There’s a particularly incendiary post going around Facebook at the moment, possible devised by bank executives or Fianna Fáil members.
It reads as follows, with apologies for the capitals and the moronic text-speak.
U pass the north korean border illegaly, u get 12 yrs hard labour!! U pass the Afghan border illegaly, u get SHOT!! U pass the Irish border illegaly, U GET A JOB, DRIVERS LICENCE, PLACE TO LIVE, MEDICAL CARD, HOUSING BENEFIT, FREE EDUCATION, CHILD BENEFIT…. NEED I CARRY ON !! DIS COUNTRY IS A FUCKING JOKE !!! NO WONDER WE ARE A COUNTRY IN THE HEIGHT OF DEBT !!!! PUT AS UR STATUS IF U AGREE …
Whoever wrote this obviously doesn’t read the papers and doesn’t know that €70 billion of our money is committed to pay for the greed, stupidity and dishonesty of the people who ran the banks in this country. It’s easier to blame a group who cost almost nothing than to point the finger at those rich crooks who have sucked every last penny out of our economy.
Why are people so happy handing over billions to extremely wealthy businessmen, and at the same time so hostile to the most vulnerable, even if they have a few scammers among them? At least they’re not all bankers.