Saturday 25 February 2017

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

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?

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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