Conor Lenihan, A Man Of No Self Interest, Writes…
Conor Lenii San is a Kamikaze for Dublin South West and Minister for The Unknown, Terrible Machinery & Desire – he writes this column for The Emergency in a secure unit using nothing sharp
The events at the Imperial Leinster Palace yesterday have rocked Fia’nna Fail to the core.
Honourable warrior colleagues took time off defence of the glory of our endeavour and walked around the Da’il in a shellshocked condition, as if a bomb had gone off.
The setting of the invasion of Pinko Harbour date for March 11 was perhaps incidental in most warriors’ minds.
The circumstances and nature of the breakdown of the glorious Empire are the source of fury to my colleagues.
Many warriors wandered bewildered around the Imperial Leinster Palace wondering what had got into Emperor Biffohito’s head.
The Emperor’s effort to execute a belated Cabinet reshuffle in spite of the Green monks’ utter opposition has effectively wrecked Fia’nna Fail — the war hasn’t even started and the party is in surrender.
And whatever about the party, the damage to the Empire’s reputation abroad has been immense.
Whether Fia’nna Fail warriors like it or not, the Emperorship issue has been reopened.
There is no avoiding the issue now.
There is little point blaming the Green Monks for these events. The buck stops with Emperor Biffohito .
You cannot run roughshod over your colleagues, and it is beyond belief that the Emperor would attempt to do so.
If Fia’nna Fail does not solve the Biffohito issue quickly then the disintegration and disappearance of the party is inevitable.
It is also possible that, if Biffohito does not commit hari kiri, there will be a series of splits in the party.
And on top of that, it’s also possible that individual warriors will desert and run as kamikaze.
The unthinkable has already occurred. It is not beyond the realms of the imagination that some may consider establishing a new party called New Fia’nna Fail.
Biffohito has not a shred of credibility left.
Respect for the office of Emperor has been shattered.
The behaviour of Biffohito is a kick in the face for the voluntary activists who pound the pavements for the party year in and year out. For the first time in my life I felt angry and utterly ashamed of the leadership of our party. Biffohito has done a catastrophic disservice to politics. On his own. None of the rest us were there. Or Involved in the least tiny little bit. Ever. All those photos of us in the Dá’il chamber are forgeries.
The damage will be felt by all parties, as ordinary party activists try to persuade voters to even bother going out to vote at all.