If you read through the thread you'll get the gist of it.
No I read that post(which is what I'm querying) , nothing in it was in any way relevant to explaining why you believe the term Polysubstance User was woke?
That is a perfect explanation
Its entirely relevant.
Polysubstance User is an attempt to legitimize multiple substance abuse and in most instances these substances are illegal. By ' woke washing ' its actual meaning and giving it a new term ( the Woke strategy of redefining language to facilitate victimhood ), it in turn facilitates organizations who thrive on this false ( or tenuous at best ) status of victimhood.
Its an extension of critical theory. If its not your race you're a victim of, its something else. In the case of substance abuse, its terrible circumstances - unfathomably bad, to quote a previous poster - which cause a person become a multiple substance abuser. Instead of encouraging ownership/ accountability / personal agency..it encourages dependence of various groups / NGOs which in turn thrive on that persons lack of agency. Effectively fixing an umbilical chord between a group (s) and that person, as opposed to facilitating their spiritual/ psychological and material independence from the outset.
Poly just means many. My theory is that the huge influx of destitute people into Dublin during the famine changed how Dublin developed the extreme poverty, the tenements the city just never developed the way other European cities did. There are large homeless populations in London and Manchester and organisations who help them yet they don't feature in public discourses the way they do in Ireland.
Read Strumpet city by James Plunket
What's the opposite of gentrification?
Just in case anyone thinks it is a new phenomenon, Dublin in the 1970s and 80s was a pretty grimy rundown place.
It's not relevant in the slightest and you know that.
Whether the substance is illegal/legal is moot. The term itself is accurate and not "woke" at all.
But when you are looking for this perceived issue everywhere, I'm sure you'll find it.
That is true but language is used to frame an issue in a certain way polysubstance abuse is a correct description. Another poster has the opinion that it's an attempt to frame the issue in a certain way, the word could be both correct and an attempt to frame the issue in a certain way it's not mutually exclusive. Woke is is just a modern version of PC good mad as a retort.
Its a rubbish term which completely ignores the reality. There is nothing so Woke as the prioritization of ideology/ utopian fantasy over reality.
Makes it sound like taking a drop of milk in a cup of tea.
That is similar to how the catholic church expanded and gained control after the famine, hungry we will give you charity, unwanted people we have institutions, sick we have hospitals, education we have schools depend on us for everything and in turn become dependent on us don't think for yourself or solve your own problems.
I'm not sure how you can confuse drug abuse with putting milk in a cup of tea.
Unless your actively looking to be offended by the term.
The city good through bouts of depression but that's no reason to ignore the problems of today. "Shur it was worse in the 70's" or "Shur London is as bad" just serves to absolve the city authorities of their responsibility.
I'm not old enough to remember Dublin on the 70's but the city now is the worst it's been in the last 25 years. And that's simply not good enough. The people that pay for everything get very little in this country, seemingly we can't have a city either that's not destroyed by those that pay for nothing.
So you're a Woke coke sniffer.
No wonder you're so peeved.
The problems in the city have been hopelessly exposed by the lockdowns. They were always there just more hidden and less obvious with more people around.
If more people go back to the office and entertainment venues reopen it will help but I'm not sure how much. It's been a playground for 18 months.
The CC had greater success managing social issues with much less resources.
A lot more money floating around these days, and a lot more direct/ indirect wealth.
They destroyed the lives of generations of women and children
I think many other people does not realize how far worse is the situation in Dublin for us foreigners any time we try to stand up for something. I could not count how many times I've been told: "why don't you go back to your country"
That's not very nice to hear and you may be correct that not many people realise the situation that non-irish people experience. I lived in a few other countries myself and had some unusual conversations with locals while I was living in their countries. Can I ask what issues you were standing up for that caused that reaction.
just sold a place on the north city centre its been turned into an open prison homeless charity disney land fxxk posters who dont lived beside they are zombies litter and **** everywhere have moved to dun laoire dcc are responsible 100% and wont even attempt to clean up there mess
Build a new prison most are on bail or need special care the idiots giving out tents are probably dealers
Do you need to have a little lie down ?
yes i do took a massive profit as u may not have much i paid tax to cover ur SW for a long time
Where exactly? (if I can)
That's a common Wokeism. When its all added up, the positives far exceed the negatives. Same in other countries were they held power.
Contrast them with their replacements - the NGOs and various groups of the Victim Industrial Complex - whose accomplishments appear to be industry growth, encouraging people to pitch tents on Henry St and securing comfortable salaries for themselves.
Meanwhile, the capitals population of DAFTs ( druggies, alcoholics, feral teenagers ) continues to grow unabated. Greenlighted by people who use terms like ' polysubstance use ' , as if they were sprinkling chocolate powder on their cappuccino.
I've highlighted already the individual groups are so called soup run charities with a big Facebook entourage , no mainstream charity providing services for rough sleepers hands out tents , if anything their outreach teams are very proactive in trying to get rough sleepers off the streets.
I'm glad I introduced you to the word "polysubstance" , you seen to enjoy it
Wokeism would you **** off
Its up there with ' sanitary analyst ', but requires more mental gymnastics to grapple with.
With a profile that says you joined today at 11.50am , you've a lot of reading to do.