The Legal Framework of White Oppression
Ireland has a National Consultative Committee on Racism and
Inter-culturalism. It also has an eleven-year-old Prohibition
to Incitement of Hatred Act. There is no freedom of speech in Ireland.
Background: Ireland has always been a net exporter of people, to America, Australia
and other British dominions. Today, thanks to an exceptionally strong economy, the flow has
reversed, and Ireland faces the same problems as its larger, wealthier European brothers.
The government and Irish elite are dealing with the new problems by lying that they are
actually wonderful opportunities; repeating verbatim the same tired bromides about the need
to overcome racism and give foreigners an equal place in preparation for the multicultural
utopia just around the bend.
Immigration: Those who control Ireland have recently allowed a sharp rise in
Fact: In 2000, asylum requests were coming in at a rate of about 1,000 per month, with only
about 500 being processed. The resulting backlog was up to 13,000 cases in late 2000,
compared to 9,000 in 1999.
Fact: There are currently more than 14,500 people working in the Republic on work visa or
permit schemes from countries outside the European Economic Area.
Official sources spout the usual bilge about diversity being a
great strength, and the need for multiculturalism:
Fact: In late 2000 the government launched a £4.5 million
package designed to combat racism and heighten public awareness of the problem. John O'Donoghue,
the Irish Justice Minister said the aim of the new program is
'to help create a more inclusive society in Ireland, where racial prejudice is effectively
outlawed and cultural diversity is regarded as a strength'.
Fact: Ireland boasts an Irish Refugee Council
that can be counted on to provide reliable statistics backing up the need for all the new
anti-racism measures, paid for out of the pockets of Irish earners...
Fact: The Employment Equality Act was passed in
1999, banning discrimination in employment. Discrimination in the provision of
services was passed.
Ireland also holds a national Anti-Racist Workplace Week. And
it has an Equality Authority.
It's not, says Niall Crowley, chief executive of the Equality
Authority, about preaching political correctness to workers and managers, but about
pre-empting problems, creating a healthy working environment and encouraging respect for
people's common humanity. Sure it is...
Fact: About 35 per cent of Ireland's 3,000 junior doctors are ethnic minorities.
Gerry O'Grady, who called a Gambian bus passenger a "nig-nog," in 2000 became the
first convicted under the Prohibition to Incitement of Hatred Act.