On February 16th, our own Ben Gilroy decided to take a break from the twenty-four-seven job that is being Leader of Direct Democracy Ireland to enjoy a barbecue with his friends and family. Little did Ben know that a receiver was perhaps intentionally taking advantage of Ben’s small amount of relaxation, in the nearby county of Kildare. A receiver decided that the best way to carry out his impropery signed and therefore invalid court order was to physically wall a farmer and his family into their house.
A motto we love here at People For Economic Justice is “If my brother is in trouble. then so am I”. People for Economic Justice quickly mobilized and arranged for the wall to be removed.
And the of course, no prizes for what happened next.
Hi folks. I know things have been a little quiet here at People For Economic Justice. Direct Democracy Ireland has been taking up most of our efforts, and I am pleased to say we are making good process. We are well on track to setting up a representative in each constituency, and we will soon launch a sub-domain on DirectDemocracyIreland.ie for each one, so you can all keep up with the goings on in your own area.
Rest assured more content is on the way for those purely interested in the fight to keep Irish people in their homes. For now however, take a look at this new track called “Ireland makes me…” by a fine young Irish artist called Garry O’Brien. Lyrics and his own words are below this video. All of the content below this paragraph is the copyright of Garry O’Brien.
Copyright Garry O’Brien:
Where do I start to tell you why I choose to leave
Nothing much behind but company of family
everything else is in the papers for you to read –
front to back of Irish crime, exception for page three.
The government knows exactly what this public needs. –
bill boards for Carlsberg, a dole card with free cheese?
50 jailed last year, no licensed TV.
woman dies from beastiality recently.
Anglo Irish Bank has us down on both our knees,
here’s your eviction notice curtiousy of your majesty.
I heard some things about the main man Pat Kenny,
he has a faced like a melted welly, just as smelly.
I seen you spending your tax return on black socks down in pennies
bank account is the same size of Mary Harneys belly.
Dave McSavage for president, who agree’s?
has some balls and knows the law to some degree.
Ben Gilroy for Taoiseach, I beg ya please.
basically a moral compass is all this country needs.
Musical culture has pertinently come to halt,
any questions or suggestions goes to Lewis Walsh,
if ya like this song, thanks to him yea its all his fault,
I wonder if he can take a drop kick with a pinch of salt.
And all you junky monkeys wrapped up in your Nike.
On behalf of the Normalites your full of shite,
you must have watched scar face nearly every night,
take the time to make a moped sound just like your voice
Here’s a sentence that my mammy said and made me think,
Ireland’s a small boat too many people will make it sink.
you lose it all plus your balls here before ya blink,
lets sing it all together, Ireland makes me sick.
Following the launch of Direct Democracy Ireland in Buswell’s Hotel on the 14th of November, 98FM got in touch. They were hoping to get Ray Whitehead and Ben Gilroy’s opinion on the demonstrations that went ahead around Europe in protest of the austerity measures being put in place, in the wake of the banking crisis.
The situation is many countries, particularly in Spain, was very serious. Sometimes descending into violence, the protests could be felt in neighbouring Portugal. In comparison to this, the demonstration in Ireland, attracted just 20 protesters.
The Interview With 98FM
During the interview, Ray Whitehead gave an impassioned speech as to why he opted to found Direct Democracy Ireland. He discussed his time living in Switzerland, the only country in the world fully practising Direct Democracy. He pointed out the famous sense of ownership the people in Switzerland have over their towns, cities, and indeed country. In contrast, the people here in Ireland feel entirely disenfranchised and entirely disconnected from this, our country. The interview at 98FM could only agree, and asked why the Irish people do not stand up and say “No More!”.
Ben Gilroy thinks that time is fast approaching. He himself became famous from standing in front of Sheriffs, and stated “No More!“. He then goes on to compare the current system in Ireland, quickly mentioning layer after layer of corruption. He points out that in a system of Direct Democracy, the bondholder payments would never be allowed to happen.
The time for complaining is gone. We know what happened, why know who did it. The Greeks recently began wearing T-Shirts in their protests stating “we are not the Irish”. While painful, can one really claim that it is undeserved? It is time take back our country.
Source: 98FM. Listen to more of their interviews here.