What Sort of Ireland

Actor Jimmy Nesbitt has told an event concerning a potential united Ireland, that a border poll ‘may well be inevitable’ – but there needs to be an informed debate about constitutional change first.

I have to agree with that, but would also remind people that the recent census results while pleasing to a lot of people, will see Provo/Shame Feign, use those results to reignite the old-style republicanism they cast aside when signing the GFA, something to be wary of with an organisation that is now a drug, pimp, cartel who sold out an ancient ideology, that myself, and many other kids were familiar with, if not educated in, which was the stepping stone to joining republican groups in the early 1970s, in answers to things like alarmist concoctions, and your country needs you.

Years later, after murder, mayhem, and so many innocent deaths, so-called republican groups like the the Shame Feign cartel, became signatories to the GFA, an agreement that cemented partition. Of course the secret side-deals, like the Pass By Jail Tickets, issued to the many British agents within republicanism was a helpful tool towards persuasion, as was the ensured amnesty they’d never have to answer for the many Innocent people tainted, disappeared, and murdered. But, no doubt the handouts from a fake bank-robbery helps them sleep better at night.

Alas, the nature of dirty deals is that republican collaborators, and their organisations, benefit from them, yet that those people and their organisations, who could not be trusted in the 1970s, and 80s, became trustees of an agreement through personal benefits, says a lot about underhandedness. In fact when it comes to trust, the Provo/Shame Feigners, like a number of other political parties in Ireland, cannot be trusted to act in anyone’s interests other than their own.

‘So, what does ‘leaving behind the scars of the past through reconciliation to create an Ireland worth living in?’

Is it the chance to bury once and for all, every cold case, and ignore those people and families, who as yet live in hope of closure, if not the truth of the murder of their loved ones?

Don’t get me wrong, a unified Ireland is a legitimate aspiration and one that I always shared, however, I will not buy into one that suits the Provos/Shame feign. That is a no-no, because unless it caters for all the people, forget it.

Furthermore, I am also in no doubt that ‘the provo cartel’ are using the idea of a border poll as a springboard to their style of Ireland, and that they see the latest results as an opportunity, to finish unionism once and for all, by stripping them of all power in a country they would run. In fact the Provo/Shame feign cartel, would make it their business to destroy any republicanism that is adherent to the Proclamation, as the provo cartel, gave that up a long time ago.

To go further, why would someone who had their eyes opened a long time ago to ‘pretend republicans’ believe anything they say? Indeed, why would anyone knowledgeable about the rafia, as they’re known, let alone any protestant, believe anything those people say – knowing they only advocate ‘we, ourselves, alone,’ meaning they will always serve their own interests, and the interests of their support, first, and nothing outside that.

I’m a Belfast boy, born and bred, I’m also an Antrim man, an Ulsterman, and a Northerner, and I’m proud of all that, and whilst I prefer to use the term ‘North east’, as opposed to Northern Ireland, I do acknowledge it as the preference for my protestant friends, their community, and their beliefs that are Britishness. But, to go further, I believe what we in the North tend to forget is that we, as Northerners, share many commonalities. Things we should be working on more as a northern people, instead of the things that divide us further, that are religious and nationalistic. The United Irishmen understood the necessities of all our people, they had vision, and therein lies quite a bit of commonality.

So, is Ireland broken?

Yes, it was broken with the partition of the island.

‘Does it need fixed?

Yes, but not by Provo/Shame Feign, who say it is ‘the duty of this generation’ because they believe they represent that generation, and believe that the generations previous to this one, including mine, somehow failed to fix the island. These people are dangerous and are the enemies of all our people. The person who made that quip is part of a cartel, a dictatorship you don’t belong to if you’re a unionist a protestant, or claim britishness, and within the catholic ghettoes, those who don’t support them, like the wrong kind of nationalist, then you non’t fit with their ‘we ourselves, alone’ nor will you ever.

To go back to Jimmy Nesbitt; he spoke of his protestant and unionist upbringing, and said he welcomes debate on any potential constitutional change – But feels any change must be people-led. ‘That solutions cannot be forced on people’ and seems to me that he hit the nail on the head. Jimmy’s a thinker, a realist, and he’s no mug, and I’d love to sit down and have a good chat with him.

He also went on to say that ‘Solutions must emerge from a public discussion of the options for the future constitutional governance of the Island, and its relationships with our friends in the rest of the British Isles, and in the European Union,’ and while I’d opt for our friends within the British isles, would not the EU, we are not Europe, we never have been, and they have too many sticky fingers, besides being an american dictatorship.

I think a ‘People’s council’ should be set up in the North, that covers all the electoral areas, that has nothing to do with any politicians or their parties. That’s where the real debate needs to be, with real people, not phony politicians, because they cannot be trusted to act for any of us. In fact, they cannot be trusted at all, and Jimmy is spot on when he says – we need to build on common ground – and our Northern roots is the place to start. Therefore, no border poll should occur until the commonalities of those roots are explored, things that can be built upon, and no united island imposed on the people of the island, unless ALL the people, both protestant and catholic, are in agreement, not the corrupt politicians, or the ‘we ourselves alone’ Provo/Shame feign.

I’d also be an advocate for ‘People’s Councils’ to be set -up throughout what is known as the British Isles, in order to explore more of the many things we have in common with people, because there are generational links that exist which would bind us together as a larger people. Jimmy Nesbit mentioned that the GFA promised a lot that hasn’t yet happened, suggesting that maybe the time is right to explore what things would look like post-unionism and nationalism, and a great place to start any debate among our people is with commonality, our northern roots, and links with Scotland, England, and Wales.

Jimmy Nesbit really got me thinking, and if the politicians had his thought, his insight, they’d be sitting in Stormont earning their money and representing the people honestly, but they don’t, and as things stand the politicians of the north are a bunch of thieves, getting for doing nothing, and have all lost the right to speak, or represent the people.

Jimmy Nesbit, might not be saying it, but I’m sure he’s thought about a new party, a people’s party, one that belongs to the people, one reflective of our roots as united northerners, and I’d be with him on that…

To Jimmy Nesbit, I say -‘thank you very much’, ‘Go raibh mile maith agat’ agus ‘Tapadh leat gu mòr.

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