Third World Ireland: why we're reaching a tipping point and what we can do to save it — Gemma O'Doherty & John Waters

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Third World Ireland: why we're reaching a tipping point and what we can do to save it — Gemma O'Doherty & John Waters



Great stream from Gemma and John tonight on the displacement of the Irish people in our own homeland.
Gemma has surprised me about how patriotic she is.
If I'd known about it during her presidential campaign, I would have helped her out.
She never mentioned migration. She must have been trying to do a stealth job.

reuploaded here:

 
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What shops can I buy it in?
Easons will only supply it by special order (maybe). The irony of a bookseller effectively censoring a book by an Irish author. You have to ask who's pulling their strings?
Currently out of stock
It was the same before Christmas. I won't be buying from Easons in future.

John Waters - 'Easons hiding Book in places it can't be found'
"We are having huge problems with Easons for well over a month now . They have twenty six stores , twenty of them have no books and have had no books . Six have some books but they're hidden away .."
What other books are they hiding?
Thankfully, there are other booksellers that know their business. Just google the book.
 
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Waters Book is on amazon


On May 1st 1984, John Waters drove to Dublin to begin a career in Irish journalism that was to last for 31 years. During that time, he was to become a nationally recognised writer and commentator who specialised in raising unpopular issues of public importance, some rooted in Irish history, others persisting in plain sight. Three decades after his Mayday arrival in the capital, with the dust settling on his departure from Irish journalism, he finds himself writing his tenth book, back in the parish in Sligo where his father grew up a century before. In Give Us Back the Bad Roads, he begins seeking to outline the facts of his departure from Irish journalism, and finds himself writing to his father as he looks back over the arc of his life, at the hopes and expectations of his youth, and thanking his lucky stars to have escaped from the ideological cesspit the Dublin media had become.


Some of the comments,

In a refreshing and evocative book, John Waters dissects the bewildering transformation of Ireland over the last 30 or so years. He sets out a blistering attack on the progressive agenda that has swept through the nation and its institutions including the pathological, foreign object that is the Irish media.

At times the book reads like a diary of sorts with John addressing defensively some of the calamities that he had to endure while working at the Irish Times, but these offer a valuable insight into how rotten of an aberration that this newspaper and its so-called journalists have become. In addition to these anecdotes, John delves right down to the psychological core of the modern day man and woman to outline how the perennial craving for meaning and fulfillment in one's life is not being met in the current age of social media and the iPhone.

John is as adept at setting out this philosophical argument as he is at drawing the reader's attention to the tangible fabric that makes up our Irish heritage: the trees, the roads, the turf, the tea, the game of 25, and the characters that enriched it. I was almost moved to tears by John's beautiful recollection of his memories of his father which he also did with equal skill in his first novel, Jiving at the Crossroads, which I read for the first time before commencing my reading of this book directly afterwards. In the almost three decades between the publication of both books, John's political and philosophical views may have changed but one thing has remained constant: the sheer passion and love he has for his country and its past, present and future people.

Wherever you lie on the political spectrum, or whether or not you agree with everything John Waters has said (or has been purported to have said), I highly recommend that you read this book. You will have a firm grip on the bubble in which the political circus in Ireland currently resides in and what fantasy it might encapsulate next. The only question is: when will this bubble burst?

I haven’t finished this book yet so this will be a brief review that I will update in time.

This book came at exactly the right time for me and resonates to my very core challenging once held positions and affirming others.

John Waters is an exceptional writer and social commentator and while he is an Irish man writing about the social and political climate in Ireland his take on these issues are valid no matter what part of the planet you find yourself on.

What I love about the authors writing is the honesty and integrity he applies to his work and in his dealings with ordinary people who have been attacked, battered and bruised by a State and it’s various arms that’s as corrupt as any other on this planet.

The book is written in the style of a conversation with his deceased father where the author is connecting with and resonating with his Dad’s views of life when he was a boy/young man while comparing and reporting back the current state of affairs in a society that has lost its way as it gallops along on the back of a unicorn.

This book could be the most important book written on the state of Ireland today, which is probably why I had to buy it online as it doesn’t seem to be available in some, once notable, book stores; which speaks volumes on how much free speech we actually have. The author is onto THEM and THEY know it.

Buy this book you won’t be able to put it down!
 

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Unfortunately youtube have deleted this video and given Gemma a strike which means she cannot live stream for three months.

Michael Flatley had even tweeted about it:


Some sort of dispute over the copyright over the picture of Mary Boyle in the poster on Gemma's wall.






 
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It was a very good video, Una.

I'm proud as punch I watched it now that I'm seeing all youse sweat it out. :kissingheart:

Gemma should peel off the audio and reupload it with an image.

I think the central theme of the video, as Waters explained, was that the current predicament is like driving past your old house that was confiscated from you. And seeing new owners in there. And knowing that you'll never see your house again given that even the *furniture* is all new. It was a video based around that general theme. Gemma also forcefully made the point that Varadkar is guilty of treason.
 

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Great stream from Gemma and John tonight on the displacement of the Irish people in our own homeland.
Gemma has surprised me about how patriotic she is.
If I'd known about it during her presidential campaign, I would have helped her out.
She never mentioned migration. She must have been trying to do a stealth job.
I think she was traumatised by interacting with Paul Murphy(?) when she was looking for noms. So I think it was an overnight thing as far as I can see.
 
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