This country is in a mess.
While the rest of the world is slowly but surely recovering, we are still in recession, with no sign of it bottoming out yet. We keep hearing that the worst is nearly over, but we have been hearing that for so long now that no one believes it.
And there is the crux of the matter.
No one believes anything the government has to say any more. Not one fucking word. They have been lying constantly and consistently for the last few years to the extent that people now believe the opposite of what they say.
There is no quick solution to Ireland’s problems, but there are a couple of things we could do to make life one hell of a lot better.
First and foremost, the government must go. I don’t care how, and would be very happy to see violent means involved. They are a millstone around our necks, and their very existence is depressing us and preventing recovery. I don’t give a shit who replaces them, as a farmyard of animals would do a better job anyway. What’s more, when they go, they should be stripped of all pensions and when they reach retirement age, they can have the state pension like the rest of us. Why the fuck should they be paid anything is beyond me, as they caused the mess, but I’m feeling irrationally generous because the sun is shining.
As for the bankers… The bastards whose greed bankrupted the country deserve one simple punishment. They should be stripped of every penny they have. Every last fucking red cent. Let them walk the streets and beg in the gutters. And I don’t give a fuck about their wives and children either – they benefitted for long enough off daddy’s ill gotten gains.
This country is seething with anger and resentment.
We are angry that the government are bailing out banks that should have gone to the wall. We are angry because the government is doing more to appease “foreign investors” and Brussels than they are to solving the domestic crisis. We are angry because the government don’t give a shit if every last one of us is homeless, unemployed and on the breadline provided Brussels approves of the way we are doing things. Foreign opinion is more important than the people.
We are resentful because the government, the bankers and the builders who dumped us into the shit house are all still there. There isn’t one who has paid any kind of penalty. There isn’t one who has been convicted of anything. There isn’t one who has even been fired. Any who have left their jobs have resigned or retired with huge pensions and massive golden handshakes.
I don’t give a flying fuck about the legality of lynching the government or the bankers. That shower are hiding behind a crap, outdated and heavily biased legal system that should be scrapped anyway.
Let’s just lynch the bastards.