RE the flags protest: That there is such a division in our citizenry is a fissure which only operates to allow the two blocs at Stormont to prefer perpetual electioneering to producing policies which in a proper democracy would be filtered through a principled and competent opposition.
Freud wrote about what he called the narcissism of small differences.
He identified this as a form of leadership which exaggerates small cultural differences in order to preserve a misplaced feeling of separateness or identity.
Convince me who benefits from the flag protests.
The politburo in Stormont or the huddled masses?
I don't believe the apparatchiks of our administration have read much Freud but they have certainly in recent weeks slipped into his psyche.
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