If these Christmas days are always different, and therefore new in our lives, it is also true that these times we live are new, and therefore, different.
These are not just new times. They are not only times of crisis. These are new times determined by the crisis. Despite all the things we have already experienced in the crisis, we still do not want to understand it, we do not want to accept the depth of it, we resist seeking and accepting the truth, to tell the truth, and we prefer to take refuge in the lie, because it is much more comfortable and less unpleasant. We are incapable of facing the why, the reason, the truth of what happens to us: the crisis of the person, the previous crisis of the institutions closest to the person, the crisis of the liquid society that we have been incubating, the crisis of truth.
We prefer to deceive ourselves, to enhance optimism as a value itself, we choose the strength of the lies in front of the strength of truth, because we are unable to face the change of our personal attitude, starting with ourselves.
But the crisis has an undeniable effect, it places us in a political and social scene with two great protagonists: relativism, which for decades has been and is the dominant fashion, socialization of nothingness, and, on the other hand, extremism, the reactive populism of distinct signs.
Those of us who feel orphans today, those who believe in Christian values, those who do not want to be carried away by prevailing relativism or reactive extremism, are obliged to be able to offer a different vision, we have an obligation to go to the root of the crisis.
Relativism, what we call a “new world order,” encourages and boosts a post-Christian society, with a sickly, pathological and undisguised obsession in the substitution and replacement of the Christian values as essential elements of our society. This One of Us Federation must be able to understand and face the challenge of the great cultural debate which is more than a strictly political one, a debate derived from the concept of the person, from the deep meaning of the right to life and, consequently, from the family.
Let us not seek the lesser evil between relativists and extremists, because the search for lesser evil always means the consolidation of evil. We have to face a situation similar to that featured by David and Goliath. I do not need to tell you who David is today and who Goliath is today. We have a moral obligation to face this debate, from the conviction that David ended up defeating Goliath, and also that history reminds us that it was not the only occasion in which the apparently very strong succumbed to who, initially is, in a lose-lose situation.
We must be able to create a groundswell of opinion in Europe presided by our values. We have to move away from an attitude based on cultural non-appearance, which unfortunately has characterized us too many times.
That is why, let me thank all the organizations and movements that do not accept resignation, that want to continue giving this cultural battle for the maintenance and defence of our civilization. If there is a celebration based on the truth, which makes us really live different days in our lives, that is Christmas.
Therefore, I take these lines not only to congratulate you on Christmas, but above all to encourage you that this good news should be transformed into a new and a renewed attitude to defend life and our deepest values.
Jaime Mayor Oreja