Beware the Irish Conspiracy?

As every conspiracy theorist knows with certainty, hidden hands manipulate the innocents of the world. Jews have a commanding lead over all other groups as the target of suspicion in the vast literature of conspiracists. But this tradition, reinforced by the new book The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy by Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer, should not blind us to other dangers, more deeply hidden and cleverly disguised. In fact, the biggest hidden influence in American politics is no doubt the Irish Conspiracy. Largely staying in the background of American life, the Irish have penetrated all our institutions, even the Presidency itself. No less than twelve American presidents are believed to have had Irish ancestry. (See Kennedy, Reagan). Irish politicians have been rife at all levels of American government (Tip O'Neill, Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, Ed Rendell). In many cities entire police and fire departments are stacked with the Irish. The iron fist...(Read Full Article)