Food for thought re the Lisbon ‘Yes’ vote :
A friend of ours , from outside Ireland, contacted us today in connection with an article he came across regarding the 2nd October ‘Yes’ vote on the Lisbon Treaty/Constitution. It was our recent comment re the noted , and most unusual , absence of the State Garda Síochána from out/inside the polling stations on the day of voting which caught his attention. The terminology used in the article would not be usually found on this or any other Irish Republican blog/site but , that aside, parts of same should not be dismissed due to that fact alone. It’s a lengthy article , but worth reading. Have a look for yourself….

“(We are) the envy of Europe…”

“(We are) incredible value for money.(Our expenses are) just adequate.No-one makes any money out of politics and if anybody says they do , I would like to meet them. Give credit where credit is due. What has been done for Ireland in the past 12 years by public representatives from all political parties has been incredible, the envy of Europe, as a matter of fact.”
– Free State Fianna Fail Senator Donie Cassidy, in a recent interview with a newspaper reporter.

“Incredible” is right.But typical of his type.. These parastic non-productive millionaires are indeed “incredible” , in that their ego knows no bounds:they have purposely isolated themselves from the world that their ‘subjects’ inhabit and see themselves as entitled to an even ‘grander’ lifestyle than they already have. They see themselves as ‘Irish Royalty’.
These are the same gang of corrupt , unprincipled crooks that will benefit from the recent ‘Yes’ vote on the Lisbon 2 Treaty/Constitution , and they will benefit at the expense of ourselves , our children and their children. This blog would like to echo the statement released by Republican Sinn Féin
(see below) and offer our thanks to the 33 per cent of those who voted for voting ‘NO’.
We can’t let the Donie Cassidy’s of this world away with it…..

Republican Sinn Féin Statement on the Lisbon 2 vote:

Republican Sinn Féin congratulates the 33% of the electorate in the 26-Counties who refused to be bought by the outright lies of the “Yes” side in the repeat Lisbon referendum.
Once again the 26-County state has shown that by ignoring the will of its people they can achieve their desired outcome. Furthermore, on this occasion, campaigners for a “No” vote were denied equal coverage in the media. This was coupled with advertisements from the Referendum Commission which were clearly favourable to the “Yes” side. Despite widespread criticism of the Iranian Presidential election, a compliant media is prepared to ignore coercion of voters by the EU and its subordinates.
EU Commission President Barroso previously described the EU as an “Empire”, and it is clear that without intervention all Nations within the EU are set to become stateless.
Great responsibility lies with Czech President Vaclav Klaus to ensure that this does not happen. He must defend the voiceless throughout the EU and refuse to sign this death-warrant for nation-states.
It should also be noted that Brian Lenihan has admitted that talk of job-creation and economic recovery in the event of a “Yes” vote was a lie. And despite claims that it was in the interests of democracy to allow voters to change their mind, there is no suggestion that they will again be allowed to adjudicate on the EU Constitution under the guise of the Lisbon Treaty.”

1 – 1. One All. A Draw.

On 12th June 2008 , the ‘NO!’ side won.
On 2nd October 2009 , the ‘Yes’ side won.

But , after the first ‘match’ , the referee and his business backers, who didn’t like the result , forced a re-match and promised all sorts of ‘goodies’ if they won the second ‘match’ : unfortunately , it worked and , on Friday 2nd October 2009 , the game began and, the following day , they were ‘officially’ announced as the ‘winners’. The rest of us, therefore , must be the ‘losers’. And how.
This is a space that Irish Republicans have been in many times , and no doubt will be again. We have a history of waging a guerrilla campaign against our better-‘armed’ opponents (ie the State , its financial backers , its ‘security’ forces etc) and, whilst we have won on occasion , we have tasted defeat many times. But we have always re-grouped , tended to our (well-licked!) wounds – and carried on with our campaign. Just as we are doing now. The State has branded us as ‘criminals’ , the media (‘official’ and so-called ‘independent’) either ignore us or purposely misrepresent our intentions and the ‘security’ forces hound , harass and imprison us. But we are still here . And we intend to stick around for a long time yet!
See you out on the hustlings…..

About 11sixtynine

A mother of three (and a Granny!) and a political activist , living in Dublin , Ireland.
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  1. HB of P. says:

    Your post is full of emotions which are justified on your part. Liked reading it.

  2. Hi HB of P !
    Thanks for the visit , and for the comment.
    And we do tend to get emotional about our politics around here – but we wouldn’t have it any other way.

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