The non existant public 'backlash' over NAMA/IMF ?

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Was up at Leinster House on Sunday evening, about 20 - 30 there, mostly individual republicans of various groups. Not even any Socialist Workers or Socialist Party that I could see. Now I know the SFers were there in the day but went up again yesterday evening and there was about half a dozen there. Now compare this to the French and Greeks :mad: It's no wonder the country is in the mess it is.

So folks, certainly those of you who live in Dublin, is it not time to stop whinging on the keyboard and get off that fat ass and PROTEST ?
 


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Perhaps people are waiting for 'budget day' . Random 'confused' protests wont achieve very much , imo . A few big ones are needed .
 

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Perhaps people are waiting for 'budget day' . Random 'confused' protests wont achieve very much , imo . A few big ones are needed .
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Have no fear, the big protests are coming, and they will be televised.
 

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I wonder to what extent does the speed the story is developing and new social media play in the current "apathy". The net allows people vent and feel they have their voice heard which could deflate some of the anger pushing people on to the streets.

Many don't want to march under a union banner. Cowens spitting in the face of the electorate has changed the mood this week and I think people are waiting for the right moment, which looks like budget day.

Despite the media focus on the unemployed and poverty, most people have maintained their jobs and lifestyle despite recent budgets. Anger will grow as people are more directly hit and have to cut necessities rather than luxuries. I had a friend made redundant yesterday directly as a result of IMF announcement, that brings it home.
 

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Was up at Leinster House on Sunday evening, about 20 - 30 there, mostly individual republicans of various groups. Not even any Socialist Workers or Socialist Party that I could see. Now I know the SFers were there in the day but went up again yesterday evening and there was about half a dozen there. Now compare this to the French and Greeks :mad: It's no wonder the country is in the mess it is.

So folks, certainly those of you who live in Dublin, is it not time to stop whinging on the keyboard and get off that fat ass and PROTEST ?
I suppose people look at the French and Greeks and wonder for all the protesting , rioting and general mayhem did it change anything ? I don't think it did .
 

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I urge everyone to come to Dublin this Saturday and join the ICTU march...............................
 

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One is struck by how pathetic a breed the Irish are, utterly inert. I was outside the gates of government buildings last night and got into a discussion with 2 young students who I had imagined were drawn there by an inner sense of outrage/urge to act/whatever. After chatting to them for a while though it was clear they were merely curious and expressed the view that an election was not helpful before the passing of the budget and slashing the minimum wage was desirable as it would lead to increased 'competitiveness'! And the young are supposed to be the radical ones! With that sort of attitude amongst the dozen or so who do gather then we are clearly in big trouble.

And then all around as per usual the rest of the irish rush around with their shoping looking self-important and cold as they rush on home. In fact I commented about this as a couple passed me with their shopping only to get eyeballed aggressively by the male for daring to criticise him as he clutched his shopping bag and rushed on by.

Then madam K turned up looking for someone to put on a Cowen mask she had so she could film herself beating him up. At least she has the sense that she must do something.

I suppose people look at the French and Greeks and wonder for all the protesting , rioting and general mayhem did it change anything ? I don't think it did .
This would seem a fair point. If we move, we must do so to actually achieve an aim not to engage in pointless toing and froing on the streets with the gardai. We must topple the government, that must be our aim.
 

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I suppose people look at the French and Greeks and wonder for all the protesting , rioting and general mayhem did it change anything ? I don't think it did .
Ok I agree, breaking a few windows etc isn't going to change anything. But still the toerags that run this state - not just the Govt but the 'Captains of Industry ' such as Fingers, Sir Tony etc must be shown that we intend to change the system and make white collar crime accountable.
 

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Was up at Leinster House on Sunday evening, about 20 - 30 there, mostly individual republicans of various groups. Not even any Socialist Workers or Socialist Party that I could see. Now I know the SFers were there in the day but went up again yesterday evening and there was about half a dozen there. Now compare this to the French and Greeks :mad: It's no wonder the country is in the mess it is.

So folks, certainly those of you who live in Dublin, is it not time to stop whinging on the keyboard and get off that fat ass and PROTEST ?
Holding my fire n' ire for next Saturday

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As much as we like to believe otherwise we really are a docile people it was after all a long time from 1798 to 1916 and even then they were badly organised with little popular support at the time its only history which has added resonance, of course it is debatable what good a protest would do but this anger needs some venting my hope was through the ballot box but I guess we must wait for that.
I fear it will be years yet before we realise the full implication of this bailout and by then it will be too late, and what will each of us say to our children when they ask what did you do daddy/mammy during the economic crisis?
 

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So everyone in the country is stupid except yourself and your merry band of supporters?

Maybe the country doesn't believe in magic and rage as a solution to our problems.
 

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Only the agents provocateurs I think, they'll be dealt with I'd say.
Did the guards know about the IMF before we did? Everyone said the student protest was a training exercise, maybe it was!
 

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Have no fear, the big protests are coming, and they will be televised.
Ah...bit late. The protests should have been happening for the last few years. Now the IMF and EU are in charge. They couldn't care less about protests. We have given up our sovereignty. Is that not sinking in?!

But people don't mind. Shure 'I'm a celebrity' is great. And xfactor is really hotting up now. And we'll always have the football...
 

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Holding my fire n' ire for next Saturday

Wear something Green on the day

The Green Revolution - when the Irish Fight Back!
No,because the Irish only fight back when it affects them personally,hence why nobody took to the streets over NAMA,Bertiegate,Haughey,paedophilia,Hepatitis,Ansbacher ect.Irish people love a good moan and then head to the pub for a few to moan some more.It's no wonder that it's only when the country's on its' knees that the penny will drop.By then it's far too late.
 

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Ah...bit late. The protests should have been happening for the last few years. Now the IMF and EU are in charge. They couldn't care less about protests. We have given up our sovereignty. Is that not sinking in?!

But people don't mind. Shure 'I'm a celebrity' is great. And xfactor is really hotting up now. And we'll always have the football...
Protests usually come when people are actually suffering and the reality is most of us are not. We're still being promised austerity, it is not yet a reality.
 

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no,because the irish only fight back when it affects them personally,hence why nobody took to the streets over nama,bertiegate,haughey,paedophilia,hepatitis,ansbacher ect.irish people love a good moan and then head to the pub for a few to moan some more.it's no wonder that it's only when the county's on its' knees that the penny will drop.by then it's far too late.
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