Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Disband the 'Christian' Brothers

Ireland is still reeling from last week's publication of the Ryan Commission which details the horrific and endemic physical and sexual abuse of children in religious- and state-run schools right up to the 70s. The truth is everyone here knew what was going on - at least about the physical abuse - but because these children came from the lower classes and also because the Catholic Church ruled mind and body, no objections were made. Truth, also, is that both church and state were making money out of the slave labour of the children so it was a profitable form of abuse. (The perfidy of humanity shatters the soul.) Of all the guilty religious orders, the most perfidious is the so-called Christian Brothers. Canadians will remember that the first class actions brought against them by their victims took place in Newfoundland. I remember the Christian Brothers in charge of the boys at our school in Toronto. We knew to avoid them. We knew they were violent men. One broke a lad's arm and when that lad's father came in and beat up the brother, we were all delighted. In the military, when a unit is so thoroughly corrupted and dishonoured, it is disbanded. There is no question but that this should be the fate of the 'Christian' Brothers and let their lands and resources be distributed amongst their victims.

4 comments:

paddy said...

I'm with you! Maybe some Vikings are required to head over there and start sacking churches!

OR Melling said...

And of course, Paddy, we have to face the fact that both our comments contain the most bizarre of mixed messages, i.e. condemning violence while applauding it!(I mention the delight when Mr N beat up Brother D, and I also refer to the military in a positive way, being an ex-military type. And there you are recommending the Vikings. There's really little hope for our race.)

paddy said...

But we are recommending violence against BAD people and that's OK. But violence is not the problem here, just unchecked power, lack of accountability and generations of hiding behind "higher power". Although I must admit that most churches are a good deal better than the Irish Catholic version.

maitiu said...

In Ireland, the Brothers are all but Gone, No-body would let a child near these Head Cases, I was Educated (so called) by these Monsters in the 50s and it was a Living Nightmare, Many Many years later I told my Mother about them and the Sexual abuse etc etc., She Cried Openly, she just said and I sent you to them same monsters., They have Disgraced Ireland to the Rest of the World.