Re: New private school.
Cactus, there was plenty of information available at the time to people about what the IMF and ECB had done in Greece, and about what the IMF had done in other countries in the past. Not just on sites like this, but the mainstream media too. I'm sorry to say this, but anyone who refused to do a bit of research into who these people were and what they meant in the belief they were good news was an idiot, who deserves what's coming to them. A bit like those who voted for 'change' be electing Enda Kenny, and who continue to support the Blueshirt government to the hilt.
Originally Posted by C. Flower
Also, the past decade has seen the rejection of two EU treaties and the growth of anti-EU sentiment so the idea that most people view the EU is a benign entity is misplaced. Alot of people are clued in and understand why these things are happening, but quite frankly people are just apathetic to political activity, and many of those who were involved in left groups in the past have been burnt out by their experience of marching up and down the hill one time too many, and are justifiably cynical and disillusioned with the ULA fiasco and the lack of any possible alternative.
Not to say such an alternative is impossible in the future, but it will be in other countries and not in Ireland. The sheep here will stay in the pub and whine about bad weather and 'dem politicians' without wondering why the world is the way it is or taking thought on what they could do to change it.
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'Our goal is to conquer state power for the Irish working class'
Pat Rabitte, 1987
"Can I ask whether this is what the men of 1916 died for: a bailout from the German chancellor with a few shillings of sympathy from the British chancellor on the side?"
Michael Noonan, November 2010