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    Default The power of the Backlash

    History is full of backlashes which are often surprising in their voracity and often with unpredictable consequences. Often a backlash is a bigger Tsunami than the thing which triggered it. A few examples :

    1. The Moorish conquest of Spain produced a brand of Spanish Christianity so extreme that it looked very different to what was found across all the rest of mainland Europe.

    2. The Cartaginian General Hannibal swore to destroy Rome, and he made them what they were - brutal, deadly, cunning, and Imperialistic.

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    HyperInflation witnessed in Germany in the 1930's produced a few generations of German leaders who will never inflate to climb out of economic problems. Angela Merkel is only the latest in the long line.
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    The Trades Union movement in the UK. A good idea during the Industrial Revolution. Who would ever have thought that Industry would migrate en mass to another country where wages were cheaper ?

    So, what are your favourite Backlashes from History. What lessons do they illustrate ?

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    How about gender-balance in immigration into ireland ? Is it currently 40 blokes arriving for every 1 woman arriving on these shores ?

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    Are you suggesting that the incompetence in the Irish institutional state will be followed by a culture of achievement, efficiency, productivity, and accountability to the people ?

    Because if you are, then you are taking the piss !!!!
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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    Lets start with stories from History please. Keep the discussion polite and respectful.
    How about gender-balance in immigration into ireland ? Is it currently 40 blokes arriving for every 1 woman arriving on these shores ?

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    Versailles treaty

    The battle of thebes
    All men dream: but not equally. -T. E. Lawrence

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    Quote Originally Posted by Analyzer View Post
    Are you suggesting that the incompetence in the Irish institutional state will be followed by a culture of achievement, efficiency, productivity, and accountability to the people ?

    Because if you are, then you are taking the piss !!!!
    Good man Analyzer! Straight in with the knee jerk cynicism.
    You should just franchise your brand of predictable, tedious and one dimensional posting out to others. It would save you ages every day bemoaning the state of the nation.
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    Ya wouldn't want to have seen t happening but if Eammon Mc Cann and Bernie Devlin conceived a child, ideologically, it would be me

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    Robbie William's solo career after being sacked from Take That.
    Ya wouldn't want to have seen t happening but if Eammon Mc Cann and Bernie Devlin conceived a child, ideologically, it would be me

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    Lar Corbett forgetting he was retired. Poetic justice of the highest order.
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    I've a double for you. Cromwell's scorched earth (and slaughtered inhabitants) policy in reaction to Irish refusing to bend the knee (1) and the ever more embittered opposition to British rule in Ireland in response (2).
    "It is amazing how many people think that they can answer an argument by attributing bad motives to those who disagree with them." - Thomas Sowell

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    All forms of Communism ? but the problem is that it threw up the biggest monsters in History, just take your pick, thats why Labour/Socialist parties scare the hell out of me.

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