Thursday, 31 December 2015

A Very British Moral Compass

01: British citizens must stop pleading ignorance of their true history and confront the fact, too many of them promote the gross and offensive deception that the British empire merely "brought democracy and civilisation to the world". Truth is, its most significant legacy is the grave terror and misery it inflicted on a great many nations. And, alas, the Irish nation especially know this to be true and they know and never forget their history.

02: In his 2012 article exploring the prevailing British mind-set and value system, George Monbiot posited: 'Deny the British Empire's crimes? No, we ignore them. New evidence of British colonial atrocities has not changed our national ability to disregard it'.

'If it is necessary sometimes to lie to others, it is always despicable to lie to oneself' - William Maugham

Owning Your Heritage

03: It's time British people meaningfully acknowledged the inhumanity underpinning the fact, the British Empire invaded 9 out of 10 of the world's countries and is the worst terrorist entity the world has known. A very conservative estimate of its colonial killing spree ranges from a 180-240 million (if one includes the lowest count of its deliberate starvation programmes etc). During these endeavours the British state built-up an inglorious legacy of debasing, enslaving, torturing and slaughtering civilians and assassinating political opponents in pursuit of its colonial objectives. This it did across its colonies in Ireland, India, China, America, Africa, through to Egypt, Iraq 1920's, Palestine 1930's, Malaya 1948-60, Cyprus 1950's, Kenya 1950's, Cameroon 1960's, Malaysia 1965-66, Aden 1960's etc – the must-read books on this barbarous legacy are Cruel Britannia by Ian Cobain and Web Of Deceit by Mark Curtis, plus Anne Cadwallader's Lethal Allies on British state terrorism in Ireland.

'History informs the present and from it we learn our mores as a society' - Ciarán MacAirt (Author)

Slaves & Enslavement

04: Ireland is the only country in Europe to have a smaller population today than it had in the 1800's, and this is due to the evils inflicted upon it by the British state. History books provide reams of evidence of the utterly depraved extent to which a foreign British colonial state strove to erase the existence of a uniquely Irish people in Ireland: stealing our land; banning education of the Irish; outlawing our native language, culture and religion, and; forcibly transporting resistant Irish into bonded slavery known as Indentured Servitude and often quite literally working them to death.

The 18th century Parliamentarian Edmund Burke aptly summed-up the British sustained programme of ill-treatment of the native Irish: 'a machine of wise and elaborate contrivance, as well fitted for the oppression, impoverishment and degradation of a people, and the debasement in them of human nature itself, as ever proceeded from the perverted ingenuity of man'.
Soldier’s Demand: 'Fellow soldiers... Oh! the ocean of blood that we are guilty of! Oh! how these deadly sins of ours do torment our consciences! What have we to do in Ireland, to fight and murder a people and a nation which have done us no harm...?' - Oliver Cromwell’s New Model Army Leveller troopers

Land Of Saints & Scholars

05: Look beyond the propaganda the British state and British Colonists promote(d) about the Irish nation and Ireland:-

i) Firstly, Ireland had a long lineage of Kings far beyond our renowned Brian Bóru in 1002 and Ruaidri Ua Conchobair in 1166. Back then, we Irish had a regional quasi-democratic leadership process and annual national assemblies, awe-inspiring egalitarian Brehon Laws according equal citizenship to all - women had equal divorce rights and all citizens had personal autonomy, land and property rights aswell as a right to sue their Tanist (Chieftain/Lord Mayor?), Rí Ruirech (Governor/Prince/Petty King?) and Bunaid Cach Cinn (the nation's King /Taoiseach/Prime Minister?). Notably, Ireland's Brehon Laws were first documented in the 7th century but orally taught a millennium before the 1215 Magna Carta introduced to protect only British society elites.

ii) Secondly- in addition to the above and below, the Irish nation had our own unique culture; Gaeilge/Irish language, Alphabet, Gaelic sports, music, dance, dresswear, our own literature, poetry, arts and crafts.

iii) Thirdly, Ireland produced many scholars and from the 5th century many travelled the world spreading knowledge and establishing learning centres (watch 'How Irish Celts Saved Uncivilised Britain' during the dark ages).

iv) Fourthly, the morally corrupt English crown began its interference in Ireland in the 12th century when it sent its mercenary Richard de Clare to assist Leinster's Rí Ruirech (petty King/Governor) Diarmaid Mac Murchadha to overthrow Ireland's King Ruaidri Ua Conchobair. Thereafter, the English crown sought to subvert Irish Brehon law and impose its foreign colonial rule over the whole of Ireland and effectively achieved this by the 17th century.

v) Fifthly - though most importantly, by the time a foreign British state imposed partition at gunpoint in 1921 it had almost halved Ireland's 8 million population. This it did using various wicked schemes; Penal Laws, plantations of Ireland, ethnic cleansing, starvation, slavery, transportation, and demonisation of the Irish in our (previously known as) 'land of Saints and Scholars' homeland.

'Britain's governments and civil service have been engaged in the greatest identity fraud of all time - the dishonest and manufactured creation of our understanding of the British nation, our history and our culture' - Ian Cobain
"…there is no nation of people under the sun that doth love equal and indifferent justice better than the Irish…" - Sir John Davies (17th century Attorney General under English King James I)

Past Present Future

06: The genesis of the 32 year long conflict which erupted in 1969 is the undemocratic creation of the NI colony statelet in 1920 and that remains the root cause of our strife and undermines building a stable future. The British Government knew it was handing the reins of power over to a cabal of regressive, unBritish Unionist/Colonialist bigots harking back to a 17th century era. It was most certainly not unaware that these bigots promptly set about institutionally discriminating against and sometimes murderously mistreating the native Irish population during the period 1920-69, until outrage by the Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) and others eventually obliged the British Government to directly intervene... sadly it didn't do so with fairness and impartiality as its primary objectives.

P.s Do read my blog post: The Root Of All Evil In N Ireland Colony

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