The following is the second in a multipart series examining the influence of Ireland’s inordinately sized NGO sector in the realm of policy formation, particularly in the areas of hate speech legislation and anti-racism advocacy. This segment casts an eye at the recent hearing of the Committee for the Elimination Racial Discrimination (CERD) in Geneva. There the Irish State was chastised for perceived failings by a UN committee, and subsequent recommendations made.
The Irish NGO Complex Shows its Fangs
Over the course of two days, Ireland’s record on combating racism was scrutinised by a largely self-selected coalition of anti-racist advocacy groups in the Swiss city of Geneva. For someone interested in the machinations of our bloated, yet still embryonic anti-racist industry, it was a chance to see the vultures at feast. A chance to observe the groups and personalities crafting the laws that may very well see this author and some readers of this publication prosecuted or professionally harassed.
CERD forms part of a broader initiative by the UN to implement the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, with each state evaluated yearly by a team of civil society experts on any ‘progress’ made.
Ireland was already going into the event in the hot seat over perceived shortcomings in the areas of processing asylum-seekers, hate speech laws and failing to acclimatise to our new multicultural reality overall.
It goes without saying that when the UN states that their aim is to combat racial discrimination, their intent is to stymie those who resist the social engineering brought about by mass immigration and the technocrats like CERD who help impose it.
Why potential Irish policymaking is being trashed out in foreign cities and guided along by foreign funded bodies is beyond me. Regardless, expect many of the recommendations made there to become the law of the land shortly. The UN are the Junior C hurlers of globalism without very real weight normally. However this particular committee and its recommendations impacts national decision making around the area of mass immigration enough to merit reader attention.
Those present included the following anti-racist luminaries:
- INAR Ireland —formerly ENAR Ireland, famous for their anti-racist snitch line IReport.ie. Perhaps the biggest fish in the pool of anti-racist NGOs around. Foreign funded and with an accent on influencing both elections and policy formulation, it receives healthy cash injections from both the State and from everyone’s favourite Hungarian born oligarch through the Open Society network. Its chairman Shane O’Curry (footage of him breaking up a political meeting is available here) presented a report on among other issues the beefing up of hate speech laws in light of recent political events, and the renewal of a National Action Plan to combat racism.
- Pavee Point —allegedly representing Irish Travelers and Roma people, presented a report stressing the need to address Traveller accommodation as well as systemic issues regarding discrimination and hate speech. Coincidentally, one of Ireland’s most prominent Travellers, John Connors, a man dragged over the coals by the same progressive clique for maintaining a pro-life outlook, and who objected to hate speech legislation on Twitter, puts pay to the idea that Pavee represents all Travellers.
- Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) —a bog-standard advocacy group presenting a report covering over the same ground as the above. They outlined a national framework for reforms across the labour market, housing and education.
In addition to the above, there was a multitude of other grievance groups, rights bodies and academics with responses by Irish Government officials made.
To be clear, these groups are the de facto muscle for liberalism in Ireland. Only educated people can be so stupid, and those who advocate for hate speech laws in arenas like these are the most educationally housetrained of them all.
Like 20th century Marxists using working class suffering to leapfrog themselves into power, human rights advocacy merely advances the agenda of a vast nexus of ideologically minded technocrats.
Regarding the more humorous topics discussed, the Irish were told that our national identity is for whatever reason based around diversity, as well as to be apologetic about some sort of colonial guilt in the Caribbean.
The events of the two days went largely to plan, beyond a few occasions of bored looking Department of Justice officials dragging their feet. Like the barrel run towards hate speech laws in Ireland in general, it’s already a pre-ordained fact, with charades like CERD merely there to rubberstamp the process.
Put kindly, CERD19 was a junket for an array of anti-racist apparatchiks and Department of Justice officials. However unlike your annual company funded bender, this junket can and will influence future policymaking that will rapidly expand the role of the state to patrol discourse around immigration.
Ireland is facing down the barrel of the worst type of totalitarianism imaginable, one that is orchestrated by the not very bright, and those with absolutely no sense of humour or self-awareness. In honour of the many attendees at CERD I would humbly suggest christening what it is: cat-lady totalitarianism.
Guardians of the Peace
The practices and attitudes held by Gardaí towards ethnic minorities and diversity were a key motif throughout the two-day proceedings. By Western European standards, An Garda Síochána has a torrid reputation of corruption, intimidation and genuinely poor performance across the board. Regardless, attendees were keen to cultivate a specific and generic narrative of systemic racism in our police force, the same verbal battering ram used against police forces across the Western world.
Recommendations were made to the committee to roll out specific diversity training for members of the force, with Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration David Stanton stating that hate speech legislation would become a priority.
Rather unimaginatively, CERD attendees seek to import the policies and grievance mongering that has crippled police forces across the United States. This Americanised form of activism acts as both arsonist and firefighter, setting the conditions by which racial conflagration is inevitable, yet still protesting when it does occur.
As of yet there is no Stephen Lawerence case for our NGO/media complex to use as legitimacy to elbow itself fully into policing. However there was a horrific example of Twitter ambulance chasing by Irish hacks after an altercation where a black teen was wrestled to the ground by Gardaí following a botched stop and search. However, the teen was later found to be in possession of a long knife, scuppering the network of journalists who were ready to pounce.
While simultaneously castigated for systemic racism, the Gardaí were also harangued for not pursuing hate crime enough, apparently because of the weaknesses of the Prohibition of Incitement to Hatred Act.
The reality of living in an area where the police are hogtied by PC culture has been made apparent in urban areas across the US and UK, and may come to pass on Irish streets in time. Irish policing and the wider public need diversity reforms as much as they need a hole in the head.
The frontline police officer Stuart Davidson came to fame under the alias PC David Copperfield by categorising the near hilarity by which British policing services are kneecapped by PC culture, often leaving the general public at a loss. Policing in Ireland for all its faults seems set to repeat this professional nosedive, at the behest of our intrepid NGO complex with hardly an eyebrow raised.
Ireland’s Media Human Centipede
By itself the conference would register as little more than a conclave of niche anti-racist outfits talking to a toothless UN committee. What makes it different was the inevitably favourable coverage it received, as well as the direct line given by civil society bodies to the levers of power.
Within a day the conference was being cited in the Oireachtas as further evidence on endemic racism in the country, alongside the need for hate speech legislation.
A recursive aspect of the NGO complex is the extent by which left-wing activism becomes professionalised and brought into the policymaking fore, a trait shared by the lot of Irish journalism. Members of the NGO complex can wear their political colours nakedly, all the while sucking up state funding and haranguing lawmakers. For supposed anti-system radicals they operate remarkably well within the system.
Our media apparatus can and largely has confected a narrative around racism and Direct Provision that legitimises conferences like CERD. They are the engine that perpetuates the self-organising consensus that is seen in areas of immigration and diversity, and will happily lead the calls for opponents of this consensus to be prosecuted.
The multitude of inequities faced in Ireland are not to be solved with a parasitical NGO class looking to advance its agenda. All these groups do is create racially charged conditions and exaggerate the grievances to featherbed themselves and create societal chaos in the process.
Constructing the Anti-Racist State
The conference was further testament to how much of a hallowed husk the Irish State is, easily and unwittingly being pushed around by NGO goons. The decision to enact hate speech legislation was decided months ago, happening as soon as the endemic crisis with Direct Provision blew up into rural demonstrations, and right-wing figures started to garner a foothold.
In Britain these reforms led directly to the creation of the Kafkaesque Commission for Racial Equality, staffed by the university radicals of yesteryear. While in America the civil rights struggle produced the bloated affirmative action state and a new class of parasitical activists in both academic and civil society. To be clear, Ireland does not need these shysters directing our policy formation and living fat off the public purse in the process.
From state education we are taught to simply accept the legitimacy of bodies such as the UN along with all its human rights jargon. The simple fact is that they are arbitrary bodies looking to simultaneously lord over society and drive it over a cliff.
CERD19 marks a significant date on the anti-racist calendar but not the only one. Hate speech legislation and the insanity of diversity reforms are on the way in Ireland and this author doesn’t know whether to laugh or to cry.
Those at CERD19 desire to inflict professional and legal blows on dissidents and those willing to stand against the myopic line on immigration and diversity. My advice will be to get ready to take those blows with pride.