Greetings and Salutations to my commenter!
Your illtemper is causing you some confusion (or is that the other way round?) It certainly does nothing for your spelling (“Nowing”, when you possibly meant “Knowing”)
Firstly, if no one else is reading this why are you wasting your precious energy on it? I have no need of knowing your name, this is a named personal blog but if you feel the need of anonymity to help vent your spleen, hide away old chap. You notice, of course, that I do not censor you.
Secondly, is there not some form of contradiction in your assertion of the GP’s quality of internal democracy and your suggestion that I indulge in some ‘sex & travel’ because you don’t like what I have to say?
Thirdly, I am at the forefront of the serious work going on in the party regarding NAMA, having organised two seminars on the subject and taken an active part in the effort to have it debated at the highest levels of the Party.
But I have seen nothing from the parliamentary party in terms of this work. I have seen meek acceptance of the NAMA principles and framework; I have seen vacillation in face of critiques and, shamefully, I have encountered resistance when trying to have the matter brought for discussion to a Convention.
Fourthly, politics is work that needs to be seen to be done as well as actually done. Not attending that C’mtee meeting looked appalling and missed an opportunity to publicly contribute to the debate (if we had something worthwhile to add).
Fifthly, I made no reference to any article in my post. If your veiled reference is to the article wherein the GP-PP are described as ‘fools’, then your political antennae need retuning if you think that such criticism by the senior political correspondent of a national daily broadsheet is ‘nothing’ and ‘insubstantial’.
Sixthly, the dirt on the ‘linen’ of the Green Party has been put there by a leadership that has
1) abandoned many core principles since taking ‘soup’ or rather ‘office;
2) been outmaneuvered and patronised by FF at every turn;
3) lost voter support and membership wholesale;
4) failed to deliver a single substantive ‘Green’ achievement in 2 years.
It has proved necessary to wash it in public because the PP and HQ resisted bringing the matter of NAMA before the membership, despite the public bleatings about being ‘a membership led party’.
BTW, does seniority confer some form of authority in your ‘Weltanschaung’. Certainly, 20 years in the Greens has done nothing for your command of the English language. The liberal abuse of epithets and sexual slurs and poor spelling do not make a good advertisement for the party. It is, also, a poor advertisement for the quality of your arguments that you need to attack my character.
I look forward to the opportunity to giving you plenty of direct input at our convention, whether or not you have the courage to step out from behind your mask of anonymity.