I have to tell you something that mightn’t surprise you too much. I am really fucking pissed off about this Aer Lingus shit, though not for the reasons you might imagine.
No indeed. After all, as everybody has pointed out, Aer Lingus is a private company, and entitled to act any way it wants. That’s the way of the new world we live in. We’re all entitled to act any way we want as long as it makes us as much money as possible. In fact, it’s a philosophy I was discussing with my young son this very morning.
Son, I said, only one thing matters: self interest. There’s no such thing as social responsibility, nor ethics, nor any of that other shit. Money’s what matters. Oh, and power. Power too. Money and power, Son.
So, he said, when you get old and fucked and I want your money and your house?
Ah for fucksake, Bullet, I told him, have you learned nothing? When I get old and feeble and can’t fight you every morning like we do now, just kick me in the head and sling me into the cheapest shit nursing home you can find. Forge my signature and steal my house. That’s the way of the new Ireland. Got it, Son?
Fuck you, he replied, and kicked me in the head. He’s a good kid and I’m proud of him.
Anyway, Aer Lingus is headed by an accountant.
Let’s see now.
Nah. As they say here in Limerick, what would you expect out of a pig only a grunt?
The people I’m really pissed off at are not these drab grey bean-counters now running Aer Lingus, but, as usual, the demented, retarded, crooked, stupid, half-witted government we possess, whose leader lives on a different planet. The assholes who sold off Aer Lingus because of the PDs’ ideological belief in the goodness of the free market. It’s like believing in the goodness of a bear-pit. Let’s sell this fucking thing off, and the kind, generous free market will take its responsibility seriously.
Which it did, by promptly telling the Mid-West region of Ireland, with all its industry and all its citizens, to fuck off, as it’s fully entitled to. And what’s more, as was fully foreseeable when our half-witted government sold it off.
I’d like to remind you of another ideological decision, to sell off our national telecomms provider, including all its infrastructure. Thousands of small investors (though not me, in case you thought it was just sour grapes) bought shares in Telecom Eireann, and those same thousands of small investors were royally fucked when the shares immediately plummeted.
No bother, you might have thought. Why didn’t they just wait a while till the value rose again?
Because that’s not how it fucking works. Because a fucking asset stripper like Tony O Reilly could move in, buy a majority stake, and legally force all those small investors to sell their shares to him, at a loss! I swear to you, it’s true. While meanwhile, those miserable fucks in government continued taking their bribes from developers to fuck Dublin people in the arse by replacing their proposed town centres with gigantic fucking shopping centres, and our current prime mincer was up to his bollocks in accepting large dollops of cash, for fucking what? While another fucking crook of a minister, Burke, was accepting equally large amounts of dosh for giving our national energy resources away, free, to a crowd of murdering fuckers from Shell Oil! Is it any wonder I’m angry?
Or that I might be angry about our Prime Mincer locating a children’s hospital in the most unsuitable site in all Ireland because his former employers, the Mercy nuns , an oxymoron if ever you heard one, have something on him from his time working for them, the fucking gobshite? And as for the sick children and their families? Well, fuck ’em! Good man Bertie. Meanwhile, doing fuck-all about vested interests in the health service
Don’t let me stop there, for fucksake. The ghost of Haughey isn’t dead enough yet. The spawn of Haughey lives, undead, unjailed. Did you know that these fuckers signed a deal with the Catholic Church, bailing them out of almost all the money they would otherwise have to pay out for child abuse in institutions they ran? Did you know that the taxpayer has so far paid out Ã¢â€š¬1.2 billion on behalf of the child-fuckers?
For fucksake, is it any wonder I’d be angry?
Roads? Trains? That’s the least of our fucking problems in this fucking country as long as this crowd of crooks are in power.