At 2pm.

Wellington Monument, Phoenix Park, Dublin.

Vermin fur tasting will begin at 3pm sharp. BYOR. No slurping.

#WewillALLbethere

World Wide Demonstrations

Meanwhile…

Stop that.

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32 thoughts on “Free Today?

    1. SOQ

      Interesting how when the sneering begins about London protests- it is always those bloody left wingers while in Dublin- they magically turn into ‘far right’?

      Then again a street full of hippies dancing to Bob Marley is hard to paint as Nazis I suppose.

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      1. Daisy Chainsaw

        Nope. No sneering about left wingers cos they’re not the ones protesting. They’re supporting their colleagues and friends on the frontline forced to deal with the dregs who show up to these things.

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        1. Bitnboxy

          +1 Daisy. Folks are bored of this lot at this stage. If they want a taste of a truly authoritarian society, they can see how they’ll get on in China, Russia, Venezuela or Orban’s Hungary. Let them at it. As long as it’s peaceful, they clean up after themselves and don’t disturb the rest of us, I don’t particularly care.

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        2. SOQ

          There are plenty of left wingers protesting. Just because they are not YOUR definition of left wing means nothing. One of the main leaders in England is a brother of Jeremy Corbyn- a right winger? Really? There’s more rainbow hair styles at those protests than a pride march- black people- gay people- Muslins- Christians- all out and all have had enough.

          Its in the interest of both the hard left and the far right to pretend this is an extremist view because they need each other to justify their existence. Meanwhile, small businesses continue to go to the wall, and not one single politician has the balls to champion their cause.

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          1. Nigel

            It’s a fringe paranoid view, (ie that the pandemic is fake) and extremist, and it’s being brought close to mainstream, because that’s the way politics works these days, extreme fringe views being normalised and more people being radicalised. Both the hard left and the far right seem to absolutely love this carry-on.

          2. SOQ

            A million people marched in London last weekend- are they all fringe? Is it really beyond the realms of possibilities that some are small business owners or some are people who have been denied health care? Or must everything fit into the prism of left and right?

            IMO, at the moment in Ireland, the hard left are acting as requirement agents for the far right. There isn’t a huge amount of difference between them in the first place but when people keep getting called a certain slur, a percentage will actually adopt that label.

          3. Nigel

            The idea that the pandemic os somehow fake is definitely fringe, however we happen to live in a time where fringe stuff is cynically promoted, usually to undermine democracy. What are people supposed to do, pander to those who go down rabbit holes?

    2. K. Cavan

      And what do you reckon it is Joan, the “inverted commas” imply you see it as something else? What?

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    1. Joe

      The few protesters who turned up will soon fade away into oblivion, over the next year or two the worldwide vaccine roll out will see to that. They choose to believe in flam flam and nonsense rather than in verifiable science.
      I wonder what it would take to make them understand the effects of covid and the herculean work that front line staff engage in.
      I hope the protesters have not killed any of their relatives and fellow citizens by their dangerously selfish behaviour. If they could visit an ICU covid ward and see 50% of those suffering in ICU physically dying they would understand or maybe they would rather believe that the terminally ill are crisis actors?
      It is sad to see the lack of basic humanity in these people.

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      1. K. Cavan

        Without Googling it, Joe, what proportion of our total hospital beds were occupied by The Rona victims at the absolute height of this “Pandemic”, which was mid-January, a rough guess, like 70%, 50%, 80%, 2%? How many people, to the nearest hundred would you reckon are in hospital right now, with Covid? Would you reckon our hospital bed occupancy last year was the highest the country ever had? Just trying to get an idea of how big you reckon this is, as a healthcare issue.

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      2. Nigel

        Persuading a bunch of people that public health measures during a pandemic are an assault on personal liberty, with various levels of conspiracy theories and disinformation running through the efforts, depending on what each individual is comfortable with, will be treated as a dry run for strategies to mobilise them against action on climate change.

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        1. Clampers Outside

          Guy on the interweb giving out about conspiracy theorists explains the actions of same conspiracy theorists with own conspiracy theory.

          Gotta love the interweb :)

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          1. Bitnboxy

            Lol. Physician heal thyself Mr Itchy McScratchy. aka Clampers! Sort yourself out before ascending the reactionary moral high ground to point out in others that which you yourself exhibit.

            Sheesh. Folks on the Interwebs indeed!

          2. Tony

            I’ve no time for conspiracy theories but Nigel’s conspiracy theory is the kind of conspiracy theory that would turn me into a conspiracy theorist.

          3. Nigel

            You can’t tell the difference between a conspiracy theory and predictions based on observed behaviour?

        2. K. Cavan

          Nigel, just to bring you up-to-date on the narrative, it’s “Climate Emergency” now, it’s been rebranded. Please keep up.

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  1. Dr.Fart

    no idea what this is. “freedom” etc., and a million hashtags. can only presume its more anti-mask, right-wing nonsense that Bodger are into.

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  2. TheFerg

    Not here for a debate – just to say Fair Play to BS for the all the reporting over this past year.

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