New escalation in violence fails to move protestors - Developer negotiates to move power cables
Relayed report from Carrigdangan, Kilmichael, Macroom, Ireland 6/6/2020
#Security #guards are now present at the scene 24/7. Joe said he felt safer last night due to having more people camping, more of a presence of witnesses around.
At 5am we occupied the cage of railings and peacefully blocked the entrance. In the afternoon, a large tractor suddenly came down, carrying piles of new railings. The protestors tried to block the way but some of the the sub-contractors (who claimed to be security guards but illegally and incorrectly displayed no required ID on their shoulders) shoved the railings against the protestors. Several people were pushed to the ground and hurt their shoulders. The team of sub-contractors became heavy handed, and police were once again called to the scene.
Joe suffered an injury to the head through a separate fall from the wooden crate that is laid over the cable, and Diane has hurt her knee. They temporarily locked Joe inside the main wooden construction, and several of the other protesters were locked into a separate cage made up of metal railings. The police mostly stood by and claimed that they had no control over what happened on a ‘public road’ and that both sides were basically entitled to do what they wanted… this didn’t help much to calm the escalation...
Lastly, victory was reached by the protestors and Keel Energy have agreed to remove the cable from Joe’s side of the road, and install it instead on across on Coillte’s side. Let’s hope they keep to their word. The camp remains and Joe and Diana still hold their ground.
Stark, strange, beautiful, violent and hinting always at hidden truths, this of all ancient Celtic stories presents an insight into #Druidic allegorical teachings.
*In #Irish #Folklore there are many references to the #sea. In fact one of the earliest races are called the #Fomorians. This may derive from 'fo-mhuir' meaning 'under sea' in Irish, perhaps a reference to the origins of these people as being from a land long since inundated, or aspects 'under' ones subconscious. The early #history of Ireland as told in #song and #story and recorded in early manuscripts refers to several colonizations of Ireland.
The following interesting poem of unknown authorship describes the various conquests of Ireland. The topics mentioned in the poem are first recorded in an 11th century manuscript called Leabhar Gabhála na hÉireann - The Conquests of Ireland.
In the context of this discussion it is interesting to note the reference to flooding in verses three and four. In particular where the poet says that he slept for a year at 'Tul-Tunna of strength' while the earth was flooded.
A Complete Account Of The Various Colonizations Of Ireland as delivered by : The Sage Fintan
1 Should any enquire about Eirinn, It is I who can tell him the truth, Concerning the deeds of each daring Invader, since Time was a youth.
First Cassir, Bith’s venturesome daughter, Came here o’er the Eastern Sea And fifty fair damsels she brought her - To solace her warriors three.
Bith died at the foot of his mountain, And Ladra on top of his height; And Cassir by Boyle’s limpid fountain, Ere rushed down the Flood in its might.
For a year, while the waters encumber The Earth, at Tul-Tunna of strength, I slept, none enjoyed such sweet slumber As that which I woke from at length.
5 When Partholan came to the island, From Greece, in the Eastern land, I welcomed him gaily to my land, And feasted the whole of his band.
Again, when Death seized on the strangers, I roamed the land, merry and free, Both careless and fearless of dangers, Till blithe Nemid came o’er the sea.
The Firbolgs and roving Fir-Gallians, Came next like the waves in their flow; The Fir-Dennans arrived in battalions, And landed in Erris—Mayo.
Then came the wise Tuatha-de-Danann, Concealed in black clouds from their foe; I feasted with them near the Shannon, Though that was a long time ago.
9 After them came the Children of Milé, From Spain, o’er the Southern waves: I lived with the tribes as their Filea And chanted the deeds of their braves.
Time ne’er my existence could wither, From Death’s grasp I always was freed: Till Patrick, the Christian, came hither To spread the Redeemer’s pure creed.
My name it is Fintan, the Fair-man, Of Bochra, the son, you must know it; I lived through the Flood in my lair, man, I am now an illustrious poet.
Corruption is the Cancer that destroys Society through Governments
I do a lot of content consumption on the #Twitter, and only rarely reshare it in the #Fediverse, but this one I am. Seth Abramson, the well-known author, dropped a hell of a thread on Twitter yesterday. I read it this morning. He puts together the longer story of International #Corruption but centered on one of the #USA's biggest mistakes in history, Donald #Trump. November he knew about the pandemic and for "thirty pieces of silver" he sold out the world's people to get dirt on the #... Show more...
Corruption is the Cancer that destroys Society through Governments
I do a lot of content consumption on the #Twitter, and only rarely reshare it in the #Fediverse, but this one I am. Seth Abramson, the well-known author, dropped a hell of a thread on Twitter yesterday. I read it this morning. He puts together the longer story of International #Corruption but centered on one of the #USA's biggest mistakes in history, Donald #Trump. November he knew about the pandemic and for "thirty pieces of silver" he sold out the world's people to get dirt on the #Biden kid to help his reelection.
Bloody Sunday took place on January 30, 1972, when British paratroopers opened fire on a peaceful protest organized by the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association who were protesting the poor treatment of Catholics in Northern Ireland. Fourteen people in total were killed.
This thing is going to explode big time here. Soon.
Irish doctor with corona virus unwittingly worked shift at University Hospital Limerick after not displaying symptoms. He is a member of a family of four patients from Co Clare - who all tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday night
It is a collaboration between the #Irish band and many top #CountryMusic musicians including #RickySkaggs, Don Williams, Colin James, Emmylou Harris, members from The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, #WillieNelson, Chet Atkins and Sam Bush.
#Bobby lee #Music has forever been my touchstone to alignment , a way of conversing with my inner being and expanding my consciousness. I live in the South of #Ireland on a rugged and magical landscape and compose and craft both instrumental and lyrical music for the fun of it and to share .... Get track by appreciation at https://bobbylee.bandcamp.com/track/h...
Take another step into the unknown The only place you can call your home Take another step into the fire of night The only place you will see the light Have you been walking in your sleep Sleeping in your head If you ask me what do I fea... Show more...
Take another step into the unknown The only place you can call your home Take another step into the fire of night The only place you will see the light Have you been walking in your sleep Sleeping in your head If you ask me what do I fear the most I guess living this life without a host Have you been licking your wounds blaming it on the son Is it getting through to you or do you got a lot of hurt
A puppet on a string wont lead you to know For the web that you weave is a web of your own
When its coming on strong and you go looking for a fight It will beat you down if you keep giving it life You see the mind in itself is a heaven or hell Its never written in stone its where - ever the wind blows credits from On we Go, track released October 3, 2013 Vocals by Leo Mullane Instruments by Bobby Lee Recorded at Claycastle Studio Youghal by John Burke Mixed by Burke and Lee
In December of last year a #Twitter account was set-up. Titled “Irish Students Against Fascism”, it described itself as an aspiring #antifascist organising hub to physically, socially and professionally harass individuals engaged with #conservative or #nationalist politics on campuses.
What has been unknown until today was that, from the very onset, the page was operated by students involved with #TheBurkean. The account was set up with the intent of performing long term #investigative work into #antifascism in Ireland, as well as its #insidious and often blatant links with civic society, #journalism and #politics.
Put politely, antifascism is the #euphemism given to the work done to destroy the lives of people with right leaning sympathies. While traditionally associated with left republicanism, it is these days more often than not linked to Ireland’s ubiquitous #NGO #complex, as well as well-funded activists heavily networked within the world of journalism, politics and the private sector.
Many young people on the Irish Right have long claimed that there is #institutional #bias constantly working against them. However, it is only now that we can definitively say that this is not the case.
There is no institutional bias against young conservatives. There is an outright #conspiracy against them. A conspiracy that starts at the lower levels of #university life and leads all the way up, like a conveyor belt, to the NGO complex and the halls of the #Oireachtas. Individuals brazenly #abusing their positions of power trying to destroy their political opponents, with no #fear of repercussions. It is with this series of #exposés that these repercussions will finally start to materialise.
Over the coming weeks, The #Burkean will be publishing a series of exclusive messages, #audio and #video recordings that give a hint of the sheer #scale of this #corruption. These materials will show how students and organizations deemed to be politically #dissentious had their #data gathered and distributed amongst a host of...
"Individuals brazenly abusing their positions of power trying to destroy their political opponents, with no fear of repercussions. ... these repercussions will finally start to materialise." https://t.co/MPvfzbiaHX
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