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The Certainty of Tyranny

Published: June 18, 2008, Author: JayTaber

Taoiseach Cowen says Ireland faces uncertainty due to its rejection of corporate colonialism; earlier in the week, Ireland’s prime minister remarked that he couldn’t get his mind around this mentality. What an odd statement from the leader of Britain’s first and longest held colony — a country of fiercely independent people.

Still, I believe Cowen probably can’t imagine living in defiance of neoliberal aggression; that would require a mind liberated from free-market indoctrination — not something likely to be encountered in mainstream politicians. Which is why, no doubt, the Irish constitution does not rely on representative democracy to protect the Irish nation from foreign rule.

Better the uncertainty of democracy than the certainty of tyranny.

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