There’s bound to be a constituency of opinion out there that will pooh-pooh the ‘Occupy’ movement, now encamped alongside Waterford’s Clock Tower for over a week.
Those who see no logic in their endeavours may well view them as tree-hugging Trotskyites whose aspirations of undoing the capitalist system are about as likely as Kilkenny lifting Sam Maguire.
Yet, as the increase in the vote for parties and independents who are genuinely of the left in the general election (and the Dublin West By-election) suggests, the emergence of radical socialism cannot be ruled out.
Politics in this State has been completely dominated by parties who, in a matter which Britain has only replicated since the emergence of New Labour, have bolted to the centre.