Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Stream of Consciousness

In Dostoyevsk's ', parable a 'tale of the Grand Inquisitor' the Jesus man arrives in Seville at the time of the Inquisition, does his miracles and the people recognise him, adore him, love him to bits, but along come the Inquisition police force, arrest him and sentence him to be burnt to death the following day. Still, the Grand Inquisitor, feels that he owes our holy hippy an explanation, so before they burn him alive - no maverick appearances three days after that -, off goes the man in the "capirote" to have a wee chat with the son of God in his cell and explain to him why the church no longer needs him and how his being around would interfere with the mission of the church. Too right, it would because the Jesus man was a peace loving fellow and not into Inquisitions and things like that and, I am actually quite sure that if he had turned up in the late 1960s and not round about 1660 he would have been wearing flowers in his hair and singing, "If you go to San Francisco".
Now the point is, our prophet, 'the Lord', really did fail to see what Charlie Marx saw a few centuries later when on hearing about and observing the behaviour of the first Marxists to appear on the scene, he said, "If these guys are Marxists, I am not a Marxist." Even Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov was to point out that the problem with most Communists in his day was that they didn't have a clue about Communism. Of course, it was only to get worse and along came "Uncle Joe's" purges, Chairman Mao's "Cultural Revolution" and Pol Pot's 'Killing Fields', and the God squad?
Well, at least in the West, they really did get their shenanigans curtailed. Nevertheless, the "Holy See" did manage to sign its unholy concordat, on the 20th of July 1933, with the Nazis and it did sort of turn a blind eye to the mass murder of European Jewry and millions of others and it would appear that while they were turning a blind eye to mass murder they were also turning a blind eye to a little something else. Namely, the Clergy interfering with little children and today's 'Guardian' reports, that a "2,600-page report by Ireland's Commission to Inquire Into Child Abuse found that for decades rape was "endemic" in more than 250 Irish Catholic care institutions from the 1930s to the 1990s, and that the church in Ireland protected paedophiles in its ranks from arrest."(1) Yes, our Sadist in the "caprirote" was quite right to worry about the Jesus fellow interfering in the "mission of the church" and I am quite sure that 'Uncle Joe' would have had Charlie shot had he appeared on the scene .... the revolution does, indeed, eat its children, ..... at least!

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