Took in the peecee bible, the Irish Times, over coffee this morning. Important to see what the enemy is up to. And by the way, just like its New York counterpart, this particular Times is being driven into the economic ground. In this case by its all female (mis)management team.
Another cappuccino please!
First up (p.3) a major study by one of the countless quangos (publicly funded of course) that focus on immigrant issues. This one says that, in the jobs carnage over the last two years, immigrant workers are losing their jobs at three times the rate of Irish workers. They decry this as discriminatory, unfair and all the usual stuff. So are they then suggesting that proportionally more Irish workers be laid off to compensate?
No No No No! Not that at all! Well, what then? How do they propose to square that particular circle? Hey, they have a solution: “Unemployment needs to be combated in a targeted intelligent way”. By Jove - they’ve cracked it! A quango with a solution! What next? But wait – there’s more! “Innovative thought must go into shaping our business strategies for the future”. My god, why didn’t I think of that?
The report ends up with a plea to recognise “immigrants’ contribution to Ireland’s economic well being”.
Maybe they have in mind people like ‘Cabra (Dublin) Man’ John Noghayin (p.4). Black as the ace of spades, he’s just been convicted of raping a Dublin woman. This stupid wench met three drunken Africans in a diner, and proceeded to accompany them back to their flat. Where she duly got raped. Hands up everyone who’s sympathetic to her plight?
Sentencing is to follow. And that could be interesting. You see legal precedent has been set in Ireland on the issue of ‘cultural differences’ being an exculpatory factor when it comes to criminality. We had some bush doctor in Kilkenny performing illegal circumcision on a child , who subsequently died from septicemia. Here again the ‘learned’ judge instructed the jury to the effect that if the defendant had acted in accordance with his, ahem, cultural norms, then, hey, that's ok.
He was acquitted.
Then there was the case of a Nigerian woman fired for robbing from the store where she worked. The case ended up in court. Not with her being charged…. silly! No, she brought a claim of wrongful dismissal against the store on the basis that it was the Nigerian ‘culture’ to, well, rob from where you worked. Here was a rare instance of a Nigerian telling the truth. The ‘learned’ judge was impressed. He ordered her to be reinstated to her job, and paid I think it was €30,000 in compensation for ‘humiliation and distress’.
I kid you not. So if John says it’s his ‘culture’ to rape stupid women, who’s to disagree? In which case legal precedent says he should walk from court. At which point maybe he could enter a compensation claim for the ‘humiliation and distress’ he suffered during the case.
And staying with matters legal,I see on the same page that “The number of new solicitors rises”. Well, isn't that wonderful? Just what Ireland needs now. Lots more lawyers.
Still haven't gone beyond page 4. Not even touched the "Reverend" Jesse Jackson exhorting his Irish fans to ‘claim what’s rightfully yours’. We understand Reverend, we know what you mean. Not sure it’ll work here though.