Does the battle to define and defend longstanding social policies just seem
to be more engaged and critical right now, or is it really heating up?
First, get power. Then, consolidate it. Next, break promises to the people who helped you get power that you would still recognize their autonomy on important issues. Don’t allow debate, shut down opposition. Exert control.
Not that long ago, they accurately accused the Communist Party of
doing that in Lithuania. They can now accurately say the same thing
about the European Parliament.
…so goes the future of the Irish people? The two are still
intertwined. But at least some power is still in the hands of the Irish.