On the need for dissent…

Excellent conversation on Sunday Sequence last Sunday in which Alisdair McDonnell, Humanist Les Reid and a Presbyterian Minister whose name doesn’t come readily to mind discuss the general lack of dissent in Northern Irish society and the consequent drift towards blandness and orthodoxy. You can get it if you scroll to 54m 39s on the audio output.

  • It is worth listening to, but you’ve to get to 55min 55secs first.

    The Pres minister’s David Lapsley.

    I’m going to try my best to “think sidewise” as Alisdair McDonnell mentioned, though it’d be easier to do that “out of the box” than here in N.I.

  • Billy Ghoti

    I don’t give two hoots about apathy in Norn Irn.

  • darth rumsfeld

    Rev David Lapsley mick

  • Greenflag

    Northern Ireland – the bland not leading the bland 🙁

    Most people would sooner die than think -in fact they do so (Bertrand Russel) .

    Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse and remember it’s always darkest before it goes pitch black 🙂

    Next Sunday they might want to discuss the never answered question of how many angels there are on the point of a needle .

    Dissenting for the sake of dissent is a nonsense anyway . Inertia -personal and societal, as well as obesity and a higher standard of living and expectation in modern society have reduced dissent to a whimper .

    As for all the talk about the ‘past’ being a place where people ‘cared’ more about their fellow citizens and insisted on ‘fairness’ in society etc . They were’nt referring to NI I presume. Sounded like a bunch of aged ex hippies IMO .