Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week November 27, 2011Posted by Garibaldy in Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week.
However, it is very easy to argue with the continued adherence to the illogical and grossly unfair Croke Park agreement, which guarantees that one of the most sheltered sectors in society remains insulated from the worst effects of Ireland’s economic firestorm.
Did I miss the part where public sector workers have not had large cuts made in their pay? Did I also miss the part where the heroes of capitalism in Ireland were bailed out by the state that they claim should stay out of the market? Or do I simply not live in a world created in the mind of Milton Friedman and bearing no relation to reality?
Marc Coleman provides us with a new understanding of the role of class, wealth and power within society.
There are two narratives about which “side” to take; the “haves” versus “have nots” and “public” versus “private”. But if you ask me, the “haves” are not those with money, but those with power.
Maybe that should have been a new misunderstanding of the role of class, wealth and power within society.
Brendan O’Connor has identified a different problem.
And that is why this story tells us everything we need to know about this Government. Suddenly we understand why old people will be booted out of their homes, why special needs children won’t be allowed to go to school, why hospitals will be shut down, why everything will be sacrificed before they will touch a hair on the head of the public sector pay. It’s ideology, stupid.
It is indeed ideology Brendan. Just not the one you think it is. It’s the one you share, not the one you despise.