A Response to a letter that was carried in the Irish News and signed by 200 members of the Catholic bourgeois in the North, it was submitted to the Irish News and other outlets and was published in the Crossexaminer.
The new Catholic middle class have penned a sectarian letter, pleading with southern neoliberal leader, Leo Varadkar, to protect their “rights”. One would assume this is the ‘right’ to keep their noses firmly in the trough.
When it comes to exploiting the working classes, never before have we heard these voices raised in unison regarding; the saddling of EU debt on Irish Citizens, we have not heard these voices as citizens are forced to sleep on the streets or citizen’s are forced to pay exorbitant private rents (how many landlords are there on this list?). There is no mention of the privatisation of healthcare both North and South or the theft of our natural resources, privatisation, water charges or the monopolisation of the media by a small corporate elite.
Likewise there are no voices raised or pens wetted, when the non-jury courts intern political opponents, when the freedom of speech and expression is denied and criminalised, when Irish men are extradited to the British occupation, when evidence of the mass murder of children is revealed at the doors of the church, where is the concern of the Catholic bourgeois then?
Connolly’s words could not be truer in regards to this self-serving cabal, they wish to replace the British exploiter, the British financier, the sleek & oily lawyer, the prostitute pressman and the rent racking, slum owning landlord!
“If you remove the English army tomorrow and hoist the green flag over Dublin Castle unless you set about the organisation of the Socialist Republic your efforts would be in vain. England would still rule you. She would rule you through her capitalists, through her landlords, through her financiers, through the whole array of commercial and individualist institutions she has planted in this country and watered with the tears of our mothers and the blood of our martyrs”
– James Connolly 1897
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