Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week October 14, 2012Posted by Garibaldy in Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week.
What I admire most about the Sindo is its consistency. So you can get a story entitled Austerity is poison for the Irish economy which, amidst all the rants about slashing the public sector, says this
If the IMF is right, then all of the pain and sacrifice of the past four years has been in vain. If the troika were doctors rather than economists, they’d have been struck off long ago
This week, the Sindo is more unashamed than normal in its defence of the interests of the middle class, with the defence of private schools the central theme across several articles. Eilis O’Hanlon tries to play the accusation of sectarianism to protect private schooling (note the comments on Israel snuck in to try and strengthen the case).
The Labour Party used to have to wrestle with its conscience before declaring victory and doing the wrong thing anyway. Now its conscience doesn’t even bother fighting back, because it knows there’s no point, leaving Labour to look around desperately for other opponents with whom to play the macho political street fighter.
And what better way to pretend to still be socialists than to beat up on some passing churchgoer whilst calling it integrity? First up were the Catholics, as Labour pulled the plug on the Vatican Embassy in one big Yah Boo Sucks gesture.
Then it was those crazy Jews in the firing line as Labour TDs broke off from totting up their projected pensions for a while to join the campaign against Israel’s blockade of Gaza. You tell ‘em, brothers. Now it’s the turn of Protestants, as Labour suddenly wants to get stuck into fee-paying schools.
Eilis O’Hanlon, meanwhile, is a rebel with a cause. And, perhaps surprisingly, it’s about reclaiming our heritage stolen by the English.
It’s about time Ireland reclaimed that old Tory mantle from the English. It belonged to us first. What we need now is real Irish Tories : rebels, outlaws, who can take on the vested interests and stand behind the middle class, who want homes not unrepayable debts, and businesses not handouts, because those people have always been the backbone of this country and always will be — and, as David Cameron said, “we should never, ever be ashamed of saying so”.
And what a stunning success a country with the likes of Eilis as its backbone has been.
This week’s winner leaves the rest in the dust.
This way lies a totalitarian State: the Fine Gael and Labour elite, with the trade union movement, aided and abetted by RTE, are in control of the political, economic and social discourse and outcome. We should be worried.
Not who you might think, but Jody Corcoran.