Today is the beginning of the end for the people of Greece. No longer are they willing to bow to the demands of the hierarchy of Europe. We have to admire them, they have been beaten down for so long and they feel they have nothing more to give, so it’s time to take a chance and stand up to the bully. Their lunch box has only crumbs so to hell with it we will fight back. However, to fight the bully, you sometimes need the backing of your family and friends urging you to fight back and their reassurance that they have your back. The people of Greece had this backing from their government. They gave them the courage to fight they stood by them and instead of handing over the crumbs in the lunchbox they said to the people of Greece, we are all in this together and you have your say. This is what democracy is all about. Now, no matter what happens the Greek people have won. They will come back from the brink, and at last the bully is standing speechless with it’s open hand empty.
On the other hand, the people of Ireland did not have the backing of their government, they were alone and were told to give to the bully, you have no other choice, it’s in your best interest. We must give to the bully in order to survive and we know best so trust us, we cannot ask you to choose because we are so scared you might want to fight the bully and we are too scared to support you. And so, off they went to Brussels and with our lunch box and gave away our lunch. However, this government of ours, still have their lunch and we have nothing. We struggle everyday to survive and in doing so we have lost our souls. We battle every day to keep our homes, our jobs, our sense of what it is to live on this earth. We have no one to turn to and so we begin turning on each other. Fighting each other for the scraps. Putting down those who are less fortunate and blaming them for their demise. Meanwhile the bully, living in luxury smiles and taps our government on the back and says ‘Good lads, this is how it is supposed to be, fuck that democracy shit’.
The question is ‘When are the Irish people going to have what the Greek people got? A government who is brave, speaks the truth, and stands with us as we say to the bully ‘enough is enough you are not getting our lunch box today’.