Saturday, November 10, 2012
Chickens Coming Home to Roost
Chatting to a journalist this morning, I got some of the back story on the paedophile allegations against "top Conservatives", it seems as if the witch-hunt is beginning against "top people" generally, perhaps especially against those who publicly identify themselves with a certain sexual licence. I wasn't quite surprised by some of the names mentioned, many have been involved in minor scandals in the past, but it put a fresh gloss on the, "I am for gay marriage because I am a Conservative" statement of David Cameron.
Amongst Tories, and indeed all of our political and media elite, there has always been the socially conservative, the Tufton Bufton's and blue rinsed with middle-class or respectable working-class moral stance but there has also been a strong strand of Libertarianism, where anything goes. It seems from what I was told that Libertarian chickens are coming home to roost. In part it is a reaction against the amorality of a generation ago.
Posted by Fr Ray Blake