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Our forefathers are turning in their graves September 26, 2007

Posted by Rambling Man in Emigration, General Bloggery, Ireland & the Irish.
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What does it mean when you have a leader who has dicky finances – and gets re-elected ?

What does it mean when you have a leader who has severe monetary amnesia – and gets re-elected ?

What does it mean when you build a motorway through a national monument – and a newly elected Green Minister sanctions it ?

What does it mean when you do an opinion poll and people say “Sure I don’t care if he took a small bit out of the country after all he’s put in” – and then on the other hand, give out about hospital beds being closed due to lack of funds ?

What does it mean when you have a tribunal that goes on for years – and never really does anything at the end of the day ?

What does it mean when you have 3rd world roads and high car tax – and you still vote the incumbents back in ?

What does it mean when you have people dying in ambulances on the way to hospital – and you create the HSE to solve all problems ?

What does it mean when you have a people who will believe a big, huge lie much more easily than they will believe a small one ?

What does it mean when you have a country who goes crazy about the Germans making comments about our society – and you don’t study the comments made but blindly become patriotic and defensive ?

What does it mean when you are truly ashamed of some of the nonchalance and disinterested electorate in your own country …

IT MEANS YOU ARE IN IRELAND … but perhaps, not for much longer …

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1. 73man - September 28, 2007

Great post. “What does it mean when you do an opinion poll and people say “Sure I don’t care if he took a small bit out of the country after all he’s put in” – and then on the other hand, give out about hospital beds being closed due to lack of funds?”

This is one that really gets me going. This morning’s Irish Times has a picture of a queue of people waiting in Bray to sign a book of condolence for those dead firefighters. How many of them will join a campaign to bring a full time fire service to the town? How many will lobby their local councillors to insist that one is funded for 2008?

Are these the same people who turn up at Dublin Castle to cheer on Bertie because they didn’t vote last May because “ah sher it doesn’t matter anyway”?

2. RamblingMan - September 28, 2007

thanks – i need to rant every once in a while

3. 73man - September 28, 2007

I know I know. Jim Carroll calls it fuming. The thing is: when does fuming become political action?

4. Rambling Man - September 28, 2007

well i’m up for starting a new political party – the thing is, good party or rotten to the core party, the electorate still couldnt give a shit … i wish they would get some psychologist to try and define the irish indifference to politicians affairs and the giving out on the other hand – freud tried but basically called us a bunch of freaks !


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