The Man with no Friends

Category: ireland

GOOD GUYS BAD GUYS

Once upon a time it was easy to know who the good guys were. They were the people who were dying and going to prison defending free speech. They were the ones who stood up and said what needed to be said regardless of the consequences to themselves and we ,of course, respected and admired them because of this. But things have changed -things have changed a lot since then.

Once upon a time we all knew who the good guys were. They were the people who were dying for what they believed in. Now the only people making sacrifices , huge personal sacrifices to the point of risking their own lives are the ‘ racists ‘ , ‘fascists’ and bad guys. Once upon a time we all knew who the good guys were. They were the ones who stood up and spoke the truth no matter if people wanted the truth or not. They were the ones who were presecuted and ostrasized but stood their ground because it is never easy to stand up for the truth , for what is right , they understood that doing the right thing was never popular….

But things have changed ……

This man is going to be murdered , and he will not be the first democratically elected politican to be murdered for critizing islam. Politicians , artists , film makers , journalists have been murdered for saying what this man says. This has happened many times before and will no doubt happen again . But something has changed……you see , in the past every anti fascist would have stood shoulder to shoulder with such people – they would have considered it their duty and honor to do so……but things have changed. Things have changed terribly…….

Once upon a time we all knew who the fascist were….they were the ones who tried to silence free speech , they were the ones who murdered elected politician and journalists and anyone else to dared to question their fascist ideology. But things have changed. Yes , thing indeed have changed. It is getting dangerous to say anthing that questions the New European Order.  It is not a good time to be an honest journalist No , this is not a good time to be good….This is not a good time to hope or dream great dreams. This is a time to be quiet …..this is a time to be quiet and careful , very  very careful of what you say. This is a time like no other ….This is a time to keep your mouth shut and to look over your shoulder ….

No , this is not a time to dream – this is a time to weep.

 

…….and to remember…..there will be a time to bare witness.

 

WHAT DOES AN IRISH NEO FASCIST LOOK LIKE?

Well they look something like this….

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A couple of weeks ago these fine men turned up in O’Connell Street in Dublin to beat up some fascists…if they had been living in Germany in the 30’s they would no doubt have been out looking for Jews.. or back in the 50’s they probably would have been more than happy to chase gays…..There were hundreds , literally hundreds of them.  If you didn’t know any better , if I published this picture with no comment , you might think this was some BNP rally….they have that look about them – don’t you agree?

There are no stupid people. That’s one thing I have learned from life…..there are no fools and we don’t have to be told what these men really want. We all know exactly what is going on here.  These are men who are trying to prove something to themselves and each other. As it turned out the day was a huge propaganda victory for Pegida…..the sight of these thugs running up and down O’Connell Street looking for fascist left no one in doubt as to who the fascist really were…..Like I say , people are not quite as stupid as some choose to belive they are…..or indeed , pretend to be themselves….

 

 

PEGIDA IRELAND AND THE NEW FASCISM

A few weeks ago I attended an ‘anti fascist’ rally in Dublin. Like most , if not all of these rallies , it was quite intimidating and that indeed was the whole point ……hundreds of thugs  rushed up and down O’Connell Street looking for ‘fascists’ ……I stood there for over two hours horrified at what I was witnessing – I never thought I would live to see the day when when hundreds of thugs would be permitted to take over the main street of my home town like this. These ‘anti fascist’ were intent on doing what Hitler and his SA thugs had done on the streets of Germany in the thirties-ie silence any opposition to the new order.

 

There is a new kind of fascism spreading all over Europe. Anti semitc , anti free speech , anti democaratic. The New European Order where sharia law will rule the land and intolerance will become the new watchword. Free speech and free thought will have no place in the new Europe. As a life long socalist and liberal I have watched the left in recent years abandon every liberal progressive principle they once believed in and embrace a new and dangerous fascism – perhaps more dangerous than Hitler fascism because this time the fascists might really win.

Today the ‘anti fascist’ are the only true fascists. There is no such thing as the ‘ regressive left’. When the left abandon free speech and tolerance they no longer are the left. They have abandoned the working class and the poor and every liberal / progressive principle they ever had. The truth is they have only contempt for the poor and the working class.

The Immigration Council of Ireland are ‘concerned’ with the growing oppositon to this new fascism. They call it ‘racism’ to oppose this new fascism or indeed to even dare to question the new order. But it is of course much easier to slander people than to deal with the actual facts.

 

MUSLIM IRELAND

 

 

SEOIRSE BODLEY CHAMBER CYMPHONY NIRC NEW IRISH RECORDING CO.

Seoirse Bodley’s Symphony for Chamber Orchestra , New Irish Recording Co. NIRC 1974. One of the rarest Irish records ever this is impossible to find. Also features pieces by Arthur Duff , ‘Echos of Georgian Dublin / Meath pastoral”. The chamber symphony is available on cd (lyric) but the vinyl is the original recording  and there is no comparison between it and the 2 later cd releases. If you have any information about the NIRC record label please get in touch – no matter how trivial it may be I would be delighted to hear from you. Also if anyone has any LP’s /cd’s by Irish Composers I would be interested in them.

You can see some other Irish classical recording from the NIRC label here.

DUBLIN BAY SONY CYBER-SHOT DSC H400

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A view of Dublin Bay from the Shelly Banks taken with a Sony Cyber-Shot dsc h400.

SONY CYBER-SHOT DSC H400 63 optical zoom

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A few days ago I bought myself a Sony Cyber-Shot DSC H400. This is a photo of the lake in St. Stephens Green in Dublin. The real selling point of this camera is its 63 optical zoom augmented by a digital zoom which goes as high as 200 zoom.

 

 

DUBLIN BAY SHELLY BANKS

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Some views of Dublin Bay which is about 5 minutes from Ringsend where I live.

 

 

 

COLONEL J HEARN

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I’m wondering if anyone out there knows who this Colonel J. Hearn is. I picked this up in my local charity shop here in Dublin. He is possibly Irish but I’m not certain. I’ve googled the name but can’t find anything….It’s a long shot – but you never know.

GREAT SATURDAY NIGHT SWINDLE

I am looking for a copy of an LP record called  The Great Saturday Night Swindle. It was released on the CBS label in 1977. It was an Ireland only release. If you have a copy that you would like to sell let me know. I had a copy of this album about 15 years ago but got rid of it because the cover was in poor condition. I though I could just root around and pick up another copy but 15 years later I’m still rooting and have not  found another copy yet.

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