While our prime minister and the Tory media and some Labour-ites are bearing down on Jeremy Corbyn and his stance against further bombing by the UK, Mr. Corbyn himself today wrote a very appropriate piece in to-day's i newspaper - about global warming and the government's inaction in this vital area. Clearly a subject that Jeremy Corbyn takes more seriously - and with every good reason.
And of course, it's not just polar bears but the whole of nature that's under threat. While the world goes on belching out the effluent (even in India they have no plans to reduce such emissions) - and while the Western World throws its armaments anywhere so long as it's more than 1,000 miles away from our homelands - we cocooned Westerners are going into the Christmas period without (probably) little thought about all this.
For the poorest in the UK, that's quite understandable as they've just been through the trauma of the chancellor's threats on Tax Credits, which he has now deferred with a big smile and false bonhomie as though it was all a joke. The poorest want some respite from stresses and strains and other extreme rigours that life presents.
But what about the rest. What about those in (say) the top 5-10% salary bracket. I dare say most of those will write a cheque for some charity and that will be their conscience cleared for another year - but the week after will go for a spin in their newly-acquired sports car or watch TV on their 60" screen without a second thought. And will be happy if HS2 and/or fracking goes ahead - especially if they've got money invested in enterprises connected with these false promises.
But what about Mother Nature? And what about the Sermon On The Mount?
It really is time we got real. It's time for real, deep reflection.