- Aug 26, 2011
Fairly excoriating article about our new Taoiseach. However it seems she regards Varadkar as really only a manifestation of the low self esteem and shaky sense of identity of the collective Irish nation.
Instead, with a ************************-eating ingratiating grin, he launched into a frankly deranged ode to a Richard Curtis film.
But largely it's how familiar the whole miserable dynamic is: the Irish politician doing some half-hearted clowning for his perceived betters, desperate as a bullied kid to just be liked no matter what it takes.
Ireland, despite its fierce nationalism, is barely capable of conceiving of itself as a country.
https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/d38w47/the-irish-prime-minster-keeps-embarrassing-ireland-and-irish-peopleThe longer Ireland continues in this way, allowing ourselves to exist as an embodiment of other nations' projections, the less real we eventually will become materially, clapping and jigging and gee-whiz-begorrah-ing our way into a state of perpetual objectification.