Green Party leader, John Gormley gave a good speech at his party’s convention last night and I have no doubt that he and all of his party colleagues are 100% genuine in their intentions.
Unfortunately, they’re still labouring under the illusion that Ireland is a normal functional democracy. So when Gormley tells the nation that white collar criminals will be pursued and face the full rigours of the law; that they will pay for what they have done to the country, he probably believes what he’s saying but it’s not going to happen.
Gormley finished his speech with the quote:
“We must do what we conceive to be the right thing and not bother our heads or burden our souls with whether we’ll be successful because if we don’t do the right thing, we’ll do the wrong thing and we’ll be part of the disease and not part of the cure.”
He seems to be completely unaware that by adopting a head in the sand policy (we look after our probity and our standards and ignore those of Fianna Fail) towards political and financial corruption his party has already become an active supporter of the diseased system.
His party is acting like a doctor determined to cure a patient of a skin rash while studiously ignoring a deadly disease eating away deep within the patient’s body.