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The Incompetent Authoritarianism Of The Irish State

The Incompetent Authoritarianism Of The Irish State
On the curiously incompetent Irish State and the Empire's Celtic Problem

Readers will no doubt be aware of the recent migrant stabbing spree in Ireland that resulted in fiery but peaceful scenes erupting on the streets of the capital, Dublin. The following day I went in search of ‘‘takes’’ that people were putting out there to give their spin on events. People in closer proximity to this publication such as John Carter and The Prudentialist were fast out of the gates with articles infinitely superior to anything the mainstream had to offer. But then again, what even was the mainstream response to a migrant stabbing kids on the streets of Dublin resulting in angry demonstrations? Searching the YouTube algorithm inevitably led me to an interview the detestable leftist Owen Jones had just conducted with a female Irish journalist.

You can watch Jones’s interview here (don’t bother) but it’s hardly necessary because here is my own condensed version of it:

Jones: In Britain, we have a far-right media and press, tabloids, who stoke the fears and resentment of stupid white people. Is there an Irish version of this?

Irish Journo: Not really.

Jones: Hmm I’m just interested in why there’s such an upturn in Irish Fascism and far-right ideology. In Britain, we also have far-right figures such as Tommy Robinson and Nigel Farage, Suella Braverman, all causing hate and division. Are there such figures in Ireland?

Irish Journo: Not really, nah.

Jones: Really makes you wonder why so many Irish people are turning to race hate then doesn’t it?

Irish Journo: It’s complex, we have a chronic lack of housing and economic issues, and Dublin in particular has seen a massive increase in street crime and social tensions.

Jones: Really makes you wonder.

The problem Jones and the Irish journalist faced was that the Irish people had been boot-stamped into Globohomo in extremis without so much as a consultation or wish you well from their political class. Of course, we in the United Kingdom have suffered the exact same fate but over a far longer time period. As noted in a recent article, in Britain the astroturf is so high and dense that you have to enter political discourse with a psychological scythe at the ready to hack through it all. In Britain the narrative booby-traps and politically incorrect boulders were all set in place long ago, carefully awaiting the arrival of those who stray off the permitted terrain of discussion. A giant bureaucracy quietly and incessantly whirs away giving nips and tucks to public attitudes while gaming out ahead of time the ramifications of the State’s own policies. If a gaggle of foreign crazies starts going full Akbar on Oxford Street you can rest assured that not only has the armed response and body count been gamed out, but so too has the public response — down to the hearts and candles your old school friends will adorn on Facebook.

In Ireland, not so much, at least that’s how it seems to me from the outside.

The British State has presided over the largest Empire in world history, as such, there’s a phenomenal amount of accrued knowledge on how to deal with restless natives and upstart political movements. Again, in Ireland not so much.

Nevertheless, to embark on the wholesale replacement of a native people requires a lot from the State and the Irish State seems to be making it up on the fly. Perhaps this explains why Ireland has an astonishing 30,000 NGOs in operation across the Emerald Isle — for a population of just 5 Million.

If Britain is a labyrinth of astroturf and false opposition, psychological trickery, and populism peddled by Think Tank and Winston Churchill impersonators, then Ireland seems relatively lean and shorn of such decorations and baubles. The lines being demarcated are clear and crisply visible — the Irish Government is at war with the Irish people. However, in terms of treating its own population with hatred and contempt, the Irish State appears to be a debutante to the ball compared with its Anglo counterpart.

Consider, for example, the implementation of Hate Speech laws. Hate Speech laws in the UK were sold by Tony Blair as a means by which Islamic extremists in Mosques could be shut down. That is to say, they were pitched to the right of the political spectrum. It was only later that British patriots felt the censorious rusty pliers around their tongues. The Irish approach was to ram through the most draconian Hate Speech legislation in the Western World while simultaneously planting busloads of migrant men in small communities in the dark of night. The Irish Government was akin to Wile E Coyote frantically setting down the rails of gagging the public before the freight train of their own policies caught up with them.

The Green Party’s Pauline O’Reilly gave a speech in the Irish Seanad justifying the incoming censorship on the grounds that it is for the ‘‘Common Good’’. Which is convenient but begs the question as to the nature of the common good and its relation to the Irish people. Is it in the common good of the Irish people to be reduced to a minority in their own country? Here of course the central split is revealed once more, censorship is certainly for the ‘‘Common Good’’ of bureaucrats at war with their own population, but obviously not for those who oppose those very bureaucrats. The very idea of a common good in this context negates the right of Irish people to have a homeland and replaces a nation of blood with a communistic blank-slate economic zone of consumers with ethnic and religious identities as add-ons.

It is the seeming lack of a coherent containment industrial complex and Pied Piper populist figures that so vexes the situation in Ireland. You either agree with the Globalist abolition of the people and their land, or you don’t. This is in stark contrast to Britain with our deification of liberalistic ‘‘values’’ and cathartic headlines of migrant hordes in the Daily Mail that serve only to drip Rohypnol into our collective beer glass. When Owen Jones referred to the far-right press in the UK he wasn’t entirely incorrect from his perspective, but what he did not mention is that that same tangled web of media outlets and figureheads serve also to absorb all energy like a shock absorption system on a car that prevents the worst of the bumps from being felt in the spine and neck. In Ireland, they just have to grit their teeth as they hit pothole after pothole.

In the aftermath of the Dublin riots, MMA superstar Conor McGregor repeatedly lambasted the Irish Government’s mendacity and duplicitous attitudes toward migration and the well-being of the Irish people. Consider for a second how the Irish political class could have dealt with this problem from their own perspective. An enormously popular folk hero in the making excoriating them for their policies that have resulted in bloodshed. The smart move would surely have been to distance themselves from the growing dissent and increasingly incendiary rhetoric by acknowledging everyone had their right to an opinion but they had the responsibility to ensure everyone’s safety and keep their calm.

Instead, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced that yet another wave of censorship would be deployed to further smother the populace, blamed the far right, and weirdly addressed Irish men directly and told them they were the real danger and that their wives and daughters thought so too(!)

As if that wasn’t enough, it was then announced that Conor McGregor himself would be investigated for Hate Speech. Thus, the Irish State has signaled explicitly in true Schmittian form who its friends and enemies are while also picking a fight with an immensely popular ‘‘voice of the people’’ who has the support, resources, and financial backing to put up a decent fight that can only cost the Irish Government severely in terms of narrative control and social capital. In a sense, they have inaugurated their own opposition by deploying the Hillary Clinton ‘‘basket of deplorables’’ strategy to politics.

Irish YouTuber Thomas Sheridan likened Varadkar to a satrap trying to impress his masters in global finance by implicitly signaling a sentiment of ‘‘Don’t worry, I’ll deal with these uppity Micks for you, just watch!’’. In this regard at least, Ireland is no different to its neighbouring states in the British Isles which increasingly are governed by foreign viceroys acting as enforcers for a technocratic oligarchy. Yet, the Irish system appears to be more brittle and less competent than the others. And here there is hope.

The romantic Sci-Fi fan in me cannot help but note the similarities to Frank Herbert’s Dune and the imagery of a Celtic Fremen out on a remote Arrakis resisting the Empire. As a small country that largely goes ignored, Ireland is starting to attract the attention of both the beleaguered subjects of this detestable Empire and its rulers.

I have no doubt that, as I write, there are Zoom calls taking place and Public/Private consultations within NGOs and Think Tanks offering up ‘‘strategic dialogue’’ on how to deal with the ‘‘Irish Question’’ and it behooves the rest of us to offer our support as best we can.

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