called the Observatory and requested the names of the deceased, which it failed to deliver to this moment.
She pointed out that some mass media sources are causing people to make horrible mistake, which is unacceptable, noting that the press statutes have become mere ink on paper, with press reporting things that don’t exist in reality and trying to depict Syria as having two components, with the first side being the villains who are the army, security forces and the so-called “shabiha”, and the other side being the protestors who are depicted as being peaceful as lambs and demanding freedom, democracy and human rights.
In turn, journalists from Italian, Belgian, French, Spanish and US news agencies and independent journalists from Lebanon, Algeria and France stressed that objectivity requires acknowledging the fact that there are armed groups attacking the Syrian security forces in order to weaken the regime.
Webster Griffin Tarpley from the Grove Institute in Washington demanded that the BBC, CNN al-Jazeera cease broadcasting lies, saying that he and other journalists visited Homs, Banyas, Tartous and other cities and didn’t see the army killing the people; rather there were armed, hooded groups and sniper killing the army.
For his part, Marc George from the French newspaper Le Libre said that the journalists visited Homs and Banyas and talked to injured soldiers and saw the bodies of the martyrs, affirming that what they witnessed had nothing to do to what was proclaimed by the media, and that the demonstrations were pro-government and not against it.
George stressed that the only martyrs they saw were soldiers, not civilians, and that the al-Jazeera, al-Arabiya and BBC speak as it they’re reciting a lesson that has no relation to the truth.
Today marks the 75th anniversary of the murder of Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera (1903-1936)
The Spiritual Points Of The Spanish Falange.
“The Spanish Falange does not consider life as a simple matter of economic forces. It does not accept the materialist view of history. The spiritual has been and is the decisive motivating factor in the life of men and principles. One of the strongest aspects of the spiritual is religion. No man can fail to ask himself the eternal questions about Life and Death, about creation and the beyond. To these questions there can be no vague answers; ‘Yes’ or a ‘No’ is what is required.Spain has always replied with Catholicism. The Catholic view of life is, first of all, true, but it is in addition, historically speaking, the Spanish point of view.”
“All reconstruction of Spain must possess the Catholic sense. It is merely to say the New State will be inspired by the traditional, Catholic religious spirit of Spain, and that it will arrange with the Church all consideration and protection that is due to Her.”
Catholics today must have that conviction to be engaged in the social and political sphere.
Dear Friends and Benefactors,
A few days ago we celebrated the feast of Christ the King, a feast dear to our hearts since it is a reminder that our Lord Jesus Christ must reign in our souls, families, and parishes, at every level in civil society.
The recent Angelus Press Conference in Kansas City reviewed the doctrinal background of the Church’s teaching on the Social Kingship of our Lord and presented a few historical examples of victories of Christendom in the temporal order. Since it is such an important teaching of our Faith, but one that is much denied in the world in which we live, I would like to encourage you to obtain a recording of these conferences from Angelus Press. These are talks that every Catholic should listen to today in order to form themselves and better understand the consequences of this doctrine in everyday life.
Permit me in this letter to echo the conclusions of this three-day conference: how can we today work for the Social Reign of our Lord Jesus Christ? How can lay people help to restore all things in Christ?
His Excellency Bishop Tissier explained that there are two kinds of action for laymen according to the teaching of the Popes. The first is the help that laymen can give to the priests in their apostolate, collaborating in the work for souls under the direct leadership of the priests. Organizations such as the Legion of Mary and the Holy Name Society, teachers and catechists who assist the priest in the education and formation of youth, camps and youth groups–all are examples of this form of assistance. It is the priest’s responsibility to develop and lead these precious apostolates, which count greatly on the generous involvement of lay Catholics.
His Excellency explained, however, that there is Catholic Action properly defined, which is to work for the reign of Christ in civil society. This work is the particular responsibility of laymen, whose task it is to see that the principles of the Gospel are applied in society. The priest should be looked to for guidance and support, but the responsibility and therefore the initiative belong to the laity. This work is not easy in today’s world, but it must be remembered that it belongs to a Catholic’s duty of state, and especially to that of Catholic fathers of families.
So what can you do for the restoration of Christ the King today?
Your first duty is to form yourselves. There is a special obligation to understand the teaching of the Popes regarding this doctrine of Christ’s Social Kingship, and you must do everything you can to come to a better understanding of it. Read books; subscribe to The Angelus and other Catholic magazines and newspapers; deepen your knowledge of the Faith and everything that pertains to it. The base of your studies should be the encyclicals of the Popes and also the books of Archbishop Lefebvre, which are very precise summaries and explanations of the Popes’ teaching. Be careful of all theories which may distract you or lead you away from this teaching, and look to the priests for guidance and help in understanding; formation is their direct responsibility.
A second way of working for the restoration of the Kingship of Christ is to protect and save the Christian family. The Christian family is under attack from all sides today: immorality and vulgarity attack us on the radio, in the grocery store, and on the street. Our economic climate sometimes makes it necessary for the mother to work outside the home. Young girls are de-feminized and young men are emasculated. Blasphemy is rampant, especially at Christmas and Easter, where the holiest feast days of the year are turned into the biggest buying seasons.
Facing these realities, there are some things you can do which are obvious. First, protect your family: whatever you do, ask yourselves if it helps your family or hurts it. Does the television help or hurt? What about the Internet? The things you do for recreation? What kind of music is listened to in your home? Remember, of course, that it is neither sufficient nor helpful to simply forbid what is bad. You must find Catholic alternatives in music, in recreation, and so on.
You must also work to preserve the family in society. Many of the crimes harming the family are against the natural law itself! The attack on marriage, the evil of abortion, the increasing spread of euthanasia and drugs: all are things that right reason itself abhors. In our pluralist and secular age, it is our duty as Catholics to work courageously to defend the family as the very foundation of society. We can do so not only by prayer, not only by respecting the natural law in our lives, but by action, by lay Catholic Action. In union with already existing organizations or by creating new ones it is possible to have a real impact in opposing these crimes against the natural law. United with prayer and guided by your priest, local protests, legal action, letters to law-makers, public opposition in newspapers or magazines–all are examples of manifesting our Faith, spreading seeds of a doctrine which does not belong to us for ourselves alone. We are meant to be a “ferment” in a world, which, since it was created by God, must recognize and confess the only Savior of mankind, our Lord Jesus Christ.
What else can you do?
I encourage you, wherever you can, to organize and form guilds or professional associations, groups bringing together people within the same trade or profession. Whether you are a lawyer, a teacher, a doctor, or a member of any other profession, you can find mutual support and assistance by collaborating with those who work with you in your field. Again, this is not a new idea. Archbishop Lefebvre mentions that social revolutionaries have always attacked these kinds of organizations as being critical to the Cause of Christ the King. The Saint Joseph’s Businessmen’s Association and like organizations can help traditional Catholics network, edify, strengthen, and educate one another. Other associations could be easily founded throughout the country, collecting the strengths and concerns of professionals in a particular field. The medical field in particular comes to mind, since so many of you, as doctors, nurses, or medical personnel, struggle every day in your job. Such associations could bring support to families, students, and professionals by publications, conferences, and perhaps even group medical insurance.
Similarly, it is not impractical to consider running for office where possible. Parishioners in places like St. Mary’s and Post Falls have run for various offices, city and county commissioner, sheriff… and in many cases have won! This is the way Christians have transformed the world throughout history. As St. Pius X said: “Christendom does not have to be re-invented. It existed and must exist again.” This is what it means to restore ALL things in Christ.
In conclusion, it is not for me to give you specific marching orders, or to detail exactly what you should do. All of you have different concrete circumstances, different talents, and different means at your disposal. Nevertheless, I am eager to guide and help those who are ready to start. The work is large! All of you, wherever you find yourselves, can do something for our Lord in society. That He is meant to reign over us as individuals no one really denies. But does He reign over our families, our towns, and our country? And what can we do about it, seeing that He does not?
In the coming years, I would be glad to help and support initiatives around these main lines:
The defense of the Catholic families and youth movements
The defense of the natural law
The creation of guilds and professional associations
Initiatives encouraging local political action, especially running for public office
The Social Kingship of our Lord was important to Archbishop Lefebvre. This was not out of mere personal preference; it was an intrinsic part of his worldview, which he conveyed to his priests and to the faithful in his writings.
I trust that we may all, priests and lay people, play our proper role in this restoration. Adveniat Regnum Tuum!
With my prayers and blessing, in the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Fr. Arnaud Rostand
The Life Institute has the following regarding Mick Wallace TD.
Last week, Youth Defence broke the news that Mick Wallace, the Wexford TD, had made a strident call for abortion to be legalised in Ireland. Wallace made his demands in the Dáil where he demanded that the government should legalise abortion.
Youth Defence posted the news on Facebook, where it provoked a flurry of comments, all completely opposed to Wallace's view. The charge many commentators laid against Wallace was that he was a "hypocrite".
It's easy to see why. Wallace has long styled himself as a man of the people, an anti-war activist, and a champion of the vulnerable. He achieved notoriety when he hung a large banner on one of his building sites on the Quays in Dublin which, in a reference to US troops using Shannon, stated: "We have the blood of Iraqi children on our hands".
Yet now he wants the Irish people to allow the killing of innocent Irish children by legalising abortion. The irony of it.
Wallace's call was a strident one: he insisted that abortion should be legalised, and accused Ireland of denying women their most fundamental rights. He even said our lack of abortion facilities was a "human rights problem".
What was most striking about his speech was that he never once even recognised the unborn child. He showed no compassion for the baby; no compunction about legalising a procedure that would so brutally end their lives; and no regard whatsoever for the right-to-life of the child.
And, for a man of the people, he was very anxious to dismiss the will of the people.
Wallace demanded that the Minister for Health, James Reilly, "explain the reasons behind the refusal to accept six recommendations from European countries that Ireland should legislate for abortion", referring to a recent hearing where six countries including Britain and Denmark called for Ireland to allow the killing of unborn children.
He then went to admit that government had refused to act on the X case because they were "afraid of what the public might think".
It goes without saying that the developer-turned-politician, who recently faced legal sanctions for failing to pay his staff contributions into their pension fund, didn't flag his abortion-supporting views during the election campaign. Amongst those angry commentators on Facebook were people who voted for Wallace and had no idea he favoured abortion.
He's following a long tradition in pro-abortion campaigning of course. This rank hypocrisy is nothing new.
Following Youth Defence's alert, Wallace's office received a slew of calls opposing his stance. At first his staff were defiant, stating they were 'pro-choice' and, bizarrely, that Wallace's stance was about supporting democracy.
By the following day, they had softened their cough, and were claiming that Wallace supported access to abortion for suicidal woman - indicating that the TD has not even bothered to keep with the scientific literature which overwhelmingly shows that abortion is absolutely contra-indicative for women with suicidal ideation.
Either way, Wallace is standing by his demands. It's up to all of us now to make sure the people of Wexford know what their new TD wants to foist on the people.
This article by Dr. Peter Chojnowski has been posted here before but more and more people are receptive to the idea of a parallel economy. People are now taking the necessary and practical steps of action
When considering the practical implications of the economic doctrines of Distributism, it is important to remember that the theorists, Hilaire Belloc, G.K. Chesterton, Arthur Penty, and Fr. Vincent McNabb, had no intention of merely providing a macroeconomic model for a nation. Such a macroeconomic model is useful for the prudential decisions of the statesman. They, more so than we, had hope that such a model would be taken up by the statesmen of their day. It is providential, therefore, that they also mentioned the microeconomic implications of the “Third Way.” It is these microeconomic implications, applied specifically to the current situation of the average traditional Catholic family, which will be the topic of this article.
It is particularly fitting that we focus on the microeconomic aspects of the Third Way and ask ourselves, how can we apply these principles and ideas to our own lives, our own family situations, and the situations of our ever growing traditional Catholic communities. The reason it is fitting is because “economics” from the Greek oeconomia, means “household management,” the way in which we give order, sustenance, and stability to our families and our communities. A true economic theory must, therefore, have as its primary aims the establishment of a system which provides for the basic needs of families and which provides men with work which is intrinsically fulfilling, capable of providing sustenance, and in full accord with the ultimate end of human life, the sharing in the Divine Life Itself.
What will enable our families to achieve these ends of work and household? First, we must commit ourselves to the goal advanced by the economic teachings of Pope Leo XIII (Rerum Novarum), Pope Pius XI (Quadragesimo Anno), and the Distributist theorists, the attainment of real property for families. It is only with the attainment of real property (i.e., not mortgaged to the modern day usurer) that we shall establish fixed “realms,” footholds of Christendom capable of sustaining over a indefinite period of time families dedicated to the Social Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Second, we must organize labor. Obviously, to organize labor there must be an sufficiently large “labor pool” to organize. If we are to truly construct the essentials of a microeconomic system, we must fulfill the end of an economic system: the satisfaction of the basic needs of families. This can only be done if there is a diverse enough group of men and women whose occupational talent would allow them to participate in this attempt to provide for the basic and primary needs of a community. In this regard, let us emphasize that our “parallel economy” (i.e., an economy which provides for the same needs as the dominant capitalist economy, but provides for these needs in a different manner), must be focused on attempting to provide what Fr. Vincent McNabb refers to as “primary goods,” (e.g., housing, food, clothing, and I would add medical services) as opposed to “secondary goods.” Secondary goods are those which are meant to satisfy some want or whim of man, but are not essential as are primary goods. By providing for the basic needs, or at least as many as possible, our community would advance towards the self-sufficiency which is the mark of all true societies.
Third, we need to have, on the part of a coherent community organized on the foundation of the true Faith, a commitment to support, in every way possible, the economic organization of the community on the basis of the teachings of the Church. Without this type of intentional commitment, any such project will fail. What is needed is both an occupational commitment on the part of some members of the community or communities and a financial commitment on the part of all of the members of a community. What type of occupational commitment would this entail? It would mean that a workingman or professional would give up his capitalistic consciousness which dictates that he use his skills, talents, and labors to fulfill the wants and whims of himself and his family alone, but rather, use them to both satisfy his families needs and contribute to the satisfaction of the needs of all the families in the community. What type of financial commitment would this entail? Only the resolve, on the part of all the members of the community, to channel their financial resources in such a way that their own family’s needs are satisfied through the efforts of the economic organs or corporate bodies which are made up of the men and woman of one’s own community. The point is not gratuitous financial contributions, but rather, simply fulfilling one’s family’s basic needs within the structures organized by the community itself. For this especially to occur, we must develop a stronger sense of “brotherhood” based upon adherence to the fullness of the true Faith and upon the God-given virtue of fraternal charity. Our commitment, as individuals and as communities, must be to ensure that whole groups of families, the larger the better, survive, prosper, raise and educate their children, and persist in their practice of the true Religion in the face of a completely hostile world and anti-Christian “system.” This would be our opportunity to disinvest in an economic system committed to the destruction of large, truly Catholic families and reinvest in a microeconomic effort that will not only sustain traditional Catholic families as traditional Catholic families, but, inevitably, help sustain the traditional chapels and schools which are now giving life to the souls and minds of so many.
The first step in the organization of such a microeconomic system is the organization of guilds. Guilds were the organs of the Distributist economic system which flourished in the Catholic centuries of the past. By their very nature, guilds demand a labor force divided according to certain specialties. For our purposes, since we are dealing with a relatively small labor pool, we ought to establish guilds each dedicated to the satisfaction of one of the basic needs mentioned earlier (i.e., food, housing, clothing, and medical care). Since these guild will be corporate bodies, uniting all the members of a certain type of trade, these bodies will need to be animated by spiritual souls. The first need for such an organization of workers is the spiritual and moral care of a chaplain. The chaplain’s role would be to properly orient the minds of the “brothers” so that in their dealings with one another and their clients, they will properly implement the teachings of the Church in their own specific field of labor, along with insuring that the men are always understanding their work and their labor as a guild from the perspective of the Faith and of the ultimate goal of human life. Also, in the great spirit of the medieval guilds, a special devotion to a patron saint should bind together the Catholic life of each specific body; St. Raphael for the medical workers and St. Joseph for the construction workers readily come to mind. By giving work a Catholic spirit, and by working with those who have the same faith and struggle to lead the same moral life, there will inevitably be a greater integration of faith and labor which will make for a more integral Catholicism on the part of those who attain membership in the guild.
Along with integrating faith and work, the system of guilds would help gain economic clout for the guild as a body of worker or professionals. Either the guild as a whole, for instance, the construction worker’s guild, would be in a better bargaining position as regards specific contracts because they have an assembled team with a certain reputation in the area, or an individual employee, say a radiologist, as a member of the medical services guild would have backing him a group of professionals from the same general profession. The ultimate objective for these guilds, of course, would be to serve as the primary “organs” supply the basic goods needed for the sustenance of the community. Not only should the work of the guilds be specifically directed to the good of their own specific communities. The members of the communities serviced by the guilds must also take it upon themselves to support their brethren by employing them. The traditional Catholic communities must begin to employ their own people to service the primary needs of their own families. When a traditional Catholic man is looking for a wife, he, if he is sane, “looks” in specific places and among certain families. Why is it not the same when looking for an employee?
By organizing labor in the form of a guild system, financial resources can also be more easily pooled, making the takeover of operational businesses in the area in which most of the community lives more likely. A grocery store, farmers’ cooperative, or a clothing store which has as its aim the service of the community rather than pure profit, should be a goal for the relevant guilds. It is these types of businesses, either guild or family owned, which could make the Church’s demand for a just and affordable price a reality. Establishing affordable prices and providing just wages for the employees could be rendered economically feasible by a steady clientele and a high volume of sales. Business ownership also means some degree of political clout on the local level. Money means power; let us not shirk from this thought, but rather, employ the truth for the financial and social well-being of our communities.
Of course, in our time, one of the fields in which you find many morally objectionable practices and attitudes is the medical field. Surely, with all the medical needs of large families, including deliveries and pre- and post-natal services, one of the goals for a medical service guild should be the establishment of a independent medical clinic or the takeover of an already operational clinic. There might even be a concerted search to find staffing for such a clinic from among traditional Catholic medical professionals looking to move to one of the various communities in the United States and elsewhere. In full accord with the “back to basics” approach of this proposal, the servicing of home-births would surely be beneficial to those large or new families seeking to avoid the astronomical price, sterility, and nonfamilial atmosphere of the modern hospital.
As increasing numbers of young families realize that their children need the benefits of an education at a traditional Catholic school, they will necessarily consider migrating to a traditional Catholic community which is formed around an operational educational institution., normally one which can provide an education for all the years up to and including high school. One of the concerted efforts which must be made is to provide affordable housing for these new and growing families. Affordable housing is only possible when there is affordable land upon which to put a house. It would be most probable then that the communities which could attract such new or large families would be situated in rural or semi-rural areas. In these areas, tracts of land could be bought outright, without needing to ask for the “services” of the local branch of international usury. If real property is the aim, affordable land is a necessity. The next problem to be solved is the building of affordable housing. Here, I believe that the construction guild could make this there central task and “apostolate.” What better way to encourage young and growing families to move to chapels which provide also a school for children, than by making affordable, really affordable housing available to them? What better way to provide for steady and continuous work for the construction guild, than to service the demand which would no doubt exist if a ready supply were known to be available? Our slogan here should be “make work not fake work”! Of course, in these individual communities, there would need to be those who coordinated supply and demand. This could consist in an outreach program attached to the construction guild. The accumulation of capital by the guild itself, could facilitate the initial purchase of the tracts of land upon which the guild would build the houses. Houses not generally meant for singles or for small families, but for large ones. Again, increased volume would make possible affordable prices. The goal, of course, must be to have the maximal number of families possess their own mortgage-free housing.
On of the aims of the proposed guild-system must be the initiation of an apprenticeship system. Apprenticeships have always been the future of any guild. They have also been a source of hope for the young. The essence of the apprentice system is the existence of a master or master-craftsman and a disciple or apprentice. The relationship between master and disciple is fundamental of all true educational systems of any sort. Such a relationship, either established within a particular guild or, even, with a youth’s own father serving in the roll of master-craftsman, would remedy many of the dilemma’s which tax the minds and hearts of our traditional Catholic youth. First, there would be a greater psychological integration. By forming fraternal bonds with the men working in the same profession who, also, share the same faith, the true Faith would become something more than a series of propositions learned in childhood, with little relevance to the world of work, money, and friends. Rather, by feeling himself to be a vital part of a corporate body of men united not only be a common work but by a common faith, he will not be able help understanding the Faith to be something for mature minds. In this case, the Faith will provide him friends, mentors, customers, an occupation, hope for the future, and bread.
Second, the apprenticeship system would provide something desperately needed by our youth: a very quick transition from adolescence to adulthood. The serious work of a serious trade would not only render the youth more responsible for themselves, but it would also allow them to clearly envision the day in which they will be provident enough to form a family of their own. Attached to this idea of reviving the ancient position of the apprentice, is another proposal which has a similar set of goals. It is the master/apprentice relationship applied to professional “white-collar” careers. Most of these would fall outside a guild system which has as its aim the providing of what we have called “primary goods”; if a young person should want to become a professor, lawyer, or accountant for example. For these youth, I would advance the idea of a “big brother” program with an established network of professional contacts. These “big brothers,” who are traditional Catholics who already work in the profession that the youth is trying to enter, would act as advisor, confidant, patron, and contact provider for the youth as he maneuvers his way through the educational and professional maze that is part of the initiation into any profession. We would therefore ensure either that the communities we have been speaking of would have an entire ensemble of professionals dedicated to its service or you would have young traditional Catholics being carefully maneuvered into the “right” positions. We must cultivate our best and our brightest. Remember, the Masons took the idea from us!
One of the most obvious problems encountered by the head of a household in his attempt to gain real property for his family is the fact that wages are not high enough to meet the demands made upon him to provide the primary goods necessary for his family’s survival in our contemporary society. Our style of life cannot be maintained without going into debt to one or another of the financial institutions which, through usury and by exploiting an economic system based upon wants and whims, have gained a hold on the money supply and have somehow received “permission” to create “money,” backed by nothing but the word of the institution itself. How can we avoid having the brethren go into debt? Such must be one of the primary aims of a parallel economy based upon the Distributist principles of Rerum Novarum. In this regard, along with the construction guild keeping prices down because of steady demand and because the objective is family sustenance and not profit, there are two other ways I would suggest for avoidance of indebtedness by our fellow co-religionists. They are a prudent and restricted use of the barter system, and the establishment of nonusurious credit unions. By the “barter system,” I simply mean the exchange of service for service, rather than the exchange of service for dollar. Not only would this exchange of one man’s work for another man’s work further strengthen ties between man and man, family and family, but it would also allow a family to conserve whatever monetary capital it has, while absolutely avoiding the need to go to the givers of credit to pay for a service. Moreover, as far as I know, a service exchanged for service (e.g., plumbing work for chickens and eggs), would not figure as part of one’s yearly income. Another way to legally “disinvest” in the System and reinvest in the homesteads of Christendom.
The other way I would propose for helping the traditional Catholic brethren to avoid the slavery of usury and, yet, to provide a source of finance for some of the projects suggested here, is to establish nonusurious credit unions. How can this be possible since the typical credit union loans out money at a lower, but still at some, rate of interest to its members? Here we must keep in mind the Catholic Church’s traditional condemnation of the taking of interest on all nonprofit yielding loans. Loans for housing construction are, except in cases of speculation, not profit-bearing loans. A loan with interest which serves as the initial investment money for a project which yields a profit, a census as the Medievals would have it, was always perfectly acceptable to the Church . The loaner, in this case the proposed credit union, would simply serve as a partner in what would be a joint venture. By receiving back part of the profit from these joint ventures, the credit union, which would have to be established by the pooling of capital, would be able to loan money to those in the community who are building houses or providing for other basic and primary needs. These loans would be paid back, on schedule, without any usurious charged being attached to the loan.
The above proposals are based on a cold and hard fact. It is that, in the near future, on the geo-political scene and on the macroeconomic level, there is little hope that the ideas put forward by the Distributists in the early part of the twentieth century will be implemented. Since, however, they are part and parcel of a full Catholic vision of the rightly ordered human society and since, according to Rerum Novarum and Quadragesimo Anno, they are part of the full realization of the Social Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ, we must attempt to implement these ideas on the local level and community level. We need communities for this. We have such communities established and we know of a number of other such communities, in the United States and elsewhere, Tynong, Australia for example, who are in their nascent stage.
If we are to survive and to even prosper as communities of families animated by and adhering to Tradition, if our young are to be encouraged from going over to the other side, in their minds or in their hearts, and if we are to live the principles and doctrines that we adhere to with our minds within a hostile society, we must consider, seriously, the question, how to do it? The basic answer to this question is not to treat brothers like strangers.
In Economics for Helen, Hilaire Belloc highlights “why a universal revolt is arising against it.” There is no doubt the banks are more powerful than parliament. People all over the world are saying “The banking system, and the few men who direct it, are altogether too powerful.They control our lives. They are beginning to control the public policy of the State, especially in England, and there ought to be a national authority superior to them and keeping them in order”
People are now taking on the banks and the political system.
Recent events in New York and the video on Bankers
Hundreds of people have been arrested during clashes between police and Occupy Wall Street demonstrators in New York. Some protesters were bloodied during arrests.
(Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP)
FC has an article in relation to Tesco funding the London Gay Pride event.
From Integrity and Action Blog:
Tesco drops sponsorship of cancer research to fund London Gay Pride
By Deacon Nick, on November 9th,2011
The Tesco supermarket chain has ended its ten year partnership with Cancer Research to join Smirnoff Vodka as the headline sponsors of London gay pride.
Before looking at the details of Tesco’s sponsorship of London Gay Pride lets look at some basic facts –Tesco has stopped funding research into the treatment and cure of cancers that effects 1 in 3 people in the UK to sponsor a two day gay jamboree that directly effects 1.5% of the UK population.
Marketing Week reports:
‘Tesco has signed a deal to become a major sponsor of London Pride,the UK’s largest gay festival,as it outlines plans to host its biggest ever event in the capital.
Tesco will also host a family area designed to provide families attending the event with a ‘safe,relaxed and chilled out’ place with family-friendly entertainment and activities aimed at younger children.
The supermarket will also contribute to funding the free-to-attend event,which is organised by volunteers.
Tesco joins Smirnoff as headline sponsor for the annual event and builds on Tesco’s presence at the 2011 festival.
The news comes shortly after Tesco ended its 10-year partnership with Cancer Research’s Race for Life fundraising event.
Pride London is already the largest Gay Pride event in the UK and it is extending its carnival route and adding a second day to the festival for 2012,when it will host the global festival WorldPride 2012.
Andrew Higginson,CEO of retailing services at Tesco,says,“Tesco is the UK’s largest private employer,and a very diverse international organisation where everybody is welcome. Our Out at Tesco team will be working closely with Pride London to ensure next year’s event is even more fun.”
Francis Philips of The Catholic Herald writes:
‘Why on earth is Tesco promoting an event like this? Tesco is a supermarket;its remit has been to sell good-quality food and other items at very reasonable prices,and in this it has been hugely successful.
Why has it now aligned itself with an aggressive political organisation such as Pride London? Why has it given up its sponsorship of Cancer Research? Or at least,if it has given up this sponsorship,why hasn’t it taken up with another mainstream charity such as the British Legion or Age UK? There are thousands of ex-servicemen and wounded soldiers needing help in this country,and millions of elderly people in danger of neglect. They are a fundamental part of the fabric of our society – the kind of fabric that Tesco should be reflecting.Why,why,why?’
David Skinner of Anglican Mainstream wrote to Andrew Higginson and Philip Clarke,the CEO,in protest.
“I understand… that Tesco is sponsoring London Pride and setting aside ‘family areas as safe places where children can go’. For Tesco to sponsor a tiny homosexual minority (according to the Office for National Statistics) that amounts to little more than one per cent of the population…[it] will be showing the utmost contempt for a large proportion of British society that still adheres,more or less,to the morality and values of the Ten Commandments.”
Apparently he received a stock response to this,merely saying that Tesco’s is “inclusive” and that “everyone is welcome”.
He now urges as many people as possible to write direct to:
Sir Richard Broadbent,Chairman,Tesco PLC,
New Tesco House,
Cheshunt,Herts EN8 9SL