Politics.ie is polluted with immature rantings of "We Hate Fianna Fail", "Let's do Fianna Fail down" , "We need Fianna Fail Heads on Stakes" and a general sentiment that whatever Fianna Fail has done, is doing or intends to do is wrong. Attendant to this attitude is the notion that , at what ever cost , we must revenge ourselves on Fianna Fail.
Without commenting on the present or future , Fianna Fail has done some serious wrong!
Most of us are familiar with the Sicilian adage "Revenge is best served cold". In the spirit of that wisdom I might be expected to advise that we all await an opportunity to plunge our knives into the Fianna Fail party, but, there is another Sicilian adage:-
"When you go for revenge , dig two graves. "
This latter saying reflects the wisdom of experience.
There is a saying (I think, Chinese) which goes "The best Revenge is a good life" . This is the philosophy which we should espouse. We need to focus on success and fixing the problems. We need to look at our present situation and to focus on the future. We need to plan for a better future . We should learn lessons from our past but we must look to our future. We cannot influence our past , but we can make our future.
I am not suggesting that all of those who got us into this awful economic mess should be given a "free pass". A by-product of securing our future will be a reckoning with some (unfortunately not all ) of those who got us here.
We will be much better swimming out of this economic mess than being drowned in a frenzy of revenge!