grew up on the Falls Road. I moved to the US as
a resident alien in 1992. All the while, living
on the Falls I was aware of the catch phrase "socialist
republic". When I moved away and was able to
examine my past I believed that the catch phrase
was just that, a catch phrase. I never dreamed that
the people I grew up around would ever fall for
the empty, and long since proven false, promises
of socialist ideas. I believed that the phrase was
used by those who didn't know any better on those
they thought were maybe to dumb too ever know.
The people I grew up with, in an area that was plagued
with unemployment when it came to what we might
consider real jobs, always seemed to find something
to do to earn an extra few quid, to supplement the
supplement as it where. These people were always
quick to come up with a scheme, not a con, to earn
some money and were not afraid to work for it.
When I browse the web, on sites like this and others,
I get the impression that all those I grew up around
have some how perished and the world was never told
about it. All I read about is some one wanting something
for nothing, the bread from another man's plate
through government hand outs. The government, that
those I grew up around spent so much time and effort,
endured the insult and fear trying to unfetter themselves
What has happened?
While economically, the freestate has come out of
the third world and the North has somewhat made
strides of its own towards economic independence,
after decades of relying on the empire's alms to
carry the shipyard and other heavy industry, it
seems that philosophically you are all moving backward.
Is it maybe that those who are carrying the economy
don't have time to go online, while the rest of
the doomsayers, who would rather gripe and moan
about what they and their cohorts need or don't
have, and that a government should supply through
the labor of their fellows, do have time?
For those who would espouse the ideals of socialism
(communism), will someone please stand up and deliver
the news. The Soviet Union is no more, China is
all but a free market economy. North Koreans are
starving to death because of communism and Cuba
survives by selling its wares, rum and cigars, to
anyone it can find to buy them.
Do you really want to have struggled for so long,
endured so much, only to be suffocated and drowned
by elitist garbage disguised as enlightened thinking
and philosophy? If you do nothing else, examine
the world of these would be thinkers, they have
no stake in yours and therefore nothing to lose.
Their ideas, though they will never come to fruition,
are destructive and demoralizing to any society.
If you buy into them, you will spend all your days
fighting against those who oppose them. I think
you have been fighting that battle for far too long.