Sometimes Myers makes me laugh, sometimes I yawn but he does always seem to point out uncomfortable truths. Good piece from him in todays Independent
AIMO- Autonomous Irish Moral Order
Kevin Myers: Why FF won't be imposing a new moral order on Irish life - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ieBut the primary proof of AIMO is the continued vitality of Fianna Fail through the decades, regardless. When in government, it unfailingly wrecks the State. Out of power, it always opposes -- recklessly and irresponsibly and cynically. Yet it is not an electoral pariah because of this conduct: and no matter what the opinion-polls say, believe me, it will do well in the next election. Why? Because Fianna Fail is the truest political expression of AIMO.
AIMO is what de Valera meant when he said that within his heart he could see the wishes of the Irish people. AIMO explains how Charles Haughey could have financed the formation of the Provisional IRA as Minister for Finance, and yet within a decade was Taoiseach. AIMO explains how the members of the banking inspectorate that have broken this Republic were then rewarded with early retirement, boosted pensions, and a huge, tax-free fare-thee-well. And AIMO explains why there was no political outcry about this, one of the greatest scandals in Irish history.