Tag: Marxism

Kicking Paul Murphy Up the Arse: Don’t Let the Left Neuter the Irish Winter of Discontent

As Western Europe flexes itself for a winter of protests against extortionate energy bills, the science and mechanics of protests both warrant examination to gauge the abyss that lies ahead. One of the more satisfying protests I recently attended was...

/ 18/09/2022

Radlibs, not Leftists: Why Right-Socialism is the Only Viable Socialism

In the previous piece I described how the absence of a mandate to say no, which is inbuilt into Liberalism’s fabric, carries over into the economic sphere to promote free market chaos. In the case of immigration it was seen...

/ 19/03/2022

Who Was the True Prophet of Revolution in the Twentieth Century, Marx or List?

The following is a partial extract from the preface of ‘The National System of Political Economy’ just released by Imperium Press and syndicated with their permission. “The nationality of the worker is neither French, nor English, nor German, it is...

/ 26/02/2022

Splitters! — Connolly Youth Movement on Death’s Door?

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...

/ 07/08/2021

Disquiet On The Eastern Front: Ireland Backs Colour Revolution in Belarus

The re-election of Alexander Lukashenko in August as the president of Belarus spurred protests and initiated widespread outcry on mainstream media. Much lionising has been made of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the opposition leader, who has recently called on Ireland to be...

/ 13/11/2020

The Overton Hourglass

June, 2003: shortly after take-off, an ultralight aircraft crashes near Caro, Michigan. The pilot is a newlywed man in his early forties. He dies in the wreckage.  His name was Joseph Overton. In the world of politics, however, Joseph Overton...

/ 22/10/2019

The New Gender Recognition and Education Bills are Ideology Not Policy

Recently, RTE’s Prime Time saw the programme tackle gender identity; an increasingly contentious issue in Irish society. Despite offering various perspectives, the show was attacked by transgender activists, who started the hashtag ‘TurnOffPrimeTime.’ Such hashtags should be viewed as an...

/ 23/02/2019

RTÉ and the Case for Reforming Public Service Broadcasting

No sooner had the toys from this year’s Late Late Toy Show been tidied away than the RTÉ suits were turning their attention to the real business of the night – the audience rating figures. It may term itself as...

/ 16/01/2019

The Burkean in the Field: Marxism Festival 2018

This article largely follows the perspective of The Burkean’s Culture Editor; Peter Caddle. Joseph Stalin believed beatings to be the most effective type of torture. It was the punishment he feared most as a child, and his favoured method of...

/ 27/11/2018

Freedom of Speech is Not Just a Human Right – it’s a Human Necessity

For most of history saying something that contradicted those in power was a crime, in many cases punishable by death. Gradually people realised, we’re not truly free unless we can speak our mind, decide the words we use, and criticise...

/ 21/10/2018