Buy the author a coffee. ☕️ It’s time to talk about hate and love. In that order. The Criminal Justice Incitement to Violence or Hatred and Hate Offences Bill ( quite the mouthful) is meandering its final way through the Irish Seanad as I type. I expect it will shortly be passed into law. This soon-to-be law, like many others, in recent years, wipes its ass with our constitution. If you want concrete proof of how much of a hollowed out shell of a social justice politician our president, Michael D. Higgins, has become just watch as he rubber-stamps this bill. Instead of sending it directly to the Supreme Court for detailed inspection.
Such laws always have an easy, in-built litmus test:
Do they apply to the Old Testament (or Talmud, Torah, Quran, you get the picture)?
After all, that text is brimming with commands, imperative undisputable do-or-god-will-smite-ye-all commands about killing, and feel good about doing it.
It explicitly calls for the murder of homosexuals.
That's a crime in most jurisdictions, but since it's in the magical book it's different.
So in essence, what an actual national socialist needs to do is proclaim Ole' Adolf a prophet and his demented scribblings holy scripture and thus the laws on "hate speech" do not apply?
(It's about here you can almost here the record-screech sound effect from the heads of the politically correct.)
Speaking of Tribes, check out what might be the start of something in the USA (after the Rochelle Walensky story in this Sasha Latypova post)
You say “In the plainest terms we are dealing with the invincible ignorance of our elites” - I say, they know exactly what they are doing.
Great stuff, Gerry.
When I put my mind to identifying my tribe I could only come up with 2 members that are physically near to me. I will have to work on it. Things are moving very fast indeed and we are being attacked from all sides.
Keep up the good work.
Great article Gerry and I'd agree with the tribe philosophy but only as a survival strategy in a country that's not ours anymore and over which we have no control. We now live in a country ruled with an iron rod by media , NGO's and 90 % of elected politicans . They are determined to radically change everything we valued about our country. Going back to the tribes philosophy , I'd imagind this is how the people of China, North Korea , Soviet Union , Hitler's Germany survived . It kept them sane in a world where they had to keep their thoughts to themselves.
Thanks Gerry, great article (as always) In Wexford we are fortunate, I have two tribes, we meet fortnightly with one crowd ( The Tribe ) and weekly with my other Tribe (Wexford Awake) If I didn't have these like minded friends I would have lost it ages ago, then I have the many who also think I am bat shit crazy, family included :/
A great article Gerry , Finding a local tribe now I think will get a bit easier that say a year ago, the people are coming out of the closet and are ready to talk and listen. Even for me I notice more and more people willing to listen , and your right they'r not from the list above !!. Their Men that went quite for peace sake with wife family etc but their back and their communicating.
The shitheads that voted this law in can go and bite my bollicks, fucking little cunt's .
Well written, great points, alot to work individually to consider before bringing it to group. You're onto something here, keep pushing that light Gerry, it does catch in these cognitive dissonance times. Does take a bit of extroverted tendencies to push through, most just want to be left alone. But your call out here is vital. And you'll be fine with the bat crazy finger pointing, you're in grand company there boay, salutes Phoeagdor.
Mickey D was often considered the best of a bad lot when he was an"Ordinary Politician" in the Dail. Nobody's cup of tea since moving into the park of people I meet on a frequent basis. That aside and regardless, the Constitution does demand that if the President is unhappy with any act put before him he can refer it to the Supreme Court but if he does, in the future in any court in the land, it is rock solid and cant be appealed or disputed in the courts. If the president does not refer, any party to a case can appeal on up the line so as time goes on and situations change, such Laws unchallenged prior to signing have the possibility to have the interpretation challenged in court. Also, with ("Politically Suggested") Judges in the high and Supreme Court and indeed down the ranks, we would not get the discussion we need or all the points brought would be swept aside and the lower courts would be handcuffed into giving incontestable judgements under an act referred to the Supreme courts pre signing by the president. Our problem is the Political Class and ("the powers that be") behind them. Even the so called independents in the Dáil are now an Ad Hoc Party or Grouping on the pretext of more speaking time in the Dáil. The rate of ("woke-ist") Law passing through the Dáil in recent years show the great unwashed of Oireland that where we are failing is at the Ballot Box stage of the political spectrum. But back to our President... This don't change my attitude towards the Bold Mickey D ("and very much a kept maneen") up there in the Park and I wouldn't be suggesting anyone else be planning a Statuette of him in a little Fairy Grotto in the Park?
This is it. I've been building an online political tribe for years now, since I started wholesale adding people who shared my views on Irish politics on Facebook.
However after I put my name forward for election in 2019 I started looking for a local tribe (I stood in Mid Ulster) and found that it was easy to add people from the other end of the country but people I found online locally seemed to be very coy about accepting my requests.
Anyway I persevered, and tried where possible to meet people in person. One in particular has gone on to be a firm friend, and we even shared an apartment together for a while last year. You can imagine how great it is to come home and have someone to chat with whose vision of the world overlaps plenty with your own.
Through my campaign in 2019 I picked up local contacts by knocking on doors. People were delighted to know there was someone about who saw the world the same way. I hosted walks for my tribe and introduced them to one another. It was great.
We may not see eye to eye and there may be a hundred better 2.0 tribesmen at the other end of the country, but that's it, they're at the other end of the country, so they're not really your local people. With your local people you can actually get stuff done and have an impact on each other's REAL life (as opposed to ONLINE life).
Build local tribes.
A local tribesman is worth two in the bush (far away).
1. Horrible, terrible. Is ~ an scéal é, it is a terrible story.
B’~ an gníomh é, it was an atrocious deed.
Coir ~, heinous offence.
Caill ~, fearful loss.
Tubaiste ~, shocking tragedy.
Scread ~, terrible scream.
2. Vast, astonishing.
Tá neart ~ ann, he has terrific strength.
Is ~ an méid atá le rá acu, they have a terrible lot to say.
Thank you for this very interesting and well written article. What's been happening over the last 3 years is very troubling and deeply concerning. There has been a total gag by the mainstream media of eminent medical experts, eminent scientists and MPs who have raised concerns about the the safety and efficacy of the experimental gene therapy Jabs, and more recently about the excess deaths statistics which appear in official government records. We are now living in a tyrannical regime where freedom of speech has now evaporated. Any dissenting or contrarian views are stifled, ignored or disparaged (without any supporting facts or evidence) by the mainstream media ...... "They" have taken away our freedom of speech. "They" are in the process of taking away our freedom of the assembly and freedom to protest. They will soon take away our right to access "our" money that "we" earn and own by the introduction of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC's). "They" will have the power to decide whether, and when, and how much of our money we are entitled to spend and on what and where. If it suits them "they" can decide to time-expire the CBDC's if, for example, a citizen does not comply with a future "vaccine mandate" or lockdown law introduced for some future bio-engineered virus, such as another monkey pox virus, another Bird Flu or some other bio-engineered virus. We are being coralled into a dystopian tyrannical future by "them" without "our" democratic consent. Deeply, deeply troubling.
Cardinal Richelieu is supposed to have remarked "If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him."
This legislation allows the Guards to seize all electronic devices and printed material from an individual (and the other members of a household) based only on a flimsy accusation. Once they have such material, they will, of course, find their 'six lines' with which to hang the accused, and, contrary to Common Law, the burden of proof is reversed, and the legal process is Kafkaesque, intended to break the individual down and impoverish them.
This legislation will create a trail of destruction as grifters hoping to profit, score settlers, and people who just want the world to burn have every incentive to use it. Onlookers, behaving like the crowds who attended hangings, will gloat and jeer at first, imagining that they are safe, but revolutions are like uncontrollable wildfires, and there is nothing to protect them. Reminds me of the scene from the play, A Man For All Seasons:
ROPER: So now you'd give the Devil benefit of law!
MORE: Yes. What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?
ROPER: I'd cut down every law in England to do that!
MORE: Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned round on you--where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country's planted thick with laws from coast to coast--man's laws, not God's--and if you cut them down--and you're just the man to do it--d'you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes. I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake.
This legislation, and the people pushing it through, are utterly evil.
What a beautiful way to open my (online) day to - thank you! 🤗🧡
Great piece Gerry, fair play to you 💚