The crowd that screwed all of us?
Yep. Them. The party who were so wrapped up in cronyism and election-buying that your grandchildren will still be paying for the consequences fifty years from now.
That’s the crowd.
In a normal country, this party would now be no more than an entry in the history books, but Ireland is no normal country, and that’s why Fianna Fáil now find themselves the most popular party in the land by the simple expedient of keeping their heads down.
That’s all they had to do – keep their mouths shut and watch their sister party, Fine Gael, doing exactly the same things they themselves would have done if they had been reelected.
Is there any hope for Ireland when we maintain a political system based on two centre-right parties with almost no difference in their outlook? Aren’t we doomed to repeat this folly over and over again with one bunch of clowns continually swapping places with the other?
It really is depressing that people have such a short memory. There has to be something seriously wrong with this country when people forget so quickly what a spectacular disaster Fianna Fáil made of their stewardship in government.
Is there any hope for us? It’s hard to see where.