A las Boyd-Barricadas!


Notice anything missing from that already-famous image (the blurriness of which is down to the SWP, not me)? Yep, the logo of the KKE has been cropped out from the bottom right-hand corner. The irony of a Trotskyist organisation applying the Stalinist airbrush to a Stalinist image just amused me.

Cheap shots aside, I congratulate the SWP on being the first left group to instigate anything approaching an act of mass resistance in the current crisis. There’s been a positive orgy of hand-wringing from both left and right towards the cut-price sans-cullotes who stormed The Duke of Leinster’s Goodtime Emporium. Personally, I say good on ’em. There was obviously no violent or malicious intent involved and it made the protest harder to ignore. The folks who ended up on the wrong end of the truncheons last night were genuinely “taking the pain” in the national interest.


7 Responses to “A las Boyd-Barricadas!”

  1. Mark P Says:

    I’m not entirely sure that 30 people trying to push past ten Gardai into a car park counts as “mass resistance” but it certainly got some useful publicity.

    • DublinDilettante Says:

      I was referring to the main body of the protest, which was in four figures. Obviously the union demo last year had vastly more, but that was designed to limit anger rather than fan it.

      The strategic incursion was a very tasty cherry on top.

  2. dfallon Says:

    Do you think we’ll see anything else along the same lines? Liveline today sounded like the nation was in shock after some sort of street insurrection.

    “The folks who ended up on the wrong end of the truncheons last night were genuinely “taking the pain” in the national interest.” has it in one.

    Well spotted on the airbrushing front, cheeky.

  3. Garibaldy Says:

    My jaw was already dropping at the cynicism of using a KKE image, when I noticed the airbrushing. I guess left solidarity is on the march.

  4. Drithleóg Says:

    it is only a matter of time before the space left empty by the removal of the Hammer & Sickle is occupied by the SWP’s clenched fish.

  5. Drithleóg Says:

    sorry, that last word should have read “fist” 🙂

  6. liam Says:

    Smacktards Without a Plan.

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