Tag: peter casey

sure isn’t bigotry a terrible thing

President Michael D. Higgins has just been re elected as the president of Ireland. The final result is not in just yet but it seems he has received 70% of the vote. Peter Casey , a business man and political outsider who along with two of the candidates did a stint on the Dragons’ Den TV show in Ireland is expected to get about 23% of the vote which is a victory for him considering he was predicted to get 1 or maybe 2% at most at the start of the election campaign.

During the campaign Casey had been critical of the travelling community and had spoken out against the splintering of Irish society into ethnic , religious and other groups  and had behaved in a generally politically incorrect manner as a result of which he had , of course , been called racist and intolerant by the media and the chattering classes as a whole , all of which it is generally agreed , helped to deliver him the relatively high vote he has ended up getting.  I had intended voting for him myself untill , in the middle of a RTE interview , he casually referred to President Tump as a lunatic……..which , it must be said , probably had nothing to do with him jumping on the bandwagon but was simply a reflection of the man’s particular style of expression.

But the fact that this man ended up getting nearly 1/4 of the popular vote is significant and has created a debate of sorts about that section of Irish society who feel they can no longer express an opionion without running the risk of being called racist or bigoted and it is the first time I personally have heard the Irish media discuss or even acknowledge this . A few months ago a new political party was formed here with the express purpose of achieving an Irish brexit. It would be wrong of course to read too much into all this as the Irish have , for the most part , bought into the whole multicultural nightmare and virtue signalling and all the rest of it but it is perhaps a glimpse , a very faint glimpse of something going on in the background. – And speaking of the background , I am listening to my radio as I write this and in that same background the media and sundry guests who are discussing the election result are warning about bigotry and Trumpism and intolerance without a single dissenting voice so it seems they really just can’t help themselves and are totally captive to their own narrative ………….I must admit that I find it nothing short of painful to listen to Irish radio these days  where even the arts programmes  are contaminated with this endless virtue signalling.  It is literally like living in some science fiction ,  dystopian , futuristic nightmare that I vaguely remember reading about in comics and seeing in the cinema as a child back in the ’50’s except that this is all too real and it is in the here and now and is getting more dystopian and nightmarish by the day.

Meanwhile , our president Michael D. Higgins will continue to serve – all the people of Ireland in a spirit of inclusiveness – to help build a truly tolerant and caring society. He is a great man for diversity and inclusion and tolerance and gender rights and what ever you will have yourself.  And sure isn’t it a grand little country – we were the first to introduce gay marriage after all  …………….and we are practically bringing in dark-skinned people from africa by the boat load. Indeed , indeed we are a marvelous people – we are so good , so inclusive and tolerant that we are running out of words that truly express how wonderful we are…….We carry our goodness like a cross , a burden we accept without a though for any reward. It is almost painful to be so good.  Don’t you agree ?   You do agree , don’t you.

THE RACE CARD IN IRISH POLITICS

On the 26th October the Irish people will elect a new president. There are six candidates one of whom is the incumbent President ,  Michael D. Higgins.  Peter Casey , who is also a candidate , is a business man with a national profile due to his stint on RTE ‘s  Dragons’ Den programme – but Peter is in trouble…….. Peter , it seems , is a racist…..

It all began when six Irish traveller families were offered accommodation in six brand new council houses which they immediately  refused because the houses did not have stables or a 1/2 acre of land which the travelers had demanded. It should be noted that there is a huge homelessness crisis in Ireland today which is getting worse by the day and which now  has reached the level of a national scandal.  Casey made the mistake of describing the situation as ‘ bonkers’ and stated in an RTE interview that the houses should be offered to the next people on the housing list. He also made the mistake of explaining that he believed that all the people of Ireland should be treated equally as oppose to being treated differently because of their ethnic background.  This of course was the proverbial red rag to the Irish media who immediately denounced Casey as racist , divisive and lacking compassion etc etc. as , of course , did all the other candidates including the President , Michael D. Higgins. He was even accused of playing the Trump card.

Remarkably , Peter Casey stood his ground and refused to apologize which of course poured more fuel on the media flames. Funnily enough the Irish people seem for the most part to agree with him or at least a significant portion of the Irish people do. Today Casey stated on the radio that he may withdraw from the race due to the attacks on his character and he reiterated his belief that all people should be treated equally and with respect and as individual Irish people rather than as members of an ethnic group.