Can we make 1916 the year of critical reasoning?
Commemorating 1916 is being proud of the age of the Absence of Reason. The world is interdependent and globalisation is growing, shared sovereignty and integration is positive. A prosperous state is a creative scientific community. A state that pushes out the frontiers of knowledge is a blessing and one that pushes out its territorial frontiers is a curse. A state does not want a person to fight for it but to get educated, to discover new knowledge and innovate new jobs for himself and others. He is part of a creative scientific society that helps keep pace in a hi-tech race. Ireland crashed its economy three times and depended on the kindness of others.
Padraig Pearse looked into the future and saw the past: "...the ideal of those who shaped the Gaelic polity nearly 2,000 years ago. It is not merely that the old Irish had a good education system; they had the best and noblest that has ever been known among men". Pearse also said "Irish hate of the English is a holy passion".
We need a scientific education to be part of the scientific community of Anglo-America which produces 90pc of all of the technology.