ANTI-STATE BUDGET PROTEST , DUBLIN , 27th NOVEMBER 2010.

On Saturday 27th November 2010 , the authors of this blog will be taking part with members of Republican Sinn Féin in a trade union-organised ‘anti-budget/cutbacks’ protest march through Dublin city centre : we want to stress – as we have before – that we do so in support of the employed and the unemployed ,the ‘abled’ and the ‘disabled’, the ‘havenots’ rather than the ‘haves’, who are about to be forced to pay €6 billion between them to bail out the politicians and their property-speculating and big builder friends , and that our participation should not be viewed as an action in support of the trade union leadership who are , in our opinion , as morally corrupt as the politicians they claim to oppose.
We dedicate this song to those who , like ourselves, are about to be penalised , again, for the wanton greed and incompetence of the fine-suited , corrupt and perma-tanned bastards that not only caused this poverty , but are determined that others should rescue them , financially – they are beyond any attempted moral rescue.
Hopefully , an attempt will be made by the protestors to forcibly enter Leinster House and to physically destroy that institution from the inside and such an event , if/when it happens , should not stop there – the State Senate , Anglo Irish Bank
(amongst others) and the plush Offices on Merrion Street , Dublin, which we , the public, purchased for the politicians ,should all be either destroyed or converted into hostels for the homeless.
Any such action will , of course , be condemned by the politicians themselves , the union leadership , the churches , the business leaders and the mainstream media.
We can listen to their condemnation as they are being lined-up against a white-washed wall….
We will publish the details regarding the protest on this blog in the next few days.

Thanks for reading,
Sharon.




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30 Responses to ANTI-STATE BUDGET PROTEST , DUBLIN , 27th NOVEMBER 2010.

  1. Poppygal says:

    Any chance this could be linked to a facebook page so invites could be sent to get as many people out on the 27th as possible?

  2. Hi Poppygal!
    Thanks for the visit , and for taking the time to leave a comment – much appreciated!
    The post in question has been linked to by readers/members of Bebo and Twitter , to name but two of the already-linked to platforms that we are aware of : if you know of a ‘Facebook’ page set up for the 27th November protest, please feel free to link this post to it , and/or copy and paste it (pic and/or text) and place it on same.
    Thanks!
    Sharon.

  3. Josh says:

    we’ll be there too – keep us updated. Gorey, Co. Wexford

  4. Hi Josh!
    Thanks for reading , and for the comment – appreciated !
    The latest details re the Saturday 27th November 2010 protest in Dublin is for those taking part to assemble on Wood Quay between 11am and 12 Noon , at which time the protestors will leave for the GPO in O’Connell Street.
    Bring whistles , banners and placards etc – and be noisy!
    Thanks,
    Sharon.

  5. Ciara says:

    I would like to protest too but if you want to be taken seriously you might leave out the foul language and threat of violence, its pretty disggusting and gives peaceful democratic protests a bad name.

  6. Guy Incognito says:

    Typical Sinn Fein uneducated yobs. Seriously – kill yourselves you fucking vermin

  7. Hi Ciara!
    Thanks for the visit , and the comment.
    It’s ‘angry’ language , rather than foul – and ‘angry’ for a reason. And the “threat of violence” is in response to the economic ‘violence’ that those in Leinster House have threatened us with. You’ll get no apology from us for that post.
    Thanks!
    Sharon.

  8. Hi Guy!
    Thank you for the visit and for the comment.
    “Uneducated yobs” , you say – yet you are unable to get that ‘point’ across without the use of foul language. Expect a reprimand from Ciara.
    Thanks!
    Sharon.

  9. Hi Turlough !
    Thank you for your 3 comments –
    “I was delighted when I heard of the protest as I am absolutely disgusted at what has happened. I was until I read of destroying buildings and lining up people against white-washed walls. In my opinion, there is a void for someone to lead the country in protest BUT not if you are proposing violence. You will just walk into their hands – it would be more of an affect with everyone and the international community if you got hundreds of thousands in a peaceful sit-in protest and not leave. Please think of this before you go down that road.”

    “I was delighted to read about the protest until I read about the violence and lining people up. There is a void for someone to lead the protest but violence is not the answer – you will never be taken seriously. Imagine the impact of a couple of hundred thousand people sitting down in the middle of Dublin in protest. That definitely would have more impact and make the country sit up and wake up!”

    “I was delighted to read about the protest until I read about the proposed methods. There is a void for someone to lead the country in protest but violence is not the way. Imagine the impact if you got Dublin city centre full of people sitting down in protest. They couldn’t do anything about it and it would definitely wake up the country.”
    I believe the response of the protestors should be equal to that which it is in reply to – in this case, physical State violence against protestors , as well as economic and moral ‘violence’ against us. There is far too much at stake here for protestors to refuse to use any and all methods at their disposal.
    Thanks,
    Sharon.

  10. Pat says:

    Hi,

    I would really like to go was even going to bring child in buggy however the reason I’m thinking of not going is the threat of a riot!!

  11. Joanne says:

    I’m really disappointed to read about the intended actions of this protest. I really wanted to get involved, not only as an individual, but as a family, as this is going to continue to affect my children. There is no way I, or any other family with a bit of sense, will now attend this march. That’s quite a proportion of the population you will be excluding.

  12. stephen kirrane says:

    Any buses going from cork?

  13. Hi Pat!
    I’m going , and I’m bringing my three girls with me.
    Each to their own , Pat. You and the little one will be missed.
    Thanks!
    Sharon.

  14. Hi Joanne !
    “I’m really disappointed to read about the intended actions of this protest.”
    The “intended actions of this protest” are to voice objection to the IMF taking us over and to voice objection to a cruel State budget. Why does that ‘disappoint’ you ?

    “I really wanted to get involved, not only as an individual, but as a family, as this is going to continue to affect my children.”
    Then , for their sake , if not your own – get involved!

    “There is no way I, or any other family with a bit of sense, will now attend this march.”
    There will be thousands of families there,Joanne, all of them with the good sense to realise that they simply have to object and SHOW that objection.

    “That’s quite a proportion of the population you will be excluding.”
    Unfortunately, those people will be excluding themselves.
    Thanks!
    Sharon.

  15. Hi Stephen!
    “Any buses going from cork?”
    I know buses are going from some other areas , but not sure about Cork. I tried to ring Gene ([021-]4277466) in Cork Siptu to ask, but couldn’t get through. You could try yourself , and I hope to see you on the protest on Saturday!
    Thanks!
    Sharon.

  16. Adrian says:

    What is this going to achieve? You are trying to engineer a complete disaster. The Guards are going to be forced into action and people on both sides are going to be hurt. In Greece, buildings were burned and innocent people, including a pregnant woman, were killed in the fire. Is this what you want?

    Stand in the general election. If your politics are correct and right you will win your power the correct way. Personally I hope people who would turn to violence so easily will never get any power in this country. This is incitement of the highest order and should not be tolerated. The protest should be remembered for the people of Ireland having their say, not for a bunch of yobs causing as much carnage and destruction as they can.

  17. Una says:

    Oh fab, another opportunity for Eírígí to display their dignified and diplomatic approach to ‘protesting’ as it were.

  18. Dolores says:

    I wanted to protest but I will not get involved with riots as that is pointless !! So now I can’t attend

  19. roon says:

    shame on u southern irish u have been made a fool of by these muppets get on the street 2maro and do what it takes ,the whole of europe is laughing at ya .

  20. Orla says:

    When/where is the protest starting. I am 100% interested in participating in a peaceful protest.

  21. Hi Adrian!
    “What is this going to achieve?”
    The protest march will prove that a good section of the public are not happy to be made pay for the mistakes of others and that they are prepared to state as much, in public.

    “You are trying to engineer a complete disaster.”
    That has already been ‘engineered’ by those in Leinster House.

    “The Guards are going to be forced into action and people on both sides are going to be hurt.”
    “Forced” ? They don’t need to be “forced”. They are ‘Guardians of the State’ first and foremost , then – perhaps – ‘Guardians of the Peace’.

    “In Greece, buildings were burned and innocent people, including a pregnant woman, were killed in the fire. Is this what you want?”
    Of course not. And no-one wants their neighbours killing themselves and/or their families due to the economic mismanagement of career politicians.

    “Stand in the general election. If your politics are correct and right you will win your power the correct way.”
    Just like Fianna Fail and the Greens did , you mean?

    “Personally I hope people who would turn to violence so easily will never get any power in this country.”
    Too late. They’re there already.

    “This is incitement of the highest order and should not be tolerated.”
    The protest is against those who have ‘incited’ others into considering all types of protest ie to show them that their political stroking will no longer be ‘tolerated’.

    “The protest should be remembered for the people of Ireland having their say”
    Indeed it should be.

    “not for a bunch of yobs causing as much carnage and destruction as they can.”
    Those in Leinster House, you mean? If so , I agree.

  22. Hi Una!
    “Oh fab, another opportunity for Eírígí to display their dignified and diplomatic approach to ‘protesting’ as it were.”
    Have you nothing to say about the ‘dignified and diplomatic approach’ practised by those in Leinster House in relation to the damage they have caused to people in this State ?

  23. Hi Dolores!
    “I wanted to protest but I will not get involved with riots as that is pointless !! So now I can’t attend”
    There is no-one asking you to “get involved with riots” – are you not capable of protesting without rioting , Dolores ? Or is it the case that you WON’T protest , rather than “can’t” ?

  24. Hi Bri!
    I don’t have a ‘Facebook’ account , believe it or not (!) and, as such, cannot access that link you gave me. Can you ‘get me in’ another way?
    Thanks,
    Sharon.

  25. Hi Roon!
    “shame on u southern irish u have been made a fool of by these muppets get on the street 2maro and do what it takes ,the whole of europe is laughing at ya .”
    Thanks , Roon – I’m Irish , born and bred, and a lot more of us used to share that Spirit. Unfortunately , as you can see from the negative comments here, a lot of people hang their backbone up with their coat in the morning.
    But not all of us! 😉

  26. Hi Orla!
    “When/where is the protest starting. I am 100% interested in participating in a peaceful protest.”
    The latest details re the Saturday 27th November 2010 protest in Dublin is for those taking part to assemble on Wood Quay between 11am and 12 Noon , at which time the protestors will leave for the GPO in O’Connell Street.
    Hope to see you there!
    Thanks,
    Sharon.

  27. Martin says:

    I too feel strongly on the way this country has been miss managed but I am against riots in the streets but I am in favour of a noisy loud protest,But we need to put forward altertrenatives to the goverment that we have such as a board of managment for the country of about 40 experienced business people and Economists with the interest of the country at heart that can only serve 2 terms at most this is to stop the political dynasties that have formed here since the foundation of the state and the same old civil war potlics that have been spouted out for years.We need a total change to the way that OUR COUNTRY has been miss managed and we have been lied to as well and treated like pesants like the French were before the Revolution. We need people in charge of this country that that believe in the words of John F Kennedy, Ask not what your country can do for you!But What can I do for my Country? I hope to be at the protest but I will not be involved in voilence.

  28. Hi Martin!
    Good points there about some of the changes needed – I especially like your comparison with how ‘the French were treated before the Revolution’!
    And hopefully there will be no violence at the November 27th protest , but I think that will depend on how the State reacts to the thousands of angry people that will be on the streets.
    Thanks,
    Sharon.

  29. Joe says:

    Let me get this right. You stated that (hopefully)
    “an attempt will be made by the protestors to forcibly enter Leinster House and to physically destroy that institution from the inside and such an event , if/when it happens , should not stop there – the State Senate , Anglo Irish Bank (amongst others) and the plush Offices on Merrion Street , Dublin, which we , the public, purchased for the politicians ,should all be either destroyed or converted into hostels for the homeless.”
    Is this the plan of Rebublican Sinn Fein, or just your own destructive self? Stop using the Irish People as a scapegoat for your lust for violence and destruction. WHere are you going to reside after The Destruction. A cave?

  30. Hi Joe!
    Let me get this right. You stated that- “(hopefully)
    “an attempt will be made by the protestors to forcibly enter Leinster House and to physically destroy that institution from the inside and such an event , if/when it happens , should not stop there – the State Senate , Anglo Irish Bank (amongst others) and the plush Offices on Merrion Street , Dublin, which we , the public, purchased for the politicians ,should all be either destroyed or converted into hostels for the homeless.” ”
    I did , Joe , and I stand by that comment.

    “Is this the plan of Republican Sinn Fein”
    It’s an action that RSF , amongst others, wouldn’t condemn.

    “or just your own destructive self?”
    The ‘destruction’ in this whole episode is being caused by those you seek to defend , Joe – the ‘establishment’.

    “Stop using the Irish People as a scapegoat for your lust for violence and destruction.”
    And had you been around in 1916 , you would have directed that comment at Pearse and Connolly etc. For shame, Joe – are you that whipped that you jeer others for continuing to take a stand?

    “WHere are you going to reside after The Destruction. A cave?”
    But that’s exactly where we’ll end up if we DON’T take a stand now – you don’t get it , Joe , because you’re too afraid to face that particular reality. Your problem , not mine!
    Thanks,
    Sharon.

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