Since the merger of Resurgence with the Christian Democratic Party on 1st May 2012 we have kept members informed of developments as we progressed. It has all been mundane work and a bit of a slog with even the simplest of tasks taking a lot longer to complete than we could possibly have expected. It seems symptomatic in both the private and public sectors that simple instructions are wrongly implemented, with systems overruling common sense.
In the course of merging the aim has been to learn from our collective past experiences, to keep and build on those systems and practices that have been proven, and to discard and replace those things that do not work. By taking a steady and thoughtful approach we will get the basic and essential documents and policies in place, so that we do not need to keep returning to and reviewing the work already undertaken. In other words, we are laying down a strong and secure foundation on which to build our future and the work of communicating our message.
The return to Mount Saint Bernard Abbey last September, and Second Declaration with its emphasis on the traditional virtues, has pointed us clearly and directly on a path that will put a real alternative, Christian based and inspired manifesto, before the British public and offer an option for a sustainable natural renewal of our society and economy. It is a tough message with hard solutions that will not be welcomed at first. We will be spelling out the dangers presented by continuing with a godless and self-centred culture of commercialisation, celebrity and entitlement to undeserved reward.
The limited number, but lengthy, posts on our website last year have focused on the underlying cause of our present predicament – the banking and monetary systems that are drawing the life blood from the economic body. In previous years we had warned that debt would bring us down and be a drag on a slow undulating partial recovery, with the retail sector heavily hit by reduced spending. We anticipated and warned of the 2008 financial crisis and have warned of the much greater financial collapse and economic disaster that awaits us in 2026, 2028 or 2029. Deficit and debt reduction are not popular. There will be a recovery of sorts, but it will be a forced empty bubble fuelled by borrowing and national debt. That bubble will burst with consequent social breakdown.
Our solution is to offer a prospect of virtuous renewal based on Faith and Family, with a programme built on Hope and Charity. Voters might not buy in to that vision now, but when the Great Crash happens and we are proven right they will take notice. Our long game is to build a consensus around a shared vision and a common agenda. A year ago we started that process and are currently working on the next phase that comprises a new prospectus, revised party programme and a first manifesto.
We are facing confusing times, trials and tribulations, persecution and oppression. Some people who joined us have fallen by the wayside. Thank you to those of you who are still with us. Your support encourages us. Keep the Faith of our Fathers.
For now, let us approve and adopt the constitution and related documents. Then press on.