In more depressing news for people of a certain age, this week marks the 25th anniversary of the first episode of Father Ted.
It's hard to believe that it's a quarter of a century since I first sat down to watch it, but the landmark date has prompted a slew of memes, jokes and people recalling their favourite scenes and their most beloved quips.
One of the many lines which have stood the test of time is the auld wan saying: "I hear you're a racist now, Father."
I never thought the show - which is really a surreal version of Only Fools and Horses, featuring three mismatched eejits, etc - would include the art of prophecy among its stronger points.
But if some of the responses to two very different news stories are to be believed, we're all racists now.
The row over Keelings flying a charter plane of Bulgarian fruit pickers into the country during the lockdown has been fascinating, baffling and quite depressing.
The company was always going to find itself in a bit of PR bother when the news broke. After all, there is something undeniably discordant about everyone being told to stay within 2km of their home when a company is flying in people from the other side of the continent.
There are good and honourable arguments on either side of the migrant worker debate and whether they do the jobs we simply won't do, or whether it's a case of large companies paying such meagre wages that it's simply unworkable for the locals. But that, to paraphrase Father Jack, would be an economical matter.
No, the real controversy erupted when some of the usual virtue signalling suspects who consider themselves Social Justice Warriors accused anyone who had a problem with the flight of being, yes, you've guessed it, a racist.
Leave aside the bogus issue of migrant workers "taking our jobs" - they're not taking anyone's job if nobody else wants to do it.
And forget about the couple of idiots who turned up outside Keelings with a banner saying "Ireland Belongs To The Irish".
No, the main objections to the workers landing on our shores were simply based on reasonable public health concerns.
Is it racist to point out the disconnect between our current situation which sees funerals conducted in private due to the restrictions, while we're bringing in plane loads of people?
Well, if you're one of the perennially right-on, professionally offended brigade, it most certainly is.
In fact, if you raised a quizzical eyebrow when you first saw the story, then it would appear that there's a good chance you're a Nazi, whether you even knew it or not.
This is now the standard tactic employed by the increasingly unhinged 'liberal' movement which, to no great surprise, seems more interested in immediately scolding strangers than examining the facts.
The speed with which such slurs are so cynically bandied about is also having a devastating impact on honest debate and discourse in this country. In fact, fear of being smeared as a bigot now even extends to politicians.
Dublin TD Paul McAuliffe also thinks it was a bad move by Keelings, but admitted that many politicians will shy away from the story for fear of being branded with a big red 'R' on their forehead. Even when criticising the decision, he admitted: "I want to be careful because I don't want to do anything that encourages intolerant behaviour." It's simply impossible to have an open debate when people are afraid to give an honest, non-bigoted opinion in case they are tarred and feathered by the growing band of cranks and keyboard warriors who would feel more at home in a totalitarian, communist dictatorship than a free democracy.
In fact, now that I think of it, many of them have been quick to loudly defend a... totalitarian communist dictatorship.
The Chinese government are responsible for this outbreak, and they have skilfully managed to accuse critics of "spreading prejudice against China".
Even leaving aside the various theories about the origins of Covid-19, it is a fact that many of the heroic Chinese whistle-blowers who tried to alert the world at the beginning have been 'disappeared' by the regime.
It has been established beyond doubt that their reluctance to admit the problem helped the devastating spread of the disease.
Yet anyone who points the finger at the Chinese Communist Party is immediately accused by Irish 'liberals' of, yes, you guessed, being a racist.
Even more than that, anyone who thinks the so-called 'wet markets' are a disgusting abomination is similarly denounced as a bigot. Well, if objecting to the practice of beating cats and dogs to death with sticks and hammers so their meat will be more tender makes you a bigot, then I'm happy to be one.
I also happen to think that bull fighting is disgusting, but that doesn't mean I don't like Spanish people.
But riddle me this - if this disease had spread from America, do you think those who denounce China's critics as racist would be so quick to defend Trump?
Of course they wouldn't.
That's the problem - they're so insincere and intellectually deficient they no longer see the screamingly obvious logical flaws in their own arguments.