Examples of "pervasive civic ignorance" in Ireland: please list.

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That your duty as a citizen is done once you've voted.

De vote is awlll - dont bother your hole building a civic society which depends on anything other than de local TD :D
 


Cellachán Chaisil

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That getting less than 50% of the vote means you shouldn't be taoiseach.
 

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Pervasive civic ignorance was a phrase coined by former Justice Souter 2012, where he lamented cuts in teaching civics and foretold the risk of a strong man taking advantage. The clip is doing the rounds now, for obvious reasons and it was mentioned by Gene Kerrigan.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rWcVtWennr0

The Brexit debate (particularly the reaction to an independent judiciary upholding the law in deciding that parliament make the law) is another example of this " pervasive civic ignorance" being seized upon by opportunists to cause confusion, bigotry and present an easy as solution.

What examples are there from Ireland?

1. water protesters giving out about the president signing bills.
2. We should just spend the apple money.
3. The magic money tree: Wanting tax cuts, increased public services and higher pay for gardai, nurses, teachers.
4. Lack of understanding about freedom of movement in the EU.
5. Lack of any real understanding about the EU.
All laws are rituals consented to and renewed in each moment. This only becomes really obvious in times of revolution when the ritual is no longer adhered to. I suspect the freemasons are very aware that there is nothing but form and ritual. Language too is a social ritual but people tend to believe the words themselves and make gods of ideologies as 'things in themselves'. A golden calf as it were, a fundamental error.
 

Cellachán Chaisil

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That you have to send your local gombeen up to Dublin to bring the power back to you.
 

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That some prat will always come along to say it doesnt matter anyway, shewer arent we grand ...
 

Goa Tse

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That Denis O'Brien is a grand fella altogether.
 

Sotired

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That the Labour Party, Sinn Fein and all the other alphabetti spagetti acronym leftist parties give a flying fu€k about the ordinary working citizen.
 

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That the greatest little tax-avoiding country in the world, one which has even made an economic policy of it, nevertheless demands accountability from TDs over mileage...

Paddy-bonkers :D
 

Sotired

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That to live 30 miles from your place of work, because that's all you could afford, getting up at 5.30am to farm your kids off to your parents or a creche, and to then sit in a car park called the m50 for an hour or two because some fu€kwit was texting while merging at the mad cow junction and caused a crash and then having to stay late because you were late coming in and the resulting consequences with the child minders then seeing your kids long enough to put them and you to bed is actually having a life.
 

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That the State was ever about the Irish People.

Just some of them.

That having a whorehouse State means anything, anyway. Just a whorehouse whose brothel-keepers have a homely accent :D
 

Morgellons

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Littering is an awful Irish civic problem.
 

GDPR

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That the State exists to be a surrogate community.

It exists to exercise power.

Clue:paddy. That means over you.
 

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That the greatest little tax-avoiding country in the world, one which has even made an economic policy of it, nevertheless demands accountability from TDs over mileage...

Paddy-bonkers :D
Well said. The gombeen mentality is alive and well.
 

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That's precisely how I feel about SSM.
Feel free to join others on a new thread about it. Marriage was already there, it was just updated and redefined. The constitution is really not a place to dump things that a government doesn't want someone else undoing.
 
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