Grim warning from an unemployed labourer..
“WE, the working poor, the unemployed, the people with the material least have a functional value is neoliberal society. We aren’t just blackmailed or threatened. We are the blackmail, we are the threat. We are Ghosts. You might see us, you might recognise us, Shit, you might even tweet us. But we will remains Ghosts to you, the see-through collateral damage of a state that is told by its owners that it must be the economy of their desire rather than it be a society of our desire.
Like an inverse cruelty lottery, our growing numbers, our visibility, our actual existence, is blackmail writ large. Ghosts seen but without voice as Ghosts with voices are people. “Take the hit, vote Yes, suck up this policy” they say, “or you will join the growing ranks”. The professional PR teams from Merrion Row place such incendiary rhetorical devices carefully yet irregularly. To…
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