Up Rising

So there is the Arab spring which brought considerable change in places like libya, Egypt, Tunisia and is ongoing in Syria and other countries in the east.

This has been so because the people finally said ‘enough is enough’. They took to the streets when it was dangers to do so because they knew that this was more than just self sacrifice it was about much more than that.

The lesson people around the world should take from this is: the most powerful thing is millions of people not calling for change but taking action to make sure it happens.

Greece was once a strong nation with strong people who thought the world but now it seems they have been pushed to ground and are asking for a hand to help them rise. Well I say if Greece wants to rise from the cauldron of financial burden, foreign interference then they need to take to the streets again! To get what they want.

The same applies to All nations around the world for who’s society in stuck in reverse and people are suffering but yet this is unknown to those implementing austerity and are unaffected by it.

The Irish people were known to a rebellious bunch of people and usually we were the torn in someone’s side but give us some money and we’ll quickly turn into a bunch materialistic. Individual passive people.

20120523-121850.jpg

Here you will find a list of days when Ireland rebelled against what it thought as not right for the Irish, 1534 1569–73, 1579–83, 1594–1603, 1641, 1642–52, 1798, 1799–1803, 1800, 1803, 1804, 1848, 1866–71, 1867, 1867-1885, 1882–83 and of course 1916

These dates are in the past but we cannot forget them because of all those people who fought and died in the name of Ireland and to allow there families to live in Ireland.

All of our political parties have come from these times with those values of people power and doing things in the interest of Irish people yet none of then represent our needs in today’s society or our needs in Europe. I have said it before and I’ll say it again.

20120523-122006.jpg

James Connolly especially must be continuously turning in his grave to find Ireland’s labour party has become not a workers party but I right wing party which oppresses people and frowns upon protests and people power.

I just hope that people Ireland open their eyes and finally realise what they are living in is a mess where people are treated like working ants and have no say in this “democracy”.

“Stand up and shout as loud as you can, someone will listen”

Yes or Else!

We are now a country of scare mongrels where the truth doesn’t get the answer we want. The current government, more than once has tried to scare people into submission. It may have worked for Lisbon BUT NO MORE! We will not be scared into voting YES or NO. we will vote whatever we see fit for Ireland based on the facts provided.

I personally find it very undemocratic when my own government try to scare me into voting YES or face a tougher budget. This is a treaty for Europe.

20120503-111647.jpg

It is not for the Irish people. And I don’t believe the government should be telling citizens that a yes vote will bring jobs and sustainability when clearly they haven’t been able to stick to their election promises so this will be no different.

Fighting the right fight

When you read about Ireland, its past and how we got to where we are now you just can’t believe how much power we have given to central Europe, none elected bureaucrats to control our land and our people.

No man or women back in the days of rebellion in Ireland, the days when we fought to get our own power, to write our own laws, to count our own money and give a future to our young.

Not now, many people won’t make public their opinions, they won’t take action and they won’t fight for that which they know to be right.

If only someone or something could motivate people to stand and take action for that action could help us create a better Ireland a better world.

The power of 0.5

Forthcoming Irish Referendum could be ‘do we (Irish citizens) want to stay part of the European Process ?

If we vote no! will we be asked again ? Image

If we vote yes! will we be asked again ? I surely doubt it. I remember the referendum on the Lisbon treaty and how Irish people said NO! but yet the government asked the question again to achieve the answer they were seeking. They! the government ignored the democratic process and the vote of the people of Ireland to satisfy Europe.

It is extraordinary how such a small population (0.5% of the whole of Europe) can have such an effect on Europe if only when it comes to referendums.

In my opinion we should be asked ‘Do we accept the fiscal treaty and all that comes with it ? obviously not in those words but it should not be bigger or smaller than that.

I feel and see as this financial crisis continues, that which we say we fight for ‘democracy’ is been ripped apart in the name of bond holders. I a citizen of the world and a supporter and believer in equality and justice does not approve of the actions taken by governments around the world and urge those in positions of power and influence to stand for that which is morally correct and not for banks or the minority that are destroying society.