Colin – WeareChange.ie
Independent Journalist “Madam K” was stopped at a newly erected police barrier in Dublin today during the visit of the German/pseudo-English Queen Saxe-Coburg-Gotha/Wettin. The garda told her that “under the warrant you cant have a flag at the moment!”
The act she referenced was the Public Order Act Section 21. It states “indicate that to proceed beyond the barrier while in possession of any intoxicating liquor, disposable drinks container or offensive article will render such liquor, container or article liable to confiscation.”
The bit she means is the “offensive article”.
Thats what we’re reduced to in this country. There was probably a tricolour flying as that bangarda took an oath to “serve her county” *ahem* and now she’s reduced to confiscating them for the Royals.
I’m seriously contemplating buying a tricolour and parading it around the Gardai tomorrow. Anyone else??
In Ireland when you leave school you do a leaving certificate which is graded by the number of points you attain. If you study hard you might get 600 points and have the opportunity of doing pharmacy or medicine or veterinary science. After that different levels of points will get you into different college courses and different levels of further education. Throughout the schooling we learn all about the struggle Ireland has had through 800 years of oppression by Britain (whichever foreign royal faction was running the show). We learn of the sacrifices made in winning back independence finally in 1922 and the death and suffering it took to win it.
To become a guardian of the peace, a police officer, a Garda. You can leave school with just 140 points. To hold such an important and powerful position in society surely the best and brightest should be employed, not the leftovers after the brains went off to do something else?
Look at this picture and you can see the results of this enrollment policy. The Gardai throwing our national flag into a bin lorry. This is only indicative of course but it is indicative of the other mindless things the Gardai now do.
They are “just following orders” they tell you when they enact more and more wholly unlawful new legal statutes. This defense didn’t work at Nuremberg and it wont work now as they blindly implement tyranny. We see Gardai confiscating the national flag as the queen of England is here. How fast do you think the men who died in the war of independence are spinning in their graves?
We see them arresting people for filming, or for standing up for their right to not be interfered with while they are not committing any real crime with a real victim. Sadly it is always the stupidity of the police in any country that supports the creeping introduction of tyranny. Remember, everything that Hitler did was legal. Like our government he just changed the laws to make it so and the police “follow orders”. The reason tyranny will take hold is the ignorance of the Gardai.
This is why I believe it is a deliberate recruitment policy to police forces to employ people of lower intelligence and reasoning abilities. People that will not question the sanity of the orders they are told to perform.
Shame on the Gardai and shame for their willful ignorance. Shame on what this state has become.
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