Occupying Minds



Patrick Costello writes:

Election coverage so far has only dealt with domestic issues, but Ireland has a place in the wider world. Sadaka – The Ireland Palestine Alliance are trying to remind candidates and parties that Palestine Matters and trying to raise Palestine as an election issue.

Sadaka have developed an interactive website for contacting your local candidates with just three clicks of a mouse to express support for our campaign and to remind candidates that Palestine Matters.


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54 thoughts on “Occupying Minds

  1. human

    Why should Ireland care what’s going on in the desert? Lefties want us all to be more like the people of the middle east…..

    1. MoyestWithExcitement

      Why do you think you speak for other Irish people? If you don’t care, fine. Nobody cares that you don’t care.

    2. Clampers Outside!

      Why ‘lefties’ ?

      Are you saying that ‘conservatives’ and ‘righties’ don’t care about apartheid regimes going about murdering and stealing land?
      To be honest, I thought they didn’t care less too, condoned it even.

      1. human

        The socialist workers party, the wsm, greens etc. you know exactly who i’m talking about …. About 300 people who scream the loudest and pretend their fringe views represent the majority of Irish people…. They run stupid campaigns like this. Useful Idiots.

        1. MoyestWithExcitement

          Yes you are a useful idiot for right wing propaganda merchants as that post so beautifully illustrated. Unfortunately for them, you and the rest of the useful idiots tend to be socially retarded shut ins who aren’t taken seriously by anyone.

          1. MoyestWithExcitement

            “Personal insults, classy move..”

            You wrote this 3 minutes ago;
            “Hey Moyest, why don’t you just move to the middle east and do us all a favour”

            Are you really that stupid or is this just some parody troll character you invented?

          2. MoyestWithExcitement

            And I wasn’t insulting you either. It’s my genuine opinion that you are an idiot that right wing propaganda merchants like to use.

          3. Nigel

            I can’t help but feel that as a result of exchanges like this we are now one step closer to sorting out the Middle East.

          4. Nigel

            Honestly, I’m worried we’re solving all these intractable problems a bit too fast. It’ll be a global utopia by Friday, leaving us with nothing to do for the weekend.

          5. MoyestWithExcitement

            You could have a massive tug. Let’s face it, it’s basically the same thing as posting on internet message boards.

          6. Disasta

            This is hilarious.
            Carbon copy of most previous “arguments” you have MWE.

            Is this what you do? Insult someone then say “You did it first”?
            Wait, don’t answer that, I don’t care.

    1. Bobby

      Why do you think you speak for the Irish people? Why do you think the entire left political spectrum are in agreement with this article?

  2. Tony

    Do Libya, Syria or Egypt matter? Tibet? South Sudan? Any buttons for those? Cos a click will make it all go away you know??

    1. MoyestWithExcitement

      No, of course they don’t matter. If we speak about Palestine that definitely means all those other countries don’t matter. Similarly, when people talk about fighting cancer, they don’t care about AIDS victims.

          1. human

            Yes US, you are representing minority views held by a tiny bunch of trust fund unemployable stoner anarchist hippies

        1. Dόn 'The Unstoppable Force' Pídgéόní

          Don’t forget to bring us back something from duty free – no dates ty

        1. MoyestWithExcitement

          Ah, ok. You don’t mean any of this. (Which is a good thing. Always unsettling to know there’s another unfathomably dumb lunatic out there) You’re just trolling. A joke stops being funny after repeating it a couple of hundred times, just FYI.

  3. 15 cents

    all this talk of ‘left’ ‘right’ etc. is nonsense. theres no such thing in ireland or irish politics. parties say they are left, or left of centre, etc., but all in all they dont act based on being left or right. theyre just words they use to entice certain demographics. . . now that aside .. the situation in palestine is dreadful, we are part of a era witnessing genocide. but there is nothing little ol ireland can do to change it. the powers in israel dont listen to the US or the UK, in fact they get support from them, we cant compete with that sort of global power. its a waste of our resources to try. we can offer aid, and support, but nothing we can do will stop israels slow genocide of an entire nation.

      1. MoyestWithExcitement

        No, that’s definitely not it. They’re not in the right, anyway. You need to be a total sociopath to think killing nearly 2,000 innocent people is an appropriate response to the killing of 3.

  4. Neilo

    As a necessary counterbalance, I state to canvassers that mine is a strongly Zionist household and ask – mainly for sh1ts and gigs – if their parties are a friend to Israel. SF had the good grace and honesty to say that they find it a problematic question which is cool by me. That’s the closest I’ll come to praising the party except to say that their ground team in my area are very nice people.

  5. Jimmy Ireland

    Unfortunately Isreal’s stocks of f**ks to give have long since depleted and they don’t care that you care.

  6. shitferbrains

    SADAKA are old fashioned supercessionist Catholics tarted up with a bit of SF/ leftist rhetoric advocating a one-state solution. Ask any of them do they have a template in the Middle East for this illusory happy clappy co-exictence and the best they can come up with is the old discredited ” root cause ” theory i.e. do away with Israel and the Arab world will revert to its default culture of peacefulness.

    1. Mickey Twopints

      Ah, shitferbrains. We haven’t heard from you in an age or three. As soon as an item appears on BS which is in any way critical of Israel or Israelis, there you are amongst us as if by magic. Remarkable and so predictable. And all those occasions in the past when commenters accused you of being an Israeli shill…

  7. sycamoreal

    Anthony Lawlor has put it on his list of things to do in 2017. world peace, abolish poverty, cure cancer….

  8. Condescending Nana

    considering the number of knife attacks on border patrols in the recent weeks, including the murder of a woman by the hand of three “martyrs” (to use the words of Hamas), I’d say the cops are well entitled to get a bit rough on the auld arabs if required.

    1. Neilo

      @Condescending Nana: But….worse than Hitler…they control the banks, you know…none of ’em died in the Twin Towers….drain the blood of Christian children to make matzo etc.

      1. Condescending Nana

        bum could have been concealing a weapon. who knows what really went on there? Channel 4 though they put it there with no context, no recap of the latest attacks on border patrols by women too, just baiting the feeble minded and the anti semites.

        1. MoyestWithExcitement

          “Channel 4 though they put it there with no context”

          You mean they didn’t offer any excuses for violence. I think that’s a yes to Nigel’s question.

        2. Nigel

          You said the cops were entitled to get rough on Arabs, which implies police brutality to me. If critics had no context for that video, neither had you, and I wonder which response is more appropriate, shock and questioning, or the assumption that it must be justified, and even of not justified, still acceptable?

    2. MoyestWithExcitement

      Sure, the cops can get rough with suspected murderers. Just as long as the army doesn’t start dropping bombs on hospitals again.

  9. Jake38

    I think the Israelis are remarkably restrained, considering they are surrounded by 300 million medieval religious fanatics who want to cut their throats. And of course they also have to contend with Michael Dee here.

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