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Sunday, August 16, 2015

the story of my argument with supreme court justice catherine mcguinness

Catherine McGuinness announced last week that those of us who had made dire predictions about the legalisation of divorce in Ireland, had been proven wrong.
She averred that contrary to our prognostications of doom, the promulgation of permissive divorce legistlation had not caused extensive family break down.
She cited some statistics and preened her feathers and received the usual plaudits from the usual bankrupt atheistic abortionist contrareceiving euthanasist assisted suicide sex change vending citizen debauching newspaper groups. (Independent Newspapers, the Irish Times and RTE)
I mean I don't want to go casting no aspoyshuns.
Ah yes.
I'll have to ask for a judge's ruling on this one.
Some years ago, after Catherine McGuinness and her friends succeeded in suckering the Irish into accepting a gerrymandered referendum legalising revolving door divorces, a member of Catherine McGuinness' activist group came to me.
(I say the thing was gerrymandered by the way because the government were deemed in court to have wrongfully used public money to promote their desired result.)
The woman who came to me was Linnie Binks a veteran British socialist cum commie cum Rah woman.
An unlikely friend for me but whatchya gonna do.
She said: "James, would you help me with publicity for a women's group I'm setting up?"
I said: "What sort of a group is it?"
She said: "I want to help women who've been divorced and left high and dry."
I said: "Tell me more."
She said: "A lot of women, particularly in rural areas, have been divorced against their will and they're just floundering helplessly you see, in a sort of shock or despair, and in isolation. They may not have had particularly happy marriages, but they didn't think there was anything wrong. And when divorce was legalised their husbands more less just came home one day and said: It's over. Many of them are quite old and I want to see if we can do something to help them get their lives back on track."
I said: "Do you see the irony here?"
She said: "What do you mean?"
I said: "Well a few years ago you were campaigning in the streets about people like me who said permissive divorce legislation with the right to remarry would ruin lives. Now you're here asking me to help you patch up the lives you've ruined. Can you see the irony?"
Those were my exact words.
She answered brusquely: "Yes. Yes I do see the irony. Will you help us?"
A woman of character.
Back to Former Supreme Court Justice Catherine McGuinness.
Catherine McGuinness has claimed this week that those of us making dire predictions about her permissive divorce legislation have been proved wrong by time and by her statistics.
But consider this.
For the women of South Kildare dumped in old age by their husbands who interpreted Catherine McGuinness' permissive divorce legislation as countermanding their promise to God to love their wives for richer for poorer in sickness and in health till death do us part amen, for those women I say, every one of my dire predictions has come utterly unalterably tragically true.
And consider this as well.
Catherine McGuinness had promised that her permissive divorce legislation would reduce violence in marriages.
And what have we had since?
An explosion of violence within marriage.
An explosion of murders of children and wives and husbands within marriages.
An explosion of psycho sexual tortures within marriages.
That's just a statistic.
And both me and Catherine McGuinness know that when wrongly applied or interpreted...
.... statistics lie.


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