British Conservative-Irish terrorist coalition, parody song


This satiric music video from Britain is called Dr May (feat. Snoop DUP) – “The Next Episode”.

It is a parody of the song The Next Episode, by United States rappers Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg.

The parody video says about itself:

12 June 2017

A classic G-funk anthem celebrating the coalition between Theresa May’s Conservatives and the DUP.

LYRICS:

Na na na na na
It’s the motherfucking DUP
(Snoop DUP!)
Na na na na na
You know we’re mobbing with the Tory party

Snoop DUP, we be burning shit up
UVF, UDA, we be blowing shit up
No wait, actually, we’re NOT blowing shit up
We’re a legitimate organisation
Snoop DUP signing up to a coalition
Arlene, Snoop Dodds, Sir Jeffrey Donaldson
Ian Paisley and all the Orangemen
We’re socially conservative and now we’re in government
Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster, ripping it up
Getting whorey with the Tories, now you’re living with DUP
Don’t be getting an abortion, don’t do anything gay
But if you do, get on your knees and fucking well pray
DUP, Tories reigniting the Troubles
Loud bang as we burst your liberal bubbles
Paramilitary violence is okay with us
If you’re Catholic, stay the fuck away from Carrickfergus

Na na na na na
It’s the motherfucking M-A-Y
(Theresa May, motherfuckers!)
Na na na na na

You know I’m mobbing with the DUP guys
We need a government that’s strong and stabilised
So we struck a deal for confidence and supplies
Brexit donation came from someone in disguise
Could be the Saudis ‘cause they are such key allies
They helped the Leave campaign get advertised
But not in front of Northern Irish eyes
Now my Brexit mandate is compromised
‘Cause Lynton Crosby filled my campaign with lies
It used to work, but then the public got wise
To the overarching PR exercise
And all the while, lefties mobilised
Now Boris Johnson’s got his eyes on the prize
Standing next to Lord Buckethead in Maidenhead
Watching swathes of the country get painted red
I felt smaller than Donald Trump’s chode
And I realised that it’s the next episode

Snoop DUP and May
Coalition on a mission for Brexit
We’re Snoop DUP and May
Keep the progressive alliance at bay
We’re Snoop DUP and May
Fuck the Good Friday Agreement
We’re Snoop DUP and May
Hope you’re ready for the next episode

We’re DUP and May!

Skellig Michael island, Ireland


This video says about itself:

2 June 2017

Over seven miles off the Irish coast lie the sea crags of Skellig Michael, a breathtaking island once home to a community of reclusive monks. More recently, a different kind of hermit used it as his fictitious home: Luke Skywalker.

The video does not mention the many seabirds of Skellig Michael. When I was there long ago, puffins nested along the footpath. There were razorbills and guillemots. On the other Skellig island, Little Skellig, many gannets nest.

Gay prime minister in Ireland?


This video from Ireland says about itself:

Nov 18, 2012 by Trade Union TV Ireland

March to protest the horrific state of affairs as it stands in Ireland, where Savita Halappanavar in the year 2012 in an Irish hospital died suffering and in pain after being denied an abortion she and her husband repeatedly requested.

Enough is enough. No more women can die.

From the Garden of Remembrance to the Dáil, where we will hold a candlelight vigil in conjunction with Galway Pro-Choice to grieve Savita’s unnecessary death. Bring a candle to light to mark her loss.

We will have one speaker at the Garden of Remembrance to start our protest then we’ll march to the Dáil and at 5pm we will light our candles in solidarity with the vigil taking place then in Galway.

Video © Paula Geraghty

Translated from Dutch NOS TV, 2 June 2017:

Conservative Ireland gets homosexual Prime Minister with migration background

Ireland is likely to get a gay premier: Leo Varadkar, son of an immigrant from India. He is open about his homosexuality.

Varadkar was officially appointed party leader of the ruling party Fine Gael and is likely to take over as prime minister soon. He is a politician from the right wing of the center-right party.

His predecessor Enda Kenny announced his resignation last month. Kenny received a lot of criticism in recent months. He was, eg, involved in a scandal within the police.

Gay minister

Varadkar was a doctor and minister of health care. He told openly in 2015 about his homosexuality, during the campaign of a referendum about equal marriage. He received much praise for that.

The choice for Varadkar as the new party leader is remarkable in mainly Catholic Ireland. According to various media, this is a sign of modernization and liberalization in the country.

However, it is not expected that he will be a liberal on all issues. Thus he indicated that he believes that abortion can not be a free choice for a woman.

Likewise, that women can now become Prime Minister in Britain is progress. However, when these women are Margaret Thatcher or Theresa May, that is not much progress in practice.

If Donald Trump would be replaced as president by Kellyanne Conway or Ann Coulter, then that would be the first ever woman president in the USA. However, I doubt whether it would be much, if any, progress in practice; including for women.

If Donald Trump would be replaced as president by Peter Thiel, then that would be the first ever gay president in the USA. However, Thiel is a right-winger who opposes the right of women to vote (like Ann Coulter).

If Donald Trump would be replaced as president by Milo Yiannopoulos, then that would be the first ever gay president in the USA. However, Milo Yiannopoulos is a right-wing racist in a child abuse scandal. Very probably, this would not mean progress, including for LGBTQ people.

Swifts in Ireland, video


This video says about itself:

12 May 2017

The Swift is one of Ireland‘s most special migrant birds, visiting Irish towns and cities for just three months each summer to nest and raise their chicks. The rest of lives of the Swifts breeding in Ireland are spent entirely on the wing, high in the skies of Africa.

British Conservative anti-Irish racism


This video from Britain says about itself:

Elaine on First Dates Channel 4 (Feb 2017) – “No Blacks, No Dogs, No Irish

Jamaican-born Elaine recalls the shared racism that the Black and Irish communities experienced in London in the early 1960s.

By Felicity Collier in Britain:

Tory councillor suspended after bigoted Eurovision tweet

Monday 15th May 2015

A TORY councillor has been suspended for six months following racist tweets he made about Irish people during Saturday night’s Eurovision Song Contest.

Warwickshire councillor Nick Harrington, who is also a magistrate on the Coventry & Warwickshire bench, tweeted at about 11.15pm: “Thanks Ireland. You can keep your f’king gypsies! Hard border coming folks!”

His outburst was in response to Ireland choosing to not give Britain any points in the cheesy competition.

He also retweeted an offensive post featuring a photo of shadow home secretary Diane Abbott [who is of African ancestry].

Originally posted by a user called @SuperOldHolborn, it read: “One hundred and eleventy seven points to the glorious socialist utopia of Mogadishu West.”

Twitter users called for Mr Harrington to delete his account, which he did yesterday morning, while others invited him to resign.

By noon leader of Warwick District Council Andrew Mobbs announced that Mr Harrington had been suspended with immediate effect and that an investigation into his behaviour would be launched.

Mr Mobbs said: “I am appalled at the comments. There is no defending such behaviour.”

On Twitter, there was mass condemnation of his offensive posts.

Irish Communities, Culture and Equality Minister Aodhán Ó Riordáin sent a message to British Prime Minister Theresa May asking: “Can we assume he will be expelled for this outburst? “Is this why Conservatives are gobbling up Ukip votes? Disgusting racist tweet from a Tory councillor.”

Twitter user Conor O’Carroll responded to Mr Harrington: “You are a perfect Tory. A nasty bigot that drops his guard when he’s pissed and makes a fool of himself. You believe every word you said.”

The Irish Mirror reported that the incident had been referred to the police. Mr Harrington did not respond to phone calls from the Star.

A TORY councillor has been suspended over a retweet that compared shadow home secretary Diane Abbott to an ape wearing lipstick, it was revealed yesterday: here.

New museum exhibit explores science of racism. ‘Us and Them’ examines why prejudice persists, By Laura Spinney, 8:00am, May 14, 2017: here.

Theresa May orders Tory MP to be suspended after using N-word. Anne Marie Morris, the MP for Newton Abbot, recorded casually using term at East India Club in London: here.

Roman Catholic babies’ mass grave scandal in Ireland


This video says about itself:

“They were babies” – remains found in Irish church home’s sewers confirmed as human

4 March 2017

A significant amount of remains found in the sewers of a former church-run home for unmarried mothers in Ireland have been confirmed as human.

The remains, found in a disused sewer in the town of Tuam in western Ireland, are said to range from newborns to three-year-old toddlers.

The revelation follows decades of rumours and suspicion that hundreds of infants were buried in a mass grave at the site.

A government-ordered commission began test excavations in October 2014.

Read more here.

By Pauline Murphy:

A scandal that lay secret for too long

Saturday 25th March 2017

Why did no-one listen to the early warning voices about the cover-up of mass child graves at Bon Secours in Co Galway, asks PAULINE MURPHY

FOR decades, there had been mumblings about a mass grave bursting with the bones of children on the site of a religious-run mother and baby home in the west of Ireland.

In recent weeks those age-old mumblings were translated into fact.

Over the course of several decades, hundreds of deceased children had been discarded by the Bons Secours religious order in Tuam, Co Galway, and but for the incessant and fearless work of local historian Catherine Corless who uncovered the truth, it would have remained buried.

This 10 March 2017 video from Ireland is called A well deserved standing ovation for Tuam Babies Historian Catherine Corless.

These children, who died from a variety of causes, were the offspring of “fallen women” — a term which is alien to most people in today’s society.

In the Ireland of the past, a woman who had a child “out of of wedlock” was considered a wicked being, someone who brought shame on their family and parish.

The Catholic church, which wielded an iron fist over Irish society, would suggest the best place for these women was a mother and baby home where they could give birth to their “bastard” child.

Once the child was born it was tagged for adoption and more often than not it was given up for adoption to the highest bidder, usually in the US.

While many survived, many more did not, as is the case with the horror story which unfolded in Tuam.

An inquiry will now be set up to dig deeper into the rotten core of these religious-run homes which were scattered across the country.

Now that the church has lost its powerful position in Irish society, we are free to question the dark deeds carried out by religious orders in places such as the Tuam mother and baby home.

We may think that people cowered under the cruel society the church lorded over, but there are a few who did challenge the church and its harsh regime against ordinary Irish people.

The Irish Workers Voice was the newspaper of the Communist Party of Ireland in the 1930s and in its May 4 issue of 1935 it carried a report with the headline: “We demand an open inquiry into the scandal of Artane tragedy.”

It detailed the killing of a teenager by a so-called holy man in the Dublin industrial school of Artane.

The church-run mother and baby homes were set up to cage Irish women who stepped out of line while the purpose of the religious-run industrial schools was to keep “wayward” youngsters and “unwanted” orphans out of Irish society.

The report was based on an interview the father of the dead youngster gave to the left-wing publication.

Fifty-five-year-old Dubliner Patrick Byrne described how he saw the body of his 15-year-old son laid out in the hospital mortuary: “I saw my boy on Holy Thursday when he was lying dead at the Mater hospital. I lifted the shroud and his ribs and whole side were black and blue and his jaw was discloured.”

John Byrne had been playing football in the yard of the Artane industrial school when the ball accidentally hit the master, Brother Cornelius Lynch, who then turned on young Byrne and gave him an merciless beating.

The boy lingered for days after his beating at the hands of the schoolmaster before succumbing to death.

A hasty inquest was carried out by the school medical officer Dr Murphy who concluded that the cause of the youth’s death could not be determined.

Other boys in the schoolyard had witnessed the master beat the life out of their friend and John’s father was convinced his son had indeed died due to the harsh treatment he received at Artane, but nothing was ever done about it.

In the same report in the Irish Workers Voice newspaper, the father of the dead boy stated that his son’s body son was taken away by the church authorities and buried.

The grieving father never saw his son in his coffin and remarked to the newspaper: “There is something terrible and strange about it all, I’m not even sure if I buried my own son.”

The same report states that the death of John Byrne was not the first in the religious-run school that occurred under suspicious circumstances.

The report ended with the call for an inquiry: “No whitewashing but a free and full inquiry to reveal the facts.”

Those who challenged the church in such ways like this report in a left-wing publication were considered enemies of the state, they were seen as a threat to the power held by the church in a society crippled by conservative hands.

Now we look back and consider that these “subversives” were not the enemy, they were the brave few who did speak out against the authoritarian role of the church in Ireland.

In today’s Irish society we should take inspiration from them because the Catholic church chained the soul of this country, now it’s up to this generation to break the last few links of those rusty chains.