Johnny Connors lay dying in 1930s America
his Doctor asked him what his last wish was and
Johnny said: Bury me amongst the men.
The Doctor didnt know what he was talking
about and assumed delirium. But Johnnys friends
who like him had to flee Ireland after the Civil
War knew what he meant. He wanted to be gratefully
remembered for his patriotic sacrifice along with
all his fellow Republicans who refused the previous
British dilution of Irish independence.
truly independent nations gratefully remember. Thats
why Israel would never permit Hammas to march triumphantly
at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem anymore than the
US would permit Al Qada to strut their stuff around
the Ground Zero Memorial in New York or anywhere
else in America for that matter. But then again,
nationalism and republicanism are treasured in places
like Israel and America perhaps even too much. Only
in small weak powerless countries with a history
of colonialism and neo-colonialism is the opposite
aspiration encouraged by the usual parasitic elite.
manner of self-loathing is too good for these people,
fifth columnists all. For them even our native language
is subversive and discouraged. Imagine Israel making
Hebrew or the Netherlands making Dutch voluntary
because few people outside of those countries speak
it. Such self-imposed subjugation is unheard of
in those places. But come to Ireland and see all
kinds of national self-hatreds. Unlike Israel and
the USA our little government and all its carnival
barking acolytes insist that British Loyalists be
permitted to march triumphantly up and down OConnell
Street past the GFO, the 1916 birthplace of the
32 counties Irish Republic. Why?
nothing sacred? British Loyalists dont get
to march in America because despite free speech
and association there, treason isnt permitted.
And even if British Loyalists were finally allowed
to march down Pennsylvania Avenue past the White
House they previously burnt down, it would only
be as comic relief not to be taken seriously because
the Brits arent taken seriously there anymore.
Not the case though here in Ireland, because the
British occupation continues despite all the Queens
lies and all the Queens fictions saying otherwise.
You can smell it on Holy Cross school childrens
nose knows. But apparently olfactory nodes are in
short supply for most of South Dublins chattering
classes. Hence their standard litany of recent attacks
in the usual media places. Shock and outrage was
had by them over Irish National and Republican rioters
who protested British Loyalists marching in Dublin
allegedly hurting some of the Guardi escorting them
thus putting an end to this ungrateful remembrance.
no one was killed in what was at the end of the
day a fairly restrained effort on the part of those
protesting. However, as per usual irony abounds
from all those kneelers to the patron saint of Michael
Collins who killed many unarmed Irish policemen
among others and destroyed millions of pounds in
property damage all in an effort to make D4 a better
place for West Brits to rule from. To borrow a phrase
in case anyone had forgotten, violence is what they
do too and even more so. Clearly it was as always
a case all around of our riot and revolution good,
your riot and revolution bad.
Gerry Adams, the formerly great Ballymurphy rioter,
insisted that everyone from PSF avoid this protest
by staying home or by having an alibi. How far the
mighty have fallen. Good it was to hear though that
a lot those protesting were young Irish men obviously
not taken in by the conventional Free State wisdom
they have been fed all their lives. Truth told this
is the real worry of our neo-colonial establishment.
Their own youth dont believe them and so their
rule by fooling isnt working. The ever growing
abundance of alternative sources of news and information
provide people with competing versions of events
and reality, often times at odds with what their
rulers provide them. And this potentially could
be the beginning of the end
and they know
why a big house Negro like Eoghan Harris, like Conor
Cruise OBrien before him, is now calling for
stop there though? Speaking of brutal broadcasting,
God forbid the Jews should hear other Jews poke
fun at anti-Semites even if only for five seconds
without also getting a healthy dose of the Nazi
point of view. And any 4th of July celebration in
the States should be balanced by (ahem) pluralist
programmes putting forth the point of view of former
colonial British masters benevolent taxation
without representation policies. Think of the effect
otherwise (however measured) on the ill-educated
section of people
they might grow to love their
nation and (horrors) want to defend it from all
enemies foreign and domestic. Irish nationalism
for a national audience, forget about it. And lets
have none of this nonsense about Loyalism as a disease
of British imperialism.
the parallel world of self-loathing Irish whod
rather be British, Anglo-Saxon imperialism is a
good benevolent thing and not just some other countrys
nationalism spilling over its own borders. Reality
there will always be outdone by a newer reality.
to be buried amongst the men.