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  By Anthony Sheridan I had often wondered how those Germans born after the Second World War felt when they first learned of what occurred in the death camps. Now I know.

 

By Anthony Sheridan

I had often wondered how those Germans born after the Second World War felt when they first learned of what occurred in the death camps.

Now I know.

Anthony
  By Anthony Sheridan Once again Fergus Finlay is anguishing over the horrors inflicted on Grace by the State. Here are some of his anguished comments taken from Today with Sean O?Rourke: It?s one of the most shaming things that I?ve come across for a long, long time. It?s impossible to believe that in the … Continue reading "Fergus Finlay: Damaged by vile corruption?"

 

By Anthony Sheridan

Once again Fergus Finlay is anguishing over the horrors inflicted on Grace by the State. Here are some of his anguished comments taken from Today with Sean O?Rourke:

It?s one of the most shaming things that I?ve come across for a long, long time.

It?s impossible to believe that in the 1990s and 2000s our systems are allowed to run like that.

This is something that has happened again and again and again. It?s not enough to know what happened, we have to know why it happened.

Here?s why it happened and why it will continue to happen.

Ireland is an intrinsically corrupt state where, over several decades, a cabal of political parties principally made up of Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and Labour morphed into a corrupt ruling class.

In effect, Ireland is a one party state where these three entities pretend to be separate parties while plundering the State?s resources and abusing its citizens.

The system became irretrievably infected with the disease of corruption in 1979 when the criminal politician Haughey came to power and reached its catastrophic end in 2008 when the rotten system careered over the cliff of economic disaster taking with it the wealth, dreams, ambitions and, most of all, the trust of the Irish people.

Since that year of national betrayal a significant and growing number of citizens have been actively working to bring down the entire rotten edifice and replace it, for the first time in history, with a truly democratic republic.

This corrupt system, which Finlay so admires, is directly responsible for the creation of a culture where vulnerable citizens like Grace are left unprotected and vulnerable to the devices of extremely evil and brutal people.

Lest anyone think I?m being too harsh on Finlay, consider this:

On the very day he was shedding crocodile tears over the horrors inflicted on Grace an article, written by him, was published in the Irish Examiner praising Enda Kenny, one of the principal architects of the corrupt political culture responsible for her suffering.

Finlay?s article is a grave insult to the countless thousands of Irish citizens, including Grace, who have suffered and even died as a direct result of political corruption.

The article is sickening in its pathetic attempt at lightheartedness when writing about a man who is responsible for so much damage and suffering.

Here?s a sample of quotes:

There may be a few moves in Enda yet ? a tango with Angela, a cha-cha-cha with the entire European Council.

When all is said and done, Enda Kenny will be remembered, I think, as being bigger than the sum of his parts.

Maintaining the dignity of a small country that believes in human rights, while also protecting the special relationship we have with a country that is vital to our interests, is no small task. (On Kenny?s St. Patrick?s Day visit to the White House)

Here?s a fact: Grace will never dance a tango or a cha-cha-cha. The corrupt political system, as represented by Enda Kenny, has seen to that.

Here?s another fact: Grace will never be remembered for the sum of her parts because the corrupt political system responsible for her nightmare destroyed any potential she may have had for happiness.

And a final fact:

To even think, never mind actually print, that a compulsive liar like Kenny represents an administration that believes in human rights, given all the vile revelations of recent decades, is nothing less than vomit inducing.

The most charitable interpretation of Finlay?s blind loyalty to the corrupt political system that has wreaked such devastating damage and suffering on Ireland and its people is that he too has been somehow damaged by its vile influence.

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Anthony
  By Anthony Sheridan I see two journalists have been arrested and charged in Zimbabwe, one of the most corrupt countries in the world, for undermining and insulting the office of the president. I note last September a citizen was arrested, charged and found guilty in Ireland, one of the most corrupt countries in the … Continue reading "Zimbabwe – Ireland: Same difference"

 

By Anthony Sheridan

I see two journalists have been arrested and charged in Zimbabwe, one of the most corrupt countries in the world, for undermining and insulting the office of the president.

I note last September a citizen was arrested, charged and found guilty in Ireland, one of the most corrupt countries in the world, for the same ?crime?- insulting the president.

Anthony
  By Anthony Sheridan There are two reasons the water charges issue has blown up again. First, Coveney is very worried that Varadkar?s balls are growing bigger than his so it?s time to throw himself about a bit to show potential leadership supporters that his balls are actually way bigger than Leo?s. Ok, it?s demeaning … Continue reading "Coveney and Varadkar: The battle of the balls"

 

By Anthony Sheridan

There are two reasons the water charges issue has blown up again.

First, Coveney is very worried that Varadkar?s balls are growing bigger than his so it?s time to throw himself about a bit to show potential leadership supporters that his balls are actually way bigger than Leo?s.

Ok, it?s demeaning for the refined Simon but power is power and sometimes one has to lower one?s standards to reach the dizzy heights.

Second, those of us who successfully defeated, not just the government but also the State itself and all its powerful agencies, have rightly begun to celebrate victory.

Fianna Fail, being a party without a trace of integrity or scruple, is always open to twisting itself inside out if it means gaining an advantage. So no problem there with abandoning previously held principles.

Poor old Fine Gael though, a party used to talking down to and issuing diktats to the great unwashed is finding it very difficult to accept that they have been defeated by such lowly peasantry.

The overall picture is that we are witnessing the continuing and very welcome disintegration of the ruling political elite who have done so much damage to Ireland and its people over the decades.

History is finally catching up the gangsters.

 

Anthony
  By Anthony Sheridan Judge Charleton has made an impressive start to the Disclosures Tribunal. It?s a pity his fine words are meaningless in the context of the sewer of corruption within which it will be carried out. Here?s the reality behind his fine words: He wants to find out if the media was used … Continue reading "Disclosures Tribunal: Truth and lies"

 

Crossing out Lies and writing Truth on a blackboard.

By Anthony Sheridan

Judge Charleton has made an impressive start to the Disclosures Tribunal. It?s a pity his fine words are meaningless in the context of the sewer of corruption within which it will be carried out.

Here?s the reality behind his fine words:

He wants to find out if the media was used as an instrument for the dissemination of lies. Far from being used, the media were willing conspirators in the lies spread about Maurice McCabe.

The dogs in the street or at least the media dogs that live close to and sometimes off politicians and government officials were more than willing to spread the muck on McCabe.

Judge Charleton warned that there could be consequences for those who lie at the tribunal.

I have no doubt that the judge is genuine in his warning but, again, his words are meaningless. Lying under oath is a long established tradition among the ruling elite in this country. Bertie Ahern lied under oath at the Mahon tribunal with not the slightest fear that he would be investigated never mind actually charged with a crime. The culture of lying created by our corrupt politicians still holds power.

Just last week we witnessed the current Taoiseach lying through his teeth but instead of being thrown out of office in disgrace his mealy-mouthed supporters demanded that he be treated with sympathy and respect.

I?m not quite sure what the Judge meant when he said:

The truth is bitter though it is not shameful.

I believe truth is sometimes bitter but always enlightening, always cleansing. Truth is a vital element in a functional democracy, that?s why it?s such a rarity in Irish politics.

Truth poses the greatest threat to the power of our corrupt political/administrative system. That?s why the State goes to such lengths to suppress the truth, that?s why citizens like Maurice McCabe are attacked by the State when they try to expose the truth.

I wish judge Charleton the best in his attempts to expose the truth but in the end it will be a wasted exercise because the tribunal system was designed by our corrupt politicians with the specific aim of suppressing truth.

Anthony
  By Anthony Sheridan The liar Kenny said boo to the so-called rebels and they ran away. These are the cowards, Varadkar and Coveney, who believe they have what it takes to lead the country ? Pathetic. With Kenny back in charge and the McCabe corruption safely in tribunal deep-freeze for at least three or … Continue reading "Kenny says boo – Varadkar Coveney run away"

 

By Anthony Sheridan

The liar Kenny said boo to the so-called rebels and they ran away. These are the cowards, Varadkar and Coveney, who believe they have what it takes to lead the country ? Pathetic.

With Kenny back in charge and the McCabe corruption safely in tribunal deep-freeze for at least three or four years the way is clear for a full return to the political criminality that passes for democracy in Ireland.

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Anthony
  By Anthony Sheridan I genuinely felt like getting sick as I read Fergus Finlay?s ?letter? to Maurice McCabe in last Tuesday?s Irish Examiner. I have never read such a sickeningly patronising, grossly insulting attempt at excusing the diseased political/administrative system that has inflicted so much suffering and despair on the people of Ireland. Before … Continue reading "Fergus Finlay: Hypocrite"

 

By Anthony Sheridan

I genuinely felt like getting sick as I read Fergus Finlay?s ?letter? to Maurice McCabe in last Tuesday?s Irish Examiner. I have never read such a sickeningly patronising, grossly insulting attempt at excusing the diseased political/administrative system that has inflicted so much suffering and despair on the people of Ireland.

Before commenting on this disgraceful example of rank hypocrisy it will be useful to know something of Finlay?s background.

He is a loyal, unapologetic supporter of the rotten establishment that has destroyed our country, the same establishment that has destroyed the lives of Maurice McCabe and his family.

He is a loyal supporter of the Labour Party, the party that has been betraying Ireland and its people since, at least, 1992 when Dick Spring went into coalition with the criminal politician Haughey.

This was after Spring, having rightly accused Haughey of being ?a cancer in the body politic?, promised the Irish people that he would remove the cancer of corruption. Fergus Finlay was a political advisor to Dick Spring when the decision to enter coalition with the corrupt Haughey was made.

This is the man who now has the gall to write a letter to Sgt. McCabe on behalf of the Irish people. This is a man operating under the delusion that Sgt. McCabe might be grateful for receiving some new insight into the nightmare that has consumed his life for nearly a decade.

Here?s a sample of the sickly, patronising waffle written by Finlay:

Dear Sgt. McCabe,

You deserve our gratitude.

You?ve more than earned your title of Sergeant, a title that has always earned respect in Ireland.

You?ve tried to do your job to the best of your ability.

We?ve seen how you and your wife and children have suffered.

You have spoken the truth to power?despite unbearable pressure, without flinching. You?ve tried to serve the interests of the public the best way you know how.

I sincerely hope that Maurice McCabe never gets to read this mush written by a man who is long on meaningless platitudes but zero on challenging the political corruption that is the ultimate source of Maurice McCabe?s horrific treatment.

Rank hypocrisy comes naturally to establishment figures like Finlay. This is crystal clear when we witness his nauseating defence of some of those responsible for McCabe?s nightmare.

Writing about the file that was used to destroy McCabe, Finlay is critical of the ?system? but not of those responsible ? he writes:

The first instinct of some people (my emphasis) in the HSE is to cover up.

Having placed the blame on some vague, unidentified, unaccountable people in the HSE Finlay then strongly supports those who are actually responsible.

I have faith in the senior management of the HSE. I believe people like Tony O?Brien (Director General of HSE) have tried as hard as they could to change the culture of the organisation.

Finlay then goes on to defend Fred McBride, the CEO of Tusla, an organisation that, in a functional democracy, would be under immediate criminal investigation as a result of its actions/failures.

Fred McBride would not tolerate the sort of practice that permeates large bureaucratic systems.

So Finlay is suggesting to McCabe, the victim, that while ?some people? and ?bureaucracy? within these organisations are to blame the senior management are innocent bystanders deserving of sympathy.

Keep in mind that Finlay believes he is writing a personal/public letter of support and apology to the man whose life has been destroyed by these and other organisations.

Finlay ends his disgraceful article with a statement that bears no relationship whatsoever to the reality of how our country is misgoverned.

I believe that you will be vindicated Sgt. McCabe. I believe that justice will be done in the end and that we will know who did this.

Firstly, we already know exactly who did this – The corrupt political system that has infected agencies of the state like the HSE and the Garda Siochana is responsible.

Secondly, tribunals are nothing more than a mechanism created by our corrupt political system to sidetrack justice and accountability. This tribunal will be no different from any other. It will arrive at the same mealy-mouthed conclusion as Finlay does in his article ? the system was to blame, bureaucracy was to blame ? no individuals will be held to account, no justice will be done.

The depth of Finlay?s hypocrisy on this matter can be gauged by reading an article he wrote less than three months ago in which in lectured the people of Ireland for having the default position of demanding heads every time a controversy arose. It?s time we all got a grip of ourselves, he admonished; he goes on:

As for the rest of us, we need a break too, and some sense of proportion about all this stuff. ?Off with their heads?, as the default response to every controversy ? especially when it?s amplified a thousand times by the poisonous side of social media ? is not just wildly disproportionate, it?s killing the kind of public discourse we need.

 

And here?s what he had to say about Garda Commissioner Noreen O?Sullivan, the individual at the heart of Maurice McCabe?s nightmare.

Maybe her main crime is that she?s a woman in a macho world. Whatever it is, I hope she withstands the pressure. She?s a breath of fresh air ? and could do a lot more if she was given a break

I wonder if Finlay were to meet Maurice McCabe would he have to courage to say to his face ? I think the Commissioner who has mistreated you so badly is a breath of fresh air, that she could do a lot more if only she was given a break.

Somehow I doubt it.

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Anthony
  Not much happening here in recent times, hope to do better in 2017. Best wishes to all for Christmas and the New Year. Anthony  

 

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Not much happening here in recent times, hope to do better in 2017.

Best wishes to all for Christmas and the New Year.

Anthony

 

Anthony
  By Anthony Sheridan RTEs Mary Wilson was having great difficulty extracting from Fianna Fail?s Barry Cowen exactly what his party?s position was on water charges. Eventually, he said: We made a submission to the expert commission saying that the existing regime in relation to water charges?blah, blah, blah?has to be abolished. So far so … Continue reading "RTEs Mary Wilson: A woman with some brain…"

 

buy-politicianBy Anthony Sheridan

RTEs Mary Wilson was having great difficulty extracting from Fianna Fail?s Barry Cowen exactly what his party?s position was on water charges. Eventually, he said:

We made a submission to the expert commission saying that the existing regime in relation to water charges?blah, blah, blah?has to be abolished.

So far so good but Michael Martin sticks his head out his bedroom window every morning and, depending on which way the political wind is blowing, adopts Fianna Fail?s stance on water charges for that day.

Probably realising that he had made a mistake in giving a straight answer Cowen quickly reverted to traditional gombeen talk:

We have to have an open and frank debate from this commission to the committee in order to allow the committee make recommendations to the Dail to allow an informed decision be taken thereafter about how water services are paid for into the future.

Wilson?s reply was astonishing:

That?s perfectly clear.

Feck, I thought, that woman must have some brain.

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