JOIN THE DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE “EU RE-DEDICATION RITES” OUTSIDE THE DÁIL, MONDAY 9 MAY, FROM 12.30 TO 2:00PM
Ireland’s Euro-fanatics and ultra-Europhiles are getting panicky.
As the European Central Bank turns us all into indentured debt peons for a generation and France and Germany plan assaults on our 12.5% company tax rate, they fear that Ireland’s long love-affair with the EU may be coming to an end.
Hence the ceremony of re-dedication planned for the Dáil this Monday, “Europe Day”, 9 May.
It is meant as an opportunity for the political leaders of the Euro-faithful to renew their vows.
Lucinda Creighton, Dick Roche’s successor as Minister for Europe, is the occasion’s impresario.
Ireland’s Commissar, the exorbitantly-paid Fianna Fail appointee Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, will address the Dáil.
The State’s 12 MEPs will attend so that TDs can ask them questions. Let us hope that at least some TDs will have good questions ready on the power-grabbing, expenses-fiddling and corruption of the European Parliament.
This special Dáil session will undoubtedly see much cant about “the European ideal”, “our European partners” etc. in the hope of impressing the continentals. But they just want our money these days, as Irish taxpayers are mulcted under the aegis of the ECB to meet the bad debts of German and French private banks.
The reason 9 May is “Europe Day” is to commemorate French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman’s launch of the European Coal and Steel Community on 9 May 1950. The “Schuman Declaration” which he issued that day spoke frankly of the establishment of this first supranational European community as “a first step in the federation of Europe” – a federation being of course a State. That is what makes this statement and this day so important for the Euro-federalists.
Irish people have been lied to time and time again to conceal the fact of a federal-style quasi-Superstate under Franco-German hegemony being the ultimate political purpose of the EU. For decades they have been sold the falsehood that the EU is just about jobs and growth, and not a political/fiscal union. Remember the “Vote Yes for Jobs” slogan of the Yes-side groups in the second Lisbon Treaty referendum?
The “myth of origin” of the EU/EC is that it is essentially a “peace project” to end wars between France and Germany. This is quite unhistorical. The truth is that the 1950 Coal and Steel Community was thought up to reconcile France to German rearmament in the newly founded NATO – a key aim of American policy at the start of the Cold War. The French were alarmed at the thought of Germany being rearmed just six years after the Germans occupied France. Jean Monnet, who authored Schuman’s declaration, was America’s man in the affair. The Americans backed strongly the Monnet/Schuman proposal to put the coal and steel industries of France, Germany and the Benelux countries under a common supranational High Authority, of which Monnet was made first Secretary-General. This was the predecessor of the later Brussels Commission. This step quelled French anxieties at the time. In those days European integration was US Government policy, and it is well-known that the CIA financed the European Movement throughout the 1950s and 1960s and perhaps later to push that objective.
CITIZENS’ DEMONSTRATION: There will be a non-party Citizens’ Demonstration against this Europe Day farce outside the Dáil in Kildare Street from 12.30 to 2.00 pm. on Monday, 9 May.
PEOPLE ARE INVITED TO BRING A POSTER WITH THEM, WITH AN APPROPRIATE MESSAGE, but no party banners: for example “EU/ECB Rule: Death of Irish Democracy”, “Ireland Yes, EU/ECB No”, “Europe Day Dail Farce”, or some variant of these.
AND PLEASE PASS ON THIS MESSAGE TO OTHERS.(Signed) Anthony Coughlan Director The National Platform EU Research and Information Centre 24 Crawford Avenue Dublin 9 Tel.: 01-8305792
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