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The Collapse of Western Civilisation

I was going to write an article which looks in detail at the report from Marie O’Shea BL. on the operation of Ireland’s abortion laws. However I don’t believe that it is worth the time or energy such an article would demand so I will confine myself to just a few comments. The report looks in detail at how we murder our unborn children with a primary focus on the obstacles that get in the way of committing more of these murders.

Marie O’Shea is incompetent to produce this or any other report because her thinking is influenced by false ideologies. Despite her qualifications, she neither understands law nor reason. St Thomas Aquinas tells us the following in relation to law.

“Now in human affairs a thing is said to be just, from being right, according to the rule of reason. But the first rule of reason is the law of nature, as is clear from what has been stated above (I-II:91:2 ad 2). Consequently every human law has just so much of the nature of law, as it is derived from the law of nature. But if in any point it deflects from the law of nature, it is no longer a law but a perversion of law.” (Summa Theologiae)

Ireland’s abortion laws, being contrary to nature in that they permit the murder of innocent human beings, are not law at all but are a perversion of law. That Marie O’Shea ignores this distinction despite her legal qualifications means that her report is also a perversion of the concept of law.

She misunderstands the concept of conscientious objection and calls for abortion to be made mandatory in the recruitment process for health professionals as a way of circumventing those who oppose the murder of innocent human beings. What this amounts to is a declaration that Catholics need not apply for positions in Ireland’s health services despite Ireland having a law which forbids discrimination on religious grounds.

Someone who conscientiously objects to abortion on moral grounds because it involves the murder of an innocent human being, will also object to referring a patient to another doctor who is willing to assist in the murder of that innocent human being. That the law makes it mandatory for a conscientious objector to refer someone to a doctor who is willing to partake in the murder of an innocent human being shows that those who drafted this law are only paying lip service to the concept of conscientious objection.

Page 11 of the report informs us that Marie is aware that Ireland’s laws involve the direct murder of an innocent human being. She informs us that foeticide is available in three of Ireland’s hospitals since June 2019.

The rule of law and order in Ireland is slowly but surely collapsing and the State now acts contrary to the interests of its citizens. The main protection that citizens had against a rogue government was our constitution. The purpose of the constitution is to limit the powers of government and that is why successive governments have proposed referenda which undermine the constitutional guarantees against unjust legislation.

The preamble to Bunreacht na hÉireann states:

“In the Name of the Most Holy Trinity, from Whom is all authority and to Whom, as our final end, all
actions both of men and States must be referred,

We, the people of Éire,

Humbly acknowledging all our obligations to our Divine Lord, Jesus Christ, Who sustained our fathers
through centuries of trial,

Gratefully remembering their heroic and unremitting struggle to regain the rightful independence of our Nation,

And seeking to promote the common good, with due observance of Prudence, Justice and Charity, so
that the dignity and freedom of the individual may be assured, true social order attained, the unity of our
country restored, and concord established with other nations,

Do hereby adopt, enact, and give to ourselves this Constitution.”

Our legislators and our court judges routinely ignore the requirement of the preamble that all actions of both men and States must be referred to the Most Holy Trinity.

What we are witnessing is the collapse of our civilisation. In 1934, J.D Unwin completed a study of 86 different societies and civilisations titled Sex & Culture He discovered that, without fail, every society which abandoned monogamous sexual morality and pre-nuptial chastity collapsed within three generations. Kirk Durston has compiled an interesting synopsis of these findings which can be read HERE

Kirk lists the most significant findings of Unwin’s studies as follows.

  1. Effect of sexual constraints: Increased sexual constraints, either pre or post-nuptial, always led to increased flourishing of a culture. Conversely, increased sexual freedom always led to the collapse of a culture three generations later. 
  2. Single most influential factor: Surprisingly, the data revealed that the single most important correlation with the flourishing of a culture was whether pre-nuptial chastity was required or not. It had a very significant effect either way.
  3. Highest flourishing of culture: The most powerful combination was pre-nuptial chastity coupled with “absolute monogamy”. Rationalist cultures that retained this combination for at least three generations exceeded all other cultures in every area, including literature, art, science, furniture, architecture, engineering, and agriculture. Only three out of the eighty-six cultures studied ever attained this level.
  4. Effect of abandoning prenuptial chastity: When strict prenuptial chastity was no longer the norm, absolute monogamy, deism, and rational thinking also disappeared within three generations.
  5. Total sexual freedom: If total sexual freedom was embraced by a culture, that culture collapsed within three generations to the lowest state of flourishing — which Unwin describes as “inert” and at a “dead level of conception” and is characterized by people who have little interest in much else other than their own wants and needs. At this level, the culture is usually conquered or taken over by another culture with greater social energy.
  6. Time lag: If there is a change in sexual constraints, either increased or decreased restraints, the full effect of that change is not realized until the third generation. 

Western civilisations are now coming to the end of the second generation since the so called sexual revolution of the 1960s. Our civilisation is about to move into the final phase which will lead to the collapse of western civilisation as we know it.

It takes three generations for the collapse to occur and it will take at least three generations to re-establish the benefits of a monogamous society where pre-nuptial chastity is the norm. We must begin working towards building that new culture now.

May God bless you

John Lacken

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