Straight out of a Frank McCourt novel.
Like I said, people would rather bathe themselves in flowery words than tackle a problem ( tackling a problem doesn't mean building a mini industry to sustain the problem ) .
' Polysubstance users ' ...Good God I've heard it all now. Is this a new identity in the Cult Of Woke?
The point still stands. Any users of cocaine or its derivatives have highly questionable morals. When sympathy is being dished out, they can go to the back of the queue.
While you're cup there on your box or ivory tower , tell us how you'd tackle the problem.
https://discoverymood.com › blog
The Truth About Polysubstance Abuse - Discovery Mood ...
Seeing as you've just heard of polysubstance use , here's a little reading for you.
Personally, I'd make all drug users watch Mexican cartel videos for a day. Just so they have a 360 degree view of the culture they are enabling in other parts of the world.
Ach now, I acknowledged the people who stupidly use, but some cases are more deserving of empathy.
More Gardai , 100% . There's some pretty good city centre Gardai with great empathy towards homeless.
Littering -huge fine and community service.
It was a joke a few years ago with people getting disability allowance , nowadays it's a much more tighter run ship.
State will never build widescale social housing again.It creates a sense of entitlement i.e. " I want social housing because my grandparents , mother , sister all had it "
Nope , let's try and avoid ghettos , you create intergenerational deprivation and poverty , very difficult to address.
Mandatory what.. I take it you mean community service of some description , absolutely and relate to your DSP payment.
No idea what your last point is , but more detox beds , psychiatric support , suitable accommodation etc.
I'll leave the cartel videos to yourself.
Here we are again, close to my apartment, all usual racially-motivated reasons. I AM SICK OF ALL THIS RACISM
Another expensive / elaborate way to treat character deficits. Funded by the taxpayer again no doubt. More terminology to legitimise false victimhood when the issue is personal responsibility.
lol you should stop looking at Dublin Live, that article is all a result of someone's Tweet. You'll drive yourself crazy!
Almost as fantastical as your suggestion to force people to watch Mexican cartel videos.
Look, Dublin Live is a joke. If you're relying on that & FB as a reference to what goes on in your capital you're loosing.
Yes, these are all fake news, like the DISCRIMINATORY ATTACK at City Centre...all fake news:
Calm down. You're almost as hysterical as the news stories. Stop panicking and read below.
This is how it is. Dublin is a safe city but it's been badly affected by the pandemic. Tax payers money and our property tax is flooding out of the city to improve other parts of the country. Stop typing yourself in to hysteria on Internet forums and lobby your local politicians to improve the city & to retain the property tax. Lobby them for the metro & transport police that's badly needed.
Calm down ? At this stage, it's beginning to look like the Army Ranger Wing are going to be needed for an evacuation.
The problem with Dublin Live is that it only captures a fraction of the city centre ASB. Living within metres of the Jervis, this is the kind of thing that happens daily.
Would be great if the Malaysian proprietor of the Oriental Emporium at the Jervis stop could jump on here and offer some anecdotes. He is a guy who over the years has endured the dreggs of Dublin. People who entertain themselves while waiting on their free Luas trip by robbing his shop and attacking him.
The last feral teenager video doing the rounds, after the last lockdown featured an attack on his shop. He's well able to handle himself though. Needs must.
Oh heres a link. It actually made it to the English newspapers.
Here's another day in the safe city centre... No one was detained or arrested for it either.
"An Indian student who temporarily lost her sight after she was attacked in Dublin had planned to settle in Ireland, but no longer feels safe to stay.
Anjali Sharma (24) was leaving St Stephen’s Green with her friend, Jhankrut Priyadarshi, also a 24-year-old student, when they were set upon by a gang of around eight teenage boys and girls.
Mr Priyadarshi was punched repeatedly from behind, while Ms Sharma had a full can of drink thrown at her eyes, leading her to temporarily lose her sight.
“A girl in a pink dress was shouting, ‘spoil her face’,” the Griffith College student said. “Someone threw the can at me and I was in so much pain.” She couldn’t see as a result of the force of the impact and started screaming for help. A doctor later explained she had suffered retinal bruising.
“The gang ran away after that,” she said. “My friend was cut inside his mouth on his gums, and his lips were swollen from the punches."
Grim, it will probably dis-improve before it gets better.
This is the same shop where, in January, I had personally witnessed dozen of local teenagers entering and assaulting the owners with pieces of steel from their bike seats (which they had hidden under their sleeves). Obviously this other episode of racism will not end up, like the rest, in any statistics
In this forum nobody understands that terrible life that many of us foreigners have to face here
St Stephen's Green strikes again. Is anywhere safe to walk in the city?
"About an hour ago (5 ish today[Sunday 29/8]) saw two of Dublin's finest young scrotes decide to shoot a firework from outside the park at a woman and her two greyhounds. Also 3 other smaller dogs in the area, let alone a large amount of passeres by."
Not only does he have to put up with local teenagers from the council flats, but the Luas day trippers as well.
I used to shop there before it was built. It was cheaper then, as presumably rents were lower before the line was completed. He was friendly and always said hello. Once it was finished the ASB increased. He's had his hands full ever since. I still go in but not as often.
The stories he could tell, along with all the Centra workers on O'Connell St/ Parnell St/ Temple Bar...the Spars at Dame St / O'Connell St / Westmoreland St/ D'Olier St....the security guys in the iLac & Henry St. In more recent years, the Deliveroo guys. The list goes on. The reports in the media are just the tip of the iceberg and it wont be improving anytime soon.
The funny thing is, if these valued workers suddenly decided to leave...would the feral teenagers, druggies / drug dealers and alcoholics step in to do their work? Of course not.
Having a nice coffee by the courtyard in Beacon South quater , when I hear a woman arguing and crying. She was being confronted by a junkie looking for presumably her owed money.
Then said junkie came around the corner and started shouting into the intercom of an apartment block "gimme my foocin munny yur a lier" screaming at the top of her voice.
Just outside the imaginosity museum sat midday. Kids standing watching in fear.
Nowhere in Dublin escapes the scum.
Well @HerrKapitan; that part of Dublin is quite near to places like Killcross & Ballyogan. I wouldn't be surprised in hearing that any of those people were from there if those sort of scenes was going on in Sandyford.
Better with music
The government does have an issue here because you'd have to ask is the city a viable proposition atm for visitors/tourism?
Aside from some places on the southside it isn't really.
They'll have to do something to try and clean it up and drive these mostly loitering gangs of youths out.
Schools reopening may help to some extent but won't solve the weekend issues.
Genuinely curious to understand what exactly you think the word woke means
Why would my understanding be different to anyone else's?
Woke is the active/ ongoing awareness of false claims of injustice with the intent of gaining power/ resources. It absolves its adherents from having to work to legitimately to earn that power because the power structures are, according to woke philosophy, inherently unfair. By using various mechanisms to perpetuate a victim status, it facilitates a demand for compensation for that victimhood.
Seeing has how unfairness/ inequality is to varying degrees baked into the fabric of the universe, woke provides a mechanism for endless oppression and consequently endless demands. Never ending entitlement, in other words.
Okay, but how is any of that relevant to what you claimed was woke in that post.