Crisis could see us become a colony again
Published 29/10/2010 | 05:00
If Ireland does not help herself out of this economic crisis she is doomed to revert to being a colony after, if we are lucky, a century of independence.
The country is currently locked into a vicious cycle: ridden with debt; deprived of political autonomy; and with an ever-increasing rate of emigration of the best of the talented youth, leaving her poorer every year.
If the Irish people are not able to prevent this from happening with their own efforts, there will be no other option but to become a protectorate of the larger European powers, or perhaps even, as has been suggested in this paper recently, the United States.