Wednesday, 12 June 2013
Rest in peace to an inspirational Irish Republican who has died at the age of 80. Ruairí Ó Brádaigh was a former Chief of Staff of the IRA, 32 County TD, President of Sinn Féin, later Republican Sinn Féin president and remained a committed Irish Republican up until his death.
Ruairí joined Sinn Féin in 1950 and the IRA in 1951. In 1955 he led an IRA raid on a British military base in Arborfield in England. He tool part in the IRA Border campaign in the Teeling column which attacked Derrylin RUC barracks in Fermanagh.
He was imprisoned by Free State authorities for fighting for Irish freedom and whilst in jail he was elected as an all Ireland T.D for Sinn Féin. He was then interned in the Curragh camp but escaped with his comrade Daithí Ó Conaill in 1958. He then became IRA Chief of Staff until 1959.
In 1970 when the Goulding leadership of Sinn Féin tried to move away from the Republican position and recognise Stormont, Leinster House and Westminister. Ruairí led a walk out and formed 'provisional' Sinn Féin and became president.
In 1986 when the Adams leadership voted on forming a free state party which would enter Leinster house Ruairí led a walk out of republican Sinn Féiners who refused to recognise the legitimacy of the Free State parliament. He became president of the republican Sinn Féin up until 2009 when he was succeeded by Des Dalton.
Ruairí Ó Brádaigh will go down in history as one of the greatest republicans Ireland has ever seen, who defended the sovereign Irish Republic from 'all enemies foreign and domestic' at different stages in his lifetime and a man who ''kept faith with the past and handed on a tradition to the future.''
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam ró-dílis. He stood by his oath to the Republic, while others took the Queen's shilling.
Thursday, 6 June 2013
There is much talk about the need for a United Front to combat the enemy. Unfortunately it seldom goes beyond talk. On the organised left, the unity only goes as far as fighting the organised right. On the organised right, the level of unity doesn't even go that far!
Why are we so keen to fight one another when the real enemy is thus wise allowed to go unopposed?
The entire Left-Right division is false. The real division is between those who fight for the destruction of free nations, and those who do not. To this end, Marxists and Capitalists find themselves as bed-fellows supporting internationalism. It does not matter in any real sense whether those who erode national sovereignty do so chanting slogans for the establishment of a global soviet of the proletariat, or for the destruction of barriers to free trade. The Marxist left may parrot slogans about immigrant rights, but the Capitalist right implements these slogans by flooding the West with immigrants in order to provide cheap labour and drive down wage demands. These people may think they are diametrically opposed, but they ultimately serve the same evil.
Anti-Marxist Socialists stand shoulder to shoulder with non-Capitalist Nationalists. Nationalists are motivated by a desire to do what is right for their own people; this is exactly what real Socialism is all about.
It is time to raise the Red Flag of Socialism in its true form; removing all the Marxist clutter which has been allowed to spoil it. As Socialists, we are true Nationalists. Our love of our people is such that we understand that internationalism means death to us all. The Marxist infiltrators have sought to misdirect us into supporting a universalism which cannot be anything but global servitude. The Red Flag has become associated with the International of the Talmudic scourge which took over Russia after the First World War; we need to restore it to its rightful place as a symbol of the unity of all the people of the nation, and a symbol of defiance against the international usurers who would enslave us all.
In Greece, we have the rise of the Golden Dawn. Golden Dawn is a Socialist movement, and those who call themselves Socialist but reject Golden Dawn, are liars; they are materialistic frauds hiding behind the Socialist banner, but happily rubbing shoulders with the internationalist bankers. Syriza supported the IMF bailout and the austerity measures which have driven Greeks to absolute poverty. The Socialists of Golden Dawn have repeatedly taken to the streets to feed the Greek people, whilst the Marxist Syriza has not only condemned this socialism in action, but has supported the very internationalists who created the disaster in the first place.
We need a real Unity - one that ignores the petty divisions of left and right, of Syndicalist, Socialist, Patriot, Protectionist, Third Positionist, etc. All who oppose internationalism must join together as one; united in purpose if not in organisation. The enemies of the natural order; the Capitalists, Marxists, Zionists, Jewish Supremacists may argue with one another, but fight as one where it counts - we need to do the same, and to kick all of these elements out of our organisations and ideologies. we are only losing because we are divided. United we are unstoppable.
Sunday, 2 June 2013
The use of the word National when describing true Socialism is superfluous. All true Socialism must be National. Likewise all who reject Internationalism with its decaying economics of Capitalism and Marxism cannot be anything but Socialist. Socialism is the beginning and the end. Do not be afraid to raise the banner high. We are Socialists, and all who claim to be anything but, are agents of the enemy.