Europe colonises itself

In a recent brief exchange between Oscar Guardiola Rivera and Walter Mignolo, responding to an impossibly broad question about Europe’s current crisis, Guardiola Rivera quipped that Europe was colonising itself. Just think, he said, of the racialisation of Greek, Spanish and Italian people: lazy and corrupt. And with that the debate moved on. But his thought of Europe colonising itself has haunted me: as a diagnosis it is chillingly brilliant.

Fine Gael – the videogame

Illan Rua Wall
has been playing with Fine Gael's latest addition to its already bulging sack of horrendous digital animation, 'Go Ireland - the Videogame', and has found it as, if not more, illuminating than their five point plan.