What do corruption expert Elaine Byrne and the Anglo trial judge have in common?
Both of them are utterly clueless about the reality of how things are done in our corrupt state.
Byrne tells us that our poor white-collar crime laws must be overhauled.
Despite writing an enormous tome on the subject of corruption she remains blissfully unaware that it is the State itself that is corrupt.
It is the State that ensures that those who inhabit the Golden Circle are protected from the laws that are rigorously enforced against ordinary citizens.
She seems blissfully unaware that the State will never, ever act against white-collar crime because the State and the white-collar fraternity are joined at the hip; they are both members of the same corrupt club.
The evidence for this fact is overwhelming and is outlined in great detail in her book.
Judge Martin Nolan seems to be similarly clueless of the connection between white-collar crime and the corrupt political/administrative system that (mis) governs the country.
We can see this from his comments.
I am totally surprised that the regulator did not give some warning to Anglo Irish Bank.
It seems to me incredible that the regulator did not take advice from other state agencies. I find it incredible that red lights didn’t go off in the office.
Like Ms. Byrne he seems to be totally unaware that the so-called Financial Regulator/Central Bank does not regulate at all when it comes to white-collar crime – ever.
I don’t mean light touch regulation; I mean zilch, zero, Nada regulation when it comes to crime within the Golden Circle.
To be genuinely surprised by the behaviour of the so-called Financial Regulator judge Nolan would have to be completely unaware of the decades long failure of the various so-called Financial Regulators to act against white-collar criminals.
And perhaps that is the case, perhaps he is so unaware.