Snakes, Nuns, And Swivel-Eyed Loons



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In the March issue:

In an ongoing ding-dong, David Langwallner asks whether George Orwell’s England is really home to Fintan O’Toole’s ‘swivel-eyed loons’?

Ilsa Monique Carter looks back on her riotous upbringing in Louisiana, featuring expulsions, snakes and Irish nuns.

In an interview with Cassandra Voices, independent election candidate for Phibsborough in Dublin Sean McCabe explains why he wants to keep things local, after spending some years working for the Mary Robinson foundation on climate justice.

And Frank Armstrong argues that the development of Wild Law within the existing framework of the Irish Constitution can address the Sixth Extinction evident in Ireland, and simultaneously tackle climate change…and more (at link below)..


10 thoughts on “Snakes, Nuns, And Swivel-Eyed Loons

    1. Belgrade Don

      “Man-made climate change is as good as a fact” writes Frank (for free apparently) but he provides no evidence for this bold statement and bald faced lie.

      Climate Change is natural, not artificial. It’s certainly not caused by SUV’s emitting carbon. (eg the Medieval Warm period – an era climate luvvies always ignore)

      Frank’s also deliberately confusing and conflating environment and climate. He comes across like a fool seeking virtue.

      No facts. None.

      1. Ben Redmond

        Well, Belgrade, yourself and a Kerry TD should submit your skeptical manuscripts to the editor of this free Cass Maguire magazine. There could be a big bust-up in the April fool issue.

      2. Cassandra Voices

        Aristotle’s view on truth quoted in that article is our only response: “The theorizing of truth is in one sense difficult, in another easy. This is shown by the fact that whereas no one person can obtain an adequate grasp of it, we cannot all fail in the attempt; each thinker makes some statement about the natural world and as an individual contributes little or nothing to the inquiry; but a combination of all conjectures results in something considerable.”

  1. Lilly

    Good piece by David Langwallner notwithstanding the following statement:

    “In ‘The Lion and the Unicorn’ Orwell also notes how the English instinctively despise miscarriages of justice and hold power to account, believing in the impartial administration of the law by independent magistrates.”

    The Birmingham Six and Lord Denning spring to mind.

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