Political Culture

There is a fascinating article in the FT today wherein the truly hypocritical nature of the political culture of Ireland and its dominant party, Fianna Fail, is laid bare, almost accidentally.

It is worth a read but two quotes stand out.

“I voted for Fianna Fáil in the past simply because I was getting favours done on planning,” Mr Duffy adds. “But no more.” He is now shifting his allegiance to Sinn Féin.

Mr Duffy, the builder, adds: “You see the true colours of Fianna Fáil coming out now, after years and years of scratching people’s backs and siphoning off money. They’re rotten to the core and people are fed up with them. They [have] not a hope of getting my vote.”
The absence of rationality, analysis and objectivity is as jaw dropping as the cognitive dissonance.
People get the politicians they deserve.

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