June 01, 2012

Ireland Votes For More Pain

Saying "Yes" to more austerity is, of course, the wrong thing to do.

Saying "Yes" is an announcement that they cannot handle their own affairs.

Saying "Yes" hands more of Irish sovereignty to a bunch of muppets in Brussels that couldn't organise an orgy in a brothel.

Saying "Yes" will bring never-ending pain to decent Irish people.

Saying "Yes" may have been easier, but it is not the right thing to do.

And yet, this article suggests that that is exactly what they have done.

For shame.


EDIT: This just in....

If you are going to spoil your vote, make a point at the same time. This is terrific. And true.


Anonymous said...

There was no point in voting as the result was a done deal. The Irish people have not said yes, they never had a choice in the first place.

When will folk wake up to the truth that they have no say in how their countries are run, debating the issues like this on blogs or on news website comments shows how ignorant the sheeple really are.

Anonymous said...

The outcome was never in any doubt, the elites who control the puppet governments of the EU wanted a YES and rigged the vote.

Captain Ranty said...

I agree with both of you.

BUT, if we don't air this shit, the "sheeple" will learn even less.


Mike Spilligan said...

I despair. The Irish fought for their independence (some, too literally) not wanting a largely benign neighbour to have too much control of their affairs. Yet they now vote for slavery by an unelected and corrupt tyranny to rule over them. I fear my sympathies for them will evaporate.

Captain Ranty said...


I feel the same way.

Scotland will repeat the mistakes Ireland made when/if "independence" is granted.


Anonymous said...

A "no" vote would merely be symbolic, as the rules of this particular game mean that the treaty would go ahead anyway as it requires only 12 of the 17 players to pass it.

IIRC, seven of them have already waved it through without consulting their people at all.

Despite that, it's probable (given the historical precedent) that even with a no vote the Irish would probably be "asked" to vote again, "correctly", just like last time.

And the time before...



Anonymous said...

I think that they already have their 12 TSL.

For Ireland, read the UK - we can be outvoted under QMV on the majority of issues.

See the post from Ironies Too blog who has supplied this:


How much more humiliating can it get?

Anonymous said...

The sheeple will read this blog and think that the political process is fair and has credibilty because you are debating the issues and believe that voting changes something.

It's time to wake up and stop this nonsense of political debate at the same time as saying the system is corrupt and that no-one should have have anything to do with it.

Captain Ranty said...

I think you will find that I have been (reasonably) consistent with that message.

I have been urging people to disengage since this blog was born.


Anonymous said...

Yes you have been urging people to disengage and at the same time recommending them to vote UKIP or vote NO in the Irish referendum.

the weather is not the only thing in the UK that changes daily.

Captain Ranty said...

Well, not everyone wants to do what I do.

If they must vote, at least they can vote for the "least worst" option.


Anonymous said...

It seems that this was going to be the result anyway I'm still supprised that people cannot see where this is leading. I'm sure people know that something is very wrong but have the "what can I do about it" attitude..... As I previously posted on another article, no one is prepared to stick ther neck out. This is why we are screwed.

I haven't the funds to "get off the grid" so to speak and have to live my life from within this great deception so in reality, me spoiling my ballot paper in protest, or encouraging people to start saying no in anyway possible, within this imposed exsistance seems like the least I can do to let them know that I am against what they are doing.

Anything is better than nothing and even though I think we're screwed......

While there's a chance, there's hope and while there's hope, there's a chance.


Conspiracy Thierry said...

Where is the IRA when they are really needed.