Monkstown boxing club have been given £600,000 by the National Lottery, a known Common Purpose controlled funding source. The video in the article below shows a girl at the club opening up to the BBC about social problems in the area and how the boxing club is a “safe space.”
The neo-liberal communal funding strategy is pretty much demonstrated in this article.
The social problems in Monkstown could well be attributed to a break down of law and order. They are problems existent everywhere in the UK and Monkstown although not a shining Jerusalem on a hill is not that bad in reality. A comparative town in Scotland would be a lot worse. You would probably have migrant rape gangs as well. People in Northern Ireland are not stupid, they can look over to a place like Stranraer, specially in the 2000s for an example of the neo-liberal Utopia. Not great.
So the communal strategy the neo-liberals use involves creating the need, providing publicity for the need and finding a way of collecting the money from locals to satisfy the need. In the process of this they get a wage and make a political point. The lottery is the perfect example of this. In this example you have the lottery, the Boxing club and the BBC involved. The BBC come in like this great (white Anglo) savior to the kids, there on the day they get the money the lottery has taken out of their community in the first instance.
They stand there and slander Loyalism while promoting the drugs and promiscuity, using our own money to slander us.
Not only that but the girl in the video will be going on to University, most likely coming back in five years as an agent of a failing and faulty system and spending £60,000 in the process. Money that will have to be found in Monkstown among the inhabitants.
Tyrants are made of flesh and bone, they need your cash. Boycott the BBC.
Offering the alternative
The alternative is a community strategy, just fund clubs locally, go door to door and get the money to fund the club. A lot of the neo-liberal conspiracy is private (individual enriching) like the “National” lottery that has been owned by the like of Canadian teachers pensions and Cadbury. This is the essence of neo-liberalism, CP grads in the State mechanisms legitimise private enterprise under the State nameand they work promoting the wider agenda, demonising their (economic) enemies and providing new needs etc.