Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Language Freedom movement redux eile

Fine Gael seem to think that the Irish language is a barrier to progress. They are trying to lower Irish's status as a Leaving cert language.

Just like the Language freedom movement Fine Gael is bringing the past back into Irish politics.

Irish is a defining feature of Ireland. No matter where you are from or what your background the Irish language is the patrimony of everyone.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fail have together tolerated 8 decades of failed language policy. For me the failure to restore Irish is a good example of how failure is tolerated in this state. Fine Gael instead of improving the teaching of Irish has responded with the out dated agenda of weakening it.

A move which has been widely condemned by ordinary students and people.

FG or FF does not have a right to destroy our language.


  1. The left all over Europe is killing itself on this obsession that all national cultures are bad, especially European ones, and that they are a product of the bourgeoise state. What kind of warped logic do these people operate under. The "Working class" are still people at the end of the day, no different to any other class, not a social experiment, and not born with " Working class politics". Christ I'm on the left and it pees me off. The days of going to the people and presuming that you already have every answer have to end.

  2. fully agree economy. I believe many in the left dispise much of the working class and feel that whenever aspects of working class culture clash with socialist dogma then they are simply misguided in their beliefs

  3. Mellows,

    it has long been the way with them. If they find a worker who agrees with them they parade him around like they just captured something from what they regard as an exotic tribe.