A beautiful and productive land...
A capable, flexible workforce...
A nation and economy broken...
What went wrong?
Ireland CAN be fixed!
Our laws make law impossible; our liberties destroy all freedom; our property is organized robbery; our morality an impudent hypocrisy; our wisdom is administered by inexperienced or mal-experienced dupes; our power wielded by cowards and weaklings; and our honour false in all its points.
I am an enemy of the existing order for good reasons.
George Bernard Shaw
- "Mr Kelly said Ireland’s “reputational capital” had been damaged by “chancers” such as ex-Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick, who had been abetted by “buffoons” such as former financial regulator Patrick Neary, Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan and the Taoiseach."
Irish Times 13th Jan 2009
- While I do agree with Morgan Kelly's statement, I think it really only begins to touch on the full extent of the problem in Ireland.
A decline in courage may be the most striking feature which an outside observer notices in the West in our days. The Western world has lost its civic courage, both as a whole and separately, in each country, in each government, in each political party, and, of course, in the United Nations. Such a decline in courage is particularly noticeable among the ruling groups and the intellectual elite, causing an impression that the loss of courage extends to the entire society.
There is a long running and deeply engrained culture of corruption and cronyism running rampant throughout Irish government, banking and corporate society. There is a deliberate ignorance of wrongdoings and insufficient protections for the well-being of the Irish general population, as this suits the purposes and ill-gotten fortunes of these people. The very people meant to protect the well being of the Irish people, economy and nation.
- The Irish people as a whole, as a society, and as a certain majority must have the courage to implement drastic and meaningful change. The Irish economy and Irish sovereignty are not just repairable, but we can, as a nation, rise to the occasion and create a situation of even greater strength and security for the future than this country has ever seen in its history.
We cannot forsake the struggles and hard-won victories of our past.
We must come together unified as a people, to enhance and complete the evolution of the seeds of their sacrifices.
While the politicians all waffle on, yet say nothing concrete, present no solutions,
I have worked hard formulating a plan for Ireland's recovery...
A NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR IRELAND 2011
A RETURN TO ECONOMIC & SOVEREIGN STABILITY AND SECURITY