Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Slum Landlords We Don't Need You !!!

I see the capitalist loving constitutionals found themselves in quite an embarassing debacle recently over the removal of a republican mural in West Belfast.

The mural was removed to make way for an advertisement for landlords, this was placed ( in very bad taste) above the mural of socialist republican icon James Connolly.

Indeed Connolly once proclaimed "We are out for Ireland for the Irish. But who are the Irish? Not the rack-renting, slum owning landlord; not the sweating, profit-grinding capitalist; not the sleek and oily lawyer; not the prostitute pressman - the hired liars of the enemy . . . but the Irish working class . . . The cause of labour is the cause of Ireland. The cause of Ireland is the cause of labour. They cannot be dissevered . . . Therefore, on Sunday, April 16th, the Green Flag of Ireland will be solemnly hoisted over Liberty Hall." James Connolly, Commander of the Citizen Army

The company that owns the sign seems to have a very close relationship with Sinn Fein, advertising in their papers and attending fancy fundraising events. Sure why wouldn't they have a good relationship considering the many senior members of "the movement" who own numerous properties, holiday homes etc, including the MP Pat Sheehan who owns several houses.

After a very public backlash in which a number of former POWs and blanketmen expressed their outrage at the replacement of the mural, it has now been restored to its former glory.

Let's not forget they are also bottling and selling Irelands natural rescources to make profits.

And to top it off calling for people to boycott Israeli goods but at the same time meeting with the Israeli ambassador to discuss the sending of trade delegations to Israel!

It seems that the constitutionals have abandoned socialist republicanism completely, in favour of wealth, power and greed.

I think Connolly was right when he said that "Ruling by fooling is a great British art, with great Irish fools to practice on"

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