If the lowpoint for the common people was voting in Obama, the week following it, until now, has seen an outbreak of common sense, possibly somewhat in reaction to the huge mistake they made in the U.S.
There have been three incidents:
1. The anti gay “marriage’ protests over two days in France;
2. The election of Jean-François Copé;
3. The rejection of the women bishops leftist proposal.
Each of those three decisions had two factors in common:
1. It was a victory for the laity/common people over the left-liberal establishment;
2. These were the first steps for those nations/organizations to return to being fit for purpose.
Copé ran on a platform of returning to true conservatism – and UMP is a conservative party. The laity ran on using scripture as its basis – and the church should be based on its scripture.
More than this, it wasn’t people outside who voted, it was the party faithful. In societies where the majority have been hoodwinked by left-liberalism, obviously a majority would support bad policies but within the nation/party/church, the faithful returned to their roots, which of course is precisely what they should have done.
The point here is not the rights or wrongs of particular policies but that people inside went back to what their nation/organization was built on in the first place. A most significant point made by Copé on Fillon could also be applied to the other two:
The party did not need “a François Hollande of the right”, he said in a dig at Mr Fillon.
Fillon was UMP but had sold out to the EU with Sarkozy. This man is for France and its roots. If Fillon wishes to pursue leftist policies, let him join a leftist party. Ditto for Rowan Williams and the new one – if they wish to be socialist, then they can join the Labour Party. If they want to be Christian, they can stay in the church.
The term fit for purpose is probably too early to apply to these but it’s a first step in the right direction.