Friday 9 December 2016

The black debt

Published 16/01/2012 | 05:00

- An old Middle English saying "there is nowt sae strange as folk" encompasses the great mystery of how intelligent, educated and supposedly informed people can always be misled and hoodwinked on a grand scale by an all-powerful, dominant force.

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We are constantly led to believe that Europe, including Ireland, is in a "post-religious" era, but our actions are entirely reminiscent of some of the most oppressive religious periods in history.

Take, for example, the mid- 14th Century when the "Black Death" ravaged the continent of Europe. That catastrophic plague was misdiagnosed and misprescribed and it devastated society.

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