There are some things I am a little embarrassed to admit about my past.
One of those is that, to my utter shame I was once on a committee of the local An Taisce. For UK readers, that’s a sort of Irish equivalent to the National Trust.
Okay, I was young and innocent and in my defence I will say that in those days An Taisce was purely a group concerned about conservation, mainly of buildings of interest but also of a bog or two.
Things seem to have changed.
Now An Taisce are having a hissy-fit over an article in the Farmers Journal.
So Matt Dempsey is having major doubts over Warble Gloaming? Fair play. He has seen the light along with millions of others.
According to An Taisce however, he is spreading “fake news“. According to them he must be challenged and corrected. What fucking business is it of theirs? Who the fuck are they to call down the wrath of the Environmental Protection Agency, Teagasc and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine on the head of someone who is fully entitled to express a contrary view to theirs?
This is typical of the religious fervour expressed by the Church of Climate Change. They are right, and anyone who says otherwise is a heretic and must be corrected. There must be no dissent, no argument and no disagreement. They are right, no matter what anyone else says. I presume that ideally they would like Correctional Facilities for the unbelievers?
Rather ironically they state that they defend free speech and the right of the media to express and defend a wide range of viewpoints, however they concluded that “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts”. So free speech is only allowed if it is approved by their religion?
What a shower of fucking wankers.