I swore I’d never write anything politically orientated again, but I can’t help it.
Anyway… this is more anti-political, for those like me who have a thin patience for the bullshit.
In the words of Billy Connolly;
“I think, roughly, the desire to be a politician, should ban you for life for ever being one. Don’t vote, it encourages them.”
I’ve had conversations with plenty of people about this country, comedians are loving the constant supply of new material. I’m fed up trying to figure out who’s actually voting for people like that Cleverly Fluthered Bint or whatever her name is, because it’s not me, and I do vote. The common opinion seems to be that we, the four million bogdodgers of Ireland, should have more of a say with what’s happening, should be privy to the way our highly coveted cash is spent… we should be given a chance to convey for ourselves why we thought the Lisbon Treaty concept failed, for example. Instead we are made look like fools by people who can rarely be bothered turning up for Dáil meetings. There’s far too many of them in there anyway, if you ask me.
There’s a certain unanimous frustration with our socio-political situation (marmalade… that’s another big word) which seems to be itching under the skin of this country… it’s like there’s a gas leak waiting for a spark. The laypeople, the ones underneath, they want to have their say and they want to line the bankers up.
A buddy of mine (a poker playing/band playing/lumberjack friend who’s responsible for The Accidental Terrorist’s apt naming and definitely not the violent type) set up a facebook group last week. He named it the Irish Democratic Revolutionary Party.
We will be set on the overthrowing of the Irish Ruling Elite, through peaceful means, by popular consent.
We shall reinstate the meaning or the word Republic, as defined as, For the People By The People.
Our revolution MUST be carried out through peaceful means. The rule of law MUST be respected. Our revolution will NOT become an excuse to attack any vulnerable targets in our society.
It has forty four people so far, so a visit is worth it for the comments alone!
I wonder if anyone will take it seriously?