“In order to maintain our way of living, we must tell lies to each other, and especially to ourselves. It is not necessary that the lies be particularly believable, but merely that they be erected as barriers to truth. These barriers to truth are necessary because without them many deplorable acts would become impossible. Truth must be avoided at all costs. When we do allow self-evident truths to percolate past our defenses and into our consciousness, they are treated like so many handgrenades rolling across the dance floor of an improbably macabre dance party. We try to stay out of harms way, afraid they will go off, shatter our delusions, and leave us exposed to what we have done to the world and ourselves, exposed as the hollow people we have become. And so we avoid these truths, these self-evident truths, and continue the dance of world destruction.”
I don’t know what to think of Kevin Annett. I have read some of his books. Listened to many of his recordings. Maybe he’s too much of a loose cannon. But so am I.
The behavior of Churches and States, be it in Ireland or on this stolen continent called Turtle Island, is so evil, and so many of us know it. But even I have trouble not avoiding the topic sometimes. I don’t want to sound like a conspiracy theorist.
I’m putting this video up here because the references to both Ireland and to my home bioregion are unavoidable (this talk was given in Vic, and I’ve been to many of the places referenced in this film). This is the exact topic I’ve dedicated this blog to. My People have suffered at the hands of an evil religious institution for centuries now, so how can I talk about decolonization and ignore the first colonization: ROME. Its difficult. But how can I deny that every Irish Catholic has Stockholm Syndrome? It helps to resent the British Empire and their Protestant false prophets, but that city on seven hills is far, far away from the indigenous life of my indigenous home. And we were so much better off before they brought their darkness, their night that has lasted for so long. That memory is in our bones….
Tiocfaidh ár lá
“For from the least of them even to the greatest of them, Everyone is greedy for gain, And from the prophet even to the priest Everyone deals falsely.”
“They have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, Saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ But there is no peace.”
“Were they ashamed because of the abomination they have done? They were not even ashamed at all; They did not even know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; At the time that I punish them, They shall be cast down,”