If you don’t vote you can’t change things. We so often hear this refrain at election time from all of the potential candidates and political groups. What we don’t hear is that in an elitist democracy, such as exists in this supposed Irish democracy; Is that change is an illusion created by our New Ascendancy.
Yes, some crumbs are permitted to be shared around to the humble masses. And indeed a few members of those masses may ( on a strict quota basis), be encouraged and allowed to step forward and be recognized. And in doing so, be a shill, an instrument in the illusion. As like with the card-sharp trickster’s accomplice in the age-old three-card trick confidence game “Three-card Monte”. No matter how often you play and whichever card/candidate/party you chose, you lose.
See the latest game in action, the voting to PUSH THROUGH LEGISLATIVE CHANGE, to grant three ministers of state, AN ADDITIONAL allowance of euro 16, 229 EACH, for attending cabinet meetings (isn’t that part of the job of being a minister?). And this at a time of serious, new and ever evolving economic and social burdens to the general public arising from a worldwide pandemic!
Schools may re-open, but will there be a school bus service for the pupils who need it?