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FAKE NATIONALISTS DISGUST ME

By Pete Moore On July 31st, 2019

The Prime Minister met with Sinn Fein/IRA today. I’d advise Swarfega and wire wool after that. The shinners came out of it declaring that a so-called no-deal Brexit would mean that the the government must call a referendum on Irish unity “immediately”.

Some nationalists they are. The truth is that the Irish like empire. These days it’s the EU empire which makes them swoon. EU suzerainty frees the the Irish political class from the responsibility of being a sovereign, independent country while maintaining the fluffy trappings.

James Connolly was a proper nationalist. A terrorist and left wing headbanger too, but a proper nationalist nonetheless. I assume that the shinners might have heard of him. Some might even have read his words:

“A free nation must have complete control over its own harbours, to open them or close them at will, or shut out any commodity, or allow it to enter in, just as it seemed best to suit the well being of its own people… and entirely free of the interference of any other nation… Short of that power, no nation possesses the first essentials of freedom.”

That is proper nationalism, not the plastic, fake kind which Sinn Fein/IRA peddles.

5 Responses to “FAKE NATIONALISTS DISGUST ME”

  1. //A free nation must have complete control over its own harbours, to open them or close them at will, or shut out any commodity, or allow it to enter in, just as it seemed best to suit the well being of its own people…//

    Obviously he was against free trade and strongly protectionist. Two generations of Irish governments also followed that line to one degree or another. The result was economic stagnation and mass emigration that brought the population down to 2 point something million in 1963.

    Great man as he was, Connolly did get a few things wrong. Another miscalculation – an very serious one, both for course of his revolution and for the people of Dublin – was that the capitalist British would not use artillery against the business centre of Dublin.
    They did.

  2. Glad to hear patriotic Irishman, Pete, praising one of our brave patriot dead.

    Of course, Connolly was a marxist and so got a lot of things wrong economically (as Noel has said, protectionism was proven to be disastrous for Ireland)…but his heart was in the right place.

  3. Connolly was an anti imperialist internationalist:

    https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-the-revolutionary-and-anti-imperialist-writings-of-james-connolly-1893-1916.html

    A terrorist and left wing headbanger too

    The EUSSR being full of Commies, (or whatever poltical tag you’re going to mold onto it this hour), AND the will of the Irish electorate on all parts of the island I’m sure the boul Jimmy would have been proud.

    Pete, your shamelessness in attempting to wind the Paddies and lefties up is a joy to behold but what really makes me smile is your tenacity to put them up to have them so easily knocked down again.

  4. It is not for the British government to call a referendum on Irish unity but, the people of Norther Ireland. And why does it have to be linked to a No Deal BREXIT or, BREXIT at all ? They can ask for a referendum anytime.

    But should there be one and, the people of Northern Ireland express a democratic wish to be part of the EU, for that is what they will be, then so be it. I will respect their decision.

  5. It is not for the British government to call a referendum on Irish unity but, the people of Norther Ireland

    Actually it is. If the British SoS thinks there is a momentum for a border poll under Section 1 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 they are obliged to offer it:

    But if the wish expressed by a majority in such a poll is that Northern Ireland should cease to be part of the United Kingdom and form part of a united Ireland, the Secretary of State shall lay before Parliament such proposals to give effect to that wish as may be agreed between Her Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom and the Government of Ireland.

    They can ask for a referendum anytime

    As you can see above they can’t and the thinking is that taking the NI state out of the EU against the wishes of its electorate will exacerbate the preferance for a united Ireland within the EU.