Drug thugs and narco cartels view pre-teens as expendable.
Homeless children face a hard Christmas and an extremely difficult 2020.
The same applies to the many children in direct provision seeking asylum.
You’d have expected by now a Ulysses for our time and For Whom the Bell Tolls in paper and on film to lay out such time as ours and view it in our world and our era.
Banks robbing children’s and grandchildren’s hopes (banks that the public purse bailed out).
We damage the environment and seek blunt-front SUVs to stoke our image, as we rob ongoing the bank of our children’s hopes.
What public service exists across stretches of Ireland? What investment are we making now that will stand and help our children and their children 25 years hence?
Crime networks traffic children here, as narco cartels saturate here with cocaine added to by crack and heroin.
We adults provide their markets.
That alt-state views our children, all of our children, as expendable.
Alt-right, narco cartels, traffickers are an alt-state our children can live well without. Let’s not help build that alt-state.
Brothers, sisters, we don’t need any fascist groove thing.
Let’s contribute to a better world for our children to live in.
This reader's opinion was originally published in the letters page of the Irish Examiner print edition on 28 December 2019.