Well, well, well, you take 6 months off and look what happens!
Home in the summer I took a step back from things. Partly out of a frustration at the lack of fight from people, but moreso out of a subconscious conviction that time would bring about the evolution needed.
I spent the time since then delving into older forces at play beneath these socio-political developments; megalithic monument alignment and intervisibility, placename etymology etc. I plan to post some of my findings, research and theories on the ‘Ireland of the Pharaohs’ thread.
But in the meantime, let us return to more temporal matters.
It is clear now that an astounding evolution is underway.
All that trapped energy we talked about last March is currently being released and there have been some precursors;
-the defeat for now of fracking in Northern Ireland, spearheaded by the community of Belcoo, County Fermanagh.
-The numerous county council motions against water charges.
-The recent acceleration in creative output and tactical diversification.
IRISH WATER IS NOT THE KEY ISSUE, IT IS MERELY A VEHICLE FOR HITHERTO-SUPPRESSED GRIEVANCES AGAINST NOT JUST THE IRISH POLITICAL SYSTEM BUT ALSO THE WIDER EUROPEAN AND GLOBAL(IST) POWER STRUCTURES.
The beautiful irony is that Irish Water is acting as an allegory for an unstoppable force, a river of resistance and stream of consciousness insurrection.
If ANY Irish Government pushes these water charges, they are finished.
The Irish people can sense their power since September 2014 and they are not backing down until the water charges are abolished.
And having had a taste of power it won’t end there…
This spontaneous, decentralized and non-hierarchical movement will then turn its attention to the bank bailout, natural resources, relationship with the EU, the electoral and political system, monetary policy etc. regardless of the electoral cycle or party-political system.
And tomorrow will be only the beginning.
An increasingly out-of –touch government will try to ignore, belittle and spin another MASSIVE TURNOUT.
Meanwhile, history will continue to resonate in the form of a mass boycott of water bills come April 1st 2015.
In the meantime, let’s sit back and enjoy the buildup to the show...
It's good to be back!
P.S. There are so many good videos I could post but this is my favourite at the moment.
It features an old Galway acquaintance of mine, Aindreas deStaic a.s.a 'Schtacks' on fiddle. I remember being hugged by him at Shannon Airport in 2003, dressed as an Afghan and trying to shoot down a Garda helicopter with a trombone...
48,000 youtube hits in 5 days!
_________________ 'Essayons de ne pas rire avant la fin d'Hamlet'-'Let us try not to laugh before the end of Hamlet'- Pierre Desproges.
Strange week. Managed to piss off a tonne of people due to saying that in times when people are feeling a little revolutionary and justly so, not least due to the fact that a small minority of police have been physically violent, it would be wise to be extra protective of kids at the stationary part of Wednesay’s march, since ... ... might be ‘anxiety-making’.
Anyway, I been studying 1916 like a motherfucker for a good few weeks now. Christ. Between it and what Hugo said, I asked myself why am I so angry. I said also, how come so many other people are angry. I seem to be as angry as everyone, I mean. I figured its because I didn’t feel like there was anything I could do so I was frustrated. Feeling like all I could do was write, which is what I do anyway.
But studying 1916 and what Hugo said and all, made me understand something which I feel really happy about. He won’t know why I understand it because of him, he and 1916 just got me understanding something which was enormous to me.
The problem in Ireland is that the Proclamation is not honoured. Paragraphs three and four, i knew that. But I hadn’t understood the cause of all problems is the fact that there isn’t an entire country called Ireland, which belongs to and is run by all the people who live in all of it.
When I was growing up the situation in Ireland was so violent most of us weren’t able to even begin to look at our history because the present was so fucking horrible, we didn’t have time.
I’m ignorant and uneducated. But that aint a crime. To have a heart that cares is what matters. And I’m gonna set about educating myself and helping, instead of feeling powerless.
I reckon tonnes of people must be doing exactly the same thing now, for the first time, even though they’re my age.
Anyway… big week. good results. Stood for kids. Listened to Hugo. Studied 1916 some more. Understood they did it so we could vote and learned I wanna get involved in making their dreams come true. A nice country that gives an equal shit about everyone in it and doesn’t discriminate for any reason and shares the wealth equally.
It could actually happen. thats so exciting : )
Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:00 am Post subject: Update 19.01.2015
Thought I'd update ye on the year so far, with a few musings thrown in for good measure.
It’s now clear that the Royal Dutch Shell operation in Mayo from 1999 onwards is a policing experiment, now being rolled out across the country. The ‘Power behind the Throne’ chose an isolated sub-region to impose a private fiefdom and is now implementing that model nationwide.
Want proof? Have a look at what's been happening in Wicklow in the past week-
There's also a deeper game being played out here. The psychopaths behind Irish Water WANT a divide between the people and the Gardaí. With that in mind, you have to very careful watching videos, so as not to be played. There are human beings and Irish people under those uniforms... Dehumanisation is the ultimate goal.
Oh and yes, I will be keeping a close eye on Wicklow, it is O'Toole country after all...
Up in Viking Dublin (another BIG synchronicity for me), a further new experiment in under way.
Formed 2011, interestingly, non?
Specialises in surveillance, evidence gathering among other things.
They run training courses on counter surveillance and provide security for court appearances. Last week their website stated that they use ex-military personnel but that has been scrubbed.
Elsewhere, more evidence of systemic corruption is being presented, a sobering 33 minutes this one-
"Less than 72 hours after posting this video, Joe reported that up to 20 Gardai and a number of detectives in riot gear stormed his house while Joe and his family were still in bed. No warrant was shown. Joe was handcuffed. His wife and elderly father were directed to co-operate - "or else!" All Joe's computers, phones, files and documents were seized - as well as those of his family. Joe was taken to the barracks and charged with obstructing a search warrant - despite no warrant having ever been shown - and no personal 'obstruction' on the part of Joe or his family having taken place!’’
You see folks, the State has not just attacked the people, it has attacked the land.
And through that, something much deeper than it can comprehend, namely the spirit of the country, the underlying psyche that is cast in stone. The energies that they are toying with are ancient and more powerful than any bureaucratic or legalistic artifice. Beware not just the risen people, beware the very ground under your feet…
And so it is appropriate at this juncture that we turn our attention to County Louth-
03:53 Fellow BFN interviewee Finbar Markey in action-
‘The people of the 1870s didn’t have an arse in their trousers, they didn’t have a penny in their pocket, just like us but they did it and they did it with no internet, and they did it with no cars or anything like that…’
So that’s it so far for 2015, a year that has a nice ring to it and the first one to merit the ‘twenty’ rather than the ‘two thousand and’. Yep, it’s time to accelerate into the 21st century at last, good people.
With that in mind I just booked my flights yesterday- 8 weeks in the summer and this one is going to eclipse 2013… Oh yeah and if any one can find the original 'Ireland of the Pharaohs thread let me know cause the research is coming along nicely, closest I can get is this-
It's not quite the 'Revolution' yet, but finally... one people in one nation
have elected a government prepared to tell the international banksters
to Fuck Off.
The new Greek finance minister giving the bankers the bad news is Yanis
Varoufakis - whose writing I have posted here on BFN. He's not someone
with a particularly radical view of economics, more's the pity.
Except in the area of: "being bled dry by parasitic bankers."
In that area he and his party have wonderfully radical views!
The new leftwing Greek government and the man overseeing its bailout operation – the eurozone’s finance chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem – met for the first time in Athens on Friday, and it was a difficult encounter.
Having paid his respects to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Dijsselbloem entered the lion’s den – the Finance Ministry to confront his nemesis.
There, during a one hour meeting, the Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis told the Eurogroup President in no uncertain terms the country is done cooperating with its bailout lenders, the so-called troika of the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and the European Central Bank.
Afterwards at a tense news conference Dijsselbloem tried reasoning:
He said: “It is of the utmost importance that Greece remains on a path of recovery. This requires commitments to reform process and to fiscal sustainability. Taking unilateral steps or ignoring previous arrangements is not the way forward.”
Varoufakis was having none of that. He accused the troika of trying “to implement an anti-European programme,” adding “We see no purpose in cooperating with this tripartite committee that the European Parliament has criticised as being built on a rotten structure.”
Varoufakis said he had assured Dijsselbloem that Athens planned to implement reforms to make the economy more competitive and have balanced budgets but that it would not accept a “self-fed crisis” of deflation and non-viable debt.
The news conference ended with an awkward handshake, after which Dijsselbloem headed back to Brussels, not looking at all happy and with apparently no idea what the Greeks will do next to find money to cover around 10 billion euros in debt repayments this summer.
In Athens euronews correspondent Symela Touchtidou concluded: “Since 2010 Greece has received dozens of visits from the troika, as the Greek bailout programme was implemented. Now the new finance minister has firmly declared that those visits belong to the past.”
Investors were not comforted and the main Athens stock market ended the day down 1.59 percent.
Good reporting as always Fintan, I do wonder though if this popular sentiment will be harnessed by the PTB to destroy Greece.
Right wing extremists will potentially solidify in opposition to Syriza leading eventually to conflict and with some 'external' support conflict may occur leading to partial if not all out civil war in the coming years.
Would be a great 'peacekeeping' mission for an EU led 'defence' force...
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