“Well, it’s not about water, is it?"
'It' is skipping meals to pay bills that were never ours. 'It' lies freezing on unwelcoming streets, in Georgian doorways or crammed in hostel hotels with no dignity, forever destined to live in the margins.' It' is newspapers advertising thousand euro coats ripped up to cover holes in the soles of shabby shoes. 'It' lies dying on hospital waiting lists. 'It' is social immobility denied yet propagated by the same affluent few generation after generation. 'It' is protesters criminalised in courts at the behest of billionaires who will enjoy immunity from criminalisation in rich men's tribunals.
'It' is a Dail that fails to hold government to account.
'It' is in the breaking of a people forced to protect banks and bondholders who will never be stooped by the burden of 'it'. 'It' is a hundred years of right wing government, of broken promises, of pandering to a privileged elite. 'It' is a European master as bad as any Royal overlord we ever endured.
'It' is an airbrushing of our proud history for fear that we may rise again.