… or is it a mere cosmetic democracy, disguised as a real one?
People around the world have been watching and have witnessed on the Irish news and media sources, the photographs of our Garda Siochána on North Frederick Street at around 7 pm last Tuesday evening. A group of Irish citizens were protesting under the banner “Take Back Our City”. The High Court granted an injunction to the landlords or probably the Vulture funds and they hired the private bailiffs wearing dark outfits and balaclavas.
This is 2018. We have a country at present at war from within. Let’s face the facts now as I outline some today. Speaking to a film maker some weeks ago, he pointed out to me that the distribution of wealth in this country right now is so skewed, it will cause civil unrest in time.
Homelessness is an absolute disgrace. We have had the boom times, EU funding and the FF era between 1998 and 2008 where people became millionaires overnight because their property ensured it was possible. The Bertie Tent in Galway was the flavour of the Galway Races. People queued outside and paid large sums of money to kiss the ring of the Godfather in the Tent! Sitting beside him doing her nails was of course, Celia, aka Marlene Dietrich. Bertie once said that anybody who does not believe that the Boom will not last for twenty years should go and commit suicide. Well looking back now it looks so easy – all those millionaires went overseas and hid like rats underground for one year and were made bankrupt and free to return. Let us not forget the cash they stashed in foreign shores. FF are responsible and yet they never learn.
2018 and we have a hospital waiting list of 815,000 people; we have false figures of employment; we have still masses of young people leaving Ireland on a monthly basis and not just for abortions; we have a mental health service in tatters and yet we give millions to the like of Shari McDaid and other cohorts (Charities) who bluff the Irish taxpayers, under the disguise of research and seminars. Homelessness is a major problem in the City of Dublin and beyond. Children are treated like animals and yet Catherine Zappone is out for one thing only – Herself; her PR; Photos at Dublin Airport when Halala was returning from prison in Egypt. It now turns out he or his family did not want her there yet she turned up like a spinster at a country wedding.
Ireland is in deep debt (check the National Debt Clock) yet nobody dares to bring the topic up. Corruption and cronyism is in every village and town in Ireland. Our public and civil service and our semi-states are embedded in corruption including our Co Councils. The bankers who went into hiding after the Crash 10 years ago and who were bailed out by the Irish taxpayers are back again acting like the English aristocracy of old, harassing people on a daily basis.
Today I ask a question. Define the word Democracy in Ireland at present? Why are our Gardai wearing balaclavas like Thugs? Why are they ashamed to show their faces to the public to whom they gave an oath to Serve and Protect? Why are they ashamed to hide their faces from their families, their neighbours, and their own children? Who gave the order that they wear illegal balaclavas in the course of their duties in a so called democratic country? We know some members of the Gardai themselves are in debt for their homes especially if they invested in the buy to let market. We also know that the Garda Credit Union is in debt for over £70 million. When did our Gardai become a private army for landlords and vulture funds? Today I also ask former RUC now Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris, why the balaclavas? Commissioner Harris is only two weeks appointed to this job, sworn in in a private ceremony at Midnight, all under the radar and very scary.
People today across Ireland and beyond are scared. I want to ask Taoiseach Leo and his Tanaiste Micheal Martin why are you turning this country into a semi-dictatorship? You may ask why am I calling Martin Tanaiste; it is very simple, Martin and FF are responsible for keeping Leo and the clowns in Government and Martin must take full responsibility as being Leo’s lap dog and pet poodle. Brian Cowen came out last week and attacked Varadkar on his policies in relation to Brexit and the homeless crisis. Again I ask the question Is Corruption legal in Ireland? People are being left behind in the so-called recovery that this Government keep talking about. Can somebody explain or define the word for me Recovery? We have a 130,000 children going to bed hungry each night in this country, we have parents skipping meals to make sure their children are fed. We have people who are working, getting food from Brother Kevin in the City and yet nobody is willing to stand up and fight the corrupt establishment. We need a moral audit across the length and breadth of Ireland but sadly APATHY surrounds us. I do believe now that we are on the verge of civil unrest in this country and I also think the conduct of a our Gardai at North Frederick Street is a warning to all of us of things to come.
I will conclude by asking people today to take a good look at the photos above and give an opinion as to whether this is acceptable behaviour for a Police Force in a democratic European country. People need to wake up now; the corruption and the cronyism is like a rash all over this country. Take a look this week at the list of Tax Defaulters. Again, Dublin 4, the so-called hub, who believe they are above any laws, are well detailed by Revenue. Gangland is frowned upon and rightly so but make no mistake about it, the biggest gangster in this country are the ones in the suit, with the briefcase and the Merc.
Let us tackle the epidemic of the illegal drugs in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Waterford, Wexford and every town and village. We have serious corruption in relation to the drug industry from within. We have Gardai on the take, we have rogue Gardai drug dealing and yet there is no appetite to tackle the problem from within. Our Police Force have gone through Scandal after Scandal and yet not one officer is before the courts.
Ask yourself tonight Why? Do we have a small group of people who are the untouchables and don’t forget D4 and the so-called Posh members of high Society are the biggest buyers of illegal drugs on this Island.
Enough for now.