Let the People Sing

‘Toute nation a le gouvernement qu’elle merite’ (Joseph de Maistre, 1811) or ‘Every country has the government it deserves’ is a well worn adage. The dishonesty, corruption and venality of politicians is an age old complaint. Who is responsible for this skullduggery? The quote seems to lay the blame squarely on the populus for they are the ones who elect the cretins in the first place- but as we all know- you shouldn’t generalise.

 As the counts come in it looks almost certain that the Lisbon Treaty will be rejected by the Irish people. Despite being outspent by 20 to 1 the people in the No campaign are in a victorious mood this balmy June afternoon.

The misinformation and bullying of the Yes camp has been defeated by a superior force- The intelliegence of the Irish electorate. The Irish people did not bow down to the arrogance of their political leaders who once again showed utter contempt for their electorate. Charlie Mc Creevy and Bertie Ahern joked, that you would have to be mad to even read the incomprehensible treaty and even madder again to vote against it, without explaining why. The ‘just take our word for it’ approach by almost all the spineless major political parties was rightly rejected by the voters.

I must say how proud I am to be Irish this afternoon as I felt the weight of a conscientious Europe being lifted off my shoulders. I know it is not the end but it is a small victory for those in Europe who want a better world system. No doubt we can look forward to other sinister ammendments ahead but at least for the moment we can enjoy a little taste of democratic justice.

There were many videos debating the Lisbon Treaty- this one I found particularly funny.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgRLs4_1KI0&feature=related

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