On foot of today's court ruling striking out the Registered Employment Agreements, which follows the JLCs being struck down a while ago, aided and abetted by politicians doing their employer buddies bidding, are we arriving at a point where the seeds of revolution are being sown ?
Public Sector workers have had enough of austerity as demonstrated by the Croke Park ballot results, Private Sector workers are having their terms and conditions destroyed, such as what happened today in the Courts.
In the meantime, ordinary people are watching the politicians 'saving' the bankers/bondholders et all and there's a growing sense of resentment at the unfairness of what is happening. Throw in all the new taxes etc, there's some stew brewing at the moment.
When the Establishment, (esp politicians) get to a point where they allow or promote such injustices to be perpetrated on ordinary people, people cease to accept that the Establishment has legitimacy.
If someone was to step forward in this climate and call for the Establishment to be taken down because of what they're allowing to happen, would they be left shouting in the wind, or could they mobilise the dis-enfranchised masses ?
Times like these breed revolution (or worse), how much more of this would it take for people to revolt ?
Are we near that point now where we send the politicians packing ?, or will we accept anything that's dumped on us ?