There is something strange about 2018. I think that Yeats had the solution to its understanding. What happened may be best explained by quoting his ‘The Second Coming’:
“Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity”
There has been a special coin issued to commemorate women in Ireland getting the vote 100 years ago. That is fine.
However, it has been launched in the Oireachtas at the same time as a bitter, divisive, and inhumane act on abortion was being rushed through the Oireachtas. The scenes at the ICG have been described as bitter, chaotic, uncivil, and vitriolic. The division of our doctors into doctors of death and doctors for life begins in 2019. What a disaster! All of this at the time of celebrating the birth of Jesus.
In the state of Ohio in the USA, its House of Representatives passed the ‘heartbeat’ pro-life Bbll by 58 votes to 35 recently. The bill basically says that if there is a heartbeat you cannot abort. Why couldn’t Ireland learn from others?
Will a special coin be issued next year or later for the aborted unborn children who had no vote and no say and no rights?
A new civil war will begin in 2019. Irish people will kill Irish children for no reason at all beyond that they are not wanted. The new civil war will kill far more than the last one almost 100 years ago. Indeed, the combined slaughter of the infamous two world wars of the last century is far exceeded by the number of abortions in 2014-2018 in the Allied countries alone.
Will we kill future GAA players, rugby teams, hockey teams, boxing teams, and other people who shine some bright light in this most dreadful of years.
Oh Mother Ireland, where is your humanity and conscience now? Are you cherishing all the children equally?
You are not.
My late mother, Michael Collins’s niece, said a curse would fall on Ireland if we brought in abortion.
The centre needs to rethink the value of human life and restate its conviction that the right to life is the supreme right, without which you cannot have any other right.
We need a second coming of Christian love.