Ok well I have been thinking a lot lately about what I want to do in the future, and how I do not want to be as fucked up as I am now. I have decided that so many people do talk about “controversial ideas” but I still think people are afraid to seriously talk about this. I also don’t think many Irish people are really standing up for their ideas to make an actually change. Let me explain what I mean by this before people go acting crazy. Yes we see Irish people moaning and giving out about our seriously messed up and confused government but no changes are really being made. Now I am not a huge political activist at all, I’m not going to pretend to understand all the parties and how the labour party is different from the green party in all there little and confusing ways. What I do what to note is that a few weeks ago I attended that March by the Student Unions of Ireland. This march went really well in my opinion it was completely peaceful and apart from the few stupid people I seen walking around with cans the march went smoothly. The Representatives of the S.U did there speech thing and really did get everybody excited yes yes yes but I have an issue.
As a person on involved in any committee or group on politics, I was just a normal student unhappy with the government going to support the cause. What did bother me is the depleting number of students that did not go to the protest. I asked around a few days before the lecture if people where going (trying to find friends to go with me so I wasn’t a loner). I was so surprised to hear most of my friends and people around me who were not going to the march where simply not bothered?? What is with that? I do not know about other universities but NUIM had posters EVERY where it was hard to miss and even more difficult not to see the importance of this march. Do my fellow students not understand that they will simply not be able to do a post-grad if the grant is cut so all you people who are thinking of becoming teachers, engineers, journalistic, social workers, academics, proper scientist in which I don’t know the name of etc will not be able to do this. These types of careers need post-grads. With friends doing degrees like law in Maynooth that have extremely stupid head of departments that did not mover tutorials I understand but the rest of your lazy gobshites if I hear you complain once about the grant cuts or post-grad cuts and you did nothing I will simply have to kick your ass……………………..or just get very angry and shoot you evil looks while making you look like a stupid person because if you don’t know me you wouldn’t know I am a chicken that would suck in a fight.
On a last note, as a student of the English department in Maynooth I would like to thank them for being so supportive of the march.