June 6, 2017

US role as global leader looks over — and we will miss it more than most

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Years ago, a mate of mine, the son of a hard-working Jewish butcher from Brooklyn, managed to get into Harvard. This was a huge undertaking for this average family without the financial resources to pay Ivy League fees. But they managed, as families tend to do. They saved, scrimped and borrowed so eventually the son emerged from one of America’s finest universities with brilliant results. He hasn’t looked back since.

Two decades later in New York, when we were chatting to his dad, discussing the sacrifices parents have to make to send their kids to top US universities, the old man looked at me and chuckled: “If you think Harvard is expensive, try ignorance!”

Ignorance is expensive and Donald Trump is testament to this. By pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord yesterday, he is signalling to the world that the United States — for so long the world’s pre-eminent home of scientific enquiry — is rejecting science. For the country that sent the first man to the moon, this is shameful. American universities produce far more Nobel Prize winners for science than the rest of the world combined — what does this say to them?

Having a climate change denier in the White House is frankly embarrassing.

There is also something bigger about the US withdrawing from the world. It is a massive change from everything that has gone before. We will miss America if it goes.

Pax Americana has given the world its geo-political ballast for the past 70 years. Implicit in this is the understanding that the USA — initially the world’s major and then the world’s only superpower — would defend concepts like free trade, free movement of people, freedom of the press, and multilateral organisations like the UN and the World Bank.

For most of the EU’s existence, peace in Europe was preserved by the fact that the Americans deployed its military up against the Iron Curtain. Does anyone really think that Western Europe’s military would have given Soviet generals a sleepless night? Of course not! Nato, as much as the European Union, created the conditions for peace in Europe. Nato is an American creation.

Likewise in Asia, the ability and willingness of America and, in particular, the US Navy, to project its power to the farthest corners of the globe preserved peace in Asia.

Obviously, the Americans have made mistakes. Indeed it is deeply fashionable to list our grievances against the Yanks. However, that “what aboutery” approach is to fall into the great critics’ trap of failing to distinguish between good and best. Sure, we’d all love to be best, but in many cases, being good as opposed to bad is sufficient. Being best is an aspiration and a rare reality.

The Americans operated a foreign policy for much of their hegemony known in Washington as “adult supervision”. This summed up the American approach to allow all the smaller countries, former friends and foes alike, to mess around in the playground until there was an issue. Only then would America step in and do the right thing. This strategy was most evident for Europeans during the genocidal war in Yugoslavia. In Yugoslavia, even as innocents were being slaughtered on our TV screens, the so-called European powers of Germany, Britain, France and Italy sided with their old allies, either Serbia or Croatia, claiming impotence as a drunk and vicious rabble murdered and raped.

Finally, it was Bill Clinton who decided this was enough; and the Americans bombed the Serbs to the negotiating table as the Europeans looked on with fake indignation.

For Irish people, Pax Americana was most evident in the North. It wasn’t European politicians who sat down tirelessly with the various sides in Northern Ireland between 1994 and 1999. It was Americans.

The Americans involved themselves, mainly on the nationalist side, giving our government a friend in the negotiations. It was American politicians who helped with the furious scurrying back and forth between Dublin and London, helping clear obstacles. I can’t remember a continental European politician becoming seriously involved, can you? Do you remember names like Jacques Chirac, Eduard Balladur or Gerhart Schroeder in the Good Friday Agreement?

As you can see, at crunch times, the American adults came in to supervise the unruly children and sort things out.

Part and parcel of American hegemony has always been trade and capital flows. Over the years this has culminated in Ireland doing $90bn (€80bn) of trade with the US every year. This is a phenomenal figure, particularly when you place it on top of the close to $400bn (€354bn) in US foreign investment here.

Unfortunately, the global understanding whereby the US will always be there as a type of “underwriter of last resort” is disappearing with Mr Trump. As I said, let’s not confuse best with good; the US has made plenty of mistakes as the global policeman, but if it leaves the pitch we will miss it.

So how serious is Mr Trump about leaving the pitch? If his Irish-American puppeteer Steve Bannon has anything to do with it, withdrawing from the Paris Accord is only the start.

Mr Bannon is a true radical. He is on record as saying he wants to destroy and disrupt the “status quo” both within America and outside it. He wants to tear up agreements that he believes were hatched over the head of the ordinary American yet signed in the name of the ordinary American. He is the Nativist in the administration who believes that the people have been betrayed by a ruling class which sits above democracy, ultimately looting the country for its own narrow ruling class.

For him, American commitments to agreements such as the climate change accord, the UN, Nafta and Nato are simply various ways of emasculating American sovereignty.

Mr Trump repeated these Bannon mantras time and again in his campaign and it seems that when he is under pressure in Washington and needs a quick headline, he lurches for the Bannon playbook, whether it’s a renewed immigrant ban or withdrawing from an international treaty.

This is all very dangerous for us, because Ireland has benefited overwhelmingly from Pax Americana. We are umbilically tied to the US. Furthermore, any withdrawal of America from the world stage would leave the world a much more dangerous place.

Germany, the only other possible Western hegemon, hasn’t the permission to lead properly; or at least the Germans have shown no appetite for the constraints and costs of leadership.

Those who are now looking to China to take up the global reins should be equally cautious: China is an autocratic, one-party state on the cusp of a financial meltdown. To paraphrase an elderly man: “If you think America is bad, try China!”

 


  1. Truthist

    I note this about a previous occupier of the Aras who in decent & perceptive ordinary hardworking jobless & self-employed & jobbed Irish :
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    was destined to make a right aul fist of it
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    did make a right aul fist of it
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    And, being a Socialist just like Bernie Sanders she is not embarrassed to put out her arm for a fist-full of Dollars.
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    http://www.rte.ie/tv/irelandsgreatest/maryrobinson.html
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    And, then there is a present occupier of the Aras geezer known for rambling … utterances ;
    Another “Champagne Socialist” he is so he is.
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    https://twitter.com/davidmcw/status/871677431450611716
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    AND, THEN THERE IS THIS ;
    Thank u Henry Makow for with INTELLECTUAL HONESTY + INTELLECTUAL BRAVERY recognising that Ireland — both Irish State & North East of our Country is nationally controlled by the Freemasons ;
    And, they have Lodges in Blackrock College [ David's old mater ] & Trinity College University , Dublin [ David's professorship university ] too.
    But, of course David would have nothing to do with ‘em.
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    https://www.henrymakow.com/2017/06/Ireland-Was-Always-Ruled .html

    • Truthist

      Typo ;
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      I note this about a previous occupier of the Aras who in OPINION OF decent & perceptive ordinary hardworking jobless & self-employed & jobbed Irish :

    • Deco

      Bernie Sanders – a career in Socialism.

      • Truthist

        Have a good read of the article that Jude Duffy wrote Deco ;
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        It is an eye-opener ;
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        I know much of this already.
        And, I trust that u did too.

        • Deco

          I think the link is not working.

          • Truthist

            It happens to be todays article on Henry Makow’s website ;
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            https://www.henrymakow.com/
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            I re-submit the dedicated URL to that very candid article by Jude Duffy ;
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            Bet that this article is going to cause consternation amongst the intelligentsia & the other chattering classes of Ireland.
            And, the Embassies to Irish State will be swiftly noting it too.
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            https://www.henrymakow.com/2017/06/Ireland-Was-Always-Ruled .html
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            By the way ;
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            Henry Makow himself is of Jew parentage, & had 2 grandparents die in concentration camp.
            He is like Fr. Faul trying to stop the hurt SINCERELY.

          • Truthist

            It did not open for me now too after trying it ;
            I recall Makow tweeting that he fixed a fault with his website today ;
            He advised something about reloading one’s cache.
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            Anyway, I will paste the article itself as new post below ;
            Presently, there is only 1 comment ;
            But, many are bound to arrive for such an intellectually honest & intellectually brave piece as this.

  2. Grzegorz Kolodziej

    David McWilliams usually reads every situation with alacrity of a graphic equaliser – and gets it right. In this article on what the US abandonment of Europe would mean for Ireland, his conclusions are right – but I question the main premise of his argument: that pulling out of the Paris climate agreement will lead to the US’s diminished power projection in Europe. On the contrary, it will mean the US not wasting money on bogus and costly agreements, and spending it instead on instruments needed both in hard and soft power projection.

    Far from diminishing its soft power projection, the US closing the money tap for various government artists like Al Gore, who sponged $50m of the US taxpayers money thanks to Paris Agreement, Mr Trump’s decision shows that he – so the US – is actually able to make sovereign decisions. Furthermore, contrary to Mr McWilliams’ premise (that climate deal has anything to do with US’s soft power), the only major players that seem to be unhappy about Mr Trump’s decision are the Carolingians: Germany, France and Benelux. It’s very telling how President Putin refused to condemn President Trump’s decision, even though the Carolingians – his energy allies – were gagging for him to do so.
    Most people in the world would rather spend their money on food, medicine and education for the kids rather than on reducing CO2 emissions – so the US’s soft power (more on that below) has increased as a result, rather than decreased.

    If anything, it looks like the biggest loser on the US withdrawal in soft power will be the Carolingians – because this is the third time Angela Merkel was humiliated by the US:
    - US tanks arrival in Poland via an alternative route in spite of Germany closing their motorway to prevent them from doing so
    - President Trump’s demand to Chancellor Merkel that Germany should contribute to NATO in the same proportions as Poland or the UK do, rather than to parasite on it – as it did for the last seven decades (when German politics heard that, they started spending on the military like crazy)
    - And now this withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement: ja, ja, Germany invested so much money in subsidising cost-inefficient technologies they were hoping to FORCE the entire world to use (while remaining the main polluter in Europe), and now, Angela… Hitler kaputt! – buahahahaha!

    What is power?
    In simple terms, power is the ability to make an actor do something that one wants, and that the actor would otherwise not do. Well, the Carolingians and the East Coast/California have just demonstrated their inability to make President Trump do something he (and the part of America where wealth is CREATED rather than DISTRIBUTED) does not want to do. So it was Mr Trump projecting his power on the Carolingians – rather than showing his weakness, as Mr McWilliams wants us to believe.

    As to Russia and China, there is just no way anyone will be able to control them in their pollutions (btw, if Germany really cared about the green energy, it would not have put tariffs on Chinese solar panels – competitive to German solar panels).

    Considering that the Carolingians are Ireland’s main competitors for the US and post-Brexit UK investment, and that their geopolitical strategies (the Silk Road 2.0) – if implemented – would turn Ireland into, as Mr McWilliams once put it, “Albania with a brutal weather”, the US’s withdrawal from the global money racket that the Paris Agreement was, can only be good for Ireland – and Ireland should do the same (it was a racket inasmuch it meant that Germany enforced – via the EU Commission – the closing of some of the Polish coalmines based on bogus CO2 targets, while at the same time 10 years ago they successfully vetoed the EU Commission’s decision to close coalmines in Germany).

    Of course, one might wonder why Angela Merkel is such a hypocrite, considering that
    - for the last 2 years German emissions have gone up
    - Germany is, per head, a bigger CO2 emitter than coal-dependent Poland
    - the coal they use is of a brown kind – less environmentally friendly than more noble Polish coal (btw, worried about that picture of a burning chimney Mr McWilliams posted on his Twitter account, I haste to inform him that the denser Polish coal is superior to a n y other European coal: it burns slowly but gives off good heat – the poor quality Scottish coal is almost dust, and the coal widely sold in Northern Ireland gives off sulphur which is poisonous – the higher the temperature, the greater the sulphur; while high flamed Colombian coal burns as quickly as men orgasms after 40; Poland is the ONLY European country were all coal mined is the high quality anthracite and bituminous coal, as opposed to low quality sub-bituminous and lignite (i.e., all coal mined in the UK was of that low quality type).
    - out of 10 most polluting power-plants in Europe, 7 are in Germany
    - and considering that Angela Merkel is opposing all key elements of the EU environmental proposal to overhaul how car engine emissions are tested for pollution – following Volkswagen being found out to cheat on emission tests

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    One can also argue whether spending more than a hundred t r i l l i o n dollars by the end of the century to bring the global temperatures down by less than 1% of what is allegedly the anti-global warming target (which – according to UN’s own climatic models – will delay the global warming by… 8 months) is a good deal or not.
    Or whether Irish taxpayers have nothing better to spend €35 billion on than Paris Climate Agreement (over FIVE TIMES more than it cost them to bailout the AIB, and unlike AIB’s bailout by the state – money wasted on the Paris Accord will never be repaid to the Irish taxpayers), which the Carolingians demand from Ireland to reach EU 2030 carbon emissions targets (Carolingians and not the EU as a whole, because countries like Poland or Hungary honestly don’t give a damn whether Ireland reaches those targets or not – even though Ireland’s per head CO2 emissions now exceed those in Poland and almost double those in Hungary and the Ukraine, although they are still not as high as in “green” Germany and Holland – all these V4 countries want from Ireland is that Ireland no longer hosts terrorists on its territory:
    http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/pictured-london-bridge-terror-attack-suspect-who-lived-in-south-dublin-35789556.html
    ).
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    Mr McWilliams writes about the US being now associated with anti-science, having withdrawn from the Paris climate deal. Well excuse me, Al Gore’s movie – the main propaganda-tool for the global warming cult – was found by a British Judge to contain nine serious scientific errors, and the Judge said it could not be shown to students unless it included a notice pointing out the errors; but Mr Gore never apologised for peddling deceit, never admitted he was wrong (furthermore, he still claims that it was him who invented the internet).
    Furthermore, if Paris climate agreement scepticism is – according to Mr McWilliams – anti-scientific, then what should we say about Greenpeace’s campaign to ban chlorine worldwide (you cannot ban chlorine, because it is part of the periodic table, and chlorinated organic compounds are found in nearly every class of biomolecules, including alkaloids, terpenes, amino acids, flavonoids, steroids, and fatty acids; while a majority of the chloromethane in the environment is produced naturally by biological decomposition, forest fires, and volcanoes)?
    And, would Mr McWilliams care to tell us how Ireland is supposed to ban marine algae – which is what it would have to do, if it was to listen to Greenpeace and ban chlorine worldwide (a variety of simple chlorinated hydrocarbons including dichloromethane, chloroform, and carbon tetrachloride have been isolated from marine algae)?
    But here is why Mr McWilliams’ premise is wrong: Mr McWilliams’ understanding of soft power appears to be only informed by one book: 2004 “Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics” by Joseph Nye. In it, Mr Nye defines soft power as the ability to attract and co-opt rather than by coercion (hard power), using force or giving money as a means of persuasion.
    The reality however is that there has not been even one empire in the history of the world whose soft power was not backed by its hard power. It is go germane that even in the Soft Power index 30 that Mr Nye used for his book, all top ten soft power countries are armed to their teeth. Take Switzerland (with its 83 jet fighters – 30 F/A-18 Hornets and 53 F-5 Tiger IIs) as an example – Switzerland tops the European Economic Area in the number of guns per capita – between 2.3 million and 4.5 million military and private firearms are estimated to be in circulation in a country of only 8 million people, and every male up to his mature age is called up once a year for a fortnightly military training – so the likelihood of being shot before one goes on a shooting, stabbing or van-driving rampage is very high in Switzerland (except for schools or campuses, where guns are not allowed).

    Mr Nye’s concept of soft power received more criticism than accolade. For example, Janice Bially Mattern (in “Journal of International Studies”) suggested that the notion of power being ‘soft’ is delusional, showing how any piece of art for cultural attraction (literature, films, music and other forms of public and cultural diplomacy) MUST has a ‘r e p r e s e n t a t i o n a l force’ behind it. Although representational force is non-physical, it is still a form of COERCIVE power, which is responsible for a nation’s representation. She considers SOFT POWER AS A CONTINUATION OF HARD POWER, BUT BY DIFFERENT MEANS. Ms Mattern rejects ‘natural’ attraction and assumes that ‘attraction’ is a socially produced ‘reality’, which Mr Nye has not adequately explained that from where does this ‘attraction’ come from.

    As a food for thought about how soft power is always backed by hard power, pray, read this:

    http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20161004-was-modern-art-a-weapon-of-the-cia

    In an article “Think Again: Power”, published in “Foreign Policy” in November 2009, Prof. Niall Ferguson claims that even the realistic view of soft power (as described by Ms Mattern) is delusional, and he says that though most of the multinational companies are from the United States, they are NOT ABLE to create ‘attractiveness’ towards the American culture. He cites an example that though children in Islamic world enjoy Coca-Cola, McDonalds and American music and films, strangely it doesn’t make them love the United States back – as he notices not without a touch of sarcasm.

    The first western academic to write about soft power was the Swedish political scientist Rudolf Kjellén (1864–1922), who conceived the concept of “soft power” as the relationship between nature and culture, between material and immaterial power, and defined the role of soft power as geopolitical imaginary and competitive identity in off-setting potentially unfavourable geopolitical conditions for small and medium-sized states.
    The geopolitical author most relevant to Ireland’s geography is Nicholas Spykman with his Rimland theory, where the key element in power projection of every maritime country (such as the US, UK or Ireland) is securing sea lanes of communication – without which they c a n n o t project their soft power.

    But here is what Mr McWilliams should learn from Rudolf Kjellén: In Kjellén’s conception, ONLY EMPIRES CAN SEPARATE BETWEEN “SOFT” AND “HARD” POWER – in small and medium states, soft and hard power are integrated (in case of those nations, he wrote about “biopolitics” rather than geopolitics).

    Now, whatever was relevant in his analysis of small to medium size Sweden (with its extensive trade connections stretching from her Baltic neighbours down to the vastness of Euroasia), it is far more relevant for small, isolated, Atlantic Ireland, whose soft power projection capability – despite not being a NATO member – relies entirely on the US/UK hard power backup (and the spread of the English language, again backed up by their hard power: noone outside Ireland would have ever heard of James Joyce if he was writing in Irish).

    China, Russia and Germany – with Germany as the new policeman of Europe – are trying to replace the old Atlantic route with a united Eurasia (without the UK) from Lisbon to Vladivostok. The only way for the US to stop the Eurasian project is to secure an alternative route from the Atlantic, through the North Sea, and to the Baltic Sea (and the – via rivers – down to the Black Sea and Mediterranean, using the concept of Intermarium – which would block the Eurasian plan, and keep the Atlantic route still valid). Well, money n o t spent by the US on the Paris Agreement pseudo-science will just mean more money for the business and for the US navy = more competitive US). How does that diminish the US power???!

    My question is: will Ireland be able to use the importance of the Atlantic route for the US, UK and for herself (now under threat due to new the Euroasian project), and become an important player – like it was for the US Navy from 1917-1919 – and develop its o w n high-tech industries (like Israel or South Korea did, availing of military technology transfers), rather than rely on a growth model financed by debt?

    • Truthist

      I agree with most of ur arguments about what is happening on geo-political affairs.
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      But, I do not agree with :
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      some of ur propositions
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      ur omission of certain alternative propositions that would be vital parts of proper overall response
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      ur regular promotion of Ferguson as worthy Historian despite he being “very compromised” ;
      e.g.
      He is official, & fawning, biographer of Rothschilds.
      He is official, & fawning, biographer of Kissinger.
      He is gratuitously seeking to advance Bernard Lewis’s “divide & conquer” motivated Clash of Civilizations propaganda that dove-tails with Rothschilds [ extended mafia family moniker ; So, please do not hold me to doting "i's" & crossing "t's" ; I am correct in adhering to KISS ( Keep-It_Short-&-Simple ) ].
      He is shacked up with politically mischievous former Dutch MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali, & hardly goes contrary with her agenda that she shares with other race-baiter Mr. Peroxide of Netherlands ;
      Ali would be very skilled in trysts according to my source.
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      inter alia
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      That u are concerned about Europe being swamped by Muslims of Sahel & Middle East & Central Asia, u should instead seek to engage with Sheikh Imran Hosein [ Moslem Scholar from Trinidad ] of whom u admitted to being very impressed with but that u expressed disappointment with his fondness for Russia angle as saviour of Western Civilisation.
      He is promoting that all Muslims not native to Europe prepare to leave Europe now, & thence go their homelands for to develop the agriculture there as priority.
      He says that the Muslims do not belong in Europe.
      And, he is not saying this is an anti-European way.
      But, if he was pressed to the point, I am sure that even the very courteous man that he is would admit that most Europeans are very corrupt today.
      HE DOES NOT PLAY GAMES.
      AND, HIS STATEMENTS COUPLED WITH HIS ACTIONS ARE :
      CONSISTENT
      A TESTIMONY TO HIM & PROPER ISLAM.
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      MANY HIGHLY QUALIFIED IRISH, & HIGHLY QUALIFIED CONTINENTAL EUROPEANS IN IRELAND ALSO, LIKE TO PLAY GAMES.
      BUT, SUCH AN ATTITUDE IS CRASS.
      EVERY EUROPEAN COUNTRY IS “F..KED UP” BECAUSE OF THIS “PLAYING GAMES” AUL BOLLOX.
      BEST TO BE STRAIGHT AS A DIE.
      SURE, BE DISCREET ;
      PROTECT THE WEAKER PARTY ;
      BUT, BE HONORABLE.
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      AND, FROM UR PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, U KNOW THAT UPON IRELAND, & POLAND, PLAYING GAMES ;
      THEY ARE ALWAYS REVEALED TO HAVING PULLED THE SHORTER STRAW.
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      As far as u know, Grzegorz, does Irish State have any course in Geo-Politics ?
      I do hope that we never do ;
      Indeed, I hope that none of our youth get scholarships to study geo-politics ;
      Because, all hell would break loose here if they did.
      DO U NOTICE THE LACK OF HUMILITY SYNONOMOUS WITH MOST COLLEGE GRADUATES ?
      THAT IS WHY THEY ARE CALLED “COLLEGE C..NTS” OVER IN THE BRITISH ISLES.
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      HUMILITY … HUMILITY … HUMILITY
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      That would be perhaps the greatest gift a foreigner could bring with them to Ireland.
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      WE HAVE GRAVE LACK OF HUMILITY IN IRELAND PRESENTLY.

      • Deco

        Truthist, I disagree with you concerning Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

        She is one of the leading voices of conscience in the current era. She is speaking out for hundreds of millions of women who are enduring a control obsessed mysogny.

        She is an inspiration. I think that she deserves the Nobel Peace Prize far more than many of it’s more decent recipients.

        • Truthist

          I agree with u Deco about misogny being wrong ;
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          And, I am very aware of the faults of Islam ;
          And, I am very aware that there are differences in the practise of Islam according to :
          particular strand of Islam
          particular geographical region
          particular milieu that the particular strand is being affected by
          particular cultures operating in the midst of the practitoners other than the Islam aspects
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          Most of the Islamic cultures are in hot countries ;
          And, life is cheap in hot countries because of more favorable conditions for microbes
          Thus, people are tempted to steal fun when they can.
          SORRY FOR BEING BRASH HERE ;
          BUT, I TRUST THAT THERE IS CERTAIN AMOUNT OF TRUTH IN MY BROAD COMMENT.
          So, folks in these places are more sexual.
          And, they were more sexual there before the introduction of Islam & Christianity & Buddhism & Hinduism.
          The main religions brought commandments of chastity etc.
          And, these cultures in the main obeyed them.
          But, these cultures also had there own Understandings & Customs & Cultural Norms & RELIGIONS before the advent of the respective main religion ;
          And, so they have incorporated the elements that they are obstinate to retain into their practise of the main religion.
          And, with Islam, & much of Hinduism [ I think ], many of these elements were incorporated into the very earliest holy books & oral laws.
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          Women are not trusted according Buddhism too.
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          Jumping to Moslem & Hindu societies ;
          The agreed opinion of outsiders familiar with them is that most of them are sex-obsessed ;
          I do not mean this in a disrespectful or racist or RACIAL way.
          They do not mis-behave much when in their own strict* Muslim countries ;
          *Strictness varies from country & region.
          But, when they come to West or tourist places anywhere many are inclined to go wild.
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          Most of the West presently is sex crazy too.
          Actually, most of the world.
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          All of us are bombarded with temptation.
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          I happen to have some inside track on Ms. Ali ;
          Ms. Ali is a “player”.
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          She is not sincere.
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          Just like ur observation which is another classic originating from u ;
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          Yes, he is a Socialist ;
          But, he is not for the Workers.”*

          *Or words to that effect.
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      • Grzegorz Kolodziej

        “ur regular promotion of Ferguson as worthy Historian despite he being “very compromised” ;
        e.g.
        He is official, & fawning, biographer of Rothschilds.”

        I think that “my regular” promotion of Ferguson is massively exaggerated – I mentioned him on this blog 4-5 times, not 40 or 200.
        I value him as a historian, I said so in the past and I will be saying so in the future (when it is suitable).
        When it comes to Rotschilds – first of all, we are not 15 years old here and we can approach critically whatever authors we read – even if we agree with most of their theses.
        Secondly, actually far from fawning to Rotschilds, he exposed many of their behind-the-scenes “moves” – as they would say in New York “Little Italy”.
        As to his biography of German arm in the US, Herr Kissinger, I didn’t read Mr Fersuson’s biography of Kissinger. Did you?

        When it comes to Sheikh Imran Hosein, and that I expressed disappointment with his fondness for Russia angle as saviour of Western Civilisation: yes, but it’s not for his fondness (I myself am fond of some aspects of the Russian culture, like Stravinsky or Tarkovsky’s movies) for Russia, but for his
        i g n o r a n c e of Russia. It just looks the likes of Dugin – who invited him once to Moscow – are playing him like a little child.
        Dugin (read: Putin) has even recently said in an interview that the Orthodox Christianity is not even Christian, because it is based on Plotin, not on the Bible.

        Of course, Sheikh Imran Hosein would be totally ignorant of:

        http://www.nationalreview.com/article/380614/dugins-evil-theology-robert-zubrin

        The question is: ignorant by being naive or on purpose?

        Having said that, he is the only Muslim I like listening to.

        “As far as u know, Grzegorz, does Irish State have any course in Geo-Politics” – as a separate course it doesn’t, which means that the Irish State is being PLAYED in geopolitics rather than is a PLAYER – in other words, that whatever sovereignty it has, it is diminished by its ignorance of geopolitics.

        Bear in mind: because of the ignorance of geopolitics and demographics (even if we look at the way the negotiations were run in London in 1921), there is no united Ireland.

        • Truthist

          I also a big fan of Tarkovsky movies ;
          By chance viewing of movie in art-cinema some 25 years ago or so.
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          But, lately I looked at an interview with him where I was disappointed to see him physically posing in an affected way.
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          Yes, Andrei Rublev is 1 of my top 5 favorite movies.
          But, I think what I have seen of both countries, Polish cinema overall was better.
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          U akin to most posters here were a long-time reader only before u finally joined in being poster ;
          So, u surely noticed the trollish Bon Bon’s ungracious presence ;
          He did so troll Tony Brogan.
          And, he would not engage in civil discourse.
          Apparently an acolyte of Larouche of Larouche-Pac ;
          Anyway, a major argument of Bon Bon’s was that a maritime route through the Arctic Circle is now possible, & that this is what Europe & certainly Ireland should avail of for transport goods & bulk to Pacific Ocean ; And, surely Indian Ocean I add to that notion, i.e. if what Bon Bon says is truly feasible & not crucially detrimental to environment.
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          As said before, a TRUE country should be able to SHUT ITSELF OFF TO ANY & ALL OTHER COUNTRY/IES when it is necessary to do so.
          A man is a nation.
          And, a nation should be a man.
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          Also, POLAND SHOULD NOT ALIGN WITH ANY COUNTRY ;
          Rather, POLAND SHOULD CONSTANTLY DEVISE NOVEL MEANINGFUL DEFENSE + OFFENSE QUALITIES in its :
          Infrastructure
          Culture
          Education System
          Training System
          Diaspora ; Heck, I feel very gauche using that term given that it was hackneyed by a Non-Bisexual President of Ireland who actually coldly LIED during the Election Process for that position.
          inter alia
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          POLAND / POLES SHOULD NOT PLAY GAMES.
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          Pat Flaherty, of Securities versus Derivatives ever valuable posting, was very impressed with my assertion that ;
          The Irish are an International People
          “Oh, No…o ! ; I could be accused of being Anti-Celtic or Anti-Melisian. The ADL will be on my case. Henry Ford MARK 2 they will call me.” 8-)
          Anyway, Pat later started playing games to try to remove u & me from the blog.
          I was very straight + honest + firm to him ;
          I told him the truth ;
          He was wrong.
          I faced him.
          And, so he cowed away … adieu.
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          Ditto, CLEVER POLES MUST NOT ENGAGE IN PLAYING GAMES ;
          WERE THEY TO DO SO ;
          ==> THEY WILL ALWAYS PICK THE SHORTER STRAW.
          AND, POLAND IS REPEAT OFFENDER OF THIS FLAW IN ITS HISTORY ;
          AND, THEY DO SO NOT JUST TO IMPRESS THEMSELVES ;
          BUT, TO IMPRESS THE BRITISH ;
          BECAUSE ALL SNOBS WANT TO BE BRITISH & AS 1st STEP THEY WANT TO IMPRESS ‘EM.
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          DECENT IRISH CAN HELP POLAND.
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          DO NOT FORGET ;
          Poland as a territory has no natural boundaries to encourage other countries to naturally feel sympathy for encroachment of it.
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          Ireland does have natural boundary AND we are not as Britain is ;
          England AS VERY ALIEN & VICE-VERSA TO SCOTLAN.
          .
          Poland does not capture the imagination of most of the world.
          Although, it has great opportunity with its cinema pedigree being of the highest for a long enough period.
          And, its soccer teams of 1974 & 1982 also were top notch.
          And, I would not be alone in rating Poland as having many women with very special beautiful eyes as likewise I do of some other countries of Eastern Europe incl. Russia ;
          It is a glossy sparkle that I mean.
          Of course, there is Chopin.
          And, yes, personally I have liked the vast majority of Poles that I met.
          But, yee have not, & I venture to say “will not”, capture the world’s heart.
          Yee are not as we Irish are.
          For a whole load of reasons, We Irish are an international people who are liked ;
          Actually, correct that ;
          We are an international people who formerly were liked.
          But, some special Irish remain being liked.
          A Pole should dearly value such an Irishman.
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          I do not need to study Geo-Politics to know of many, if not all, of Poland’s, & Polish Peoples’, most crucial “anywhere in the world” weaknesses.
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          It is time for Poland + Poles to wake up !
          Repent !
          Drop the rubbish !
          Drop the playing games aul bollox !
          Brezin…. HE SO PASSE, & DEAD TOO, I TOO BORED TO TRY TO FINISH SPELLING HIS NAME … games aul bollox !
          If it is playing games that Poles want to do, well yee were long outplayed by significant others in ur midst.
          .
          Lato was a great player.
          So was Boniek.

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            “Poland as a territory has no natural boundaries to encourage other countries to naturally feel sympathy for encroachment of it.” – now,
            t h a t is a very profound observation!

            In that observation, Nicholas Spykman (geopolitics – a Dutchman, incidentally) meets Rudolf Kjellén (biopolitics) and they both meet Greek tragedy.

            In keeping with your remark, when I was in my secondary school and we were doing “Antigone” by Sophocles (you used to do it twice in Poland – in primary school first, and then in secondary school again), I made a remark to my teacher of Greek and Latin culture that everyone experiences some tragedy, but not everyone has Sophocles to write about it.

            When it comes to games and geopolitics, geopolitics is important for Poland even more than it is for Ireland because

            a)

            Unlike Ireland, who without Atlanticism will slowly (or quickly) turn into “Albania with brutal weather”, Poland – due to its geography – has a choice: it can be allied with either:

            I – Russia against Germany
            II – Germany against Russia
            III – China against Russia and Germany
            IV – the US against all of the above,
            V – the US + China
            VI – the US + Russia + Germany against China

            I + II was considered and practised in the past, and always ended in tragedy in betrayal.
            Besides, Russia is too weak economically and dying biologically and morally,
            while Germany is strong economically but too weak militarily.
            III was considered until very recently, but now China is allied with Russia and Germany, and will no longer be a diplomatic defender of Poland like it was in 1956:

            http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09668130600996549?journalCode=ceas20

            IV. The US might be too weak for that, especially after Brexit; hence Poland’s tightening cooperation with V4 and Scandinavia.
            V. China is not interested in that because it feels too strong for that. China has ambitions to dethrone the US and take a total control over the world. In order to achieve that, they might go the whole hog; also, bear in mind that everyone talks about the dollar collapse, but very few (David McWilliams, me, Harry Dent) talk about the possible China debt bubble explosion – and right now, I am not at all so sure as I was 2 years ago who collapses first; considering capital outflows, it might China – countries about to collapse economically are usually more prone to attack).
            VI – first of all, China feels too strong, and secondly, President Obama initially tried that and failed.

            Staying with geopolitics, there is a problem with Poland being neutral, and the problem is that everyone who wants to connect the Heartland with the Rimland has to go through Poland – and everyone who counts w a n t s to do that.

            Poland has a largely flat terrain with few natural barriers, and it was always a pivotal player and key battleground between the empires. The history shows us that as long as there was a barrier between the East (not only Russia, but all of Asia) and the west (so German lands mainly), there was a peace in Europe.
            But when Cromwell created a powerful Prussia (since then we have been having ongoing tensions in Europe – the fact that Germanic lands were united by totalitarian Prussia rather than by Latin-civilisation Austria turned out to be a disaster for Europe, and it resulted in two world wars), the scenario in Europe has been always the same for the last 200 years: Russia and Germany always want to destabilise and weaken the lands between them to eventually annex them, and THEN they always face each other and a major war in Europe ensues.

            Poland primarily geophraphic challenge is to maintain its territorial integrity, because it issurrounded by hostile neighbours (Germany, Russia, Ukraine and Lithuania – the latter two despite the history of the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania, and egged on by Germany – who – lest we all forget – was responsible for the outbreak of war in Yugoslavia in order to derail the Hexagonale project).

            b) Ireland’s dilemmas are of a completely different calibre than Poland’s dilemmas
            - Ireland’s dilemma is: how to keep the Atlantic post-WWII miracle going and remain a recipient of the US/EU investment, rather than turn into “Albania with brutal weather”.

            - Poland’s dilemma is – how NOT to cease to exist. It was stated explicitely by the chairman of the Russian Duma (Parliament) as early as 1990s, before even Mr Putin came to power (it got worse since). He arrived with an official visit to Warsaw and announced to dumbfounded Polish parliamentarians: either you will ally with us against Germany, or we will ally with Germany and Poland will cease to exists.

            But events like that do not filter through the awareness of even well oriented English-speaking reader, for there are no referrences to it in English.

            Eventually there will be attempts for to partition Poland is not a conspiracy theory, but it is stated
            e x p r e s s i s___v e r b i s in the writing of Alexander Dugin and other advisers of President Putin on the one hand, and in Germany’s unwillingness to sign a Peace Treaty with Poland (and there constant promoting of the Expellees myth, laying ground for the future partition of Poland.
            Paranoia? English-speaking people might think that, because certain things are said only in German – and who is curious to dig that deep?

            Recently, the Tusk-nominated mayor of Gdansk/Danzig (PiS won the national election, but there has not been a local election) has replaced the Polish sign of the main Post Office with… a pre-WWII German sign!
            How would yous feel if there was a British mayor of Dublin, and he would change the name Abbey Theate into Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II theatre?!

            Which brings me to the last bit: yesterday, there was a discussion on the Nazi German death camps in occupied Poland, on one of the TV stations, Mr Marian Kowalski – a leader of Polish nationalists (there are many who illegitimately claim to be in the national movement, but he was the one who organised the Marches of Independence in Warsaw) noticed that “let’s not forget that the first idea of concentration camps came from Oliver Cromwell, and that the first victims were the Irish – the Germans have only perfected that idea and turned it into death camps”.

            I probably won’t comment any more this week. I’ve stuff to do.

          • Haven’t heard LaRouche mentioned for ages. I had forgotten about him – wonder if he is still alive? He was no spring chicken.

      • Grzegorz Kolodziej

        “DO U NOTICE THE LACK OF HUMILITY SYNONOMOUS WITH MOST COLLEGE GRADUATES ?” – I did; same in Poland.
        This is because too many people are studying now and it became too easy.
        Polish graduates used to humble until mid 90s, a n d they knew more (let alone before WWII). Then the number of graduates tripled, the level went down, and with the easiness of graduation came hubris.

  3. patricia03

    “initially the world’s major and then the world’s only superpower — would defend concepts like free trade, free movement of people, freedom of the press, and multilateral organisations like the UN and the World Bank.” And for whose benefit?

    • Grzegorz Kolodziej

      When it comes to the UN, Switzerland wasn’t a member of the UN until 2002 and was doing just fine. I don’t think that their soft power suffered because of that absence (on the contrary, they’ve always been in top ten of soft power indices).

      When it comes to World Bank, in 2012 I was amazed to read that Jeffrey Sachs was biding to head World Bank. So basically, a man who in the 1990s was responsible for hostile takeover of many leading companies in Poland, who drove Poland into a 15% GDP drop in one year and the highest number of suicides in Europe that year, and who was didn’t even pretend that free trade (in the 1990s, Poland was not benefiting from trade with Europe – Europe and some US corporations were, hence Poland’s enormous trade deficits that decade – later on, he admitted in an interview that implementing liberalism was never his goal in Poland: socialdemocracy was) was considered as a serious candidate for the highest position in the World Bank.
      Well, that says it all about the World Bank.

      Btw, Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz a person with a high position in World Bank in London would later on become a mayor of London known for stealing someone else’s property:

      http://thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/305533,New-commission-to-probe-property-restitution-scandal-in-Poland

      I don’t think her successful tenure with the World Bank was accidental.

      • Grzegorz Kolodziej

        would later on become a mayor of London = mayor of Warsaw of course.

        I have mayor London in my mind because of that muppet that is his mayor, who said that Islamic terrorism is just part and parcel of living in a Big City.

      • Deco

        Ever hear of John Pilger ?

        Well, John Pilger did a job similar to that done later by Sachs.

        Except Pilger became disgusted by what he was being asked to do.

        Sachs took his money, smiled, engaged in “vitue signalling” and enjoyed it.

        Pilger’s documentaries are excellent.

        • Grzegorz Kolodziej

          I think Coldblow mentioned him, and I watched some documentary about him. Must rewatch it.

        • Truthist

          Pilger’s documentaries are seemingly excellent ;
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          But, Pilger is of the Internationale Socialist One World Order movement.

        • Truthist

          I feel uncomfortable using the adverb “seemingly” to qualify the adjective “excellent” in regard to Pilger’s documentaries ;
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          But, because I now know more about Pilger, I am guardful to being manipulated into the internnationale consensus.
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          However, I enjoy Pilger’s documentaries.
          They are absorbing.
          Pilger is very likable.
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          Knowing that u Deco do dread very much a Sinn Fein Internationale* Socialist Republic, & “Internationale” Socialist it surely will be ], I give u this link as useful handle on Pilger’s political allegiance ;
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          https://socialistworker.org/department/Opinion/John-Pilger
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          http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/search?q=IRA

  4. Deco

    If you thought the British Empire would ana abusive relationship, try the nEU Empire.

  5. Deco

    Northern Ireland found it’s way to peace because the PIRA simply ran out of resources.

    Of course, the defiant response was that they were never beaten. True. But it was on the horizon.

    The surge in recruits in the early 1970s, propelled the armed struggle. By the 1990s, there were less young men in the families involved, and they were all known at that point. At that point nationalist parents in NI, had told their kids to not spend their lives on the run.

    Once Gorbachev took over in the Kremlin, and started a reconciliation with the West (which he started with the British, not the Americans), it was clear that Ireland’s Marxist angry brigade were no longer going to get new weaponry.

    Gadaffi was also brought to heel, after the Americans bombed Tripoli in response to the Lockerbie Bombing. Try fundraising from Irish America, against a backdrop of that.

    That was where the Americans made a difference.

    The Americans were involved in negotiations. But the underlying dynamic had changed.

  6. Deco

    I reckon Trump was correct, to pull out.

    The Paris Accord is a show. And the biggest pretenders in politics are outraged that somebody has questioned their theatre.

    Merkel, who still denies knowledge of VW cheating emmissions testing, unleashed a political theatre. In retrospect, this could have been foreseen. Merkel is now a proven liar, and is eager to find some external counterpoint to distract from her own tendency towards ineptitude.

    Likewise Macron, who needs theatrics to make up for a lack of substance, got involved.

    Trump is correct. America needs money to fix America.

    Trump is wrong on coal. Coal is over. Coal is highly polluting. But cost will kill coal. It is no longer economical. Technology is ending coal. Nuclear technology is changing. LED lighting is coming. And many other technologies. The smartest thing that Trump could do, for Appalachia, is to go there and tell them to drop the coal, and try something else.

    • McCawber

      Coal is very competitive globally as a power source for electricity generation.
      Because it is an easy target for reducing carbon emissions, governments target it.
      So Trump is not wrong except in the sense that US coal may not be competitive although it is high calorific value and low ash content.
      If CO2 sequestration was viable then coal would have a big future.
      But that’s a BIG IF.
      I would not underestimate the US’ ability to find a solution.
      In the meantime people still underestimate the US commitment to green power. Perhaps Trump is one of those people.

  7. michaelcoughlan

    Hi David,

    A super article except……………

    I think I have morphed into Tony Brogan; No mention of the decline of the American Republic for the last 100 years coinciding with the creation of the federal reserve in 1913?

    America has lost it’s way morally and everything else has gone to shit as a result. Take for example over 100 years ago in the US it was impossible to establish a ltd company UNLESS the good or service benefited the greater good. Say that now to the chicago economics brainwashed sociopaths in charge in the US with their Milton friedman dogma of profits must be maximised at all costs. They would still be laughing in a fortnight.

    Trump is the RESULT not the CAUSE of the trouble.

    Bannon (“He is the Nativist in the administration who believes that the people have been betrayed by a ruling class which sits above democracy, ultimately looting the country for its own narrow ruling class”) is telling the truth which is why he has captured the zeitgeist. It’s his response is what is worrying. Blaming johnny foreigner or johnny muslim instead of blaming johnny central banker and johnny sociopath CEO.

    God help them all.

    Michael.

  8. Deco

    The great irony of it all is tech companies in California going ape_hit over Trump wanting to devote American money to solving American problems – whilst the same corporate entities operate out of Dodge on the Liffey.

    Or maybe that should be Tax Dodge on the Liffey.

    California Governor Jerry Brown is running out of money. And that is a big problem for Ireland. Far bigger than Trump.

  9. Deco

    Steve Bannon is once again being presented as the problem.

    Here is Steve Bannon, in action.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmMe-2qaSss&t=3933s

    In my mind Bannon, has produced very important information concerning Ireland’s dodgiest oligarch. Information that is of relevance to all of us.

    And incidentally, the documentary is critical of Russia – yet I see countless Irish “journalists” attacking Trump and Bannon as being agents of Russia.

    • Deco

      I don’t advocate giving Bannon a free pass.

      But the Irish media is hurting from Clinton not getting into power. It has proven an expensive event.

      • Irish PI

        Fact! Can be seen every day in Dennis “I lost millions backing Hillary and swindling charties in Hathi with her” O Briens once good newspaper,now online tabloid rag.the Irish independant…
        Every little stink bomb on trump is hauled out on display.Pity they missed the big one.That Trump got TWO scoops of ice cream..News on CNN these days…Sigh!

  10. Deco

    [
    Germany, the only other possible Western hegemon, hasn’t the permission to lead properly; or at least the Germans have shown no appetite for the constraints and costs of leadership.
    ]

    I would view the fact that Germany has no competence as an even bigger problem. Merkel has a track record in ineptitude.

    When Merkel replaced Schroeder, she was weak on domestic issues, and instead moved to playing the within the EU. The results have been utterly disastrous.

    So, Germans who are reluctant to proceed down this path, have been proven correct by Merkel’s tendency to create a crisis out of a problem.

    The cost of allowing Merkel prance around like the boss, is increasingly evident to Germans. And it is proving cathastrophic.

  11. 24dinitro

    I agree with a lot of what you’re saying. We know the trump is a buffoon.

    Maybe it’s time for the rest of the world to grow up and take responsibility.
    Ever cloud has a silver lining.

    • Deco

      Concerning “responsibility” – the clowns elected this country, have decided to hand over responsibility to unelected cowboys on mega money, in Brussels – like Phil “Irish Water” Hogan.

      They have repeatedly abidicated their responsibility.

      But they still insist on getting paid, like as if they were being responsible.

      I see an awful lot of posturing on the EU stage. Some of it is plain idiotic.

      Macron in particular is an even worse attention seeking prat, that I had expected. He is positioning himself as Sarkozy all over again, to create the instructions, for others to follow.

      Ireland’s new Taoiseach has a track record of behaving like an opposition TD, when holding ministerial office. When he was minister for health, he made statements about every other department except the one for which he was directly responsible.

      Varadkar has already proven inadequate to his previous responsibility, and he got promoted.

      And the Irish media is ecstatic with joy.

      • Truthist

        Coming from a surface level, u basically claim ;
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        Varadakar does not know his Arse from his Elbow ?
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        Going to a depth level, Henry Makow asked ;
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        Is Varadakar a “Top” or a “Bottom” ?

      • Pedro Nunez

        +1, and will ‘Lehole’ suffer ‘Saponation’ in support of Halawa & the sisters wanting to bring more ‘Deshification’ to Ireland, walking into a bonfire of the vanities of no coherent policy. Vote 4 ‘Vehole’ or ‘Mehole’ wtf!

    • McCawber

      Buffoon – he’s not alone!

    • Truthist

      Adam,
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      U reading about our Champagne Socialist Presidents [ Sanders style ] & certain Rothschild lackey Taoisigh ?
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      1 of ur claims about transvestism is supported by authoritative suggester — Jude Duffy — that claim such as urs is widespread about the ass in question.

  12. Truthist

    HEADING ;
    Ireland Was Always Ruled by Freemasonry
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    June 5, 2017
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    (Ireland’s New PM, a globalist bumboy, right, with partner.)
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    SUB-HEADING ;
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    Ireland’s election of gay neo-con Prime MinisterLeo Varadkar is consistent with its long history as an abject Masonic colony.
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    PREFACE ;
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    According to Jude Duffy, the idea that Ireland is reacting to centuries of Catholic repression is a Zionist myth. Ireland was never Catholic.
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    “One of the great mindless clichés about Ireland is that it is a place suffused with “Catholic guilt”.
    It’s true, but not in the way it is usually meant.
    Irish people are taught from childhood, not to be guilty for their sins, but to be guilty for being Catholic.”
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    Makow Comment ;
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    Ireland is typical of what has happened throughout the world.
    The NWO is Masonic. Freemasonry is Cabalism i.e. Jewish satanism.
    World government (globalism) is the tyranny of evil.
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    by Jude Duffy
    (henrymakow.com)
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    Dublin– Ireland’s new Taoiseach (Prime Minister) will be the half-Indian, openly homosexual Neoconservative Leo Varadkar – yet another proof of Ireland’s status as perhaps the most culturally Marxist country on earth. How did things reach this pass?
    To answer that question one must dispense with all the hackneyed guff that characterizes most msm commentary on Ireland.
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    The first thing to remember about these narratives is that the repressive all-powerful Catholic Church” version of pre-1990s Ireland was invented and promulgated by those with the real power in the country.
    Ireland is ultra-cultural Marxist now, not because fifty years it was a Catholic theocracy, but because fifty years ago it was a masonic liberal state, and still is one now.
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    Don’t take my word for it:
    A defining part of the Anglo-Irish Treaty which gave birth to the new nominally independent state in 1923, stipulated that no new law made by the new state could apply to the Freemasons in Ireland.
    As if to physically underscore who still called the shots in the new state, the Masonic Grand Lodge of Ireland sits directly across the road from Dail Eireann, the Irish parliament.
    Indeed there is strongly rumoured to be a secret underground passage between the two buildings.
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    Shortly after becoming Taoiseach in 2008, Brian Cowen was caught on a hot mike calling the Fine Gael party of which Varadkar was then a senior member,”Freemason Fuckers”.
    A few months later a huge manufactured financial crisis beset Cowen’s government, and he was removed in a palace coup in early 2011.
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    Photo of Charles J. Haughey
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    Cowen wasn’t the first Irish politician to learn the cost of speaking out of turn about Ireland’s real rulers.
    In 1986 the former Taoiseach Charles Haughey, left, questioned the incumbent, Garret Fitzgerald, about his attendance at the MI6 aligned Bilderberg gathering.
    A few weeks later Haughey’s yacht capsized on a very calm day off the south coast of Ireland, and he narrowly escaped drowning.
    After that, he stopped talking about Bilderbergers and became almost as servile a lapdog of the Rothschilds as Fitzgerald.
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    A few years previously, Martin O’Donoghue, a senior colleague of Haughey’s, was caught on tape telling Ray McSharry, another senior figure in the Haughey led Fianna Fail party, that there was “lots of money around” to bribe members of Fianna Fail in order to support a coup against Haughey.
    True to form, no one in the Irish media ever deemed this smoking gun evidence that Irish democracy was for sale to the highest bidder, worth discussing, much less investigating.
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    MASONIC (SATANIST) IRELAND
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    Yes, fictional: In the alleged Catholic theocracy of Eamon de Valera, there was no Catholic cathedral in the capital city of one of the most overwhelmingly Catholic countries in the world (around 95 per cent at the time).
    The main university, Trinity College was controlled by Anglo-masonic Protestants, as was the main newspaper, The Irish Times.
    Protestants had special privileges when it came to state education, and two of the state’s first four Presidents were Protestants, even though Protestants accounted for less than five per cent of the population.
    The Mayor of Dublin was Jewish, though Jews were an even smaller minority than Protestants.
    Many major Irish firms, including the famous Guinness brewery, practiced open employment discrimination against Catholics until the late 1960s. Dublin city itself is laid out in an Anglo-Masonic occult grid.
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    If that weren’t enough to refute the “Catholic theocracy” myth, almost all the prominent cultural figures in the post-independence era were rabid anti–Catholics, which didn’t stop their works being force fed to generations of Irish Catholic schoolchildren – the 20th century Irish education syllabus encompassing everyone from the satanist WB Yeats, left, to the coprophile pervert James Joyce, to the Communist Sean O’Casey.
    What kind of Catholic confessional state would impose anti-Catholic propaganda on its schoolchildren through the compulsory education system ?
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    Contrary to the mythology, the Irish media were rabidly anti-Catholic and ultra-liberal long before the Catholic clerical scandals of the 1990s. For instance In 1983 every single national newspaper and broadcast outlet fiercely opposed ending abortion.
    They adopted the same ultra liberal stance on all social and moral issues.
    Irish people were constantly told by their presstitute class that they were ultra-conservative hidebound Catholics, and having been thus rendered chronically insecure by this incessant Masonic badgering, they overcompensated to an extreme degree.
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    Nowhere is the robotic cultural Marxism of modern Ireland more apparent than in the wall of silence that surrounds immigration.
    The official figure for persons born outside Ireland living here is 17 per cent.
    This is clearly a huge underestimate, but even so it is still significantly higher than the official figure for the U.K (13 per cent). Yet immigration is the political issue in modern Britain, whereas it is never discussed in Ireland – apart that is from the liberal journalists who whine absurdly that we do not treat the new arrivals with sufficient care.
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    MASONIC HOMOSEXUALS
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    In 1994, before the clerical scandals had even begun to enter public consciousness, Emmett Stagg, a prominent left-wing minister in the government at the time, was caught cavorting in Dublin’s Phoenix Park with an underage male prostitute.
    Far from Stagg being prosecuted, or even forced to resign, his career continued to flourish, and he went on to become a minister in the 2011-2016 coalition government.
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    The Phoenix Park, incidentally, houses the official residence of the President of Ireland, and the current incumbent, the unspeakably camp septuagenarian, Michael D. Higgins is himself strongly rumoured to enjoy cruising the park at night.
    Higgins won the presidential election in 2011 with a comfortable majority, even though polls two days before had put him an astonishing twenty points behind his much more conservative rival.
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    His predecessor as President, the Trilateralist Anglo-Unionist Mary Robinson is also gay – though like Stagg and O’Higgins, married with children.
    Those in the know say she has been a Rothschild agent since her youth, having been set up in a luxurious apartment in central Dublin – complete with a maid – while studying for her law degree at Trinity College. Robinson’s husband Nicholas was, at the time of her ascent to the presidency, the second most senior Freemason in Ireland – which may explain the mixture of ardent British Israelism and globalist liberalism which characterizes her politics.
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    Mary Robinson was long the darling of Irish Anglo-Liberals, but even so, throughout the 1970s and 1980s she could never manage to get elected to parliament in even the most liberal constituencies of south Dublin – unsurprising given her extremely gauche and unsympathetic public persona.
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    Yet out of nowhere she won the 1990 presidential election – one of many electoral outcomes which cast extreme doubt on the integrity of the Irish voting process.
    Her election was hailed both at home and abroad as the dawning of the new “post-Catholic” liberal Ireland, but this euphoric reaction seemed strangely choreographed – as if the media and state class had foreknowledge of this alleged cultural cataclysm. To add to the mystery of her triumph, deeply conservative rural backwaters were alleged to have voted almost unanimously for this deeply unappealing ultra-liberal candidate.
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    Not that these were by any stretch the only dodgy elections to have taken place in modern Ireland.
    In 2009 in the European parliamentary elections, a chance recount of votes revealed that 3,000 votes had been stolen from a pro-Palestinian anti-globalist and given to neo-conservative candidate.
    The telling thing about this was the reaction of the media – or rather the lack of same: they barely mentioned it.
    And the police refused to investigate.
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    Incidentally this fraud took place in the constituency of Varadkar’s immediate predecessor as Taoiseach, Enda (aka Dame Edna) Kenny, a Rothschild toady and rumoured transvestite.
    In the Irish general election of 2016, another independent candidate in Dame Edna’s constituency stated that he has proof for that 1,000 votes were stolen from him.
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    “CATHOLIC GUILT”
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    One of the great mindless clichés about Ireland is that it is a place suffused with “Catholic guilt”.
    It’s true, but not in the way it is usually meant.
    Irish people are taught from childhood, not to be guilty for their sins, but to be guilty for being Catholic.
    Literally every few weeks the media and political class launch coordinated propaganda offensive against Irish Catholicism – relating to just about every aspect of recent Irish Catholic history, from hospitals to schools to homes for unwed mothers.
    Again this intense relentless psychic driving offensive long predates the clerical scandals of the 1990s and beyond.
    The Irish people are so used to such emotional battering that they have long since stopped recognizing it for what it is
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    In a similar fashion the Irish Zio-media have also long peddled outlandish conspiracy theories about “Catholic secret societies” in order to deflect attention from the real secret power in Ireland : Anglo-Zionist masonry.
    To adapt the old Polish saying about the Jews, the Irish Masonic liberal cries out in pain about corrupt conspiracies while corruptly conspiring against you.
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    For instance while the media bellyached constantly about the corruption of builders linked to Haughey and other relatively populist politicians, the presence in senior government of former members of the Workers Party/Group B, a pseudo-communist Mi5 front and organized crime gang, is studiously ignored – not least because ex-Workers Party/MI5 hacks also dominate the media.
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    Catholic bashing has the great advantage of not only discrediting the Church, but of chronically de-moralising the Irish people, thus rendering them spiritually incapable of asserting their rights when it comes to the immigration tsunami.
    If you’re constantly told your country is a refuge for sadistic clerical perverts, why should you fight to protects its ethnic and cultural heritage?
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    CHURCH SCANDALS
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    As for the clerical scandals themselves, even Irish Protestants have acknowledged the double standard whereby clerical sexual abuse in all denominations apart from the Catholic Church is ignored by the Irish and global media. By the same token, the late northern Irish writer C.S. Lewis recalled in his memoir ‘Surprised By Joy’ that in the English Protestant boarding school he attended, sodomy of the prepubescent pupils by young adults was institutionalized.
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    After his death, his brother Warnie rebuked him for dwelling on this aspect of their school’s culture – not because he disputed the facts C.S. recalled, but because his culture of institutionalized sodomy was common to all British private schools !
    Yet strangely enough Hollywood doesn’t make a habit of producing blockbuster films about sexual abuse in Protestant Anglo-Masonic institutions.
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    David Duke and other white nationalists frequently lament the Jewish supremacist hatred of so called WASPs, but to judge by the output of Hollywood and the Zio-media in Ireland and elsewhere, the Tribal supremacists loathe white Catholics much more even than they loathe white Protestants.
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    Comments for “Ireland Was Always Ruled by Freemasonry ”
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    George said
    (June 6, 2017):
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    Great article by Jude Duffy but requires one amendment.
    Michael D. Higgins’ presidency was preceded for eight years by Mary McAleese not Mary Robinson.
    Robinson preceded McAleese.

    McAleese is arguably even worse than Robinson.
    A committed Catholic from Northern Ireland who broke tradition of former presidents not involving themselves in politics when she directly interfered in the same-sex marriage referendum in 2015, saying the country must “Vote Yes” for the sake of “Ireland’s gay children” – a most disturbing and unusual turn of phrase.
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    She also facilitated the first visit to Ireland by Queen Elizabeth which took place in 2011.
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    https://www.henrymakow.com/2017/06/Ireland-Was-Always-Ruled%20%20.html#sthash.q9gZEGFt.dpuf

    • Grzegorz Kolodziej

      “A defining part of the Anglo-Irish Treaty which gave birth to the new nominally independent state in 1923, stipulated that no new law made by the new state could apply to the Freemasons in Ireland.”

      - but where does it say so in the Treaty? I read the Anglo-Irish Treaty (probably the only person on this blog who did so, as noone else expressed any objection to it) and not only it’s not his defining part, there is no word about the Freemasons in it. Can Jude Duffy link and quote any documents to corroborate his claim?

      When I wrote about the IRA’s invitation to the Nazi Germany to invade Ireland and that for a certain period, they were just Nazi whores in Ireland, I didn’t just said: IRA did that, and you all have to believe me because I said so: I gave quotes and references, including IRA’s own documents.

      Meanwhile, there is an equally serious claim about the Anglo-Irish Treaty (which btw, if true, would tarnish the name of Michael Collins) – and there is nothing to support that claim.

      • Truthist

        Jude Duffy is probably referring to notes & memoirs & testimonies AT LEAST of participants in the TALKS-BEFORE-DRAFTING-THE-ROTTEN-TREATY.
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        But, of course, u are very correct to require this of Jude Duffy ;
        However, we must be gracious to her in that this is a higher level article that is restricted in length for the site hosting it ;
        I trust that she does have supporting evidence.
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        And, she does refer to very verifiable extremely serious allegations that the main-stream media of Irish State REFUSE to reveal.
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        e.g.
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        GROSS ELECTION FRAUD NOT PURSUED BY THE PEELERS.
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        Well, can u blame Michael Collins for being practical whilst he over in the British Isles negotiating the Treaty with the Freemasons of “The City” to his front & the more clandestine Freemasons of Ireland to his rear ?
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        ALSO, U DO TAKE NOTE OF MY VERY IMPORTANT FACT THAT THERE EXISTS AT LEAST 1 FREEMASON LODGE AT BLACKROCK COLLEGE [ IT IS A BOYS SECONDARY SCHOOL ONLY ; NOT A 3rd LEVEL COLLEGE ] ;
        AND, THIS IS THE ALMA MATER OF DAVID’S … & BOB GELDOF … & SO MUCH MORE OF OUR INTELLIGENTSIA & OUR SENIOR CIVIL SERVANTS BASED IN IRISH CIVIL SERVICE AT HOME & OVERSEAS & OUR SENIOR CIVIL SERVANTS IN EUROPEAN COMMISSION ETC & OUR TOP POLITICIANS & OUR TOP BUSINESS MEN ETC. ETC. ETC.
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        Also u do note the weird phenomenon for what is an Econ-Socio_Politics-Culturo blog in that the vast majority of the posters here down throughout the years are :
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        IGNORAMUSES ABOUT THE FACT THAT THE FREEMASONS CONTROL THE IRISH STATE
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        & / OR
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        TOO COWARDLY TO DISCUSS IT.
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        I think that u & I should expect Tony Brogan to come to the fore now to disclose exactly the rotten hold that the Freemasons have on :
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        England ; Country of Tony’s rearing
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        Canada ; Country of Tony long business career
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        Thankfully, Tony would not be a Freemason ;
        Even though the Real Estate sector over there in Candad & USA, is riddled with it.
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        But, the early indications that Tony not a Freemason most likely have endeared him to clients who would fear being f..ked around by the Freemason Real Estators ;
        Women clients would be very thankful for having Tony as their Real Estator for that reason at least.
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        AND, WE SHOULD REALLY EXPECT TONY BROGAN TO BE MOST FORTHRIGHT ABOUT THE FREEMASONS BECAUSE THEY ARE A MAJOR MAJOR PART OF THE WHOLE BANKSTER SCAM CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE ORDINARY PEOPLE.
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        So, does Jude Duffy surprise u about :
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        Ex Przzie Miz …. zz Mary Robinson ?
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        Current Incumbent Michael D. Higgins ?

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        “Is that a Bottle of Champagne u have inside ur Pants dear Socialist or are u just pleased to see me ?”
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        8-)

          • Truthist

            Great to hear from u Goldbug.
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            I had already found ur 1st link & was about to post it until I noticed ur reply just now.
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            Upon reading ur 2nd link, I am lost presently to know the implications of that very “General statute law revision repeal and saver” ; [ as described as bookmark in the actual Legislation ] ;
            i.e.
            I am lost to know the implications of all that page ;
            Presently, I am avoiding chasing into the full Act myself for to make sense of this page in context.
            I am guessing that u already know the answer to this question.
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            So, is Jude Duffy correct is saying ;
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            “A defining part of the Anglo-Irish reaty which gave birth to the new nominally independent state in 1923, stipulated that no new law made by the new state could apply to the Freemasons in Ireland.”
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            Heck, man,
            WHERE IS “HAS-A-BAR IN CHELTENHAM WAREHOUSE OF GCHQ” aul bollox AGM & subsequent Moniker — I trust u both Grzegorz & ur’s truly Goldbug know exactly whom I mean — FOR TO SCUTTLE, ON BEHALF OF “U KNOW WHO”, THIS THREAD OF VITAL INVESTIGATION & REVELATIONS LONG LONG OVERDUE WITH THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE IRISH NATION AS THE MOTIVATION BY US THAT NUMBER 3 THUS FAR ?
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            8-)
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          • I will not be shoehorned in to a position by others. You should have no expectations of me other than what I deliver from and through my own observations.

            I will say, I know nothing of Freemasons except for the references in some novels and other commentary.

          • AlfieMoone

            Hello ‘Truthist’

            I’m Andy’s ‘Secretary’. I’ve passed him your comment:

            ‘Heck, man,
            WHERE IS “HAS-A-BAR IN CHELTENHAM WAREHOUSE OF GCHQ” aul bollox AGM & subsequent Moniker — I trust u both Grzegorz & ur’s truly Goldbug know exactly whom I mean — FOR TO SCUTTLE, ON BEHALF OF “U KNOW WHO”, THIS THREAD OF VITAL INVESTIGATION & REVELATIONS LONG LONG OVERDUE WITH THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE IRISH NATION AS THE MOTIVATION BY US THAT NUMBER 3 THUS FAR ?
            .
            .
            8-) ‘

            I can assure you Andy keeps a watchful eye on the thoughtful debate which attends David McWilliams blog posts. He wants to assure you that he is very committed to ensuring that the traitors are marched from their current ‘safe spaces’ in IFSC/D4 to Kilmainham. It’s not yet clear whether David McWilliams will be included in that chain-gang. Andy is still reviewing the evidential trail. Yes, Andy does indeed work for GCHQ, but that’s just one of his gigs. As stated in another comment below:

            ‘we’re all working hard to bring you The Andy Mooney Experience as soon as possible.’

            I can’t give any further info at the moment except to confirm that all is on course for the big launch. I hope this is helpful to you. I understand the frustration but Andy is a total perfectionist. It’s all or nothing. And he’s busy following Kraftwerk around Europa at the moment including last weekend in Dublin and Belfast.

            best wishes
            Sharon McCormick
            The Secretary [Keeper of Secrets]
            Birmingham
            Eng-Eire-land

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            Goldbug,
            This is by far the most valuable info of this week.
            Thanks

      • Truthist

        I just spotted Jude Duffy having a go at scholar Michael Hoffman at end of Hoffmans’s article on Henry Makow’s blog.
        .
        Seems like Jude Duffy should be a very interesting guest to have on “live” radio & tv & internet broadcasts.
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        For sure, Pope John Paul 2 was a dodgy one.
        Sufficient damning evidence is in the public domain.
        .

      • Truthist

        I offer u a series of links whilst I go digging :
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        Google.com search results for the terms :
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        no new law made by the new state could apply to the Freemasons in Ireland
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        https://www.google.com/search?biw=1301&bih=673&q=section+50+of+the+government+of+ireland+act+1920&spell=1&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwi61-D6-6vUAhUJWLwKHRJLAaUQvwUIHigA
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        …………………………………………………
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        Google.com search results for the terms ;
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        section 50 of the government of ireland act 1920
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        https://www.google.com/search?biw=1301&bih=673&q=section+50+of+the+government+of+ireland+act+1920&spell=1&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwi61-D6-6vUAhUJWLwKHRJLAaUQvwUIHigA
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        ………………………………………..
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        Google.com search results for the terms ;
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        .section 65 of the government of ireland act 1920
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        https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=cr&ei=AxA4Wc_vIoyk8AXo9J2ACg&fg=1#q=section+65+of+the+government+of+ireland+act+1920

      • Truthist

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        I meant to give this Link as the 2nd in the sequence ;
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        NOTE ;
        THERE ARE 3 DEFINITE LINKS WITH DIRECT REFERENCE TO SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR THE FREEMASONS ;
        U HAVE OPTION OF USING “NEXT” BUTTON ON TOP OR SCROLLING DOWN TO DARKENED BOOKMARK ;
        WHEN I TRIED, IT WAS TAKING TOO LONG TO OFFER UP 2nd & 3rd RESULTS WITHING THIS BOOK ;
        THERE MAY BE OTHER RELEVANT REFERENCES TO SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR THE SECRET SOCIETY OF IRISH STATE’S RULING CLASS ;
        BUT, GOOGLE BOOK GIVES ONLY SAMPLE AS FREE.
        AND, COPYING IS NOT POSSIBLE.
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        ALSO, IT WAS FROM HERE THAT I PURSUED GETTING THE 2nd & 3rd LINKS GIVEN IN IMMEDIATELY PRIOR POST.
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        https://books.google.com/books?id=QlE6CgAAQBAJ&pg=PT232&lpg=PT232&dq=no+new+law+made+by+the+new+state+could+apply+to+the+Freemasons+in+Ireland&source=bl&ots=PEj2FZtr7E&sig=GOEI-nk5mhQsk_-71f97WpwbyiI&hl=en&sa=X&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=no%20new%20law%20made%20by%20the%20new%20state%20could%20apply%20to%20the%20Freemasons%20in%20Ireland&f=false

      • Truthist

        Looks like Jude Duffy’s assertion of Irish State could not make any new law apply to Freemasonry is true all thw ways up to 2007 ;
        And, maybe that state of affairs still continues.
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        NOW, EVEN IF WAS ONLY FOR 1 YEAR ;
        IT IS ONE HELL OF A PROOF THAT THE FREEMASONS CONTROL IRELAND “INTERNALLY”.

    • Grzegorz Kolodziej

      “For instance In 1983 every single national newspaper and broadcast outlet fiercely opposed ending abortion.” – yet the people of Ireland didn’t listen to them and voted differently, meaning that either those newspapers were not that influential or people in Ireland were wiser and less morally corrupt in 1983, or both.

      I have heard on the radio a discussion where someone claimed that despite the myth of Ireland being a theocracy in 1960s, shortly after the TV started in Ireland (which was more than 2 decades after it started in Poland), someone in 1963 or 1962 called a bishop an idiot on RTE (a guy who did said that about the First Secretary in socialist 1960s Poland was beaten by secret service so much that he lost all his teeth – even though he was a celebrity columnists, the most famous columnist in Poland at the time – so not much of a censorship in Ireland if the story about the bishop is true).

      Whether it is true though I don’t know – personally I find it hard to believe (not because it was a bishop, but because no one used a language like that on television in any country).
      Just to illustrate how polite the TV was even if Marcuse-commi-KGB influenced hippie times, look at how polite this early Pink Floyd TV appearance was:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTfDUyUkVYE

      Today, the language used by the BBC presenter would be too polite EVEN IN THE DAIL.

      • Truthist

        Maybe the Bishop was an idiot ;
        And, maybe someone had the proper reason at that moment to call him that.
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        The likely candidates would be :
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        Atheist / Agnostic
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        IRA man ;
        Most IRA members are traditionally considered by Brit. secret service as being anti-clerical.
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        Free-Thinking Catholic
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        I was speaking with a top class university technician who worked in UCC.
        He was essential for work on prototypes etc. of Graduates & actual Professors ;
        Not the USA casual use of term Professor for what is just standard lecturer ;
        I not looking my nose down ;
        But, we must be accurate in these matters.
        .
        Anyway, I said to him that I heard that there was a Physics Professor formerly of UCC who is in charge of interpreting Einstein’s papers.
        He confirmed for me that he knew exactly whom I was referring to.
        And, he followed with saying that this Prof. is a genius.
        But, he followed more with saying that a superior genius in his opinion was a class-mate of his in leaving certificate year who dared to say from afar that the Christian Brother mathematics teacher had made a fundamental mistake on the chalkboard with what was for everyone most difficult mathematics anyway.
        This teacher went purple, & the boy got up out of his desk & proceeded to the board whereupon he showed the error, & then continued to complete the piece of mathematics to completion.
        The Christian Brother started roaring into his ear ;
        With that the boy decked the Christian Brother & then walked out of his school.
        That night his family helped him to pack his bags & send him away to London with hope of getting a job ;
        The man telling me this story said that it was the proper response by the family because this boy would otherwise have been punished with severe process of vicious group assault by the Peelers & then be basically summarily sent to borstal & have his life destroyed.
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        THERE ARE MANY WAYS OF DESTROYING A PERSON WITHOUT ACTUALLY KILLING THEM OR EVEN WOUNDING THEM PHYSICALLY ;
        AND, THE IRISH AUTHORITIES HAVE DEVISED A MAJOR PROPORTION OF THEM.
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        “There are many ways to skin a cat.”

        U know the

    • Truthist

      Ref.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_of_Ireland_Act_1920
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      NB ;
      I note absolutely no mention of Freemasons in this Wikipedia article ;
      Obviously, the Irish State Civil SERPENTS involved in crafting this article wish to HOODWINK the Irish Nation about the enormous power that the Freemasons have over our country.
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      Repeal
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      The final provisions of the 1920 Act remaining in force were repealed under the terms of the Northern Ireland Act 1998, after the Good Friday Agreement.
      In the republic, the Statute Law Revision Act 2007 repealed the Act almost 85 years after Constitution of the Irish Free State replaced it as the basic constitutional law.[11]
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      HERE IS THE NOTE “11″ LISTED AT END OF ABOVE PASSAGE ABOVE ;
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      Irish Times 10 January 2007, p4.
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      I have no funds for to access THE ANTI-IRISH TIMES “FISH & CHIP” PAPER OF RECORD.
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      I expect that posters here will locate the relevant newspaper article, & post it onto the blog.

    • goldbug

      HAUGHEY

      “The Taoiseach also used his visit to America to attend this secret Bilderberg Conference, a group about which many people have grave doubts. It does not matter how the Taoiseach comes in here to shout, bluster and use personal abuse, because we have grave doubts about this organisation and its conferences. I have always had the impression that the Taoiseach had strong views about secret societies; yet he belongs or has belonged to a number of very powerful international bodies and groups whose aims and objectives, methods of operation and meetings are definitely secret and none more than this Bilderberg group. How can the Taoiseach justify attending a Bilderberg meeting?”

      http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/dail1985051500013

      • Truthist

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        What do u think of the fact that there is a longstanding Freemason Lodge for the Pupils of Blackrock College Secondary School*, Dublin ?
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        THIS FURTHER SUPPORTS THE FACT THAT THE FREEMASONS CONTROL IRELAND INTERNALLY ?
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        Blackrock College, Dublin is 1 of the most elite secondary schools in Ireland.
        It is one to which the elite of Ireland send their boys to be made for life.

      • Truthist

        Haughey was much better than anyone in present Dail.

  13. Irish PI

    David.
    two things.Thanks for the great comedy hour provided by Bernie Saunders at the Dalkey bash..It was great craic to watch a champange socialist democrat in full flow and if thats going to be a US president..The Dons vote is secure in 2020.
    Two
    Like most people you have missed two important things about the Paris agreement.It was never ratified by Congress,and it would cost more to the US in work and jobs than any other country..
    Three you and everyone keep underestimatin Trump at your peril.

  14. Deco

    If the Climate Change racketeers are to be believed, then the Paris Accord is too late, and too litte.

    Therefore why all the fuss about something that will make no difference ?

    Well, those involved need to pretend that they are fixing the problem. That way they can continue to get media endorsements.

    Remember Merkel wanting to scrap nuclear ? What carbon footprint would follow from that decision. In the end she had to accept nuclear power, but it had zero to do with the environment and everything to do with money.

    Trump is not being hypocritical about it.

    The others are.

    The EU countries, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Canada, a few countries like Cost Rica, will presumably provide accurate figures on their output.

    The rest will lie if they have to.

    In Ireland we have a settlement, employment location and transport design that makes us highly inefficient.

    Are you going to bail this racket out, AND the banks, AND the 6 counties that the media says will join us because of the nEU Empire ?

    The entire thing is nonsense.

  15. Deco

    James Howard Kusntler has some entertaining thoughts on the energy intensive economy, and it’s long term non-sustainability.

    One of his most informative terms is “the 1000 mile Ceasar Salad”.

    With various components from California, Florida etc.. in December.

    Well, in Ireland we have a variant.

    The 1000 mile round trip weekend pissup. With Irish people going to Barcelona, or Malaga to have a drinking session, most of which they will forget.

    How is that for a carbon footprint ?

    If I have annoyed anybody, just create a “safe space” in your imagination, and pretend that Trump is the problem – so that you can continue this sort of absurdity.

  16. Deco

    Is this the result of Trump’s recent visit to Riyadh ?

    Trump’s speech was long overdue.

    Trump told those in attendance that there is a problem – and it is the responsibility of those in attendance to fix it.

    [ The contrast with Obama producing speeches that amounted to nothingness, is note worthy. Obama's speech in Cairo preceded a series of disasters. With the payout to Iran, being the most idiotic. ].

    We are seeing something that two weeks ago would have been regarded as unpredictable.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-06/gulf-states-launch-naval-blockade-qatar

    The key question here is motive. What is driving this sudden change in sentiment towards Doha ?

    According to the Financial Times, this is a result of the other Middle Eastern countries being extremely annoyed over Qatar providing money to various terrorists involved in civil wars in Iraq, Syria, and Libya.

    Bloomberg reckons it is about Qatar being less antagonistic towards Iran, than others – and the others demanding that Qatar get into line.

    In any case, there is a serious division in the Gulfg, already.

    So the question arises – how will Qatar react ?

    Will Qatar run to Iran for assistance ? [ it will save face, but make the crisis last longer ].

    Will it change it’s policy framework ? [ Qatar's policy amounts to 'more-money-than-sense' as things stand. A review is probably long overdue].

    Will there be less political disruption in the region, afterwards ? [ probably not, as there are serious problems that simply will not go away, even without Qatari money thrown around ].

  17. McCawber

    I’ve only one thing to say about Macron.
    When he sorts out France’s budget deficit then I’ll take him seriously.
    I’m not holding my breath btw.
    Merkel is a commie.
    Corbyn is a commie.
    What do people expect from them.
    Destabilising Influences ie Ahents of Chaos – Maxwell was Smarter than we gave him credit for.
    As for disMay – deemed to be a good leader had she not ruled.
    So lads a nice short post cutting to the chase.

  18. Pie Squared

    Agree with you David. There is sadness attached to losing the big brother who looked out for you, even if he did some suspect things, Ireland was one of his favourite little brothers. And we looked up to him, seeing the good, denying the bad.
    .
    People and time move on. We have moved beyond the womb and there’s no going back. The world is no longer a place of tribes or villagers or towns, or cities, or regions, or Empires or Nations. We are global. And a lot of the challenges we face are global too. Including Climate Change. And Emigration. And Immigration. And Terrorism. And Internet. And Trade. And Finance. And…

    Just because we want to crawl back to an earlier time, doesn’t make it so. Just because our clumsy attempts at global democracy fail dismally, does not mean those challenges are going anywhere, anytime soon. The EU, Paris Agreement, IMF, World Bank, NATO, Unicef etc don’t quite cut it. But we can’t go back.

    The world needs “wise counsel”, which I sense is a collective, something like the Jedi High Council, made up of our best scientists, and peace makers and thinkers – not politicians and money grubbers with short term views.
    We are a long way from it.
    But we need it.
    And the need is only going to grow.

    The reality is our big brother is not wise enough or “big” enough to get it right. He’s stepping out of the playground, because he’s selfish, he doesn’t have the answers and more importantly he doesn’t have the resources or control anymore. He needs to go his own way. As we all do. It’s like growing up.

    But part of growing up is stepping out into a bigger world.
    We all need to step into a wider, wiser universe, to evolve. It is the way…yoda…

  19. coldblow

    Global warming is a mass delusion and should be looked at, like other similar delusions, as a historical phenomenon.

    Christopher Booker’s The Real Global Warming Disaster is an excellent investigation of such a phenomenon, from its political antecedents to its official launch at the 1988 Senate hearing which had been booked in advance for what was likely to be the hottest day of the year and where the air conditioning had been switched off the night before James Hansen spoke to camera.

    Ruth Dudley Edwards has a very good review here of Booker’s book:

    http://www.ruthdudleyedwards.co.uk/RDEreviews/Review-warming-booker.html

    I don’t think it was written before Climategate and various other hilarious episodes took place.

    What on earth is David saying, that to ‘deny’ AGW is to deny science? The insistent demand that ‘the science is settled’ is another good example of liberal intolerance (AGW is one of their articles of faith and it is unusual to subscribe to one of them without all of them). Even a short, twenty-minute internet trawl will reveal the dishonesty of the 96% of scientists accept it claim. Die-hard sceptics (who are ritually denounced as being ‘in the pay of the fossil fuel industries’) point out that even they would be included in the 96% (or 99% or whatever, depending on which of these studies you look at – Wiki lists them, but does not question them of course) because the questions are phrased in a way that this is the guaranteed outcome. (A bit like govt wording of referendums.)

    Anyway, Booker does not say so (at least explicitly) in his book, but he does say so in a YouTube clip that AGW fits the 5-stage fantasy cycle he describes in detail in his precocious 1969 The Neophiliacs, which traces the curious rise of the Swinging Sixties using this framework.

    Have a look at RD Edwards’s review as it captures the spirit of it well. I particularly enjoyed the climate conference in Russia where the Chief Scientist (or whatever) of HH’s Gove (King, I think) tries to stop many of the delegates from opening their mouth.

    Grzegorz mentions above how Gore’s film was found by a British judge to have nine basic flaws in it. (Actually, this film is described by Booker (in the video clip I just mentioned, as having scarcely a sentence in in it which is not untrue. On the same day I read a post by the acknowledged expert on the Savile scare describe the Expose tv documentary, which kicked off the legend in exactly the same terms.)

    • Don’t agree with you on much coldblow but agree with you on this.

      Climate change, what a load of old shite. Total fabrication.

      I’m very anti-pollution though, every individual entity (person, small business, corporation, government, whatever) should have to pay for prevention and/or clean up of each and every single polluting molecule that they put into the environment – that would soon stop any real or perceived effect on the planet.

      Corporations have the planet by the balls though so it won’t happen and the environment will just get worse and worse until it’s impossible to live in.

      As I’ve said before, it’s perfectly feasible to pollute and poison ourselves and the environment the death LONG LONG BEFORE the actual climate is effected.

      • Grzegorz Kolodziej

        I am against pollution and for cleaning after yourself too – but Paris Climate Deal is not about the pollution.

        If it was about the pollution, it Ms Merkel would not have opposed the EU Commission’s decision from a decade ago to close polluting German brown coal coalmines (while at the same time she forced the closure of most of Polish coalmines, producing far less polluting and cancerogenic better quality bitumen and anthracite coal).

        If it was against the pollution, Ms Merkel would not have put draconian tarrifs on Chinese solar panels.

        If it was against the pollution, Ms Merkel would not have opposed EU legislation changes aimed at eliminating another possibility of German car manufacturers cheating on pollution tests.

        If it was against the pollution, then with all the almighty wealth gathered by Germany for since 1939 – partly via robbed money and golds from the banks, slave labour, stealing and unpaid war reparations, partly due to Wirtschaftswunder – then with all the almighty wealth and great technology, Germany will not be emitting more CO2 to the atmosphere per head than Poland does.

        And they won’t be closing coalmines in Poland while planning to open 25 of their own (the renewable energy supplier Elektrizitätswerke Schönau (EWS) lodged a formal complaint on 28 November 2014, on the basis that the project ‘breaches Article 107 TFEU by approving distortive state aids’ – and then they availed of the very same state aids, but now under the umbrella of environmental projects)

        ////////////////////////////

        I tell you Paris Climate Accord is all about, and I’ll tell you that in one sentence: CLIMATE CHANGE IS ABOUT A FEW PLACES ON THE EARTH – MAINLY GERMANY AND CALIFORNIA – HAVING INVESTED BILLIONS OF EUROS OF TAXPAYERS MONEY INTO INEFFICIENT “GREEN” ENERGY PROJECTS THAT NOONE WANTS TO BUY – AND THEM TRYING TO C O E R C E THE REST OF THE WORLD TO BUY THEM: BE THAT BY LEGISLATION, BE THAT BY FINDING PAID PROPAGANDISTS IN OTHER COUNTRIES LIKE GORE, AND IF THAT DOES NOT HELP – THEN, AS MARTIN SCHULZ SAID – “BY FORCE”.

        Paris Climate Agreement is the new imperialism of the Carolingians (the US used to be in it when President Mumbama was in the office talking gobshite that he will “stop the rise of the oceans” – a statement so absurd in its anti-scientific madness that even the left wing Christopher Hitchens marvelled at Obama’s stupidity (“our President is a slow learner” – said one of Obama’s own nominated governors).

        It is basically their way of preserving the dominance of the Carolingian industry NOT BY being competitive, but by MAKING THEIR COMPETITORS UNCOMPETITIVE (i.e. forcing countries like Ireland to spend 35bn euro by 2030 on climate change).

        FIGHT WITH GLOBAL WARMING IS THE NEW FORM OF WITCH HUNTING – you don’t want to purchase our wind/solar energie? We will burn you on a stake – sorry: cut you off all funds/grant/credit and ostracise you.

        If you don’t own Toyota Prius in Hollywood, you won’t play in a new film: btw, we don’t mind if you also own 3 Ferraris, 2 Bentleys, 3 Aston Martins – and use Prius only once a year, and if your annual air travel carbon print is bigger than the earth more than a small country.

        I am yet to see any EU Commissioner/Hollywood Star/Dutch rock star formerly known as Bono to walk distances of up to 5k and travel by bicycle at distances up to 20k – no matter how bored they are and how much time they have.

        NO POINT OF DOING 1916 RISING IF YOU THEN CONFORM TO PAY 35BN EURO BY 2030 BECAUSE A DRUNK LUXEMBOURGIAN IMBECILE AND EAMON RYAN TOLD YOU SO – ALL OF THAT TO SUPPORT GERMAN EXPORTS.

        • Grzegorz Kolodziej

          if your annual air travel carbon print is bigger than the earth more than a small country
          =
          if your annual air travel carbon footprint is bigger than that of small country

        • Grzegorz Kolodziej

          Aaaaaaaaaaaaah… Almost forgot!!!

          How strange that all those ecofascists who protest against:
          - nuclear energy
          - combustion engines
          - oil
          - coal (but only high-quality black Polish, never low-quality-polluting-cancerogenic brown German)
          - and, of course, Mr Trump (I think that even if he said “I am Donald Trump”, they’d say: “you are lying: your real name is Adolf Hitler”).

          How strange that they NEVER PROTEST AGAIN GAS.
          THE ONLY GREEN ENERGY (apart from German windmills) – GAS.
          PRODUCED BY GAZPROM.
          WHICH GAZPROM HAD GERMAN CHANCELLOR SCHROEDER ON ITS PAYLIST AND BOARD.
          AND WHICH GAZPROM RUN NORDSTREAM 2 TO GERMANY, BYPASSING POLAND.
          AND WHICH GAS GERMANY WAS BUING FOR H A L F OF THE PRICE OF WHAT POLAND WAS PAYING – effectively forcing Poland to subsidise German consumers.

          H O W SS T R A N G E – that coal is bad, oil is bad, nuclear energy is bad, and of course – Trump is bad.
          But that Gazprom’s gas is good.
          That’s gas, lads.

        • “but Paris Climate Deal is not about the pollution.”

          The AGW program is not about the details you mention. It is about control by the elites of the rest of us. Period. You can bet it is fermented by the globalists. By the same people who developed central banking. Sometimes we are so involved trying to save a tree we do not see the whole forest is infected.

          For DMW to support AGW I find to be the clincher. He is full of opinion but ignores the rational data on all subjects. He is in effect a globalist by training and inclination. There will be three pinches of salt taken while reviewing all articles from henceforth. He supports globalist agenda propaganda

      • jaysus

        As one of the probabably few scientists reading the comments here I am very dissapointed to see people I thought were intelligent on this forum dismiss scientific fact as “a load of old shite”. So you know better then all the climate scientists and atmospheric scientists put together?
        Wait till Antigua is under water then we can see what your opinion will be.
        I bet you have also laughed at the fact that smoking causes cancer. Probably one of the muppets that laughed at the scientific fact that CFC gases damage the ozonlayer? Or are you happy to parade your scientific ignorance like Trump here:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eU2p6YakNJg

        • Truthist

          U are a scientist ?
          .
          What is ur speciality ?
          .
          Do u have a university degree ?
          If “Yes”, please elaborate.
          .

        • coldblow

          “than all those climate scientists and atmospheric scientists”

          It is not “all” as in “all”. How about scientists such as Judith Curry? There are several scientists in the field, or closely related field, who have serious questions.

          So how has the belief arisen that scientists are united? It is an interesting psychological question, if not a psychiatric one.

          In a famous WSJ article from June 1996 Frederick Seitz, former President of the National Academy of Science (American) wrote a devastating critique of the IPCC and “the disturbing corruption of the peer-review process”.

          https://stephenschneider.stanford.edu/Publications/PDF_Papers/WSJ_June12.pdf

          I admit that most ‘climate scientists’ accept AGW but this seems almost to be a condition of employment in a field which is dominated by a small clique of alarmist scientists, all peer-reviewing each other. They appear to spend much of their time working on computer models which haven’t turned out to be remotely realistic.

    • Grzegorz Kolodziej

      Coldblow,
      One more thing:
      “The insistent demand that ‘the science is settled’ is another good example of liberal intolerance” – one does not need to bring ideology into that: the idea that science is settled is a complete misunderstanding of scientific methodology.

      It could have been claimed when Descartes and Newton were alive, and scientists had this moving belief in scienctific method as “certain”.
      It is not possible to maintain it for any 20/21 century scientists.
      Modern science CANNOT NOT SETTLED, BECAUSE IT IS HYPOTHETICAL.
      Hypotheses are more or less likely – but they are NOT settled.
      One can claim that there is a near-consensus among scientific community about…
      At the moment, most data would indicate that… And this can be falsified if…

      BUT

      Not that the man-made global warming is proven or s e t t l e d (some scientist are now ashamed of their earlier claims and prefer to talk about “climate change”
      WHOEVER SAYS SO, HE/SHE DOESN’T DIG THE PROBLEM OF INDUCTION IN SCIENCE (to paraphrase Jaysus, I’m saying this as one of the few, and most likely only logician on this blog).

      BUT

      T h a t climate changes, that was known by me and you when we were 3, as well as my dog as well as by my 3 consecutive cats.

      Unless someone bases his idea of science on knowledge from 1650.
      They are some people who live in caves, so why not.

      Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

      Now I’ll watch all the videos you posted this week

      P.S. Referring to our discussion on food, I don’t know why this came out twice (and I gave 4 and half stars – half for intimate ambience – but this changed itself to 4):

      http://www.menupages.ie/profile/gkbrecon50925859

  20. coldblow

    Here is an account of the Hansen episode:

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/06/25/bring-it-mr-wirth-a-challenge/

    Senator Wirth admits it was set up.

  21. coldblow

    Frolly1000′s channel about AGW Scepticism is entertaining. The title of this one is worth the entry fee alone:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoCUe-BvX5I&t=33s

    “The Ocean Ate My Global Warming”

    I have a modest comment about ten down. Anyone guess who I am? There’s a photo of moi too.

    YouTube debates on AGW are entertaining in a tradionally choreographed, stylized way. It is considered de rigueur for ‘warmists’ to denounce their opponents as stupid and in the pay of the fossil fuel industries.

    A better class of comment goes like this: “I did a web search on your name but did not find any peer-reviewed papers by you. Please provide a link to your research.”

    However, if you persist they are guaranteed to start calling you an idiot and to accuse you of being a shill for the fossil fuel companies or the Heartland Institute.

    They are such earnest, well-meaning people but they don’t like being challenged.

    This is a little subculture that’s out there that most of you may not have been aware of.

    • coldblow

      There is one man in the comments on Frolly who says he is a doctor and I believe him. Yet he insists that only one peper was found in a large survey which disputed AGW. It is curious to see such determinedly closed minds on public display.

      David has (more than once, I think) quoted Keynes’s “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do?”

      But actually this is not true at all. When the facts change, be it Europe, Immigration, the benefits of the progressive social agenda, the Irish anti-clerical ‘holocaust’, global warming, or Brexit, they will never change their minds. It just makes them more sure that they are right!

    • Grzegorz Kolodziej

      In turn, my comment to Peter Hitchen’s article was removed from The Daily Mail website – not once, but t w i c e; whether by The Daily Mail or by Mr Hitchens himself, I don’t know – but it looks like British media (and, out of all, the supposed right-wings ones) are now more PC than Irish media, if either Daily Mail or Mr Hitchens (or both) do it – not for the first time.

      Here was the comment (it begins with “to stay with the Bible”, because Mr Hitchens’ article was full of biblical references):

      “To stay with the word of the Bible, I think that in light of the terrifying tragedy that unfolded on London Bridge, a national discussion is needed in the UK whether the UK citizens should be allowed to purchase and carry guns for self-defense:

      “He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.”
      —?Gospel of Luke 22:36-38, NIV

      It’s time to stop pretending that the reasons for what happened on Saturday lie in soft drugs or EU immigrants; or that more efforts are needed to assimilate the unassimilables. Fake refugees is one thing; even more serious is what Britain is going to do with those born in Britain, with British passports, whose only aim to turn Britain into a Third World.
      I don’t see any easy anwers, apart from every adult Briton and tax-paying residents in Britain starting to carry guns, like in those cities in the US that require you to own a gun – and where murder rates are, as a result, a fraction of what they are in London. Despite all my reservations about Brexit which I formulated here in the past, I see in the coordination of those attacks an evil tool to convince Britons to revert from Brexit.

      But forget Brexit – think about the fact that although the highest accolade should be given to the London police, it was 8 minutes t o o long compared to lives that could have been saved, had every adult person on that day have a gun and could shoot the terrorists and the van driver – after all, those who had guts to attack the terrorists: like the brave Romanian baker with a crate, like the brave Spanish banker, like the brave British policeman who confronted 3 terrorists – didn’t have guns: imagine how many m o r e people would have confronted them if they had them (as a person who once foiled an armed robbery, I think I have every right to speak). Beat bobbies won’t do it for them either…

      I prophesise – either Britain rethinks its gun laws or it will, within two decades, turn into a state that will make the fascist Italy look libertarian in comparison.

      I therefore appeal to everyone not to repeat the mistake of the Spaniards, who cowardly changed their voting decision following the Madrid train bombing and elected a lefty loony instead – who turned Spain into the worst – along Greece – place in Europe for youth unemployment. Let’s be frank – if certain people assimilated after 5 years from their arrival, and others didn’t assimilate after three generations – then the latter never will.

      “But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.” Romans, 13.”

    • Grzegorz Kolodziej

      OMG – the Climate Scientist “The Ocean Ate My Global Warming” clip was soooooooooo when the Congressmen started to show her graphs.
      How not to love what Trump has done with (non-binding anyway) Paris Accord?

      I wonder if Ireland will ever have a leader with such balls (I know that he only uses a few words, but that’s much better than use one million words like Michael “Jihadi” Higgins, and still say nothing

      • Grzegorz Kolodziej

        sooooooooooooooooooooo = soooooooooo funny

        Ms Heidi Cullen reminds me of someone sooooooo much…
        Wait
        Oh – I know! She reminds me of President Bill Clinton’s testimony “I had no sexual relation with Monica Lewinsky”, which I used to parody dozen of times (it became one of my trademark parodies, apart from Lech Walesa, Bronislaw Geremek, Margareth Thatcher, Dr Ian Paisley and George W. Bush – I’ve never quite mastered Hitler’s voice, but my German friends told me I got close), putting on his hoarse voice and saying, looking at the imaginery camera with a heart on my chest: “I-AM-NOT-HERE”.

        • coldblow

          Grzegorz

          It is a play of words on the old excuse for not having done your homework: “The dog ate my homework.” The more you look into AGW the more bizarre (and hilarious) it gets. How *could* David swallow it. (Well, I think I know, but I won’t go over it again. He’s on about it again in today’s Indo.)

          I hadn’t imagined you could do imitations. Me and my son have entire conversations in fake northern English accents. It’s hard to stop doing them. Steve Coogan (who did Alan Partridge) is an excellent mimic and there are some funny moments in the The Trip series he did with Rob Brydon.

          Did you see my Roy Larner comment below?

          • coldblow

            My link above to Ruth Dudley Edward’s review of Booker’s The Real Climate Disaster gives a good summary of the *history* of this delusion (although it doesn’t include later things such as (I think) Climategate).

            Interesting oddities include the rise out of nowhere of Michael Mann and his infamous hockey stick graph and who famously would not release his data (he actually sued an elderly Canadian academic who said he should be in the State Pen. instead of Penn State (Uni)). Another is that infamous meeting in Russia.

          • coldblow

            The definitive Michael Caine impression (Coogan and Brydon):

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFIQIpC5_wY

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            I didn’t know the “dog ate my homework” expression.

            When it comes to Coogan, “I’m Alan Partridge” was one of my favourite shows, and up till now, I only met people who loved it or hated it (regardless of political orientations). My favourite bit of that show were the interractions of Partridge’s character with the Newcastle character, although there were so many bits I could rewatch (like the one when Partridge meets a guy with even less social skills than him, and he throws him out from the party when he answers whether in the presence of people Partridge hopes to impress why he wouldn’t move to London: “few too many Blacks”; or when Partridge meets the RTE crew and wanting to impress them, says this:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72BrqGNvaT0

            Actually, even though the Saturday Night Live always was very lefty, and now they became very predictable and boring (Mr Baldwin made very good impressions of Mr Trump’s debates, but then the show became just propaganda and predictibly stereotyping), yet they made a hillarious parody of Bernie Sanders (it’s enough if you watch the first few minutes of Trump v Sanders “debate” – ignore the stupid intro – though I watched the whole thing and had tears from laughter):

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Poi5x0E2CM

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            Wait a minute – I’m rewatching the mocked debate and this is not from Saturday Night Live. And Trump impression is much better too (more subtle).

        • coldblow

          That Partridge sketch is one of the best, but looking at it all now it seems so hopelessly pc (as you imply). I almost cannot bear looking at the two Irish men there.

          That second series where he becomes best friends with the Geordie ex-soldier is extremely funny.

          Have you seen Ricky Gervais’s The Office?

          This short clip is one of the funniest:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-wfO6_eq-A

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            Yes, I’ve watched the whole series.
            I remember I didn’t at all like the first episode, but then I started to love it from the second.

            The clip you gave was one of the funniest indeed.

            My favourite bit of the series was this (I especially like the way it builds into a climax between 3:3.30, with the dynamic between the front couple of guys pretending they are who are not, and the couple behind – with their own hypocrisies, albeit more charming than off-putting like the first couple: yet so typical of the British Isles, where people shun from touching the reality as it is, and instead of being interested in the kernel of things – which requires rubbing against things as they are – they prefer to tip-toe around them, which makes them being a lot more polite, subtle and dignified than the old continental people of the 19th century culture now long gone except Kraków maybe,
            but
            PRECISELY BECAUSE AS A COUNTER-REACTION THAT RESTRAINT DURING THE DAY (homeostasis)
            the more so vulgar, shallow and uncontrolled in their time off: to me, working time was often more enjoyable with the English than it was the drinking time);

            this clip from The Office I’m going to remind you is sooooooooooooo much like working in the office Britain is (or was at the time) – it really reminds me of my first week of my work there.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z8pgV74_Hw

            P.S. My funniest ever sinle comedy scene (apart from “The Airplane”, which has to be taken as incredibly funny one-liners rather than coherent scenes)?

            This (the real humour starts when the customer comes – I must have watched it at least 20 times; actually, it is a very deep philosophical humour, but hardly anyone gets it: contrary to first impressions, the whole film is actually a quiet pean to the American province rather than cheap poking at it as it looks at face value):

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xal1wjko2ig

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            Actually, when I wrote about the 19th century continental culture present in today’s Kraków, I got entangled in my train of thouhts.
            What I meant, is that the English work culture is a lot more dignified and polite than the continental, but off-time much more vulgar (there is something satanic in a way a society so anti-religious as the English spends their time – this is even more visible when you look at their low classes).

            As to Kraków, it is probably more like the English were around 1900 – minus cruelty.

            A friend of mine – once a very important person among the Tories (responsible for their media campaign) said that the Cracovians are like they think the English are, and that the English were like the Cracovians a hundred years ago, and even that was only the upper-middle class who aspired to become aristocracy: as the lower class was always vulgar in England, said he, and the English aristocracy was always, at heart, decadent.
            Said he, who knew top Tories, not me – though I also met some English aristocracy (I lived in a castle for a few months), but they always looked at me with some disbelief as if I was suspiciously smart (a spy maybe?) as for their stereotyping: and boy oh boy, the English love stereotyping, though the stereotypes of the English upper classes are of a different kind.
            This differs the English from the Germans, who have virtually the same stereotypes on every topic and country, no matter what social class you talk to.

            Todays Germany is ruled by Bismarck.

            But

            Germans are still better than French.
            Did you know that before the Franco-Prussian war, the head of Bismarcks intelligence got to know almost all military secret not through their spies in Germany who passed off as French, but from the French alone?
            And Bismarcks notes that he was able to have from 35,000-50,000 spies in France on their own accord. He noted that he intelligence head said that never in any nation had he met so many people who were willing to sell their country for so little.

  22. terryhewett

    The Return of the Nativist?

  23. coldblow

    Donna Laframboise, a Canadian journalist, is very good on the IPCC which she tears to pieces in her book The Delinquent Teenager.

    I was just looking for an example from her blog and found one about bono:

    https://nofrakkingconsensus.com/2010/09/22/can-we-recycle-bono/

  24. Truthist

    Ref.
    Article of Jude Duffy that was copied & pasted as post of
    Truthist
    June 6, 2017 at 2:18 pm
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    HEADING ;
    Ireland Was Always Ruled by Freemasonry
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    That article* I supplied above from Jude Duffy is very relevant to :

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    Adam Byrne
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    1.
    President Michael D. Higgins as Fairy up in the Aras
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    2.
    Most recent Taoiseach Mr Enda / Edna [ He so uninspiring that I still not sure which it is ] Kenny having rumor about him being Tranny
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    inter alia
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    Coldblow
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    1.
    Anti-Catholicism of Media of Media in Irish State
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    2.
    FREEMASONRY ;
    IT INTERNALLY — FOR SOME 4 CENTURIES & CONTINUING SO INTO “THE NOW” — CONTROLS IRELAND ; NOT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
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    3.
    Former President of Irish State Miz…….z Mary Robinson
    incl.
    Husband of Miz…….z Robinson being leader of Freemasons
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    4.
    Reason why our media [ Ultimately, FREEMASON CONTROLLED ] always tell us lies about :
    Spanish Inquisition
    Spanish Civil War
    AND, U SHOULD READ MAURICE PINAY’s SCHOLARLY WORKS ON SPANISH INQUISITION.
    AND, BEAR IN MIND, SPANISH CIVIL WAR WAS FOISTED ON SPAIN BY EXTERNAL ENTITY AS REVENGE FOR SPANISH INQUISITION
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    inter alia
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    Grzegorz
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    1.
    Anti-Catholicism of Media in Irish State
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    2.
    President Michael D. Higgins as Fairy up in the Aras
    Fancy a cruise through Phoenix Park when dark ?
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    3.
    FREEMASONRY ;
    IT INTERNALLY FOR SOME 4 CENTURIES & CONTINUING SO INTO “THE NOW” CONTROLS IRELAND ; NOT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
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    inter alia
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    …………………………………………………………….
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    Tony Brogan
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    1.
    Reason why Irish State education curricula NEVER informs its citizens about :
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    the Private Central Banking Scam ;
    Currency issued into Economy with Debt [ = its actual stated value ] + Interest to be paid by Government to Private Central Bank
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    the Fractional Reserver Banking Scam ;
    Currency issued into Economy with Debt [ = its actual stated value ] + Interest to be paid by borrower to Commercial Banks.
    And, the banks permitted to loan multiples in excess of its reserves of cash ;
    Typically 50 x the reserves
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    the reason that currency should be MONEY only ;
    And, MONEY only ever being Precious Metal [ Practically speaking ; Gold, & Silver ]
    However, until such time as country or state acquires enough Gold & Silver to issue it directly to its citizens as the currency, Treasury Department — NOT Private Central Bank — issued paper currency & non-precious metal coin is acceptable BUT both
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    2.
    Rothschilds
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    3.
    Bilderburg politicians of Irish State
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    4.
    Background to Banking Guarantee
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    5.
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    6.1
    FREEMASONRY vis-a-vis ENGLAND
    SURELY U SHOULD COMMENT ON FREEMASONRY’S CONTROL OF ENGLAND ;
    Geo-Political direction of UK
    Internal political direction of UK
    Employment prospects
    Tendering prospects
    Business-to-Business impact
    Government grants prospects
    Local grants prospects
    Anti-Catholic* & Anti-Irish & Anti-Irish Catholic lineage policy of Freemasons of England
    *Deputy Chief Constable John Stalker was victim of Freemason conspiracy
    The deadly secret society it is in binding together “The City” in London for conducting its nefarious activities
    Ready lap-dog secret-society for Rothschild agenda
    inter alia
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    6.2
    FREEMASONRY vis-a-vis CANADA
    SURELY U SHOULD COMMENT ON FREEMASONRY’S CONTROL OF CANADA [ with notable differences according to provinces if u deem it necessary to say so ] ;
    Geo-Political direction of Canada
    Internal political direction of Canada
    Employment prospects
    Tendering prospects
    Business-to-Business impacts
    Government grants prospects
    Local grants prospects
    Anti-Catholic* & Anti-Irish* & Anti-Irish Catholic lineage* policies of Freemasons of Canada
    *Orange Lodges in Canada are part of Freemasonry in Canada
    Ready lap-dog secret-society for Rothschild agenda
    inter alia
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    ………………………………………………………………
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    Deco
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    1.
    Miz…….z Mary Robinson as Hypocrite that she is ;
    A fact basically reminded by u to this blog a number of times.
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    inter alia
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  25. Truthist

    New comment in Henry Makow’s website about Jude Duffy’s article
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    John said (June 6, 2017):
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    Once more, truth to tell as always, you have knocked the nail on the head.
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    I was young catholic monk in early 70′s in Dublin and Belfast and am aware of (the truth) of most things related in article.
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    I know that the Workers Party are unreconstructured gangsters, thugs, out and out cultural marxists—just as Sinn Fein has become the respectable equally culturally marxist low lifes.
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    I used to vote for them in Ireland—no longer! When I raised the feminazi agenda and abortion and same sex marriage and male victims of domestic violence/false testimonies I was ostracized.
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    Charlie Haughey was a lovable out-right rogue–as corrupt as they come, but by god he had real chutzpah and fulsome integrity on many issues. No wonder the scumbag Fine Gaelers wanted him removed.
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    And now Varadkar leads the most execrable zio-masonic party. Check out “Irish Savant” artcles on the loathsome, new world order Fine Gael creep Alan Shatter. Now bum boy has taken the reins—(n)it was an unnatural progression for sunken zick Ireland.
    .
    Fascinating about the 1923 Anglo -Irish Treaty safeguarding of the masons—domiciled opposite Dail eEireann Parliament—-gives a new construction to the agreement signed by Michael Collins, shot dead soon-after at ambush at Beal na mBlath in west Cork.
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    My sister is intimate of former president Mary McAleese and her brother and parents—-ugh, what a loathsome being in the same mould as Mary Robinson
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    See more at:
    .
    https://www.henrymakow.com/2017/06/Ireland-Was-Always-Ruled%20%20.html#sthash.ojsAnKSn.dpuf

  26. Truthist

    @ Grzegorz
    .
    .
    BEST TO ALWAYS BE ATTENTIVE TO HENRY MAKOW’s TWEETS
    THEY ARE MOST RELEVANT + STIMULATING & OCCASIONALLY WITTY
    HOWEVER, I DO NOT AGREE WITH EVERY COMMENT OR LINK TWEETED.
    .
    DMW’s TWEETS ARE IN THE MAIN VERY BORING.
    BUT, SOME OF DMW’s TWEETS ARE MOST REVEALING ABOUT DMW ;
    AND, THUS, THE WAY THAT THIS COUNTRY IS HEADING 8-)
    .
    HOWEVER, DMW’s ARTICLES ARE IN THE MAIN NOT BORING.
    DMW IS A VERY TALENTED WRITER.
    IF HE UNDERSTOOD — ARGUABLY “HE DOES BUT IS BOUGHT + PAID FOR BY U KNOW WHO” — THE BANKSTER SCAM BUNDLE & ALSO ACTUAL MONEY [ GOLD & SILVER ONLY ], & TRUTH-TELL ABOUT THEM, HE WOULD BE AN ACTUAL ECONOMIST RATHER THAN BEING A VERY TALENTED WRITER MASQUERADING AS AN ECONOMIST.
    .
    “Fancy getting some kitchen-sink advice as what to do with Private Banking Debt ;
    Issue a guarantee by the Irish State on that debt.
    Would u like a Gin & Tonic ?”
    .
    .
    OK, GRZEGORZ, “POLAND MATTER” TWEETS FROM GOOD AUL HENRY HERE :
    .
    .
    …………………………………………………….
    .
    Polish plane crash – start at 3.40 min
    .
    .
    https://twitter.com/HenryMakow/status/872210733555232768
    .
    ………………………………………………………
    .
    Russians massacred the Polish elite in Smolensk plane crash in 2010- Sent back body parts without the bullet holes
    .
    .
    https://twitter.com/HenryMakow/status/872210268041904128
    .
    ………………………………………………………
    .

    Shocking information from Poland – D. Tusk & E. Kopacz fully responsible for Smolensk scandal!
    .
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-ZB781csRM

  27. Truthist

    @ GRZEGORZ,
    .
    .
    Please :
    .
    delegate reading & interpretation of this PDF to reliable Pole I suggest
    .
    read it only when u have time
    .
    report to us here only with utmost brevity at ur leisurely convenience
    Afterall, “A man cannot serve 2 masters” ;
    Unless one is a bottom ;
    Is Varadakar a Bottom or a Top ?
    Paddy Power taking any bets on that ?
    Better chances of getting windfall from bet on that matter than investing in Crypto Currencies perhaps ?
    .
    If u strolling when dark near the Aras, please be careful of Champagne Socialist.

  28. Truthist

    AND U ALL THINK THAT U HAVE PROBLEMS ?
    .
    INSTEAD, BE THANKFUL FOR SMALL MERCIES !
    .
    .
    Here, have a look at this crazy mixed-up kid ;
    .
    .
    HEADING ;
    .
    Cultural Marxism Personified –
    “I am a Queer, Gender Fluid, Disabled Sex Worker”
    .
    .
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBUIqbdJgn8

  29. Deco

    Macron-watch.

    This is amusing.

    Like Eamon Gilmore, Macron has actions for “public posture” and then other behaviour.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-06/putin-trump-and-my-guy-macron

    Macron is the French Tony Blair, according to Le Monde. [ Le Monde is centre right, so this is some admission.] I think this should be noted. In the interim, he is trying a PR offensive. We need to be wary of the ultimate end of this.

    We can expect a left right struggle within France. That is the internal business of the French.

    And we can expect Macron to behave like Sarkozy, throwing his weight around, alienating others, bullying the weak, posturing to the strong, and generally behaving like a clown. That is of concern to us. Because we have been walked over in recent years.

    I don’t share Escobar’s enthusiasm for Macron. He is not a Philosopher King. He is a clown.

    I expect him to be very contrary to the interests of Ireland.

    We need to be ready for when the PR offensive stops and when he starts behaving like a goat in a porcelain factory.

    And we need a pre-emptive position of strength. Much depends on the result of the UK election. Either way, D2′s relationship with Westminister is of key importance. Simply put, the British need to be given everything that they ask so as to undermine the Centralization of power in Europe.

    Because centralization of power in Europe is NOT in the interests of Ireland. { or indeed in the interests of several other members, many of whom, will stand up for themselves ].

    Recent history has indicated that we can take the British at their word, and operate in a very business like, pragmatic manner. We can achieve common goals, and fix problems together.

    Recent history has also indicated that Paris is a completely unreliable partner in anything to do with economics or finance – as indicated by the entire Bank Bondholder business. The French state is far more exploitative in it’s relationships with those whom are smaller than it. This has been the case for centuries.

    The traditional FF/LP establishment pro-French line has been a disaster for Ireland. In fact it has amounted to giving the French what they want, whilst being thrown tokens, and scraps. And as time goes on, it seems that it gets worse and worse, with each negotiation.

    And this because of the increasing centraliation of power with each phase.

    We send our clowns to Brussels, where they doff the cap to the French and the Germans, and then the interests of the Irish people get walked upon. Money for the political party machines to disburse so as to buy the loyalty of the electorate, whilst selling our vital interests down the river.

    This is NOT in our interests.

    Deep down, France does not want too much reform. The easy option for Macron is always to bully Ireland, and others. EU power structures even facilitate it.

    We need and exit strategy, so that we can stop being walked upon.

  30. Deco

    The Torygraph are firing everything at Corbyn.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/06/exclusive-special-branch-monitored-jeremy-corbyn-20-years-amid/

    However, I think that there are extreme reasons to be very wary of Corbyn.

    Beyond his inability to see the immorality inherent in SF/IRA, there is the fact that his economics is nonsense.

    He would create serious problems, via mismanagement, of the economy for Ireland.

    • Truthist

      MI5 & MI6 & EU’s own Secret Service are creating False Flags so that :
      1st
      Ruling Tory government are tempted to increase Big Brother legislation & enforcement
      2nd
      Populace — incl. reasonable indigenous English & other Britain-Firsters — react — initially “mentally”; And, that is all that is required — against Big Brother
      3rd
      Populace demonstratively give increased vote to Labor opposition in forthcoming parliamentary election
      If not enough to form Labour gov,, it still have edged Labour to becoming gov. soon enough on by-election or 2 following timely deaths of Tory MP’s of marginal Tory majority constituencies.
      .
      These security services want Corbyn in so that he will undermine Brexit.
      .
      Not that May is so sincere in making UK successful on Brexit.
      .
      .
      Freemason immediate Grand Plan of Federal United States of Europe is the goal of the very top Freemasons in ALL European countries ;
      .
      .
      But, the Anglophiles want to be the boss instead of the Francophiles + Carolingians [ I think correct to differentiate French from the others of their axis because it is they who really are geared up to be the “talking heads”.
      .
      Macron with Wife must have very cerebral conversations in bed methinketh.
      Because, that is all he is able to do after all his posturing in the public eye in his day job.
      It is debilitating it is so it is for the night job.
      Mrs. Macron should have married an even younger specimen.

      3

  31. Truthist

    MURDER OF INNOCENT PERSON[S] IT IS ;
    .
    SHAMEFUL FROM THE IRISH CHAMPAGNE SOCIALIST TALENTED WRITER & THE NON-USA FIRSTER CHAMPAGNE SOCIALIST.
    .
    .
    HEY, BERNIE, HOW ABOUT THE 60 MILLION RUSSIANS GENOCIDED BY THE FOLKS WHO HELD THE RUSSIAN PEOPLES CAPTIVE DURING SOVIET SOCIALIST REIGN OF TERROR ?
    .
    AND, WHO EXACTLY GENOCIDED BY STARVATION 14 MILLION UKRAINIANS ?
    AND, THERE ABSOLUTELY NO FAMINE.
    .
    AND, BERNIE, WHO STARVED TO DEATH 11 MILLION IRANIANS DURING “THE CITY’s” OCCUPATION ?
    .
    .
    .
    https://twitter.com/davidmcw/status/871641204664004609
    .
    .
    .
    .

  32. Truthist

    IT’S A BUMMER WEEK FOR SURE
    .
    .
    Bail-in just happened in Spain
    .
    .
    And, in this relationship, the Securities Holders are the bum-boys.
    .
    Euro 3.3. billion.
    .
    Oh…h, that’s painful !
    .
    .
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-07/spains-banco-popular-bailed-acquired-santander-%E2%82%AC100

    • “Popular’s 37 billion euros of non-performing assets, the legacy of real estate-linked lending before Spain’s property crash, drained profit and capital, forcing new Chairman Emilio Saracho to say in April that the bank would need to sell new shares or find a buyer.”

      It is 37 billion that are non performing. At a market value , I assume, to be 10% of the face value means a big haircut for someone. There is a large sucking sound in the Spanish banking system as the monumental debt starts to implode. Major vortexes start with small eddies.

      It would appear that Popular could not find “new” money from investors. Will any here be willing to invest “new” money with Santander? Not me!!

      • https://www.theguardian.com/business/live/2017/jun/07/santander-banco-popular-rescue-oecd-growth-forecasts-business-live?page=with:block-5937a0b3e4b00493c827a262#block-5937a0b3e4b00493c827a262

        Why Banco Popular failed

        Banco Popular’s collapse into the arms of Santander today was primarily due to ‘toxic’ real estate loans on its books, and its failure to raise fresh capital.

        The bank made some seriously bad loans before the financial crisis triggered a major Spanish housing crash, and its management have been unable to fix the damage.

        Back in February, Popular posted a €3.5bn annual loss due to bad debts, restructuring costs and various writedowns. Then in May it admitted that it was setting aside even more money to cover real estate losses.

        Its new chairman, Emilio Saracho, has been trying to sell assets and issue more shares to raise capital, but the market has proved unreceptive to his efforts.

        The crisis escalated in recent days, as a series of potential buyers dropped out of an auction to buy Banco Popular. With capital levels running dangerously low, and its shares in freefall, the ECB was forced to step in and trigger today’s rescue, to Sandander.

        Facebook Twitter Google plus
        13h ago
        07:56
        Karen Tso of CNBC points out that today’s rescue isn’t costing the taxpayer anything, because Santander will raise €7bn of new capital from the markets.

        Follow
        Karen Tso ? @cnbcKaren
        Another #bank bailout in Europe but this time the private sector steps in with @Santander to rescue Banco Popular
        11:22 PM – 6 Jun 2017
        3 3 Retweets 4 4 likes
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        13h ago
        07:53
        Nick Leeson, the rogue trader who broke Barings Bank in the 1990s, is struck by the symbolic price of today’s deal:

        Follow
        Nick Leeson ? @TheNickLeeson
        Banks are getting cheaper, Barings was £1, Banco Popular only €1 https://twitter.com/business/status/872333933903523840
        11:16 PM – 6 Jun 2017
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        13h ago
        07:42
        Banco Popular rescued from collapse by Santander

        Angela Monaghan Angela Monaghan
        Breaking news from Spain: Banco Santander has bought Banco Popular for €1, rescuing its fellow Spanish lender from from the brink of collapse.

        Santander said it would raise €7bn to cover the capital shortfall and strengthen the balance sheet of Popular, after the European Central Bank deemed it to be “failing or likely to fail”.

        The ECB (which supervises the eurozone’s largest banks) triggered the move after concluding yesterday that Banco Popular was running out of cash.

        It says:

        “The significant deterioration of the liquidity situation of the bank in recent days led to a determination that the entity would have, in the near future, been unable to pay its debts or other liabilities as they fell due.

        Santander said it was making the purchase after “a competitive sale process” to rescue the ailing bank.

        Popular lost more than half of its market value in recent days as investors grew increasingly fearful over its ability to deal with its capital shortfall. Moody’s downgraded the lender on Tuesday.

        Details and reaction to follow….

  33. Something to invest in. A Community food project as an extension of the blossoming use of urban farms. BUT it has to be protected from regularization by local and state government.

    http://www.thedailybell.com/news-analysis/7-years-of-work-on-food-forest-destroyed-over-permit/

    A single person out of a score did not get a permit and so bureaucracy destroyed it all.

  34. AlfieMoone

    Hiya folks! Or howya! Whatevs. Sharon here, Andy’s ‘Secretary’. I think this is an ‘official statement’ from Andy Mooney but there’s still lots of interdimensional interference from Zozo so it may be that daemon causing mayhem again. Not sure when sanity will prevail but we’re all working hard to bring you The Andy Mooney Experience as soon as possible. Keep the faith! Laterz…Shazza

    “We are umbilically tied to the US.” David McWillaims.

    Incorrect. You/we are tied umbilically to the EU via the gordian knot of the Euro. Ireland’s traumatic birth as a modern nation continues to fascinate & appall in equal measures. My weekend watching Kraftwerk in the IFSC & Belfast gave me some frutifull mental events to ponder. Congrats on The Gay Taoiseach thing. Nice to have one out in the open…..*smirks*…………..”Is that you, Dave?….. otum sprow cana tikbana sandwa batno serasmeeee!”

    Andy Mooney and/or Zozo via Alfie Moone & Sharon McCormick – ‘The Secretary’

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFma24S-Uvw

  35. Truthist

    Ref.
    Tony Brogan
    June 7, 2017 at 7:54 pm
    .
    I will not be shoehorned in to a position by others.
    You should have no expectations of me other than what I deliver from and through my own observations.
    .
    I will say, I know nothing of Freemasons except for the references in some novels and other commentary.
    .
    …………………………………………………………..
    .
    Well, Tony for a man who often seeks to SHOEHORN David McWilliams in to discuss, & then take his position, about Private Central Banking & Fractional Reserve Banking & as alternative to both it to be Sound Money or Treasury Notes as Legal Tender & none of these alternatives issued as a Debt, UR STATED POSITION [ above ] IS OF ONE OF NOT PLAYING WITH A FAIR DECK.
    .
    For such a learned & experienced & much traveled man as urself to not know personally & business-wise of the stranglehold that the Freemasons have on the land of ur rearing, England, nor of Freemasonry’s stranglehold of the country that is the major part of ur job & business career, Canada, UR STATED POSITION [ above ] IS OF ONE OF NOT PLAYING WITH A FAIR DECK.
    .
    For one who implores, & often u do, for the Irish nation to UNILATERALLY / ON-THEIR-OWN “banish the Private Central Bank” & “ban Fractional Reserve Banking” & “as very least alternative have Treasury issue debt free standard paper currency”, UR STATED POSITION [ above ] IS OF ONE NOT PLAYING WITH A FAIR DECK.
    .
    /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    .
    I differ from u crucially thus :
    .
    I SEEK TO HAVE A FAIR DECK & REVEAL IT TO THE IRISH NATION :
    The fair deck is the Truth-the full Truth-& nothing but the Truth
    .
    vis.
    .
    1.
    The Bankster Scam Bundle that is :
    .
    Private Central Banking
    Fractional Reserve Banking
    Usury
    the flaws of not having Money [ Gold & Silver ] as the only currency in circulation
    .
    2.
    The Persons & Syndicates & Theologies directing the Bankster Scam Bundle.
    AND, THE MAIN PERSONS & THE MAIN SYNDICATES & THE MAIN THEOLOGIES directing the Bankster Scam Bundle ARE MASONIC AT THE VERY LEAST.
    .
    3.
    The Diabolical Results of the Bankster Scam Bundle for the public.
    .
    4.
    The urgent necessity that each & every person get to learn of 1. – 7. herein.
    .
    5.
    The range of solutions to be executed against the Bankster Scam Bundle & the Persons & Syndicates & Theologies directing the Bankster Scam Bundle.
    .
    6.
    The gross Irresponsibility & Certain Diabolical Outcome for any small nation to “UNILATERALLY” / “ON-THEIR-OWN” execute what u, Tony, regularly implore the Irish nation to do UNILATERALLY ;
    Because, the Persons & the Syndicates & the Theologies — including AND especially FREEMASONRY IN IRELAND + INTERNATIONAL FREEMASONRY — directing the Bankster Scam Bundle would wreck terrible revenge on such a brave but foolish nation that follows TONY BROGAN’s EXPECTATIONS.
    .
    7.
    The smart execution of the choicest of the range of solutions of 5. [ above ] by Irish Nation as part of suitable “MULTI-LATERAL” / “COALITION” / “MANY TOGETHER ACTING AS SOLID BLOCK” countries O-N-L-Y.
    as the ONLY wise strategy.
    .
    .

    • You continue to assign motive and opinion to me . I’ll not get into a long range discussion with you as my past experience demonstrates that what ever is stated can be construed as something not intended and the discussion becomes contentious and not useful.

      “”The gross Irresponsibility & Certain Diabolical Outcome for any small nation to “UNILATERALLY” / “ON-THEIR-OWN” execute what u, Tony, regularly implore the Irish nation to do UNILATERALLY ;
      Because, the Persons & the Syndicates & the Theologies — including AND especially FREEMASONRY IN IRELAND + INTERNATIONAL FREEMASONRY — directing the Bankster Scam Bundle would wreck terrible revenge on such a brave but foolish nation that follows TONY BROGAN’s EXPECTATIONS”"

      So continue to suffer and complain.

      Iceland.

      https://www.cb.is/about-the-bank/central-bank-of-iceland/

      Icelanders have stood up for their own interests and been successful. I guess they have the balls for it , a sense of community, and a will for independence.

      • Truthist

        That is a very example of a country successfully UNILATERALLY / ON THEIR OWN doing SOME of what u, Tony, implore for any country to do Re ; Bankster Scam Bundle.
        .
        .
        But, The Dreadful Few saw fit strategically to let Iceland get away with that FOR A WHILE ONLY;
        .
        U KNOW WHAT THE DREADFUL FEW ARE LIKE ;
        .
        AND, U CHOOSE TO COW AWAY FROM DISCUSSING THEIR IMMEDIATE STRUCTURED LACKEY ORGANISATION WITH ATTENDANT THEOLOGY — FREEMASONRY — THAT EFFECTIVELY CONTROLS :
        .
        ALL OF POLICE IN UK & CANADA
        .
        ALL OF LEGAL PROFESSION — incl. JUDICIARY — IN UK & CANADA
        .
        MOST OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS — BY STEALTH — IN UK & CANADA ;
        Even ur own field of Real Estate is riddled with it
        .
        ALL CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE IN UK & CANADA
        .
        ALL OF MILITARY IN UK & CANADA
        .
        ALL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS IN UK & CANADA
        .
        ALL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN UK & CANADA
        .
        ALL BIG BUSINESS IN UK & CANADA
        .
        ALL POLITICIANS IN UK & CANADA ;
        Even if one is NOT a Freemmason, the Freemasons control the politics
        .
        ALL UNIVERSITIES IN UK & CANADA
        .
        ALL THE MAIN CHRISTIAN DENOMINATIONS
        .
        etc etc etc.
        .
        AND OF COURSE
        .
        THE BANKING SECTOR
        .
        .
        Heck, Canada even has ORANGE ORDER LODGES of Freemasonry ;
        AND, THEY SPECIALISE IN BEING AGGRESSIVELY ANTI-IRISH & ANTI-CATHOLIC.
        THEY EVEN HAVE SO-CALLED “BATTLE OF THE BOYNE” DEFEAT OF THE ALREADY STRICKEN & CONQUERED IRISH MARCHES IN CANADA.
        .
        Of course, any typical Irish person of good education & good cop-on is very aware of UK, & Canada as being FREEMASON Strongholds.
        .

        • Truthist

          MAGNANIMITY BEING MY MIDDLE NAME … & ALL THAT ;
          .
          TYPO ;
          .
          That is a very GOOD example of a country successfully UNILATERALLY / ON THEIR OWN doing SOME of what u, Tony, implore for any country to do Re ; Bankster Scam Bundle.
          .
          .
          …………………………………..
          .
          I do note that ur opening paragraph boasted another variation of ur customary crass rebuff to posters having effectively dealt with the issue of whatever particular argument[s] of urs being critically deficient or just downright crass ;
          .
          What a sad policy from such an otherwise very intelligent man as u.
          .
          ………………………………………..
          .
          I will be presenting a study of this blog to meaningful scholars from Michael Collins’s neck of the woods.
          Moral courage & the cause of Ireland & decent working class values will be a major parameters that they will judge posters on.
          .
          They are increasingly annoyed at that giddy conceited advice to give Banking Guarantee to the Private Debt of the Private Banks.

  36. Truthist

    .
    .
    This man features regularly as :
    .
    .
    references in some novels
    .
    references in … other commentary :
    print, radio, TV, film, & internet :
    fictional & fact & factional
    .
    participant in some interviews & discussions :
    radio, TV, & internet
    .
    .
    AND, YET, THERE ARE THOSE WHO NEVER COMMUNICATED WITH HIM WHO ASSERT THAT THEY “KNOW” HIM ;
    INDEED, OF THESE OBSERVERS THERE ARE THOSE WHO EVEN ASSERT THAT THEY “KNOW” ;
    .
    .
    “Putin is first and foremost—-RUSSIAN.”
    .
    .
    AS VERY RECENTLY “SHOE-HORNED” AT HEEL OF THREAD OF DISCUSSION BY ANOTHER POSTER TO THE LAST ARTICLE’S BLOG.
    .
    .
    BUT, THE 2 MAIN INTERLOCUTORS OF THAT DISCUSSION WERE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT PUTIN BEING SEEMLY RUSSIAN ;
    ESPECIALLY THE DAMNING EVIDENCE AGAINST HIM THAT ABORTION IS NOT ALONE PERMITTED BUT RIFE IN RUSSIA ;
    AND, HE COULD IF HE WANTED TO ACTUALLY PUT A COMPLETE STOP TO THE MURDER OF PRE-BORN RUSSIAN BABIES.
    .
    .
    “Putin is first and foremost—-RUSSIAN.”
    “Putin is first and foremost—-RUSSIAN.”

    “Putin is first and foremost—-RUSSIAN.”
    .
    Well, so says he with bold moral courage.
    .
    .
    But, something still is fishy about the whole Putin phenomenon
    .
    .
    Oh, thank u Henry Makow ;
    .
    THIS IS ANOTHER SCOOP
    .
    .
    I trust that, Grzegorz, u will be able to devise sets of logic models to interpret the implications of this MOST IMPORTANT INFORMATION.
    .
    .
    HEY, FOLLOWING THE FRUITS OF MY OWN ENQUIRIES AS TO MY OWN LINEAGE, I MAY BE A VERY CLOSE RELATION TO ;
    .
    Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin
    .
    .
    .
    https://twitter.com/HenryMakow/status/872489995067691010
    .
    .
    8-)

  37. “Various alternatives have been proposed: 100% Reserves, Narrow
    Banking, Limited Purpose Banking and Sovereign Money. Of these
    proposals, only Sovereign Money transfers the power to create money
    to the state and effectively separates the creation power from the
    allocation power, and provides a transition to debt free money. The
    Sovereign Money System is described in detail in Chapter 7.”

    “New money, created by the Central Bank, will be transferred to the
    government and put into circulation in the economy via increased
    government spending, by reduction in taxes, by repaying public debt
    or by paying a citizen dividend.
    The Central Bank will also be able to create money for lending to
    banks for onward lending to businesses outside the financial sector. ”

    https://www.cb.is/about-the-bank/government-debt-management/

    the Icelandic central bank is a function of government and owned by the people and the director appointed by government. It creates little of the money in circulation.

    https://www.forsaetisraduneyti.is/media/Skyrslur/monetary-reform.pdf

    Almost all the money is created by commercial banks who practice fractional reserve banking. Thus the central bank has no control over the money supply which is also loaned into existence. The dramatic increase in money supply leads to an equal increase in debt.
    A report on necessary reforms has been commissioned by the Prime minister of Iceland.

    https://www.forsaetisraduneyti.is/media/Skyrslur/monetary-reform.pdf

    It is hoped to remove fractional reserve banking and move to sovereign money that is 100% backed by reserve. Debt will be dramatically reduced and the inflation rate become ZERO.

  38. Truthist

    .
    THE CIVIL SERPENTS HAVE F..KED EVE & ARE EATING THE APPLES … AGAIN.
    .
    .
    AND, THE CHAMPAGNE SOCIALISTS DIFFER IN OPINION.
    .
    Bernie Sanders would be delighted.
    David would be concerned.
    .
    Guess levity or sadness for one depends on whether or not one’s own millions in turnover will be contributing to the slithery & rude masters in disguise “eat + have” stroke pulled on the public once again.
    .
    .
    HEADING
    .
    Thursday 8 June 2017
    .
    ‘Nobody is doing high-fives’ – trade union plays down deal as public servants set for pay boost of up to 10 %
    .
    .
    http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/nobody-is-doing-highfives-trade-union-plays-down-deal-as-public-servants-set-for-pay-boost-of-up-to-10pc-35801910.html

  39. Britain First get aired in Poland.
    ————————————————————————
    We are pleased to say that our first official overseas trip to Poland was a great success.

    Britain First made the national news on all Polish TV channels and we forged solid friendships and alliances with patriot groups in the country.
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    Deputy leader Jayda Fransen gave a speech in the centre of Warsaw, the Polish capital, in front of a big crowd of Polish patriots and her speech was replayed on national TV.

    Over the next few months, Britain First will be visiting many countries across the West to cement new partnerships with patriots, not just in Europe but in North America and Australia.
    image
    Britain First as a movement is really taking off and our growing international links are a sure sign of this.

    I urge you to join Britain First today and help take our country back!

    —————————————————————————–

    • Truthist

      This economics-socio-politic-culturo blog, because of the overall focus of the host’s articles & the overall focus of the vast majority of the posters & readers, is ;
      .
      naturally a primarily “Ireland Isles” [ Irish State + North East of our Island ] focused blog with international awareness.
      .
      .
      And, obviously, any & every decent contributer here is expected by the Irish nation to be an Irish nationalist & not a moral coward as to investigating & revealing & discussing the full pertinent truth.
      .
      .
      U have posted about “Britain First” Political Party before.
      .
      .
      And, in response to what clearly to any reasonable reader is u effectively supporting & promoting it, I supply brief, but sufficient quality, evidence herein as to this militantly racist & offensive & obviously FREEMASON linked political party being ANTI “united + free” IRISH ISLES ;
      However, I am not saying that u urself are militant or racist or trying to be offensive or indeed a Freemason ;
      Rather, I believe that u are none of the above.
      .
      .
      I trust that u are simply naive & ignorant as to :
      .
      how true Irish people are
      .
      the Irish Isles
      .
      just how nasty this political party from over yonder in the British Isles is to the indigenous people of the Irish Isles .
      .
      inter alia
      .
      .
      ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
      .
      “The party was founded by Jim Dowson, a … campaigner linked to Ulster loyalist groups in Northern Ireland.”
      .
      .
      “The party’s structure is similar to that of Ulster loyalist groups in Northern Ireland, insofar as the group has a political wing backed up by a paramilitary action force (named “Britain First Defence Force”). The action force’s members assume titles such as “provost marshal”, and a document written by Jim Dowson said that “I have lived in the worst trouble spots of Belfast; I have had high powered machine gun fire rip bricks from my house and have been injured by grenade attack. Sometimes we had to defend our homes from the traditional enemy …”
      .
      .
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britain_First
      .
      .
      /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
      .
      .
      PRACTICALLY THE WHOLE WHACK OF THIS LINK FROM “BRITAIN FIRST POLITICAL PARTY” ITSELF ;
      .
      .
      http://www.britainfirst.tv/why-northern-ireland-has-never-been-part-of-a-united-ireland-disproving-the-lies-of-the-republicans-and-nationalists-by-paul-golding/

    • https://needtoknow.news/2017/06/poland/

      Poland’s domestic policy of rejection of Islamic immigrants, if I understand it correctly, seems totally inline with the policy proposed for Britain by Britain First. Perhaps that is why there was a positive reception in Poland for speeches in Warsaw by BF reps.

      • Polish Minister Ryszard Czarnecki defended his country’s refusal of Muslim migrants by saying that the only proven way to reduce Islamic terror attacks is to stop Muslim mass migration into the country.

        • You sound terrified Tony.

          • Not at all Adam. The writing on the wall at present is self evident. Recognition of what it implies is nothing else than acknowledgement of what is.
            There are various things that can be ascribed to different people but the opinion relates to personal experience and so is somewhat biased.
            I do not need to defend myself from allegations that are concocted and therefore only valid in the eye of the perpetrator of that allegation.
            The report above is of interest as it denotes a different response to a given situation. The question to ask is which is the correct behaviour? Neither? Both? one or the other in various degree?
            You are too busy attacking the messenger to look at the issues presented.

      • Truthist

        U say ;
        .
        “Poland’s domestic policy of rejection of Islamic immigrants, if I understand it correctly, seems totally inline with the policy proposed for Britain by Britain First.”
        .
        …………………………………………….
        .
        LOGICAL ANALYSIS OF WHAT U SAY
        .
        1.
        U understand Britain First’s policy of rejection of Islamic immigrants.
        .
        2.
        U are almost sure that ;
        .
        Poland’s domestic policy of rejection of Islamic immigrants
        .
        SEEMS TOTALLY IN-LINE WITH
        .
        Britain First’s policy of rejection of Islamic immigrants.
        .
        .
        i.e.
        .
        In ur understanding ;
        .
        1. SEEMS TOTALLY IN-LINE WITH 2.
        .
        ///////////////////////////////////////////////
        .
        QUICKLY VERY OBVIOUS TO ANY REASONABLE ADULT ;
        .
        Britain First political party are militantly offensive to Islamic immigrants & Islamic descendants
        .
        e.g.
        .
        entering Mosques so as to shout & generally be offensive
        .
        ………………………………………………
        .
        So, in trusting ur judgment to be ever so sound as …… sound money, we must conclude ;
        .
        Poland aims to be militantly offensive to Islamic immigrants & Islamic descendants
        .
        e.g.
        .
        entering Mosques so as to shout & generally be offensive
        .
        ……………………………………………….
        .
        Also, given that Britain First is clearly a very Freemason-linked party ;
        .
        ==>
        Britain First policy of rejection of Islamic immigrants is Freemason-linked.
        .
        ==>
        Poland’s domestic policy of rejection of Islamic immigrants
        ALMOST CERTAINLY CORRESPONDS WITH
        Freemason-linked policy of rejection of Islamic immigrants.
        ………………………………………….
        .
        As well as being against shouting in mosques,- I think that Poland & most Poles will feel very uncomfortable with ;
        Poland’s policy towards Islamic immigrants
        SEEMING TOTALLY IN-LINE WITH
        Freemason-linked policy of rejection of Islamic immigration.
        .
        Any Pole worth his salt would feel very uncomfortable of his country’s policy SEEMING TOTALLY IN-LINE WITH Freemason-linked policy.
        .
        And, especially any Pole that champions against the Bankster Scam Bundle & advocates proper solution, would be most uncomfortable of his country’s policy SEEMING TOTALLY IN-LINE WITH Freemason-linked policy.
        .
        Even more so, when they learn that this particular Freemason-linked political party are aggressively anti-Irish & anti-Irish Catholic,
        And, especially when the know that they are linked with the Loyalist-cum-Freemason Lodges in North East of our country.
        .
        U surely know that the Anti-Catholic inspired attacks by Loyalist-cum-Unionist-cum-Freemason gangs against Poles in the North East of Ireland — accounts of which are completely censored from being reported by the mains-stream Irish media & British media but which we know here about thanks to Grzegorz — would definitely be known by most Poles in the rest of our country & in Poland too ?
        Poles would be very aggrieved about that state of affairs, & have made it their business to quickly school themselves up about ALL Freemason-linked activity ;
        As if they do not learn from early in their teens very much about the nefarious impact of Freemason control of a country.
        .
        Such Poles would be very disappointed in some specialist on the Bankster Scam Bundle, & solution thereof, purporting to be Irish who
        .
        ” .. will say, he knows nothing of Freemasons except for the references in some novels and other commentary.”
        .

        • It is all your personal opinion and blather Truthist.
          You are becoming more vapid by the day. And that is just my opinion based on observable commentary. Grow up and get a life.

        • Grzegorz Kolodziej

          Poland is the o n l y country in Europe who has succesfully assimilated Muslim immigrants in the past:

          https://www.rferl.org/a/poland-lipka-tatars-coexistence/25059637.html

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipka_Tatars

          However, what he see now are not Muslim immigrants, but Muslim invaders.

          “entering Mosques so as to shout & generally be offensive” – yea, but isn’t it a REACTION to Shariaisation of Britain?
          After all, noone wants those mosques in Britain apart from Muslims themselves. Noone asked the Brits in the referendum if they want to have them either.
          If there was a referendum: “knowing that most Muslims want to introduce a Sharia law in Britain, would you be in favour of closing them all”, I suppose that 80% of Brits would vote “yes”.
          Do the Irish in the North have the right to shout at the loyalists, who came univited (well, actually before Cromwell they came
          i n v i t e d, and then it went arsways since then)?
          If yes, then so do those Britain Firsters…

          immigrate (v.)
          “to pass into a place as a new inhabitant or resident,”

          inhabitant – habitat; requentative of habere
          “to have, to hold, possess”.

          Native plants, animals, people h o l d their habitat, and immigrants come IN t h e i r habitat to permanently reside: not to deprive them of that holding.

          http://metro.co.uk/2016/07/13/campaign-to-ban-dogs-in-public-because-theyre-impure-6003993/

          If immigrants come into someone’s habitat and take over it, imposing their own laws, they are no longer immigrants: they are invaders.

          invade (v.) Look up invade at Dictionary.com
          “enter in a hostile manner,” late 15c., from Latin invadere “to go, come, or get into; enter violently, penetrate into as an enemy, assail, assault, make an attack on,”

          Like those fucking boats we should be shooting at like Australia, rather than pick them up 12 miles off the coast of Africa…

          P.S. M i n d you,
          Britain First may have their own agenda, but I’ve not time to write about it.

          Like
          Using Poles to fight the Jihadi problem that they themselves created.
          If they succeed – great.
          If they don’t – you can always blame the Poles again.

          A few years ago, they wanted to deport all Poles from Britain.
          Now, they want to keep them all in common fight against Jihad. Suddenly, they realised that patriotic Brits need patriotic Poles a lot, a lot more than patriotic Poles need patriotic Brits (like it was already in WWII).
          Did it take them so long to wise up, or…?

          How interesting that at the moment, some Poles go hand in hand with some Britons to Muslim districts – but only Poles get 7 years jail sentence, for bacon? While those hools who actually k i l l e d a Pole in a pack were let free?

          But
          Who is there to support in Britain?
          Say you are a Pole in the UK, and you want to vote: it’s a hard nut to crack, innit?
          Pro-terror Corbyn?
          Lying May who reduced police spending by 20% and depleted British coastal guards?
          UKiP, with a rabbi as one of their candidates, who burned a Bible in the middle of Manchester?

          Politics is rarely black and white.
          What is the lesser evil? It’s not always as easy to choose as you might think.

          • What Britain first agenda in Poland may be, who knows. I guess they will go anywhere they get recognition.
            If they become a political entity in Britain they may garner support. But because BF will be painted as semi Nazi right wingers most will shy away.
            If there is no politically acceptable solutions then the irritated, outraged will take to the streets in larger numbers. But as you point out the penalties are imposed disproportionately to favour the politically correct “ideals”.
            Then the authorities will be brewing the frustration that will lead to violence in the streets.
            That is just what the elites want. Harder restrictions will be imposed on all society and in the cause of sustaining law and order most freedoms as we know them will be eradicated.

  40. http://www.goldcore.com/ie/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/06/gold-prices-safe-haven-2017.jpg?x64374

    “Today there have been terrorist attacks in the Iranian parliament and at least seven people have been killed.”

  41. Deco

    UK Election results.

    It looks like Conservatives + DUP.

    Theresa May is in a tight corner. Her BREXIT negotiation aspect has tightened.

    This is also a problem for Ireland, because the Irish political have behaved like donkeys in the last 12 months.

    This is payback time. The Irish pro-EU establishment has engaged in all sorts of posturing concerning the future of the North, and has done everything possible to annoy the Unionists.

    Which will result in continued subvention of NI (despite the cost) and probably a harder Brexit than if the Tories had one on their own.

    The BREMAIN parties have been pummelled.

    It is unclear if the CONS+DUP can make Britain more competitive, which is the ultimate threat of Brexit, for the centralizers in Brussels, Berlin and Paris.

    I expect the EU to continue deluding themselves, about the difficulties faced by Theresa May, whilst ignoring the fact that they have been ignored.

    Ireland’s core interest is NOT NI, incidentally. There is nothing we can do about NI – except reignite a mess there.

    Ireland’s core interest is the success of the UK economy, and an end to the process of centralizing power in the EU.

    • Truthist

      AGREE !

      “Ireland’s core FOREIGN interest is the success of the UK economy, and an end to the process of centralizing power in the EU.”
      REDACTED BY TRUTHIST
      .
      .
      And, let’s try here on this blog to make it so by constructive discussion, followed by inspired positive action, to help :
      .
      the UK economy to be successful in a “wholesome way”
      .
      &
      .
      put an end to the process of centralizing of power in the EU
      .
      .
      The decent working class peoples of continental Europe would be very pleased with all that.
      .
      THIS IS WHAT BEING A “GOOD EUROPEAN” REALLY IS ;
      NOT, THAT CORRUPTED MANTRA FROM “OUR BETTERS” IN :
      GARRISON IRELAND OF EU
      HQ BRUSSELS OF EU

  42. Guy Verhofstadt, the European parliament’s Brexit representative, described the result as “yet another own goal – after Cameron now May”, adding: “I thought surrealism was a Belgian invention.”

  43. coldblow

    “No-one likes us, we don’t care.”

    I am surprised this story (my brother told me about it) has received so little attention. When the three Islamic knife-men reached the Black and Blue pub in Borough at the end of their rampage across London Bridge and smashed the door in 47-year-old (it’s a difficult age) Roy Larner, who had only had four pints, confronted one of them – “F*** you. I’m Millwall” – and then the other two joined in, wounding him eight times.

    “This happened in about 20 seconds. As I got them out of the Black and Blue the police were firing on them straight away. So for me to stop them getting to, hurting more people, and for them to be shot round me, er, I feel quite proud of myself to do what I did… I was determined not to let them [in?]. Determined. And glad – luckily they died round me, which was one of the best feelings ever.”

    “His proud mum Phyllis Larner (78) said, ‘Roy is quite nippy and lippy. He definitely wouldn’t back down from a fight. He wouldn’t care who it was or if they had a knife or a gun… I wasn’t shocked to be honest. He wouldn’t care who fronts him up. He will give as good as he gets.’ His friend Archie Weatherbrown has set up a petition for Roy to be given the George Cross.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAPySrHbdlU

  44. “”Part and parcel of American hegemony has always been trade and capital flows. Over the years this has culminated in Ireland doing $90bn (€80bn) of trade with the US every year. This is a phenomenal figure, particularly when you place it on top of the close to $400bn (€354bn) in US foreign investment here.”"

    The US has traded around the world with a major deficit occurring for a period of time that is extraordinary.
    ————————————————–
    United States Balance of Trade 1950-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar
    The goods and services deficit in the United States widened to USD 47.6 billion in April of 2017 from an upwardly revised USD 45.6 billion gap a month earlier and higher than market expectations of a USD 46.1 billion shortfall. Exports fell 0.3 percent to USD 190.98 billion, driven by lower sales of consumer goods and vehicles. Imports rose 0.8 percent to USD 238.6 billion, boosted by cellphones and capital goods. Balance of Trade in the United States averaged -13749.72 USD Million from 1950 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 1946 USD Million in June of 1975 and a record low of -67823 USD Million in August of 2006

    https://tradingeconomics.com/united-states/balance-of-trade

    ————————————————————–
    What sort of leadership is exhibited if the constant is to finance every venture with overwhelming debt. Imagine how long the welfare of your family would have lasted if your parents and grandparents acted with such profligacy.
    You would have no shelter, food or education. You probably would not even exist as survival would be in jeopardy.

    The US 70 years of average deficit means that the rest of the world had to extend the necessary credit. De Facto the US standard of living was financed by the rest of the world.

    Why would the rest of the world do this? How was it that the US provided sufficient collateral for such an extensive series of loans or borrowings.

    Firstly, the US had become extraordinarily rich having benefited from a longer period of “Real” wealth growth from the civil war to the beginning of the 20th Century. (Based upon a proper monetary system)

    Secondly, in 1913, the US was “gifted” with the Federal Reserve that allowed the creation of money based upon that accumulated wealth. By 1944 the US had become the World’s economic super power surpassing Britain and all other countries. The Bretton Woods agreement established the US dollar as the worlds reserve currency. Now all other countries would need US dollars to engage in the settlement process of world trading. The US proceeded to supply the world with the currency it now demanded.

    There was a downside. The supply of the US dollars to the world was restricted by the amount of wealth backing it as collateral. That wealth was exhibited as a stash of gold in excess of 20,000 tonnes and the US dollar was redeemable, at a set value, for this gold. The US ruled the world and went on a spending spree. Rather like the extended family spending the wealth of the now dead patriarch who was the one who had accumulated family wealth in the first place.

    As the excess spending of the US was redeemed by the cashing in of dollars for gold the amount of gold held by the US rapidly depleted and by 1971 was alleged to be merely 8200 tonnes.

    At this time Nixon reneged on the convertibility of the gold for the US dollar. This is called “going off the gold standard”. What in fact it was , was to go off any standard at all regarding money. The production of the US dollar was now no longer restricted as it was tied to nothing, there was no underlying value, no collateral. The currency was/is based on nothing to the present day. This allows the unlimited production of US dollars by the Federal Reserve for any reason or purpose.

    Basically the unlimited production of US dollars allows the US to buy whatever it wants whenever it feels like as long as the counterparty to the trade is willing to accept the US dollar in payment. As the US continued to buy more than it produces it is now further and further in debt to other nations. The other nations have accumulated huge amounts of currency in exchange for goods sold. These dollars are held as reserves by most countries of the world.

    As the US leads by example all other nations practice the same money printing practices. These native currencies are needed to buy the US dollars needed for world trade as despite its inflation the USD is still the reserve currency. All nations have now been lead by the US into indebtedness. Who are they all indebted to. It appears to be the banking cartel.

    These world wide debts are now so huge that they are physically unable to be paid off even if 100% of the world’s economic output were to be used for the redemption of the debt.

    This is the result of the leadership of the USA. Donald Trump appears to recognize this simple truth. He knows that the world is rapidly getting to the point where the rest of the world will no longer give the US credit. He knows that the US will not be able to rely on others to provide goods and services without being paid cash on delivery. He knows that the US dollar is in the nadir of its existence as a reserve currency. He knows that the US will have to rely upon itself for its own survival.

    I submit that the retraction of the US from unnecessary burdens will be better for the world and better for the US. The accumulated debt cannot be repaid and therefore will not be. There will be winners and losers. As it has been famously said, “It is our dollar but your problem”

    Trump may well prove to be the man of the hour and the saviour of the US. The rest of us will become as equally self interested as we also will not be able the ride the debt based gravy train and further. Trump will not be the saviour of the rest of the world.

  45. Grzegorz Kolodziej

    Oh – My – God! The Polish monthly I am writing for and its clubs (now active in many countries all over the world – including Taiwan and Australia, but in lion’s share in the UK, US, and – of course – Poland) have its annual convention in Warsaw in July, and we – as a rhetorical question, of course – asked President Donald Trump why not drop in to Warsaw that day (after all, he won in Michigan and Wisconsin thanks to our votes).
    But
    To our shock
    He tentatively accepted the invitation!

    • He will likely agree with the Polish Immigration policy. He will want to know how you do it without a wall??

      • Grzegorz Kolodziej

        1. No privileged treatment for one type of “refugees” (i.e. northern Africa, Pakis) over other refugees or immigrants (i.e. Ukrainians, or EU/Commonwealth citizens – more and more of them interested in Polish passports)
        2. If a “refugee” thinks that his welfare conditions – same as for Polish citizens, and in fact better – are nonetheless not as good in Germany and Sweden, we don’t force them to stay. Poland was the first European countries to invite Syrian refugees (apart from Greece and Italy, where they came uninvited), through the foundation “Estera”. 1,000 were invited to families via parished. They all left. In 2 weeks. Even though they were more safe in Poland than probably anywhere else in Europe. Well, fuck them: no love lost – you shouldn’t live in a country that you hate anyway.
        3. Poland is not a multi-civilisation society. Why do I say multicivilisation, and not-multiculture?
        Well, we have people of other c u l t u r e s (plenty of Ukrainians, Germans, French, English living in Poland; 10,000 Irish) but they accept w e s t e r n civilisation.
        It’s not even that they are mostly white – it’s not about the skin colour (after all, even the first Solidarnosc in the 1980 had one black man from Africa!), it’s that certain people will n e v e r assimilate, even in 3 generations, because they d o n ‘ t w a n t t o.

        It’s that Poland is culturally cohesive (rather than monoethnic). It’s a strenght, not a weakness.
        Everyone is welcome to come and participate on a equal basis, but noone is welcome to come and try to rule.
        Muslims know that since 1683.

        So it c a n be done without a wall.

        Sadly, there is one exception to this “no wall” miracle:

        Saudi Arabia is giving money – through mosques (they built 5 of them in Poland in cities still governed by Donald Tusk’s gang – so, unfortunately, also Warsaw) to some Jihadists to settle, so they are not dependent on obtaining an asylum status. This is still better than have a few millions of them like Germany or France, but potentially dangerous.
        The solution would be to ban entries for people from certain countries, but it’s too late (besides, even Trump wasn’t able to do that).

        In contrast, western societies (particularly in Europe) became complacent, obese and lost their courage, and finally their survival instinct. Britain was resisting this trend considerably longer than Germany or France, but they are catching up.
        They obviously didn’t have Plato at schools and his warning from the “Republic” that total democracy can – tthrough relativisation of all concepts – lead to anarchy, and anarchy always leads to terror – because in asociety where everything is relative, words have no meanings – and where there is no rational
        a r g u m e n t s, what wins is b r u t e FORCE: like Jihadists with their no-go zones.

        They confuse tolerance with “please come, impose your tribal laws in our country, rape our daughters, and let us pay for it”

        As for Italy, they would have no problem if they had balls. The solution is simple: s h o o t at the fucking boats like Australia does – don’t pump billions into smugglers Jihadi gangs. Did you hear anyone breaking diplomatic relations with Australia or even condemning them for it? Exactly…

        https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2001/10/refu-o13.html

        http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/11551870/EU-should-follow-Australias-example-and-send-back-migrant-boats-says-Tony-Abbott.html

        P.S. My warnings about terrorists winning the election in the UK, like they did in Spain after train bombing, unfortunately came true.
        Instead of voting for tougher measures, they voted for parties that want more of them terrorists.
        It’s a typical sign of a completely demoralised society at the last stage of collapse.
        Sadly, the Brits have no balls.
        And let noone tell me this is because they are tolerant and anti-discrimination: a Muslim who gatecrashed into a Polish church in the UK and poured a pint of beer over altar was release by the police with no consequences.
        2 Poles who threw some bacon in their mosques in revenge received a custodial sentence of 7 years in prison.

        I see no hope for Britain – their future is a Sharia law and one terror attack a week.

        http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/radicals-laugh-at-ireland-they-know-we-underestimate-the-terror-threat-deradicalised-muslim-35809771.html

  46. In some countries anti-Masonry is often related to antisemitism and anti-Zionism. For example, In 1980, the Iraqi legal and penal code was changed by Saddam Hussein’s ruling Ba’ath Party, making it a felony to “promote or acclaim Zionist principles, including Freemasonry, or who associate [themselves] with Zionist organisations”.

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