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    Fianna Gael's former Taoiseach John Bruton who has an ministerial pension worth €138,000 per year and is now the highly paid chairman of the Irish Financial Services Centre (IFSC) in Dublin's Docklands, has come out against "jealousy" and "backbiting" as well as an absense of forgiveness for those who have destroyed the country. "Jealousy and backbiting and criticism of individuals, ritual humiliation of individuals, seems to have become stock and trade of our media. All on the basis of some notion of accountability -- that people should be scapegoated in the interests of accountability......... There's one word that seems to be missing out of this discourse -- and that is the word forgiveness."

    So doesn't it say it all about the establishment's views of the criminal damage that has been done to the rest of us thanks to Ahern, Seanie Fitz, Fingers etc ?

    Ex-Taoiseach warns against scapegoating individuals - National News - Independent.ie


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    Follow the money in this country and it ALWAYS goes back to state support, be it tax breaks, state contracts and the manipulation of markets for the gombeen class.

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    It is easy for a very-well off Clongowes boy to say something like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PO'Neill View Post
    Fianna Gael's former Taoiseach John Bruton who has an ministerial pension worth €138,000 per year and is now the highly paid chairman of the Irish Financial Services Centre (IFSC) in Dublin's Docklands, has come out against "jealousy" and "backbiting" as well as an absense of forgiveness for those who have destroyed the country. "Jealousy and backbiting and criticism of individuals, ritual humiliation of individuals, seems to have become stock and trade of our media. All on the basis of some notion of accountability -- that people should be scapegoated in the interests of accountability......... There's one word that seems to be missing out of this discourse -- and that is the word forgiveness."

    So doesn't it say it all about the establishment's views of the criminal damage that has been done to the rest of us thanks to Ahern, Seanie Fitz, Fingers etc ?

    Ex-Taoiseach warns against scapegoating individuals - National News - Independent.ie


    You have to blame first before you can forgive.

    Maybe John should also have asked them to add a condition to forgiveness, that those who forgive, do not forget!

    Many of those who are candidates for forgiveness have already forgotten.

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    Would you expect anything else from him?

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    course he does.

    he's part of the same golden circlejerk.

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    Fnck you very much Jawn
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    Forgiveness is just as important as accountability for one to move forward.

    Accountability should come first, and we're still waiting ......
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    I do think the media hounds individuals, often unfairly. For example, thousands of Irish people thought they were property investment gods, but they'd be the first to throw stones today at people working in Anglo.

    On the other hand, the state lacks accountability - no-one ever resigns, everything is a "process failure", no matter how incompetent you are you retire on a nice pension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PO'Neill View Post
    Fianna Gael's former Taoiseach John Bruton who has an ministerial pension worth €138,000 per year and is now the highly paid chairman of the Irish Financial Services Centre (IFSC) in Dublin's Docklands, has come out against "jealousy" and "backbiting" as well as an absense of forgiveness for those who have destroyed the country. "Jealousy and backbiting and criticism of individuals, ritual humiliation of individuals, seems to have become stock and trade of our media. All on the basis of some notion of accountability -- that people should be scapegoated in the interests of accountability......... There's one word that seems to be missing out of this discourse -- and that is the word forgiveness."

    So doesn't it say it all about the establishment's views of the criminal damage that has been done to the rest of us thanks to Ahern, Seanie Fitz, Fingers etc ?

    Ex-Taoiseach warns against scapegoating individuals - National News - Independent.ie
    A member of the wealthy elite defending other members of the wealthy elite. What a surprise.

    Seeing as we should forgive those most guilty of driving our economy over a cliff, the fact that we have transferred the financial pain from those poor souls to the sturdy shoulders of the 'little people' kinda makes sense.

    We can rely on the likes of Bruton for squaring that awkward little circle.

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    We might listen more to him if he gave up his big pension and he still in a highly paid job in financial services.

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