Tough Times at Connolly Barracks

At one time the most spirited outfit on the Irish Left, it would appear that the Connolly Youth Movement (CYM) has entered a period of dormancy on the back of a schismatic year and lockdown induced inaction.

Formerly the youth wing of the perpetually quiescent Communist Party of Ireland (CPI), the Stalinist upstarts had a very public split from their parent organisation, which has seen the group fade from relevance since.

Something of an organisational corpse despite its half century long history, the CYM experienced a burst of life under its feisty chairman Alex Homits, even attempting to create something of an Irish Breadtube with its YouTube affiliate Paul Morrin.

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Poorman’s Pravda:  CYM’s breakthrough into YouTube courtesy of Paul Morrin may be single lasting effect of their burst of activity 2018-2021

With much publicised occupations, PR stunts, as well as semi-serious approaches to trade unionism, there was a point in 2020 when CYM looked to distinguish itself from the pack, especially as trotskyists waned amid internal rancour. While the very real possibility existed of CYM acting as a political gadfly to influence a future Sinn Féin/Left coalition, by most reports, the group has all but bitten the dust the past 6 months.

The January split centred on what appeared to be a Homits focused coup against Communist Central Command, which resulted in the socialist whippersnapper falling on his own sword and being expelled. Per the general MO with these splits, the inner details have been vomited across the internet for reactionary writers to hoover up. 

Homtis’s Brutus, Eugene McCartan, CPI’s General Secretary who CYM tried to dislodge.

In short, CPI’s Politburo, fearful of the successes experienced by the bolshevik pipsqueaks in their youth wing, and mindful of entryism, cut ties with the Homits gang. With the Homits faction decrying cliquism and CPI questioning the former’s embrace of socialist republicanism, therein followed a very public splintering for the soldiers of socialism.

A lot of venom for a group that likely numbers less than a hundred activists at most. That being said, what little strength CPI carries is through its sway in key trade union bureaucracies.

What is laughable is the surprise felt by some baby Stalinists at the over centralised policies of CPI when it came to purging dissent. Homits and co. ought to count their lucky stars they weren’t living in their bolshevik utopia, lest they be shipped away to the Gulags of West Clare. 

Alex puts on his coming face

As the blood dried at Connolly Books, the near absence of CYM has been rather striking from a time when it looked set to organisationally overtake the trotskyist left. With sources spying CYM members at George Nkchenko events, and Homits himself more active in Dublin’s antifascist milieu to complement his union day job, the organisation has the hallmarks of entering a protracted period of terminal decline without its highly strung topman. 

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A genuinely ghoulish looking creature, Homits, like a Baltic wind, had been sending shivers up the spines of Irish trots for years with his unreconstructed brand of anti-electoral Stalinism. Now seen skulking around Tallaght’s gym scene, the Fettercairn based bolshevik has evidently burnt his political bridges and is pivoting towards freelance trade unionism as he departs the tattered CYM.

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Nice Shirt, Shame About the Face

An interesting specimen among the contemporary left for his machismo (no homo) and denunciation of the moral ills of the left (pornography, sexual abuse, narcotics anti-republicanism), he was perhaps doomed from the start in a movement antagonistic towards the hint of masculine self assertion. 

For that reason, Burkean researchers found it odd his romantic connection with a relation of one of Dublin’s largest heroin kingpins, who herself faced charges for assaulting  a bean garda back in 2019. We generally draw an ethical line around mentioning spouses in these polemics, but this factoid around Homits’s love life did raise eyebrows considering his unusual, albeit respectable, anti-drug stance among Marxists.

Prior to the schism, we at the Burkean wagered some sort of metoo or SJW related purity scandal would befall CYM. With near mathematical certainty that these groups crack up under the weight of their own personalities, we were ourselves surprised at how fast relations with the CPI soured. 

Fitting for Homtis’s genre of old school bolshevism is that he was ousted in a rather old school palace coup, reminiscent of communists of yore.

As Ireland’s preeminent incel publication, it’s no major secret Burkean HQ keeps tabs on all left factions more than they could ever contemplate, dare I say some jilted socialists have always been forthcoming with information as required, if only to twist the knife on their dear comrade.

In an organisation characterised by an unusual amount of second generation Eastern Europeans mingled with nordie republicans, Homits was swimming against the ideological tide within the left and, to a lesser extent, his own group. Not exactly mournful of their demise, we will monitor the shards of CYM as they filter around the left ecosystem and beyond.

The significance of the implosions of such left micro groups is that the political and cultural runway is being cleared for a radical right the decade ahead. A savvier and less egotistical Homits could have ridden the wave of anti-idpol, with serious discontent building quietly in left wing quarters, but instead leaves behind a defeated looking cargo cult. 

The outlook for what remains of the CYM is grim. The brief window of opportunity to make a genuine cultural impact has closed with the group is slowly fading away into the ether. 

Certainly they don’t make tankies like they used to….

Cork International Brigade prior to their estrogen shots.

Posted by Ciaran Brennan

4 Comments

  1. The Real Fianna 07/08/2021 at 7:05 pm

    Antifascist? (How can you be anti fascism if you are supporting globalist fascist-totalitarian agendas of a tiny minority seeking global dominance? that are trying to centralize power and control, and continously trying to undermine strong nationalist independent sovereign nation values, and civil liberties, in order to obtain control through what essentially is globalist fascism. Globalists undermine traditional family values, they also undermine citizens rights to private property ownership at affordable rates so those individuals can be free)

    The useful idiots for the globalists basically, that is what antifa are, and other marxist groups across europe. Also the males in such groups are heavily feminised, highly effeminate, very noticable too, more like women than what you would call a man. None of them even have a bicep muscle to call between them. Weak girly arms. Weak dumbed down values, weak minds. Blind subservience to globalist totalitarian agendas. You can be sure they got their dangerous experimental, emergency approved CLOT SHOT too. Because the Tell__A__Vision told them that it was safe.

    These people also know nothing about communism and what it is. Bolshevism created quite possibly the most genocidal slaughter of all time. The Sickle symbol in the USSR flag that useful idiots wave about thinking they are trendy and cool (Idiots) is a symbol of SATURN. SATURN represents DEATH in mythology. THE GRIM REAPERS SICKLE! The harbringer of death and destruction.

    Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people. – John D. Rockefeller

    I would not even call useful idiots for the globalists average, their IQ’s are well below average. They have no capacity to excercise their brains with critical thinking, their main joy is also credulity, they are easily fooled, mislead and manipulated to do the bidding of agendas they fail to comprehend. Anyone that does comprehend, they try to bring down those people to their level. They are not worth engaging with, andshould be completely ignored. These people need to get a life to be honest. and a brain.

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  2. Ivaus@thetricolour 09/08/2021 at 3:03 am

    R OTHSCHILD-Federal Reserve Banks-Global Finance-Governments Global Borrowing -WEF-IMF-All Banking-GOVTS.- TAX,TAX,TAX…and u.
    JEW-Zionist-Bolshevik-Comm EU-UNist-Socialist-Fascist-govts…u antifa.
    Yes, the Organ Grinder sits back and THE MONKYS, paid peanuts, do their bidding. Follow the money and pay the privilege of being a Taxpaying monkey.
    If you’ve never worked it out before its all there for you now. The global disparity in wealth has well and truly surpassed the Victoria era. The 99/1% ratio of global wealth possession is also misleading , we are poorer.
    The same original players are involved,a handful of Behemoth Greedy Selfish
    miserable parasitic psychotic DIRT BAGS. They set the Cat among the peasants to do their dirty work. DIVERSION – DIVIDE- CONQUER …and u.

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  3. The Real Fianna 09/08/2021 at 10:53 pm

    How can you have a fair democracy, if one side (subservient pro- globalist politicans and their compliance to globalist agendas and its political discourse) is being continously supported by the lamestream media? and private big-tech social media, all pro- globalist platforms pushing their agendas into peoples minds through technology that people let into their houses or their pockets. Don’t agree with the narratives being pushed? then expect to get censored by the MACHINE! Expect to be called a trigger-word like “Conspiracy Theorist” to shut down the debate.

    It is all all going one way only. There are reasons why peoples voices are not being heard. Why are the narratives being pushed not allowed to be questioned because of censorship? Why all the censorship? Its like a cult.

    Look at the climate hoax stuff now, any bit of bad weather, its like as if they are capitalizing on bad weather events to push through an agenda. Tax Tax Tax Tax the FARTS. How much is Ireland paying again to the European Communist Union Party? Emissions my hole, people will get taxed for farts next the way its going. Look at the cost of food these days, all that importation and transportation for irelands food is costing a small fortune, lowering living standards through high costs of living.

    How about some fresh air? No you must wear the muzzle. How about the old pint or a sunday dinner? Have the clot shot first and get the privacy invading QR code, then you can watch climate hoax propaganda on the old tv in the pub.

    Traffic light status orange, oh fucking no, a bit of rain is coming, run run inside. Shut the doors, the weather boogeyman is coming.

    Look at the state broadcaster, status orange, status red, almost like a traffic lights system, that says oh if its red or orange then slow down, best you think about whether you should go outside. Ohh, a bit of wind and rain, the world is coming to an end as you know it, ohhh a thunderstorm, be afraid, be VERY afraid of the hailstones, OHHH, a powerful gust of wind, ohh no whatever shall we do, sit down and eat the whole synthethic meat, all those cow farts are creating emmissions. Stop being selfish you will be told.. Shur people will also say that they are doing their part to save the environment, whilst also creating a digitalized prison for themselves, and eating a diet that will give them malnutrition. Vegetables and fruit are unhealthy if only eaten exclusively.

    Climate change = An agenda to go after food production, restricting its production, and restricting peoples access to roam and eat freely, it is looking more and more like it. It is a fence system, its like people are being told to act a certain way within the sheep PEN. Oh, don’t forget the TAX, it was never really about the weather was it? Its about the tax.

    A digitalized prison is what is being created, the clot-shots tied in with QR code system to roam in public is another example of the madness.

    A lot of people know something is wrong, but they don’t fully understand what is happening.

    The THICKphones are being used to CONTROL them.

    As for antifa, the useful idiots, and their low IQ, they need to get a big hug from mommy, and they need to be reassured that hitler has died, his minions has died, and the NSDAP do not live under their beds. It is globalist fascism they should be worrying about.

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  4. The 2020’s will be the decade of populism. Populism is the only strategy/movement with the potential to take on the Cathedral (the neo-liberal consensus system made up of four elements: corporations; Western neolib governments and their apparatus; the media; the Academy). Populism is characterised by prioritising the interests of the plain, ordinary people; the popular will and distrust of corrupt and distant elites (Eatwell and Goodwin, 2018).

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