Posted by Mundabor
Slowly, more and more details of the new Socialist-in-Chief begin to emerge. Not all of them flattering.
Now, I do not care whether the man has sense of humour, or charisma, or the ability to deal with the media; I am far more interested in the Weltanschauung he carries in his new political office. After all this man could be, one day, the next Prime Minister.
Turns out that “Red Ed”:
1) is an atheist
2) is not married with his “partner”
3) has one child of whom he is not registered as the father
On 1) , he has said that he has deep respect of believers, or words to that effects. Fine, but I’d like to know who, as leader of a mass party with government ambitions, would ever say anything different. I can’t imagine he would, whilst paying respect, ever do anything for Christian values in this country, I truly can’t. He is certainly not worse than Cameron in that, but no improvement either.
On 2) and 3), one reads with astonishment the reason he has given for not marrying his “partner” (I must always think of law firms; it must be me) and not even recognising his own child. “No time” is the argument and I am reminded of those sanctimonious people of my last post, the “I am so busy in making this Country great again that I don’t even have the time to marry and assume the paternity of my child”-type. It simply stinks to heaven.
I wonder how his wife must feel at reading such comments (not that I empathise too much, mind: green activist, apparently, and in the end she is the one who married him, atheism and all); whilst there can still be a tragic resemblance of grandeur in the ideological statement that one “doesn’t believe in marriage”, or ….. (er well, no, the one with the child really has no excuse), to say “I haven’t got the time” is just another way of saying “you and the child are so, so low in the scale of my priorities that I will go on for years without doing what I know I should do“. Basically, Milliband is saying “I couldn’t care less of my family and if I should now marry you/recognise my child it is just because it is now politics; and for politics (that is: for me) I always have time!”.
This is how Ed Milliband introduces himself to the country: as a person whose first, second and third priorities are Ed Milliband, followed by the political success of Ed Milliband.
One day, a child or young man will realise that his father didn’t have the time to say to the world not only “this is the woman I have chosen”, but not even “this is my child, the blood of my blood, the one I will love and protect”.
I think of my father now, and tenderness overcomes me. Please excuse me for a tear of gratitude.