[Marxism] Reply on Ireland to PF
Danielle Ni Dhighe
danielle at irsm.org
Wed Dec 6 14:12:15 MST 2006
At 04:39 AM 12/6/2006, D OC wrote:
>The Six County PSNI is now - already - the most accountable
>police force anywhere in the West
Accountable to whom? British imperialism and only British
imperialism. The PSNI exists to maintain British capitalist rule in
the North of Ireland. It's no more accountable to the people than
any other police force, and is probably less accountable than most
western police forces when it comes to political persecution.
>Similarly, the Equality Duties in the GFA lead the world in
>ensuring bourgeois 'equality of opportunity
What does "equality of opportunity" mean? SF supporters chant it as
if it's a religious mantra that requires no further thought.
>This is a dialectical process
Donal, you can babble terms like "equality of opportunity" and
"dialectical process" all you want, but anyone with even half of a
brain can see you're trying to distract people away from the fact
that your party is a neo-liberal, pro-imperialist party now. Your
party leaders even think the most imperialist of imperialist nations,
the US, can play a positive role in Ireland and that American
millionaires wanting to exploit the workforce in the North are
friends of republicanism.
>I look at entry into Policing structures, on the correct
>structural basis, as a potential leap forward in undermining
The British look at SF entry into Policing structures as a potential
leap forward in SF administering British rule in the North. This is
what the British policy of Ulsterisation was about, either
marginalising or assimilating republicans.
>This is about the reconquest of Ireland by the Irish
>under the lead of the people's party.
SF -- a neo-liberal, pro-imperialist party -- is the people's
party? "Under the lead" reminds me of what Pannekoek once wrote: "To
be liberated by others, whose leadership is the essential part of the
liberation, means the getting of new masters instead of the old
ones." It's easy to see that the most important thing to you is that
any struggle be lead by your party's leadership, no matter how wrong
they may be.
>The goal of revolutionaries must be to develop these
>mass openings and encourage the people to seize further
>power on a radical platform.
Yes, but SF is hardly a revolutionary organisation with a radical
platform, now is it? Just recently, they called for lowering the
corporate income tax in the North to better attract capitalist
investment. When Stormont was last running, your party's ministers
enacted privatisation schemes and took some anti-worker
stances. Quit pretending that your party is some revolutionary
vanguard. And SF doesn't want the people to seize power, it wants
the people to vote SF politicians into power.
Danielle Ni Dhighe
Coordinating Committee Member
Irish Republican Socialist Committees of North America
danielle at irsm.org - http://www.irsm.org/irsm.html
More information about the Marxism