(from Pamphlet: “IRISH CITIZENS, WE MUST EMPOWER OURSELVES!”)
From the beginning the Dáil has framed and passed laws to ensure that the selection and election of public representatives would be dominated by political parties. These political parties have come to represent the powerful vested interests that control our state.
These same vested interests own the financial institutions and own or control the print and broadcast media which played a huge role in inflating the property bubble; and own the estate agencies and the legal and audit/accountancy firms that fed off it.
The political parties are nothing more than private member clubs of these same vested interests.
Thus a false and illusory system of ‘government’ and ‘opposition’ groupings in the Dáil has been created. They have instituted the reprehensible ‘whip’ system to ensure that elected members of these private clubs only vote as instructed – even when it violates their own conscience as individuals and, likely as not, they have even failed to attend the debate on the proposed legislation.
It doesn’t matter what they put in place by way of laws because enforcement of the law is very much a matter of whether it protects these vested interests or not.
Under this system of political parties we have:
- Massive fraud amounting to billions and no one is in jail.
- Mismanagement of the State and economy; not just failure of supervision but actual collusion by the regulators. No one is in jail.
- Shameful abuse of countless women and children and men in State or private institutions under State supervision, and no officials are in jail.
We are ruled over by a cabal of political parties of vested interests.
A cabal is a group of people united in some close design together, usually to promote their private views and/or interests in a church, state, etc. often by intrigue.