Tag: Election

Time for Ireland to Say Goodbye to Pax Americana

2020 — The American Bogside? As dawn breaks on election day in America never has a modern presidential contest had such little grip on the global attention span. While no way short of drama and meddling by Big Tech and...

/ 03/11/2020

After Trump: The State of Democracy in America 2020

As America approaches a general election, it is worth examining it’s politics, and Irish people’s attitude to them. Irish people have more of an affinity with the Democrats because we are spoon-fed their culture, and therefore are inclined to the...

/ 29/10/2020

The Programme for Government, not a Programme for Governance

The wait is over. Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have finally revealed the Green Party’s manifesto as the basis for their coalition.  There are 10 broad and vague areas of interest with which they are seeking to entice the journalists...

/ 18/04/2020

Election 2020: A Vision For the Coming Decade

The general election is of both great importance and no importance at the same time. It is of no importance because the difference between the parties is very narrow, and virtually all have been rendered uniform by the State-NGO complex. Given...

/ 07/02/2020

Political Pizza

Finding it difficult to make sense of #GE2020? Going by the fact that on a good day, about one out of every three voters won’t even bother voting, it looks like you’re not alone. There is a theory that everything...

/ 04/02/2020

The Intelligentsia

Once every few years something happens which so succinctly epitomises the zeitgeist that it requires no further explanation.  As reported by the Irish Times, Senator Catherine Noone called her party president and the incumbent Taoiseach Leo Varadkar “autistic.” She later...

/ 01/02/2020

Brazil’s Bolsonaro is Not a Threat to Democracy, He is a Threat to the Left’s Fake Democracy

“Power is like a violin, you take it with the left and you play it with the right.” This phrase  defines the decades old mix of socialist populism and crony capitalism behind Brazil's brand of democracy that is about to...

/ 28/10/2018

Faith Goldy’s Campaign for Toronto Mayor – An Exercise in Media Power

Faith Goldy, a Canadian political commentator formerly with Rebel Media, is a contender in the election for Mayor of Toronto, to be held this Monday. She’s running an above-board and professional campaign, her message seems fairly solid, and her campaign’s...

/ 20/10/2018

Michael D. Higgins’ Marxist Philosophical Circus

In his “King Lear,” William Shakespeare writes: “Thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst been wise.” I cannot think of a public figure in Ireland who exemplifies it better than our old-new presidential candidate Michael D. Higgins. He...

/ 21/08/2018

Kevin Sharkey: An Ireland-First President?

Ultimately however, Kevin Sharkey is at the mercy of mainstream politics for the time being.

/ 09/08/2018