RETURNING FROM Italy last Saturday, I took the bus into Dublin and had an opportunity to study the city from a more elevated position than usual. I was shocked by the decrepitude and dilapidation of the inner city: littered, shabby, unpainted, unloved, more like a shantytown of a third world dependency than the capital of a modern democracy after 15 years of prosperity.
No. It. Does. Not.
These are shantytowns.
This is Dublin.
Hyperbole like that is counter productive. It's appropriating other people's lived experiences, poverty and oppression to make a point.
The rest of the article is tripe too.
Please remove your head from your ass now.