Saturday 20 January 2018

Keep shutting down debate – and this is what happens

Horrifying Prospect: Supporters of Greece's Golden Dawn gather
Horrifying Prospect: Supporters of Greece's Golden Dawn gather
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

It managed to slip through the media cracks yesterday and with the rather more pressing matters of the elections at hand, that was not just understandable but correct. But the racist graffiti daubed on walls along the N7 yesterday were a timely reminder that they haven't gone away – nutters, bigots and racists, that is.

Brought to us by the same group that sprayed the Anglo building with paranoid, dribbling, anti-Semitism, the message was as clear and unlovely as you would expect: "Do you feel like a stranger in your own country?" went one, while another claimed that the Irish would be "A minority in their own country by 2050".

And, as ever, these brainiacs, who like to post on various racist websites, decided to include a corrupted St Brigid's cross, with a circle around it – because sometimes just using a good old Swastika might scare off the punters.

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