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Lisbon & The Financial Crisis

category national | eu | press release author Friday February 27, 2009 08:21author by Frank - 32 County Sovereignty Movement Report this post to the editors

Fundamental Change Is Needed

Lisbon & The Financial Crisis
Statement By the 32 County Sovereignty Movement

The presence of 120,000 people on the streets of the Capital protesting against financial and political corruption demonstrates a clear ability of ordinary people to change the status quo if they choose to do so. The depth of the crisis demands real change rather than another round of veneered tweaking. It is incumbent upon all political activists and trade union leaders to ensure that future generations are not condemned to this cyclical bankruptcy. What has emerged from this crisis is that an unaccountable financial elite are the real government, not only in Ireland, but throughout Europe.

‘Golden Circles’ are not unique to Ireland because the massively paid bankers and developers in this State are mirror images of their counterparts throughout Europe. That such ‘Golden Circles’ can reduce the peoples of Europe to economic catastrophe and then seek confidently to have the governments of Europe bail them out via tax hikes from ordinary workers is a clear signal that change to the status quo throughout Europe must be fundamental. Any and all objections to bailing out these financial elites must also apply to the political establishments which do their bidding.

The Lisbon Treaty is the product of collusion between these elites to ensure that their grip on governance and monopoly of wealth is maintained. These elites, from the Bilderberg group or the EU Commission, are beyond the democratic reach of the people and they wish to remain so. Lisbon does not alter this. Only a return to governance via true sovereignty of the people can these massive injustices be addressed. It is more than timely that the 90th Anniversary of the First Dáil should remind us of where as a people we need to be directing ourselves.

’And whereas the Irish People is resolved to secure and mainain its complete independence in order to promote the common weal, to re–establish justice, to provide for future defence, to ensure peace at home and good will with all nations, and to constitute a national policy based upon the people’s will with equal opportunity for every citizen’ Declaration Of Independence

The 32 County Sovereignty Movement calls upon all those who are opposed to the current political/economic framework to recognize that what’s happening in Ireland is a microcosm of what’s happening throughout Europe. The establishment will not initiate change, it needs to be rendered from the people up. Bailing out the political elites with Lisbon is as nefarious as bailing out the bankers with the earnings of ordinary working people.

It is clear that the Fianna Fail led government is more than willing to divide further Irish society in order to maintain itself in power. The old British tactic of divide and conquer is clearly not lost on a political entity which is the product of it. The same goes for Europe as those in charge widen the chasm between the institutions and the people they are supposed to represent. To return to a just and democratic society in Ireland we must end partition and restore Irish national sovereignty. To have a democratic Europe we must reject Lisbon and by default the elites who hide behind it.

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