Just joined the humanist society – I am really worried about the schools. My daughters are down for the educate together schools – they are 3 ½ and 1 ½.
I don’t understand the reasoning of opening more faith schools. It’s such a short-term strategy – this is driving me nuts!! I’m so annoyed (at FF in particular – what is their love - love relationship with the CCL) – by the time they get to school there will be hardly any Irish kids in their class (as by that time Ardee will be in the commuter belt of Dublin) – while this is good for their development it is bad for society – you will end up with a two tiered system. Immigrants in one school Irish in another. UHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
Welcome to Ireland. You have to keep in mind the following: after it became public knowledge that the CCL had carried on decades (if not centuries) of abuse of Irish people from the rape of children to taking babies from their mothers by force and it that the rot went all the way up to the pope the ruling parties covered up for the Church. All the main figures in the ruling class are dyed in the wool catholics. After all the light shed on the insidious practices of the CCL "our" (sic) president recently invited Herr Ratzinger on a visit to our little green island.
Two months ago in Rome they held a mumbo jumbo ceremony to make some guy a saint who lived in Ireland. "Our" (sic) national station gave it wall to wall live coverage and it was attended by the president and the head of the police force at our expense.
At the core of the Irish psyche is a superstitious, small minded, short sighted, religious peasant who is suspicious of all foreigners and who wants to be a succesful gombeen man like those cute hoors in the goverment.
I'm surprised they don't mention this stuff in the tourist brochures......