Wednesday, February 08, 2006

The Ground Beneath My Feet

Tagged. Thank you Ms Auds. Honesty is the best policy - that's what I never say...

Gender: Male

Age: (1-18; 19-30; 31-45; 46-60; 60+) 19-30 (28)

Nationality: Dundalkish

Country of residence: Ireland; People's Republic of Cork... God that's laughable...

Sexual Orientation: Straight / Lesbian

Do you have a disability? Only inabilities.

Is rugger a sport or an excuse for the middle classes to salivate over legitimised violence and satisfy a thirst for physical confrontation while attempting to improve their social cache? Hmmm...

How would you describe your political philosophy? Muddled - Social / Liberal (with some caveats) that remembers to stand-up for Liberty and Justice.

Level of education (primary; post-primary; third-level; graduate; professional) BSc from UCD - barely worth the paper it's written on.

If you were to vote on party lines which party would you choose (Ireland)? FF - but it pains me to say it. It would be Labour if they weren't such a bunch of clowns.

If you were to vote on party lines which party would you choose (UK)? Labour, if Gordon was running the show; Lib Dem if they weren't such a bunch of clowns.

If you were to vote on party lines which party would you choose (USA)? Democrat, but I'm not sure Europeans realise how far to the right both US partys are.

Where do you stand on the EU? Support the idea of integration but Europe is too diverse and even parochial to try and control it from a centre. At most they should promote Liberty, Equality and Justice and let us sort out our own details.

Did you support the invasion of Afghanistan? Yes - the Taliban are mental.

Did you support the invasion of Iraq? Not really. Support the idea of toppling dictators but not when the world is that divided over the issue.

Do you continue to support either or both of those conflicts? Both in theory (update - hang on a second is supporting conflict right?...), although it's hard to know how anyone could fix the Afghanistinians. Likewise the Americans should finish the Iraq-job properly although eventually they'll probably settle into an occupation designed to deal with low level civil-war. Better to have to fight the rag-heads over there etc...

What do you believe is the single biggest issue facing Irish politics? Should be the Shinners and their barely concealed plans to gain electoral victory in both North and South with a 'war' coffer built on massive organised crime - but no one seems to care. Health and Transport by default.

What do you believe is the single biggest issue facing European politics? Standing by enlightened ideals in the face of nationalist and religious extremism. Letting the Turkans in is a good way of showing Europe means business.

What do you believe is the single biggest issue facing international politics? Global poverty.

Are you, have you ever been, and do you ever wish to be involved in politics in a party political manner? No, unless everyone agreed I could be dictator of the world... then I'd be a democratically elected dictator of the world...

Who would you have voted for in the past US Presidential Election? Kerry, but because of Bush's errors (botched wars, ambivalence to torture, inability to speak English) - not Kerry's ability.

Have a go Dermo.
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