Imagine that Cowen and his whole party of a backslapping, brown envelope stuffing, self righteous clique were thrown out tomorrow.
Imagine that before he could even try it, we stopped Kenny and his bunch of not much betters from rubbing their hands and taking control.
Imagine we had control.
Imagine YOU had control.
The reality would be that you’d have no money and the people who do have it are increasingly worried about giving you any.
- The country is angry. Not because we’re an angry people, but because we’re scared. We’re scared that this time last year only the people in charge new what was coming.
We’re scared about what they’re keeping from us now.
We’re scared that we’re losing jobs, homes and things that we worked hard for and assumed would have been safe, because the people in charge would do their jobs.
- The country is angry. Not because we’re an angry people, but because we’re unsure. We’re unsure about what to plan for this time next week, never mind next month or year.
We’re unsure about what they’re keeping from us now.
We’re unsure about the future of our education, health and welfare systems that we worked hard to pay for and assumed would be managed and governed properly because the people in charge would do their jobs.
- The country is angry. Not because we’re an angry people, but because we’re tired. We’re tired of hearing the same excuses and blame games. We’re tired of being told to tighten our belts when we have no choice as dole queues grow and incomes drop.
We’re tired of information being kept from us now.
We’re tired of mini budgets and incompetance. We’re tired of worrying about where our next euro is coming from. We’re tired of having to beg for social welfare payments and benefits. We’re tired of the people in charge defending the elite and blaming us. We’re tired of electing people into power who promise to do their jobs when they never do. We want to be lead by people who instil confidence.
We have to act. We, not them. We need to rise above this anger, uncertainty and worry.
Now, this will seem like asking a 6 year old what they’d do if they were King for a day kind of an idea, but hear me out.
If you were standing in front of the Dáil and its members who were prepared to legislate and stand behing one point of action that you demanded, what would that be?
Let’s roll up our sleeves and get this done, because the people who have the power don’t use it for the better. Regardless of your political backgrounds or beliefs you can’t deny that action is needed.
It’s our time.
What do you feel we need to get sorted first, and how?