Sunday, 17 May 2015

Voting Yes and No


'How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?'

'Four.'

'And if the party says that it is not four but five -- then how many?'

'Four.'
(1984)

Do I need more pain? I can’t accept the reasoning of the Yes campaign with its bleating group think. To the 1 to 3 per.cent. of the population that is homosexual I say: Why would you want to join a club that can’t have you for a member? This is an ontological can’t and not a normative cant. The discredited figure of 10 per.cent. of the population being homosexual was expressed by two individuals who came out publicly recently? One of them was Ursula Halligan a prominent journalist on TV 3. She should know better.

A marriage that cannot be consummated is being presented as a cost free fantasy gift to a re-imagined republic.

In relation to the lowering of the age of eligibility of the presidency to 21 I shall vote yes. It is deeply hurtful to the young people of this country that they cannot aspire to this office. They are locked out of the Aras (Mother won’t throw down the key). Arrant ageism.

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