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I'm not arguing the current system is ideal, just that it is at least as good as the currently proposed "reforms", and probably a good deal better.  The absence of violence IS a big win.  Of course when disillusion with the Government taking office today sinks in, we're into a whole different ball game.  People will be forced to realise that it wasn't just Fianna Fail cronyism that got us into trouble, but the system as a whole.

But I do think the level of popular engagement is a huge plus for Ireland - ill-advised as much of it currently is.  And people are capable of learning...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Mar 9th, 2011 at 06:04:35 AM EST
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