Politicians and our supposed superiors talk about openness, and yet we have the civil servants admitting their concealing of the goings on in their meetings, we have senior elected representatives who can’t agree what they agreed or did not agree, we have injunctions and indeed super injunctions (are there any? We are not allowed to know).
We have accusations of underhand commercial dealings. And that’s not all!
Are these now lost in the maelstrom of misbehaviour.
We have elected representatives who tweet without thinking and then have to retract because of their lack of attention to the subject of their tweet.
Feile organisers asked if they have warned Wolfe Tones about leading young people in pro-IRA chants
Larne FC suspends player John Herron after he was spotted on camera wearing ‘tiocfaidh ar la’ assault rifle top
Irish republican rebel band Wolfe Tones lead giant Belfast crowd in singing Up the Ra ‘on the same night as singing Give Peace a Chance’
Irish language group Kneecap accused of ‘grooming sectarian hatred’ with Feile mural
‘He needs to leave our club NOW!’ Strong reaction Larne FC’s John Herron being pictured in ‘tiocfaidh ar la’ gun top as club suspends him
All these without any real sanction
The recent high profile trial demonstrates the depths to which we have been led.
We were treated to a circus of voyeurism, and irresponsible behaviour, just like the crowds at the guillotine, who jeered at and enjoyed seeing innocent people being publicly “lynched” by the mob.
It is time that people took stock of what we have become.
Mobs don’t think, mobs don’t deliver justice, mob rule doesn’t help anyone.
Cool heads and some common sense are required.
There are at least seven people who have been badly damaged already by our prurience.
It is said that a fish rots from the head.
Are we that fish?
Tom Ekin, Belfast BT9