In the shadow of The Beast

And lo, a shadow lay across the land.

And the Evil Beast did continue to lay waste the Health Service, and the people screamed and died.

For The Beast denied everything. It claimed it knew not of any wrongdoing. It claimed it was someone else’s fault. It claimed it was trying to make things better.

But the people knew The Beast was evil. They knew it wanted only power and money.

“Enough” they cried, “for we are dying and we cannot enter our hospitals, for they are understaffed and run down”

But The Beast called forth its army of Orcs and Trolls from the slime-pits, and they did say it was doing a fine job, and that it could continue to terrorise the land.

And the people wept.

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In the shadow of The Beast — 12 Comments

  1. Wept indeed. Go get her, Grandad!

    I blogged about our health “service” last week, on trying to get my daughter assessed by professionals who seem to believe their jobs are NOT to examine or diagnose patients, but only to reassure them that Nothing’s Wrong:

    Me: My daughter’s head is on backwards, her feet fell off this morning, and she spits fire when her nappy’s wet.

    Doctor: Sure don’t my own girls do the very same, isn’t she a lovely wee thing? Ninety-five euros that’ll be, you can pay the nurse on the way out. Next!

    ARRRRGH. I wasn’t surprised when the cancer story came out; just heartbroken for all those poor women….and waiting for my own turn.

    ARGH again.

  2. Ian – There is a marked resemblance. They must be very closely related.

    Susan – I’m afraid that all the time the people of this country keep voting that shower in, this is going to continue…..

  3. I’m not surprised, just disappointed in the Greens, Finian McGrath and the rest of those who shouted from the Moral High Ground before they were bought off ……

  4. I have never seen a person from the healthcare side of the HSE fail to do their utmost for their job.

    The problem is the excessive amount of bureaucratic managers, exemplified by Harney. A scapegoat would have been nice though.

  5. Mary Mary Quite Contrary, How Does Your Waistline Grow ???

    I Think Haughey’s famous phrase is called for “GUBU”, pretty much describes what happened in the Dail yesterday.

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