Re: Let us face it, most of us Irish are too thick to effect change...
I do not think it is anything to do with being "thick" as you put it, fluffy. Nor do I think the blame for the state of the country. Nor can the blame for this be placed at the door of the Catholic Church, although the Irish Catholic Church certainly have not helped.
I think it is more to do with a sneaking regard for the cute hoor. Ask yourself a question "Why would anybody have joined Fianna Fail in the last 30 years?"
The answer can only be for access to power and the public purse. People within FF have designed businesses around the sole fact that they have access to the public funds.
We have a very high tolerance for corruption and that mindset has to change if Ireland is ever to climb out of the economic septic tank into which the FF-PD "government" landed it.
An indication of that tolerance is the fact that I Am the only person on this site who wants to see the party of traitors, FF, proscribed. As far as I am concerned the only good FFer is a dead one.
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