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Violent Revolution In Ireland
 
# 1 : Tuesday 25-3-2014 @ 18:42
 
 
Do you think it would be ever possible that there could be a violent revolution in Ireland in the same way we have seen it happening all over the world?
A celtic Spring perhaps?
Or do you think it will never come to that stage and that the Irish people will always use peaceful means to make their voices heard?

Is peaceful means of protest or as a sign of a lack of faith in our government or the things they do enough? Will we get changes without taking to the streets?

What needs to be changed?
What would you fight for?

Are we content/lazy enough to be armchair warriors?
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# 2 : Tuesday 25-3-2014 @ 18:44
 
 
It could happen, but when is the question?
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# 3 : Tuesday 25-3-2014 @ 18:46
 
 
What do you think might lead to it KMA?
Debts and paying off what the bankers owe?
Water Tax?
Inequality?
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# 4 : Tuesday 25-3-2014 @ 18:48
 
 
Someone said :
What do you think might lead to it KMA?
Debts and paying off what the bankers owe?
Water Tax?
Inequality?

Inequality, Taxes and lack of meaningful reforms!
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# 5 : Tuesday 25-3-2014 @ 19:09
 
 
Guy's we live in a great country, what is the point in revolution. When at last we are moving in the right direction as a nation. Sure some will fall, but at the end of the day the strong always survive.
So my advice would be, to stay positive and when life hands you lemons, well dont suck and get bitter, no no chop them babies up and make lemonade.Yea! Right on dudes.
A nation once again .....
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# 6 : Tuesday 25-3-2014 @ 19:19
 
 
Someone said :
Do you think it would be ever possible that there could be a violent revolution in Ireland in the same way we have seen it happening all over the world?
A celtic Spring perhaps?
Or do you think it will never come to that stage and that the Irish people will always use peaceful means to make their voices heard?

Is peaceful means of protest or as a sign of a lack of faith in our government or the things they do enough? Will we get changes without taking to the streets?

What needs to be changed?
What would you fight for?

Are we content/lazy enough to be armchair warriors?

Our standard of living is way too high to drive people to revolution.
Yes, even for those people on the dole.
Revolution happens when people are genuinely desperately clinging to their lives.
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# 7 : Tuesday 25-3-2014 @ 19:22
 
 
Someone said :
Our standard of living is way too high to drive people to revolution.

I agree to an extent, but i also think that sometimes people can be pushed too far or get sick of listening to lie after lie and sometimes things can kick off for other reasons.
But i do think that most people are still financially 'comfortable' in comparison to those living in extreme poverty seen in some country's where the 'arab spring' took hold.
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# 8 : Tuesday 25-3-2014 @ 19:38
 
 
Outside of the anti-colonial context, we are not at heart a revolutionary people so i don't see this happening. It takes a lot to make a revolution happen. Mass unemployment exists but a relatively generous welfare state and social services keeps the lid on discontent. Plus we are a strong democracy so the people are not oppressed in global terms. Oppression and economic destitution are prerequisites for revolution and these are absent here.
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# 9 : Tuesday 25-3-2014 @ 19:42
 
 
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# 10 : Tuesday 25-3-2014 @ 19:44
 
 

Ahem. I said:
Outside of the anti-colonial context , we are not at heart a revolutionary people

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# 11 : Tuesday 25-3-2014 @ 19:46
 
 
Someone said :
Outside of the anti-colonial context, we are not at heart a revolutionary people so i don't see this happening.

Were all the country's where recent revolutions took place different?
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# 12 : Tuesday 25-3-2014 @ 19:48
 
 
Someone said :

Were all the country's where recent revolutions took place different?

Yes. They are developing countries with mass unemployment and no real safety net. We have a generous welfare state which they cannot afford. We don't have (by global standards) an autocratic form of government. And despite popular perception we are not that corrupt politically judging by the Corruption Perceptions Index.

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# 13 : Tuesday 25-3-2014 @ 19:54
 
 
Sorry, i meant were they country's where there is a history of revolution.
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# 14 : Tuesday 25-3-2014 @ 20:09
 
 
Someone said :
Sorry, i meant were they country's where there is a history of revolution.

There was the Khmelnetsky Rising against Poland which led to Ukraine (then called the Cossack Hetmanate) leaving Poland but becoming absorbed as a vassal state of Russia in 1648. Then the Cossack Hetman (ruler of Ukraine) sided with a Swedish invasion against Peter the Great in 1709 when he heard he was going to replace him with someone else (though Ukrainians were on both sides in that war). The there was a breakway Ukrainian state after the Russian Revolution. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukrainian_War_of_Independence
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# 15 : Tuesday 25-3-2014 @ 20:18
 
 
Maybe after years of people bombing and maiming in the name of 'Irish freedom', the Irish aren't too fond of political violence. All you do is end replacing one shower of shites for another.
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