" A wealth of information..."

"1169 And Counting is a wealth of information on our Republican past and present , and demonstrates how the Irish political landscape , like that of any nation, will never be a black and white issue..."

(From the ‘e-Thursday’ section of the ‘Business Week’ supplement of the ‘Irish Independent’ , 21st August 2008.)



This blog was listed as one of the 'Finalists' in the '2016 current affairs/politics' category of the Littlewoods Ireland blog awards - but we didn't win the award. But not to worry -thanks to everyone involved for getting us to the final stage of the competition and sure we'll try again the next time!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

"THE COLONIAL TIMES ARE OVER...."

OUT OF SIGHT OUT OF MIND....



....not as far as the British are concerned in the Julian Assange case , anyway : he may be 'out of sight' (temporarily [?] out of 'reach') but he is very much in their thoughts , so much so that Westminster had to be reminded that it no longer 'rules the waves': "If the measure announced in the British official communication is enacted, it will be interpreted by Ecuador as an unacceptable, unfriendly and hostile act and as an attempt against our sovereignty. It would force us to respond. We are not a British colony....we want to be very clear, we're not a British colony. The colonial times are over...."(...and here.)

"We are not a British colony...the colonial times are over....." : how refreshing it must be to witness a political leader from your country stand up to a world-stage bully-boy nation like Britain and tell it that it no longer carries the 'authority' that it once wielded in regards to political issues in your country , and not only 'talk the talk' but actually 'walk the walk' , too. But it will never happen here in this corrupt State ,at that level, because those useless self-serving muppets in Kildare Street 'sold' the right to do that when they accepted Britain's 'authority' in this country. But , thankfully, there remains in Ireland a steadfast organisation prepared to do just that.

"Freedom after the victory came,

And the lion was heard broken

Roar of helplessness and despair...."
(From here.)

The '(British) Lion' in "despair" : the stuff dreams are made from !

Thanks for reading, Sharon.