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The Irish are being trussed up in a teutonic straitjacket

We, social partnership pathfinders, had to go abroad to see how it was being done in other countries, says Aengus Fanning

Published 10/10/2010 | 05:00

Does anyone know what's really going on? Behind the billions swirling around in our headlines every day, is there a grand plan drawn up by a secret conglomerate that ultimately calls all the shots?

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Are we merely pawns in a chess game played by corporate conspirators, bondholders, oil oligarchs, bankers and a few heavy-hitting politicians? Are they perpetrating that most insidious of mass delusion techniques, the Big Lie.

I have no hard evidence for this. It's all very circumstantial. And it may be that I am suffering from the early -- or even the later -- stages of paranoia, but a lot of things don't make sense to any sort of rational examination. And, at the very least, a conspiracy theory is always more entertaining than the cock-up explanation.

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