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    Following Eamonn Keane’s NAMA show lunchtime 14/4/2010 there were a number of texts asking that a march be organized indeed some suggested we should march every day until change is brought about.

    This will never happen because
    • The Irish are too docile, too used to taking it up the **** from the establishment and from Dublin Castle/Leinster House.
    • We are far more concerned with nebulous concepts such as freedom, republicanism, the Irish Language and on and on than with our wage packet and therefore our welfare and that of our families.
    • The places where we might look for the leadership of a protest movement –the Trade Union movement, left leaning parties ,intellectuals and artists all have their snouts in the trough and are seduced by the feelings of power they receive from seeming to be important “players”
    • The youth are disenfranchised and disinterested—the next flight to Australia will do them it seems.

    So it seems we are due to spend many more generations being reamed by the wealthy and we cannot even raise the energy to protest –sad but true!

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    You want a revolution?

    Close the pubs for a month
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    Quote Originally Posted by eoghanacht View Post
    You want a revolution?

    Close the pubs for a month
    Or the GAA!!!
    The hurt of one is the hurt of all, the honour of one is the honour of all.

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    Sad but true....

    the only way i could see anything happening is if a 'wild card' ..i.e some incident that was just too much for people to bear then possibly it might happen...

    But the OP is 100% correct on the trade unions etc....

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    Quote Originally Posted by eoghanacht View Post
    You want a revolution?

    Close the pubs for a month
    Nah, close the social welfare offices.
    If you continue to elect idiots in elections, don't be surprised when the result is an idiotic government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newsy View Post
    Or the GAA!!!
    or just open a head shop

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    Why on earth would anyone look to a left-leaning party for leadership?

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    [QUOTE=Socratus O' Pericles;2600378]• The places where we might look for the leadership of a protest movement –the Trade Union movement, left leaning parties ,intellectuals and artists all have their snouts in the trough and are seduced by the feelings of power they receive from seeming to be important “players”
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    The way i'm beginning to see it, is that there really are no non-establishment leaders in this country, because if there were then surely to god they'd have revealed themselves already.
    There are probably some very capable people who, if it looks like there would be overwhelming support, jump to the fore, but that for me does not a true leader make - they should be out in front, holding the flag and rallying the troops in their wake.

    It's so disappointing.
    "We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history there is such a thing as being too late. Procrastination is still the thief of time. Life often leaves us standing bare, naked and dejected with a lost opportunity.... Over the bleached bones and jumbled residue of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words: "Too late." "Martin Luther King

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canis View Post
    Why on earth would anyone look to a left-leaning party for leadership?
    Because they will wave their magic wand and everything will be ok again. Well at least thats what the people will believe!

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