Two Words About “Doreen”

“Doreen’s Story” has been seen more than 430,000 times on Youtube. The short “mockumentary” is 4:39 long, and you won’t regret spending the time.

Allow me first to say I have nothing against people fallen on hard times, and consider solidarity a duty for everyone who calls himself a Christian.

Still, I would like to point out that Solidarity should be driven and financed from Christian charity, not a wasteful state apparatus. In the first case, there are automatic mechanisms to check the system is not abused – as it happened in centuries past, when charitable activities were financed and controlled locally; or in the hands of the Church men, who generally employed the money wisely – whereas the second system leads to the automatic, unavoidable creation of a self-serving administrative apparatus eager to perpetuate itself, to an impersonal system of theoretic criteria promptly “ridden” by smart “lazy cows” and, most perniciously of all, to an entitlement mentality by which one feels he has the right to live at other people’s expense.

All this is not very Christian. You see this post-Christian, Labour-fuelled, BBC-driven mentality in the  brilliant mockery of “Doreen”. Doreen’s daughters’ multiple pregnancies (that with the twins is rather funny) are treated as if they were nothing to be ashamed of, merely an occasion for money problems; the names of the daughter are notably in bad taste and notably unChristian, like “Tangerine”; laziness is treated as a medical issue, and drug taking as its unavoidable consequence. If you think this is exaggerated, think again or look a bit better at what UK champagne socialists dish to you in exchange for your expensive (and compulsory) TV licence. I am not the only one exasperated by the continuous justification of last August’s riots heard around the liberal media.

The parting from Christian values and their substitution with the holy cows of Socialism led to a system where moral degeneration is not only morally encouraged, but outright financed. Furthermore, it creates a powerful apparatus of public employees and civil servants living of the State welfare activities and therefore determined to fight its dismantling to the death. In modern Western countries like England and Germany social transfers are the biggest single budget entry; more than defence and education, or public health, or research. You can imagine the extent of vested interests gravitating around it.

This way of thinking is slowly demolishing the Christian fabric of the country, because the country was unable to recognise that it was unChristian in the first place.

Time to wake up, get rid of the social state, and substitute it for the Christian one.


Posted on February 12, 2012, in Catholicism and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Brilliant but, also, too true for words. (Linen on the Hedgerow) posting as Bukojin (too lengthy too explain!

  2. Having worked for seven years in the “homelessness industry”, I can vouch for what you say. I had to tell a man that we could not find a flat for him because he had no “issues”, but was simply homeless. Had he been addicted to heroin, HIV positive, homosexual, transgendered, etc ad infinitum, he would have been a priority case.

    However, the Victorian Poor Law could be savage.

    • Agree with you, Leftfooter, and Dickens has left beautiful pages about it. Still, one excess does not justify the other, and Victorian England was largely Anglican.

      As a contrast, among all the evils attributed to the States of the Church, being savage against the poor is not one of them. Mind, compared to today’s world they would have been considered incurable laissez-faire fanatics.


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