Fascist First Minister, Racist McKKKonnell – Nothing New in “N/Ireland”

Unfortunately, the recent hate speech targeting a religious minority by the ignorant, ultra-right wing cracker Preacher Jack McKKKonnell, publicly supported by Peter ‘the Punt’ Robinson, is nothing new in the sectarian statelet of “Northern Ireland.”  Robinson’s xenophobic public statement supporting the certified ignoramus Jack McConnell, where he proclaimed his bigoted mistrust of Muslims but would probably trust them to run errands for him are strikingly reminiscent of former Stormont Prime Minister and arch bigot, Basil Brooke’s proclamation at an annual Orange hate-in at Newtownbutler in 1933, when he stated that:

“Many in this audience employ Catholics, but I have not one about my place. Catholics are out to destroy Ulster…If we in Ulster allow Roman Catholics to work on our farms we are traitors to Ulster…I would appeal to loyalists, therefore, wherever possible, to employ good Protestant lads and lassies.”

An ample example of  Karl Marx’s writing on the cyclic nature of historical events in The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon, when he wrote that history repeats itself: “first as tragedy, then as farce!”  The Irish Dialectic is glaring proof of the truth of Herr Marx’s contention.  On a global scale this craven persecution of religious and ethnic minorities by fascists always rears it’s ugly head during crises within Capitalism, whether it be Jewish people, Irish people, Armenians or Blacks. Invariably this despicable scapegoating begins with widespread hate-speech by racist buffoons like McConnell (who despite raging against Muslims does not even know how to spell or pronounce ‘Sharia’), is supported by Fascist politicians then normalised and platformed by the media of the day.

The similarities between the current offensive against Muslims and immigrants is shockingly similar to the murderous persecution of  Socialists then Jewish people, and other ethnic/religious minorities eg, Roma people and Jehovah Witnesses, in Nazi Germany.  The lies, hatred and blatant ignorance regarding Islamic beliefs, Sharia law etc that is given a platform in the 21st Century by the media, is a carbon copy of the means used to propagate proven racist forgeries such as “‘The Protocols of the Ancient Elders of Zion” that became compulsory reading in Hitler’s Germany and also widely published by the British gutter press in the first half of the 20th Century.

Fight Racist Scapegoating! No Platforms for Fascists!

Anti-racists, Republican Socialists, Trade Unionists, anti-Fascists and all freedom loving people have a duty to fight against the Xenophobia and bigotry propagated in contemporary Ireland, England, Europe and globally.  Idiot bigots such as McKKKonnell, a long term supporter of the judicial and extrajudicial killing of Irish Republicans, and the Fascist DUP have exposed themselves to a much wider audience than fatboy Nolan’s car crash show within this past few days.  Here in Ireland, Catholics, Republicans and Socialists have all been the subject of  murderous pogroms sponsored by Unionist/Fascist politicians and inflamed by bigoted preachers since the inception of the 6 county sectarian statelet and are all too cognisant of how hate speech is passed off as free speech here.

In stark contrast to the  bigotry of so-called ‘men of God’ like McKKKonnell, Donald Soper, a pacifist, Socialist and past President of the Methodist Church in England during his visit to the north of Ireland in the 1960’s, when he was targeted and harassed by howling Paisleyites, aptly described Belfast’ as a “city of religious night clubs” when referring to the ultra-right wing  fundamentalist bigotry whipped up by the likes of Paisley and McKKKonnell.  Those who support the scapegoating of minorities using the cover of religion to justify their bigotry would be well advised to read a victim of the Nazis, Pastor Martin Niemoller’s poem and dwell on the consequences of their actions:

First they came for the Communists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Communist
Then they came for the Socialists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Socialist
Then they came for the trade unionists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a trade unionist
Then they came for the Jews
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Jew
Then they came for me
And there was no one left
To speak out for me..

2 Responses to “Fascist First Minister, Racist McKKKonnell – Nothing New in “N/Ireland””

  1. Sean murphy Says:

    great reading

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