Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week February 26, 2017Posted by guestposter in Uncategorized.
Garibaldy is unavailable and so shamelessly we default to the obvious… what worthy writing about the Fine Gael leadership contest manages to bring in the following?
Here, let me pause to lecture the Trots.
Irish democracy has been well-served by having two large parties alternating in government with the help of the Labour Party and Independents.
Sadly, there are still studenty anoraks, mostly Trots or racist right-wingers who pine for sharper ideological divisions in Irish politics, preferably a polarisation of left and right.
To which I reply: You mean like the sharp division in 1930s Germany ? Or the dangerous gulf opening up in French and Hungarian politics between right and left on immigration?
Or do you fancy an Irish version of the vicious civil war between Democrats and Republicans, which has corrupted civility in American politics?
Away with that childish passion for a left-right division that looks good on paper, but ends up with blood on the streets.
What worthy indeed? Other examples gratefully accepted.