Monday, November 27, 2017

(the death of) Citizenship and Law in Ireland

 This  Irish government will collapse this week. The next government will collapse in similar fashion. The problem is that the new colonial dispensation reorganized the state to suit our new colonial masters like Silicon Valley and the quid pro quo was that the normal rule of law was to be abandoned. So a justice minister felt comfortable in joining a campaign against a righteous whistleblower in the cops as that is how the establishment protected itself.

 Using what the GW Bush administration called the "weapons of the weak" - reason and publishing - my colleagues and I have just revealed the depths of state criminality in Ireland in the past 20 years;

Why the intensity this campaign against academic freedom in Ireland documented therein? We may never see a document from any government office beyond the attested drive to privatize the universities while removing them from the rule of law. In my home county, a state-sponsored body boasted of the close links to the CIA . It is a fact that privatization of state universities would be the greatest goldmine in history, particularly as the real estate could be dispensed with. It was my patriotic duty to stand up against this criminality.

There is a more fundamental issue about university presidents violating ancient common law precedents about stealing property, rights of one's person etc, and these are being allowed fade away rather than being confronted

Academic freedom depends on tenure, but the relevance of the law in society requires lawyers willing to do their job. Frankly, coming as I do from a part of the country where the Republican courts flourished until 1925,  I am tempted to invoke issues about citizenship, the role of law, and the fact that the Irish people has shown a laudable intolerance of statutory  nonsense like the recent water company's campaign to define all users of water/citizens as customers.

Finally, we find a new tactic; refusal to list a case. It looks as that tactic, coming from a state body (which DCU financially  is, despite the nonsense about autonomy), enjoys collusion from the legal profession. That will ensure a well-merited contempt for the law, and its use as instrument by the state against the citizenry, which is not a desirable outcome.

Remarkably, I set up a prize-winning online university in the meantime and the top mind conference in the world in terms of downloads

PS Underlying all the actions of our self-appointed elite is the notion that white collar criminal activity was within their gift; to be engaged in, ignored or acted on as they wished. That is what brought Ireland down in 2008 and will do so repeatedly until we get a new generation of administration

PPS (10 Nollag 2017) I still stand by this. The "supply and confidence" is over. Moreover, that Brexit fudge will not take

Monday, November 20, 2017

No Brexit deal and a hard border by Jan 2019

Until Nov 2017 it did indeed look like the kind of country a gay half-Indian man with no experience could run and indeed today it was delegated to a 16-year-old South African girl, in Ireland only 3 years. (I could not have made that up). . Universally pitied for its history as a colony; forgiven its tax haven status; no national territory; “autonomous” state institutions like universities and museums that did not require statutory oversight; a party political system so incestuous that the putative opposition party is in a “supply and confidence” arrangement; and so on.

Then Leo V decided to take on the Brits and is now utterly in over his head. He does not get it; the very point of Johnson Politik is NOT to have a deal on the Irish border by the time phase 2 is about to start. When the Barnier negotiations restart – or rather fail to restart -  Johnson can then collapse the scrum shouting about these frogs and Krauts, with their disgraceful WW2 history, trying to tell the UK what to do with their own land. That is a suitably jingoistic theme for a leadership heave and nasty, brutish and short snap election campaign.

Because Ireland has no territory, Johnson can theoretically put the new customs post anywhere. He will put them where they were before, whatever the DUP say. They in turn will realize that, while they were indeed initially brought to Ireland to be a nuisance, even their nuisance value has now expired.

So what is the antidote to Boris? In Adams’ farewell speech, he pointed out that Sinn Fein get 500k votes all over the island – roughly equal to the tweedle parties in Dublin. While they seem to have definitively said goodbye to the militarists of the Adams generation – and Martin Ferris may have been pushed – the Good Friday deal (GFA) no longer works for them.

For the Brits, the Good Friday deal was arguably  a classical forced Anglo-Saxon unconditional surrender; surrendering of territory and arms in exchange for POW’s.  They made it clear at the first crisis in the assembly that the viewed the GFA as entailing binding commitments only for Ireland. Now that the stakes are so high with the EU, the charade can be dropped. In this narrative, Sinn Fein signed on for it in bad faith, only to get the POW’s home, and are now unwilling to reinstate the institutions as nobody is going to rejail Joe O’Connell et al.

Is there an alternative to a forced snap election in Ireland next year as the humiliations pile on? Probably not, and Sinn Fein will be in government afterward, making it desirable to – yes!  - reinstate Stormont. As individuals, what can we do? Here is gets interesting.
The Republican narrative – to which the IRA, if not Sinn Fein still subscribe – is that both political entities on the island of Ireland are illegitimate, the progeny of the abortive 2nd Dáil.  It is a fact that Ireland is a deeply criminal state, a tax haven for scum, with no territory. Its resources have been sold off cheaply  to the point that the web contains more of value to Irish culture, held in the public domain, than the state. So get the Fenian flag, announce your own “parallel Ireland” on property you own, with a commitment to making it part of a new Republic. Then let the chips fall where they may.

PS The document is anodyne. What May said is what matters ie that by the phrases "customs union" and "single market" in the document she feels free to mean UK or EU "customs union" and "single market" as she wishes.

The Queen of Tarts etc; words mean what she wants. And that's what we get for putting a dyslexic and Indian up against the Brits. Bertie vs Blair in the GFA resulted in us having no national territory and, as we found, no country

Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Free state disgraces us again in LA

I run a music company that performs, composes , records, teaches, and makes radio programmes. We have won many awards and sold in the tens of thousands. All of the royalties were stolen, as the free state decided sometime in the 1990's not to have any more independent music. So along with all the other artists of that period, our work was bootlegged and sold off at an enterprise Ireland trade stand at Midem trade fair for sale at Walmart. Our CD's were stolen by U2 through their dissolved distribution outlet; again no action from the Free state

Yet that is not the main point here. The takeover of science in Ireland by the CIA through its InQTel front in the person of Anita Jones has resulted in the Irish taxpayer funding US spooks, unaccountable even  to the  US electorate, to the tune of about $1 billion a year. The main point is that the Free state does not allow Irish people express themselves in any advanced cultural activity and is almost certainly actively involved in cultural genocide..

After a lot of work, we have managed to find a home for jazz in Gaelic in a downtown SF club. The owner, who is gay, loves our theater background, and commented that he wants something classy, a contrast to the burlesque infecting SF. The Free state's response to this need? An ugly transvestite and kitsch;

Something needs to be done, as there is no doubt that talented artists are among those being evicted from their homes in Ireland. As for those of us abroad, the Free state is just more garbage to deal with.

PS Intriguingly, Iceland with < 10% of our population earlier this year ran a successful event for 8 days with the LA Philharmonic;

PPS 28 Oct/MF 2017 Rather incredible, but true;  a Google search today on "ireland week" los angeles
news over the past week yields - nothing. So $x millions of taxpayers' money, along with a huge chunk of national credibility, was wasted. By contrast, our event on mon 23 is still getting Google shows. There is an argument that Varadkar was trying to project a Trannie Ireland and LA did not bite

Thursday, September 28, 2017

ICIS 5 schedule

9:00 am           Toward a 21st Century Sacred
                        Introduction by ICIS founder/conference chair Seán Ó Nualláin FOM/UOI

9:05 am           Introduction by session chair Brian Swimme, CIIS

9:15 am           What might a new world religion look like? – Celtic pantheism;
                        translation of “Orthai Cosanta” by Seán Ó  Duinn

                        Seán Ó Nualláin    Foundations of Mind / University of Ireland

10:00 am         The Celtic Becoming: A Sixth Century Movement in Mind
                        Jack Du Vall, Center for Non-Violent Conflict

10:45 am         Break

11:00 am          Shared Experience of the Sacred in the 21st Century
                        Leanne Whitney

11:45 am          CTMU and Religion
                        Chris Langan

12:30 pm         Panel Discussion

2:00 pm           Mental Illness in Ireland
                        Co-Chairs Melanie O'Reilly / Donagh McKeown

2:00 pm           Dr. Des O'Neill
2:30 pm           Melanie O'Reilly

3:00 pm           Donagh McKeown

3:30 pm           Reterritorializing Ireland and Mental Health
                        Seán Ó Nualláin, Foundations of Mind / University of Ireland

4:00 pm           Panel Discussion

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Twenty years of the Irish deep state 1997-2017

It is fact that since 1997 the “republic of Ireland” has inflicted the following processes on its “citizens”;

-          an attempted e-voting proposal whose software developer did not actually know how Ireland’s voting system worked. This began in 2002 with a “trial run” at a general election  and ended only in 2009;
-          Two globalizing EU proposals (Nice and Lisbon) were defeated by the citizenry at referenda and promptly represented ie vote until you give us the result we want;
-          An attempt was made, defeated only by mass and occasionally violent protest,  to make water charges compulsory be redefining a citizen as a customer of a private company;
-          Compulsory purchase was used for a private company in Mayo  and Gardai functioned hand in glove with private security;
-          deterritorialization with a pax Americana rescinding  all our land claims on every part of the island;
-          removal of the universities from the rule of law on the basis of a fanciful reading of the 1997 universities act, leading – as one might expect -  to abuse of scholars and theft;
-          allowing music companies operate openly post dissolution, coinciding with the death of the independents;
-          turning the banks into private cash cows for a new elite, who burned through the state’s wealth once their debt was shifted to the sovereign;
-          a quickening of corporatism, leading for example to new hires in the health services for administrators at a time when a freeze on hiring doctors and nurses – trained at great expense – meant there were less of them to administer, as they emigrated;
-          failed attempts at generating IP by dint of centralizing software in the Taoiseach’s office, and indeed music and film in the Taoiseach’s family
-          allowing “vulture funds” insist that the householders they evicted would still have to pay their full mortgage, while NAMA allowed the new elite regain possession of their empires for 40c on the euro on average;
-          deliberate state intervention in the housing market making homes unaffordable again after the 2007-2012 crash had allowed market forces reduce them;
-          In one of the few banking crisis cases that went to court, the defendents were found guilty but not sentenced by the judge because he ruled that the state had ordered them to commit crimes. The agent of the state , Neary, was never charged
-          A private company was corruptly given a monopoly on music rights, and proceeded to privatize all of Irish music, while its chair amassed a horde of pirated copyrights;
-           There was attested abuse of Irish students at the universities, not responded to by the highest authorities when put to them in the Dail, coupled with their replacement for the elite academic jobs by foreigner.
-          When a whistleblowing Garda member revealed (inter alia) abuse of the driving penalty points system, he was not protected; in fact, he had allegations of penetrative sexual assault copied and pasted from another’s file onto his and nobody has been charged for this clear fraud;
-          In an effort to get rid of academic tenure, DCU asserted a bogus contract with fraudulent signatures by dint of an alleged “comprehensive agreement” with the closed-shop union which the union never even discussed. 8 court case later even after  recission of an illegal disciplinary procedure, the illegal contracts are still being asserted and the employees dubiously employed – not to mention the perpetrators – still paid from the public purse

Finally, during unprecedented austerity, the government refused a tax windfall of E15 billion imposed on Apple for its activities in Ireland, but chose instead to appeal the verdict.  when the Minister for finance resigned a year later, the money remained uncollected

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

ICIS 5 - "A western way" - CIIS, SF Oct 5 2017

Oct 5 am  A western way?
In conjunction with foundations of mind.
Room 304  CIIS • 1453 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
10 am
Celtic Metaphysics; Omos Sheain Ui Dhuinn
The Benedictine monk Sean O Duinn, currently aged and infirm, argued that Celtic spirituality was panentheistic. In particular, he cited Jubainville’s work about a link from Amergin to Eriugena; indeed, from the Upanishads to the Celtic church’s reconstruction of Patrick in the Lorica.
. Arguably, the mediaeval synthesis of Roman law and Hebraic experience of the sacred that birthed Europe in the face of Islam is in rapid terminal decline  . The language of the social sciences has become sufficiently debauched that normative statements, first ruled out by political correctness, are now viewed as epistemologically suspect.
This session invites papers looking for solutions or arguing that no such solutions will be found. It argues that East Asian systems fail to make metaphysical subject-object distinctions of sufficient granularity to support dualistic Western science. Conversely, for all its bravado, western science has never engaged with the Ground of Being. The results include relativism in morality and aesthetics which culminate in “Crime and Punishment” means vs end paradoxes in arguments about stopping terrorism and a debauching of art that culminates in drunken party goers staring at a DJ as the apotheosis of their very expensive aesthetic experience.

Specifically, we invite papers on this  and other  themes;
- Drawing on Plato out of Dionysius the Areopagite, Celtic mediaeval philosophers like Eriugena produced an ecological, rationally-founded emanationist synthesis. Can this be the  foundation of a  western way?

2 Pm Culture and mental health in Celtic countries
The notorious  “Saints. Scholars and schizophrenics” incident has elided a more serious discussion about mental health in Ireland. The number of suicides in the Republic since the crash of 2008 now exceeds the 3k+ total killed in the troubles from 1969 to 1997. The attempted medicalization of mental health in the 1945 legislation, one that is trumpeted as anticipating Laing and Szasz, had the paradoxical result of ensuring that Ireland had the highest number of psychiatric resident patients per head in the world from 1955.
Mental health has been treated in Gaelic epics like “Buile suibhne” (translated by Heaney in his only foray into Gaelic) and the legendary St Dympna. This thread discusses what actually can be done. Suggested themes are up to you, but might include;
-          Laing’s phenomenological approach and its failure
-          The legendary refractoriness of the Irish to psychotherapy
-          Behavioral approaches

4pm A perfect storm – the axial month of May 2017 and its aftermath

In May 2017  there are  unelected Prime ministers in Britain and Ireland; no MP’s in the UK as all are now candidates; a Scotland that loves the EU more than Britain; and a Northern Ireland ruled directly from Westminster after the de facto collapse of the 1998 agreement.  Moreover, the EU has  - for the first time – exercised geopolitical  jurisdiction on the island of Ireland and warned Britain against attempting to re-introduce the border.

This session  raises the issue of whether the Humpty that is the UK can be put back together again. In his recent address to Anglo-American studies at UC Berkeley , Chris Patten remarked that Northern Ireland pays very dearly in bad government for peace. There are profound disincentives for Sinn Fein to bother; they are the de facto opposition in the Republic of Ireland, and nobody is going to risk Canary Wharf style bombings again,

The collapse of the Northern Ireland executive had a salutary tang of corrupt politics-as-usual; an energy scheme had been imported from the “mainland” without caveats as to limits on payment of state money to consumers. The responsible minister, Arlene Foster, refused to resign from her new job as first minister. However, the geopolitics have
become very tricky, with some customs posts between the two Irelands a distinct possibility until the EU intervened and effectively proclaimed a united Ireland . In the meantime, Trump has  appointed a secretary of state whose Senate hearing alluded to a war between Northern  and Southern Ireland now, fortunately, in the past. It resembled KA Conway’s Massacre at Bowling Green which also never happened. In short, the Americans will not be of much help

This session thus considers  the new geopolitics of western Europe. As the UK falls apart, the resurgence of a Celtic confederation in the islands formerly known as British is a distinct possibility. Themes are by no means limited to the following
-          Given that the countries worst hit by the EU’s Teutonic dispensation post 2008 are the former Celtic cultural empire, can there be a resurgence in what used be Gaul and Lusitania?
-          The failure of the Irish free state. Arguably, a new “elite” layer of bureaucrats was added under Ahern (amid his massive public service expansion) that first clamped down on the very creative class that had established Ireland’s modern brand
-          Corporatism and criminality

Submit abstracts to by August 1 2017. Invitation to attend and present will follow by August8

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

American Id: a devout reflection on Trump

Even at this early stage – less than one week after his election – Trump seems to have been domesticated. He will deport fewer illegals than Obama (it will be hard to find more than  2.5 million with criminal records). The wall is to be a fence. Obamacare will last. The chair of the Republican party is his chief of staff. All in all, not exactly Mr Smith going to DC.

On the campaign, it was SO different. Orange/blonde/whatever hair (extensions), spray tan, groping women’s pussies (America indeed had a choice; which serial rapist they wanted in the white House) , sending Hillary to jail without due process, and the last chance for the USA before the 11 million became legal and voted. In short; American Id.

The best writing on him (WSJ) pointed out that in his property developer world, it does not matter what you say. Indeed the final contract explicitly says all previous verbiage is to be discarded. So what will happen?

Trump is constrained by two factors; those who voted for him and his own character. The former, particularly evangelicals.  will insist on recission on Roe vs Wade. They may go a lot further than he wants in gay “marriage” etc. That latter breaks down into defects in temperament (he has anger issues) and, more importantly, knowledge. At his best, he will insist that “white trash” gets back to work like coal-mining; yet American dominance is currently based on violation  of civil society norms in companies like AirBNB, or the cosmic levels of copyright violation  in Facebook, Youtube etc, not rust belt industry.

It is the mark of a tragic character to be brought down by his virtues. Trump will prove that extends also to scum of the earth. as for us in Ireland, and given his adoration for eminent domain./ compulsory purchase, surely we should take his Doonbeg/Doughmore golf course from him?

good friday 2017 It has lived down to expectations.The astonishing addition is that trump will clearly go to war rather than have his contacts with Russia during the campaign focussed on by the media.

We are entering an era of dictators with nukes - Kim, Xie, Putin and now Trump. The US was so busy selling its democratic values to the rest of the world as an exemplar that it lost its own democracy.apart from e-voting, manipulation of the voting rolls etc,  Obama made no attempt to curtail the powers of the executive prsidency, including the one that allows Trump launch a nuclear attack within 4 minutes. As has been pointed out, about the time for writing one of his ill-considered tweets.

It is ironic that the powers that Erdogan is looking for in Turkey - appointing a cabinet etc - are vested in the presidency in the USA. No attempt has been made to implement the provision in the US constitution that limits war-declaration to  congress; as a result of something trump saw on CNN, the US is now at war with Syria. The good news, such as it is, is that Trump will likely go to war with N Korea as his main focus, as Syria will be a red rag to the russians. 

He will introduce conscription a la Vietnam after Kim invades the south. The result will put the US and SE Asia in paroxysms for the remainder of our lives.