Upcoming Events

Galway | EU

no events match your query!

New Events

Galway

no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link China deploys Sun Tzu to prevail in the Chip War Tue Sep 29, 2020 18:26 | amarynth
by Pepe Escobar with permission – first posted at Asia Times Let?s cut to the chase: with or without a sanction juggernaut, China simply won?t be expelled from the global

offsite link Come what may, I must reveal the identity of the NY Times? Trump tax leaks Tue Sep 29, 2020 15:22 | amarynth
by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog So there I was again on the ?Job Creator?s Red-Eye? (NYC to Silicon Valley) and I made this fateful, election-shaping decision. The reality

offsite link Armenian-Azerbaijani War Rages In South Caucasus Mon Sep 28, 2020 22:47 | amarynth
South Front On September 27, a new regional war in South Caucasus arose from the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over the contested Nagorno-Karabakh region. Pro-Armenian forces captured the region in the early

offsite link The mortal battle of the Perfidious Albion Mon Sep 28, 2020 19:40 | amarynth
By Katerina for the Saker Blog In this my third and hopefully last essay I will try to analyse an ingrained and totally unresolvable animosity between England and Russia. Here

offsite link Trump?s Surprising Alaska-Canada Rail Announcement: Might America Join the Polar Silk Road? Mon Sep 28, 2020 18:17 | amarynth
By Matthew Ehret for the Saker Blog On September 26, President Trump announced that a long-overdue project would receive Federal support which involves connecting Alaska for the first time with

The Saker >>

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Sarah McInerney and political impartiality

offsite link Did RTE journalists collude against Sinn Fein? Anthony

offsite link Irish Examiner bias Anthony

offsite link RTE: Propaganda ambush of Sinn Fein Anthony

offsite link Hong Kong and democracy Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link Right to Water Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:13 | Human Rights

offsite link Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights

offsite link Turkish President Calls On Greece To Comply With Human Rights on Syrian Refugee Issues Wed Mar 04, 2020 17:58 | Human Rights

offsite link US Holds China To Account For Human Rights Violations Sun Oct 13, 2019 19:12 | Human Rights

offsite link UN Human Rights Council Should Address Human Rights Crisis in Cambodia Sat Aug 31, 2019 13:41 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Spirit of Contradiction

offsite link The Party and the Ballot Box Sun Jul 14, 2019 22:24 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason

offsite link On The Decline and Fall of The American Empire and Socialism Sat Jan 26, 2019 01:52 | S. Duncan

offsite link What is Dogmatism and Why Does It Matter? Wed Mar 21, 2018 08:10 | Sylvia Smith

offsite link The Case of Comrade Dallas Mon Mar 19, 2018 19:44 | Sylvia Smith

offsite link Review: Do Religions Evolve? Mon Aug 14, 2017 19:54 | Dara McHugh

Spirit of Contradiction >>

The Neo-liberal Socialist

category galway | eu | opinion/analysis author Monday June 09, 2008 00:01author by Frustrated Galwegian Report this post to the editors

Written after reading comments by Michael D. in the Local Press urging people to vote Yes.

The Neo-liberal Socialist

by Frustrated Galwegian

I'm a neo-liberal Socialist,
Whose name is Michael D.,
A Labour Party member,
Whose voting for the EU Treatee.

I'm a NATO loving Peacenik,
Now for battle groups we need,
To fight wars for NATO leaders,
and the markets to keep free.

I'm a boss supporting leftie,
Voting for Free Marketeers,
Just don't mention our public service,
That one's for the privateers.

I'm concerned about the climate,
and for workers rights indeed,
Who cares the Lisbon Treaty,
Makes a mockery of these.

Nuclear Power,
You know we love it,
And Windscale, or is that Sellafield?
So lets all vote for this Treaty,
For to get some more of these.

The Internationale, you know I've sung it,
Drunk French wine and sipped Dutch tea,
But as a good ol' EUro boy now,
I'll ignore their voting pleas.

Not to mention all the others,
Who ne'er a voting slip will see,
Urge Yes, deny the others,
A say in EU-style democracy.

So whether Treaty or Constitution,
Who cares what terminology?
Sure who could read it or explain it?
With that the elites are pleased.

So new Labour will support it,
With unthinking loyalty,
In our new-style opposition,
Voting Yes with Charlie McCreevey.

Left or right we've moved beyond it,
Lenin, Marx and workers needs,
Instead we're for Free Markets,
With which the bosses are best pleased.

Peter Mandie, now we trust him,
With World Trade and boardroom deals,
Twice failed in his career now,
Because of dodgey deals.

Free Market's our new religion,
And GATS the prayer we speak,
A harder squeeze on the poor workers,
And the farmer in his field.

Just don't worry about the water,
health service, ESB,
Before long we will not own them,
For the rich they will be freed.

And don't worry about the peace now,
workers rights, democracy,
The Commission'll sort it all out,
if we give in to their powerful greed.

So give up your vote to Lisbon,
It's for a new-style market-free,
Free for some and not for others,
It's the new EU-style democracy.

(Written after reading comments by Michael D. in the Local Press urging people to vote Yes. Written 8.06.2008)

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   MDH articles for yes     searcher    Mon Jun 09, 2008 16:02 
   Ring into Live Line     V. Jelfrezi & fried rice    Mon Jun 09, 2008 19:39 
   Poetry in motion     WB Yeats    Mon Jun 09, 2008 21:59 


 
© 2001-2020 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy