Saturday 24 June 2017

Let us be creative with our anger, and not waste it on street anarchy

Channelling moral outrage to bring about social change would be a positive step, says Carol Hunt

It was a grand aul week for displays of indignant anger. What with the Aftershock TV programmes, Diarmiud Martin's speech, the closure of the head shops and, of course, the demonstrations outside Leinster House, it seems that we are at last developing the sense of "national outrage" which many commentators have long despaired we lack.

How refreshing.

We're not usually known for making any sort of effort to change the status quo beyond 'talking to Joe' before we head down the local to moan about how awful everything is -- as if we were criticising a country where we had no control over who we elect.

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