What joy is in eyes that can’t see

A post on irishrepublican.net (sorry, I know that link is usless to most of you) highlighted the ANTIFA website showing the BNP are selling a CD including tracks that seem pretty Irish Republican in nature – now of course I haven’t bought the CD so maybe it is the older version of ‘The Foggy Dew’ they are selling but I only know one version of ‘Only Our rivers Run Free’ and it doesn’t seem like a BNP compliant tune.

  • Doctor Who

    Why be so surprised Mark, the scum IRA and the scum BNP are really just two sides of the same stinkin arse.

  • NCM

    In 1803 we sailed out to sea, out from the sweet town of Derry…. obviously the BNP is a Bobby Sands fan. Go figure.

  • Harry Flashman

    Oh I don’t know, one bunch of militant uber-nationalist thugs would get on like a house on fire (literally) with another like minded bunch I would have thought.

  • Well said Doctor Who. Highly romanticised sentimental nationalist shite would clearly sit well with both groups.

  • Greenflag

    ‘the scum IRA and the scum BNP are really just two sides of the same stinkin arse.’

    I would’nt have thought so . The IRA have always welcomed ‘foreigners’ to it’s ranks as long as they opposed Britain’s ‘occupation’ of any part of Ireland . Ex RAF men , ex British Army etc etc have all at one time or another joined up. As commented on by the pro Unionist national organ ‘The Sun ‘ on another thread even well connected former English debutantes with ‘royal’ connections are not denied ‘membership’ .

    The BNP ‘allied ‘ site sells every flag connected with these islands including Northern Ireland’s and the Manx , Cornwall etc etc but nairy a tricolour to be found 😉

    But they do a nice line in stuffed golliwogs in a large mug complete with red jacket and striped pants for 5 .50 🙂 Specially designed for the relics of ould Empire who miss the good old days when ‘sterling ‘ ruled the world and Hong Kong was stolen from the Chinese because the latter objected to the ‘narco ‘ Empire foisted upon them by the ‘civilising ‘ Brits of the 19th century .

    But those ‘golliwog’ mugs Should be real hit with the ‘mugs ‘ come July 12th . I wonder when they’ll get around to selling stuffed ‘red bearded ‘ leprechauns in a mug . Should be great demand for same in a few weeks time 😉

  • Greenflag,

    And yet amongst all that other racist/ethno nationalist filth you mention, they’ve managed to find a spot on the cyberstore shelf for a bit of ethno-nationalism from this side of the Irish Sea-why’s that you think?

  • Greenflag

    ‘for a bit of ethno-nationalism from this side of the Irish Sea-why’s that you think?’

    Good music can and often does cross party , ethnic and religious lines . This is why I’m opposed to the Union but find the Sash and some other ‘orange’ music pleasing to the ear 😉 My opposition to the Union does not prevent me from enjoying ‘There’ll always be an England ‘ at the Proms or Jerusalem or Abide with me . I have no time for Islam but I like some Arabian music . I opposed the recent Israeli ‘slaughter’ of a thousand plus Palestinians yet I still get a kick out of some Jewish tunes ? I’ve no time for modern rap but I can listen to Ella Fitzgerald for an hour non stop ?I’ve lost my Christianity decades ago but still listen to some old hymns and like early medieval and baroque .

    So the BNP in this respect are just the same as people the world over and of course if it makes a few bob for them well in that respect I’m sure they have the same principles as Marks and Spencers 😉

    The ‘goodies ‘ are not all on one side and neither are the baddies as Turgon and some others would have you believe in their neat world of black and white where the law is always ‘just’ and politicians , lawyers , bankers , and hedge fund managers and churchmen never steal , lie and rip off their congregations , supporters or customers .

    Soldiers in the allied Armies during WW2 enjoyed Lilli Marlene despite it being a favourite also of the ‘dastardly’ and ‘beastly’ Germans .

    Human nature ye see 😉

  • fin

    Possibly unionists should have a quick peep at the site first, the only Irish connection is two folk albums, none of which feature republican songs.

    However, the “Sandyhills Flute Band” have an album there, er I sure they march in NI on the 12th perhaps some of the posters here can let us know if they’re any good.

    Also seems to be quite a Stormont Flag and a number of NI shaped lapel pins with a union jack on them, again possibly some of the unionist posters here can let us know what the quality is like.

  • Very true Greenflag. Sure the BNP and unionists are as thick as thieves. With their whole untermenschen trip and going on about fenians and taigs and papists destroying her majesty’s most loyal brit wannabee subjects of Ulcer.

  • Doctor Who

    Greenflag

    “Ex RAF men , ex British Army etc etc have all at one time or another joined up.”

    Why is this a surprise, the inside knowlege these people supplied to the IRA was im sure invaluable. Also why was it when service personnel joined the loyalist paramilitaries it was collusion, but considered going native for the other kind.

    Dave

    Historically the IRA have jumped into bed with right wing extremists while Unionism has always fought them. Links between BNP and Unionism usually stop with a few football hooligans handing out race hate at footie matches. Can you provide links to the words you attribute Unionists with. Then again your comment is just bullshit lies and extreme mopery.

  • The ‘goodies ‘ are not all on one side and neither are the baddies as Turgon and some others would have you believe in their neat world of black and white where the law is always ‘just’ and politicians , lawyers , bankers , and hedge fund managers and churchmen never steal , lie and rip off their congregations , supporters or customers .

    I, and I suspect Turgon would disagree with you on this one-sometimes you do have to dump the fashionable moral ambivalence and call evil by its real name- the BNP are most definitely on the baddies’ side with no redeeming features whatsoever.

    As regards your main point:

    So the BNP in this respect are just the same as people the world over and of course if it makes a few bob for them well in that respect I’m sure they have the same principles as Marks and Spencers 😉

    It goes a bit deeper, beyond a few rednecks in Bolton or Barking enjoying a bit of a sess on the fiddle or tin whistle. Griffin and other pseudo-intellectuals within the British far-right have often stated their admiration for the “purity” of the “original” Celtic peoples of the British Isles. His essay, here, for example, shows the kind of gushing interpretation of the Celts’ history that would even make the average Shinner revisionist blush.

  • Greenflag

    Dr Who ,

    ‘Why is this a surprise’

    I did’nt say it was a surprise -just pointing out a fact .

    oneill,

    ‘the BNP are most definitely on the baddies’ side’

    I’d have said ‘retarded’ side .No doubt they have some baddies but most are probabl easily led fearful people who see their previously all ‘white ‘ world going down the tubes and have to find somebody to blame.
    Griffin’s theology /mythology is like the ‘bible ‘ true in parts . But modern science and research tells us that all human beings on the planet are related if you go back far enough . Evolution continues apace and these folk will be left behind as was Homo Erectus, Ergaster and Habilis;)

    I’ll start worrying about them when they get 20% of the national vote .

  • Greenflag

    As regards your main point:

    ‘So the BNP in this respect are just the same as people the world over and of course if it makes a few bob for them well in that respect I’m sure they have the same principles as Marks and Spencers 😉 ‘

    When I said ‘in this respect ‘ I meant in respect of turning a shilling or two and generating a revenue stream . Paisley sold bibles the RC Church sells rosary beads and the BNP sells music CD’s and golliwogs in a mug .