The reshuffle in Ireland has been completed. The Israel Gaza violence still continues. I will just say that I think that Hamas are the enemies of the Palestine people and they seek to destroy Israel. The level of anti semitic activity against Israel makes me sad. I want to look at another issue.
Ireland used to be controlled by the Catholic Church but I think a new secular elite a manager class if you like have replaced the Bishops. Social democracy is based on liberalism. It needs liberalism as it’s foundation. Liberalism is based on individual library the idea that the individual should do want they want as long as they don’t harm other people’s liberty. Instead of this principle we have the rise of the experts telling us how we should live our lives. Like the older elite this elite looks down on ordinary people and their needs. We need to develop a genuine free society but I think the rule by the people is better than the rule by the experts. Democracy is the rule by the people after all.
John O Brien.