Our kinsmen in
Ireland declared their independence from the British Empire in 1916. Would it not be wonderful if in 2016, one hundred years after their act of bravery, their kinfolk in the South celebrated this anniversary by declaring our own independence from our own oppressors-exploiters, the American Empire (and more broadly, from the globalist financial elite that control that brood of vipers called the federal government nesting in )? Washington City
While the rest of the States would be wringing their hands over which corporate-controlled candidate should be their Cæsar/President, we could be getting to work upbuilding our families, churches, farms, and other important aspects of our towns, villages, and cities that have long been neglected.
Here, then, are two documents that the Irish wrote, one their declaration of independence from 1916 (proclaimed fittingly on Easter Monday), and the other their plea to the free nations of the world (1919) for recognition of their independence from the
British Empire and for help in keeping it.
While not everything will strike the Southerner as being wholly sound (e.g., the egalitarian sentiment in the 1916 declaration; nor is the militaristic tone all that helpful for those like the South striving for peaceful secession), there is much in them that is quite good and useful for our own situation.
Furthermore, now that the BRICSA alliance is gaining strength, with nations looking to it for refuge from the brutal [u].S.-E.U. block (
Germany and being the latest to consider joining), Argentina
the South may have the formidable foreign help this time that it did not have in its last try at freedom.
O Holy Saints Patrick, Brigid, Ita, Columba, Kenneth, and all our glorious and holy Irish mothers and fathers who stand before the throne of Christ our King and God, do thou intercede for us unworthy wretches, thy children at the South, that we would be made worthy to live in freedom in this world, to the glory of God, the good of our neighbor, and the salvation of our souls.
(See the end of this essay for a short listing of Irish saints and a brief telling of their lives:
1916 Proclamation (24 April):
IRISHMEN AND IRISHWOMEN: In the name of God and of the dead generations from which she receives her old tradition of nationhood,
, through us, summons her children to her flag and strikes for her freedom. Ireland
Having organised and trained her manhood through her secret revolutionary organisation, the Irish Republican Brotherhood, and through her open military organisations, the Irish Volunteers and the Irish Citizen Army, having patiently perfected her discipline, having resolutely waited for the right moment to reveal itself, she now seizes that moment, and supported by her exiled children in America and by gallant allies in Europe, but relying in the first on her own strength, she strikes in full confidence of victory.
We declare the right of the people of
Ireland to the ownership of and to the unfettered control of Irish destinies, to be sovereign and indefeasible. The long usurpation of that right by a foreign people and government has not extinguished the right, nor can it ever be extinguished except by the destruction of the Irish people. In every generation the Irish people have asserted their right to national freedom and sovereignty; six times during the past three hundred years they have asserted it in arms. Standing on that fundamental right and again asserting it in arms in the face of the world, we hereby proclaim the Irish Republic as a Sovereign Independent State, and we pledge our lives and the lives of our comrades in arms to the cause of its freedom, of its welfare, and of its exaltation among the nations. Ireland
is entitled to, and hereby claims, the allegiance of every Irishman and Irishwoman. The Republic guarantees religious and civil liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens, and declares its resolve to pursue the happiness and prosperity of the whole nation and of all its parts, cherishing all of the children of the nation equally, and oblivious of the differences carefully fostered by an alien Government, which have divided a minority from the majority in the past. Irish Republic
Until our arms have brought the opportune moment for the establishment of a permanent National Government, representative of the whole people of
and elected by the suffrages of all her men and women, the Provisional Government, hereby constituted, will administer the civil and military affairs of the Republic in trust for the people. Ireland
We place the cause of the
under the protection of the Most High God, Whose blessing we invoke upon our arms, and we pray that no one who serves that cause will dishonour it by cowardice, inhumanity, or rapine. In this supreme hour the Irish nation must, by its valour and discipline, and by the readiness of its children to sacrifice themselves for the common good, prove itself worthy of the august destiny to which it is called. Irish Republic
Source: http://www.firstdail.com/?page_id=75, accessed 25 July 2014
Message to the Free Nations of the World
21 January 1919
To the Nations of the World!
The Nation of Ireland having proclaimed her national independence, calls through her elected representatives in Parliament assembled in the Irish Capital on January 21st, 1919, upon every free nation to support the
Irish Republic by recognising 's national status and her right to its vindication at the Peace Congress. Ireland
Nationally, the race, the language, the customs and traditions of
are radically distinct from the English. Ireland is one of the most ancient nations in Europe, and she has preserved her national integrity, vigorous and intact, through seven centuries of foreign oppression: she has never relinquished her national rights, and throughout the long era of English usurpation she has in every generation defiantly proclaimed her inalienable right of nationhood down to her last glorious resort to arms in 1916. Ireland
Ireland is the gateway of the Atlantic. Ireland is the last outpost of Europe towards the West: Ireland is the point upon which great trade routes between East and West converge: her independence is demanded by the Freedom of the Seas: her great harbours must be open to all nations, instead of being the monopoly of . To-day these harbours are empty and idle solely because English policy is determined to retain Ireland as a barren bulwark for English aggrandisement, and the unique geographical position of this island, far from being a benefit and safeguard to Europe and America, is subjected to the purposes of England's policy of world domination. England
Ireland to-day reasserts her historic nationhood the more confidently before the new world emerging from the War, because she believes in freedom and justice as the fundamental principles of international law, because she believes in a frank co-operation between the peoples for equal rights against the vested privileges of ancient tyrannies, because the permanent peace of Europe can never be secured by perpetuating military dominion for the profit of empire but only by establishing the control of government in every land upon the basis of the free will of a free people, and the existing state of war, between Ireland and England, can never be ended until Ireland is definitely evacuated by the armed forces of England.
For these among other reasons, Ireland - resolutely and irrevocably determined at the dawn of the promised era of self-determination and liberty that she will suffer foreign dominion no longer - calls upon every free nation to uphold her national claim to complete independence as an Irish Republic against the arrogant pretensions of England founded in fraud and sustained only by an overwhelming military occupation, and demands to be confronted publicly with England at the Congress of the Nations, in order that the civilised world having judged between English wrong and Irish right may guarantee to Ireland its permanent support for the maintenance of her national independence.
Source: http://www.difp.ie/docs/volume/1/1919/2.htm, accessed 25 July 2014