There be a saying which goes, 'A secret is a weapon and a friend' and as we have discovered of late there be many a secret to be spread abroad to be used as a weapon against us to spoil our international friendships.
I speak about the Wikileaks issue, just so ye know and what a pickle we are in today because of one man's foolishness and another's mischievousness.
Some would say that those who spoke the words ought not to have been so foolish in the first place and sure it is as the saying goes, that ye should not tell ye secret e'en to a fence, nor say everythin ye want to say lest ye hear somethin ye'd not like to hear.
But with horse bolted all that can be done now is to close the barn door and fix the latch, but still the problem remains. As one man has discovered, 'foolishness is its own reward', and as the other is discovering, 'the lips of the devilish incur a terrible and just wrath'.
In this great land of freedom and democracy, it bedevils me mind why any man would do his best to destroy the hand that has fed him, although to be sure the mischievous hand that fed our foes is an Australian.
Nevertheless it seems to me that there be too much devilment in this land, from those who for some reason or t'other hate the breast from which they were nourished, and resent the blessings given them throughout their lives.
Sure it is that I read somewhere that the greatest enemies of this great land 'lie' within its borders. Misbegotten creatures they are whose birth alone would incline an ear to give assent to abortion; creatures misshapen by wealth and privilege; fat from too much leisure and with minds lost in the netherworld of high and mighty intellectual cow dung, they turn blessin to cursin, and thanksgivin to treason.
But in the sayin of the same we cannot but note that it is we ourselves who have failed our children. It is we who thought money and goods would suffice to fill the lack they suffer from our preoccupation with our own lives and the seekin after fortune. As the sayin goes 'there is misfortune only where there is wealth'; and 'If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at who He gives it to!'
The good book does not say that money is the root of all evil, but that the 'love of money' is the foundation of all that goes wrong in life, and sure it is that when our love is devoted to money rather than our wee ones, they will go astray and evil will come our way.
There be those amongst us who rejoice to see America's shame right now; young people fightin their ideological battles; too young to know right from wrong; too enjoyin of the battle to know for whom they fight.
We all know from life that as we grow older we begin to understand our own past foolishness, but in these matters wherein young people today are doin their best to bring shame to their country and to bring it to it's knees, by the time they be old enough to understand their foolishness, the wonderful opportunities inherited by them will no longer be freely available. (You never miss the water till the well has run dry.)
We as parents must teach our children what love is. To teach them love and respect toward God, family and country. To be grateful for what they have and to share with those without. These values keep children on the straight and narrow, but without that path they be free to wander dangerous paths, driven along and blinded by winds of political and social doctrine whose only purpose is to rob them of their blessins.
May you always have work for your hands to do
May your pockets hold always a coin or two
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain
May the hand of a friend always be near you
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you
And may the sons of your daughters smile upon your face.
John (Jack) J. Walsh
Other Articles by Jack Walsh:
Dec 23, 2010 Merry Christmas or Seasons Greetings or whatever
Dec 21, 2010 Gossips can go to hell
Dec 14, 2010 The Problem with Democracy
Dec 9, 2010 Knowin the Secret
Dec 7, 2010 People in Glass Houses
Dec 4, 2010 The Irish be comin
Nov 25, 2010 A Baby for a Baby
Nov 23, 2010 Voting for the Right Candidate
Nov 18, 2010 Mea Maxima Culpa Me Darlin
John J. Walsh, a Catholic, is originally from Ireland; went to high school and university in Australia, and later moved to the U.S.A. Fearing the hot blooded protestants and not wanting to reach heaven or hell faster than is God's plan, his personal email address and other particulars are not available for publication. You may however Email him at: johnjwalsh_magic @live.com