Re: A warning to Labour - if you want change, think
Okay, I came from Workers' Party, to New Agenda, to Democratic Left to Labour. I recall the shock of merging with Labour. I voted against it. But DL was broke and De Rossa was tired of struggling and fighting off the young (ish) bloods. I followed the job basically. Although I have always loved my fellow secretaries, no matter what party, I realised almost immediately that I came from a different value system. I'm not saying a better one, but a different one. And I never felt easy about the merge.
I tried to vote Sinn Féin this time round. I have huge admiration for Ruane, and I'm madly in love with Pearse Doherty, but as someone who has nightmares if I step on a cockroach, I could not do it. Even though I appreciate the irony of having been a member of the WP, but by the time I joined, the killing had ceased. I will have to work hard now to accept that Sinn Féin are the only party that truly represents my political values. But it's hard for me. I talked my family into voting for them, but I could not. I don't know why. Help!
Other people have a nationality. The Jews and the Irish have a psychosis: Brendan Behan