“The colonized intellectual has invested his aggression in his barely veiled wish to be assimilated to the colonizer’s world.” (1) - Franz Fanon
If hindsight is 20/20, and it is, then Gerry Adams was always a dishonest person. So if he told you he was in the IRA you couldn’t believe that either without verifiable proof. If he told you it was Wednesday then check the calendar because he will say anything to anyone at anytime if it would advance his own interests.
Here are some of my favorite sayings by him:
There can be no such things as an Irish nationalist accepting the loyalist veto and partition. You cannot claim to be an Irish nationalist if you consent to an internal six county settlement and if you are willing to negotiate the state of Irish society with a foreign government - Gerry Adams, November 22 1984 (AP/RN)
No Irish nationalist could support any treaty which institutionalizes British government claims to a part of Irish national territory. Indeed, the term - 'constitutional nationalism'- used by Mr. Mallon (SDLP) and his colleagues to describe their political philosophy is a contradiction in terms. The only constitutional nationalist in Ireland today is Sean McBride. He puts his nationalism within a framework of Irish constitutionality. Mr. Mallon, however, puts his within the framework of British constitutionality. Irish nationalism within British constitutionality is a contradiction in terms. - Gerry Adams, 1986, The Politics of Irish Freedom, by Gerry Adams, Brandon Book Publishers, Ltd., Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland 1986, p. 112).
Gerry Adams removed the later quote from his 1995 and 1996 editions of this book. So by his own definitions he was no more an Irish Nationalist than former Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Garrett Fitzgerald was.
Like so many politicians, Irish and otherwise, Gerry Adams was a toxic Machiavellian. No different really than any Irish Prime Minister: i.e. Leo Varadkar, Enda Kenny, Brian Cowan or Bertie Ahern or pick a liar, any liar.
None strong men from the plains of Royal Meath!
All of whom will tell you one thing while they do another like the Provos saying “Not a bullet not an ounce”.
Hear the now current Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's lie about Anglo bondholders paying the €1 billion Anglo Irish Bank bond due in 2011:
“What is happening in relation to the Anglo bondholders, they’ll be paid from Anglo’s own resources.” - Leo Varadkar, 11-1-2011
Yet in 2012 Leo Varadkar defended the Irish Government payment to Anglo Irish Bank bondholders:
Minister for Transport & Tourism Leo Varadkar has defended the Government's decision to make a €1.2 billion payment to Anglo Irish Bank bondholders due next Wednesday.
So that makes the life of Irish Patriot Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, among others all the more poignant. Because whatever you thought of the man, he lived and died by his Irish Republican principles, which are attributes that have no place in the Republic of Ireland aka “Irish Free State”. No more than the French Resistance could have any place in the Vichy French State.
Just compare former Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern to former Sinn Fein President Ruairí Ó Brádaigh,
Ó Brádaigh, was bright and articulate, a Bachelors graduate of University College Dublin (UCD) and a former School Teacher.
Ahern was a bumbling liar and thief who didn’t graduate from any of the places he said he did. Yet Ahern floated to the top of the Vichy Irish Free State like the turd that wouldn’t flush.
Whereas Ó Brádaigh, as Sinn Fein President, had always been politically marginalized and harassed by it.
Moral of the story: for political success in Ireland support the status quo of British partition. And that’s true on many levels in Irish business, government, academia and the media.
UK and EU Provincialism beats Irish Nationalism again and again!
And this is the (ahem) genius of Adams and McGuinness. They finally figured this out. Sunningdale for slow learners indeed! And lo and behold they too became “men of peace” for elite Anglo-American interests and their usual Irish lackeys. Just ask their good buddy convicted liar and war criminal Bill Clinton.
The very uneducated Martin McGuinness even became the British Provincial Minister of Education! Translation: they got their very little piece and you can still hear British MI6 laughing about it.
The Psychiatrist and World War II veteran Franz Fanon understood all this very well:
In the best of cases, (the leader of the nationalist party) barricades himself in a no-man’s-land between the terrorists and the colonialists and offers his services as a “mediator”; which means since the colonialists cannot negotiate with the Mau-Mau, he himself is prepared to begin negotiations. Thus, the rear guard of the national struggle, that section of the people who have always been on the other side, now find themselves catapulted to the forefront of negotiations and compromise – precisely because they have always been careful not to break the ties of colonialism. (2)
So until Ireland gets its own D-Day your man with the well oiled arse will continue to pay off Brit bonds. And he will do so by taxing not only water but if need be by taxing breathed air and sun light views. While at the same time he will continue to shrink Irish health, education and welfare benefits. All to the tune of an old Negro slave ballad sung by the usual chorus of crooked colonials:
“Ah boss man we’ll pick your cotton, three bags full or our asses get a wopp’en!”
It isn’t just the kid-fucking Catholic Church that’s always been giving to Caesar what is Caesar’s. Fine Gael dee and Fianna Fail dum are just two cheeks of the same bum! No wonder a lot of Irish leave as soon as they can before they lose their gag reflex.
Since truth told there is a whole lot less self-loathing among Israeli Jews than Irish. After all, they have their own currency and don’t mind learning their own language like Irish do. And that’s because Israel is not a colony so they have more pride of nationhood, in fact way too much because they are a colonizer.
Therefore balance and independence are everything!
For everyone everywhere.
Notes: 1. Franz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth, Grove Press (NY 1963) at page 22.
2. Ibid., at page 24.
➽ Eoghan O'Suilleabain is a US attorney.