There is only one people to blame for the collapse of our country. The electorate. .
And you know what, voting out FF does'nt solve the problem. I think politics in general in Ireland sucks. Some people excuse this by saying its pretty much the same everywhere else. Ah yes, the old, "well if it goes on in other countries, we cant expect any better" arguement.
Until we start looking for a better politician and a better political structure, we will never see true change . .
Voting in Labour or FG because you hate FF and dont trust them is just asking for trouble. If I had three people on front of me and had to decide which one would be taking care of my child while I was away, I wouldnt simply pick the one who I least dislike (or the one I like the look of) . I would do more research and make sure i get the safest, best candidate for that role. . Ireland liked the look of Bertie (of course nobody on boards.ie voted FF ) and look at what happened . .Perhaps if the electorate voted for politicians the same way they made decisions on things that were important to them we would have a better country . .
Agree for the most part but can't blame the electorate really. Given that if you are at least of average intelligence then there is at least half the country that much stupider than you and in many cases alot more stupid, so they can in some way be excused.
The other half would be smarter. And amongst them there is a proportional number who realise the % of sheep and manipulate the system past those who would have it for the betterment of society, and use it instead toward their select enrichment.
It is not so much the political parties and trite workers unions that are to blame (FF Gombeens, FG Wanna be gombeens, Greens pseudo religious do gooder wanna bes, Labour liberal do gooder wanna bes without a plan, SinnFein post ceasefire wanna be guerillas),
it is those with enough intelligence to realise they are being manipulated and robbed of their future wealth and sovereign independence for whom the choice is laid bare.
Rebellion, revolution and re-instatement of democracy.
The question arises then - will be it be armed and then in some levels reliant upon illegal tie in and so have the potential for corruption (as happened with the IRA) or will it come from those good people alienated, robbed and pushed to the side by todays society and described as intolerant fanatics and who were aptly represented by Declan Ganley
until of course his vote was robbed from underneath them in the second re-run of the Lisbon Treaty which they were all set to reject a second time and usher in new politics into this country