At 13:24 27/06/00, Mr. B wrote:
>I think you can add the government into the complaing equation..
>>think about it, bertie and his prediscessors (sp?) owned TE, they owned
>>These guys had a very small view of things. "We own the infrasctucture,
>use it or no, we don't care". Then Esat came along, and laid their own cables.
>>I don't think you can blame us as a country for being left out. I think you
>have to blame the politicians, and all those headless chickens.
Who made them the politicians? Us as a country. In a democracy, the people
get the government they deserve, no more, no less. The current air of
outrage in this country because of all the scandals is ridiculous, the
reason this was allowed to continue and didn't come out sooner (despite
many politicians and journalists knowing about it much of it) is because
the sheeplike Irish public continued (and probably will continue) to
reelect the establishment at every opportunity (by-elections don't count).
The politicians like most people just did what they could get away with,
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