Despite a long history of rebellion and a seemingly inextinguishable lust for freedom, the Irish people of today are for the most part, an
embarrassment to their forebearers who gave everything, including their lives so that Ireland could be a self governing and ultimately a sovereign
society, free from the ills of their overlord neighbours.
Modern Irish society is turning into a bad spirit copy of Britains. It is a nation of people who feel the state owes them something. They play up to
the most degrading stereotypes of the Irish, ie that of an uneducated alchololic gurrier, with immeasurable pride. They believe they arew the best
educated people in Europe, because they don't know the difference between education and training. I could go on and on.
It is hardly surprising that the country has gone this way when its people accept the rescinding of their Lisbon Treaty vote. Lisbon though is a
mere symptom. Ireland was only ever a sovereign nation between 1993 and the inception of the Euro. A country that does not control its own money is
not sovereign. When the Irish decided to swap sovereignty in exchange for easy cheap sun holidays on the Costa del Crime, they effectively waived
their rights to democracy.
The Irish have sold their country out to corporate interests like Shell (because they dont have the wherewithall to exploit their own resources,
despite the fact that other nations have been doing it for well over a century). The Irish high street is indistinguishable from Anytown UK, with the
same stores selling the same imported junk. Tescos invade and the Irish consumer switches their allegience from local economy to the corporate bilge
This demise is reflected in every facet of Irish life. Irish soccer clubs go bankrupt playing in tiny half empty stadia while the majority of Irish
plebians support (financially and morally) Man United. They would go to Manchester to a game and buy the merchandise, but if their local team were
playing on TV, they would turn it off an watch British soccer. This can only be the result of an inferiority complex.
Move from sport to the arts and it's more of the same. Ireland is famous for boybands.When this is the zenith of a nations cultural output, I think
the writing is on the wall.A lot of blood will have to be spilled before they get back their sovereignty and personally I dont think they have the
cahunas for it any more. Back to being the whipping boys of Europe.
And so, Teresa Treacy will most likely be overruled, perhaps even jailed.The ESB will build whatever they like on her land as they and other semistate
bodies gear up for the big privitisation sell off. Irish water will be privatised too eventually (should read like the script to Chinatown).
What Miss Treacy has failed to realise is that that is not her land.She is a mere tenant. Much of Ireland is still owned by English aristocrats.Go
check the deeds. Many landlords retained their land after 'independence'. They still receive tribute on these holdings.
Its worth noting that ireland gained independence in 1922, not sovereignty.Independence is NOT sovereignty.However the Irish people have happily
blurred the lines of distinction and deluded themselves that they were actually free.
Ireland is a slave plantation that got off its leash for 9 years. master has the leash on again now.
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