Monday 21 August 2017

Murphy wants all of the glory, and none of the blame

Paul Murphy wants to take the credit for protests - but not responsibility when they go wrong

Anti water charges TD Paul Murphy outside the Central Bank in Dublin before the crowd marched to Mountjoy Prison to protest at the jailing of Right to Water activists. Photo: Tony Gavin
Anti water charges TD Paul Murphy outside the Central Bank in Dublin before the crowd marched to Mountjoy Prison to protest at the jailing of Right to Water activists. Photo: Tony Gavin
Sarah Carey

Sarah Carey

Eeeeuw. Tricky, Paul. Tricky. That's what I thought as I watched Paul Murphy on The Late Late Show.

Then I found myself thinking about Tony Soprano and the Ancient Greeks. Or rather, a fascinating book called The Sopranos and Philosophy; I Kill Therefore I Am. In one chapter it analysed the unhappiness of the gangster boss through the prism of Aristotle and Plato who suggested that the man with inconsistent motives can never be happy.

"I want to be a good mafia boss/powerful politician/fabulous CEO" versus "I want to be a good family man."

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