Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Declan Ganley upset that he cant get more media from his free run in No campaign

Despite this blogger's long opposotion to the Austerity treaty it is worth mentioning a sickening late arrival to the campaign ie Declan Ganley and his media whoring. He tweets today
Although, I have been asked to join the  Pat Kenny show panel on June 1st, after the referendum. RTE
, TV3 and Vincent Browne Last Treaty debate that'll be held on Pat Kenny's show on later this morning, unfortunate I didn't get asked to participate. RTE 
Nothing unfortunate about it, as a member of the un-elected elites he complains about so much about, the only thing that gives him a voice is his spin doctors who are paid for by god knows who= and a with the  compliance of Irish and international media with no moral compass ; who will give voice to supporters and recruiters of holocaust deniers like Declan Ganley. In his run for power Hitler managed to give contradictory speeches to both the workers and the business elites. They never compared notes.
That is something Declan Ganley has successfully done in media terms, more successfully than making his claimed profiting in straight business. THE  Mind boggles. One thing is for sure, whether Ireland votes Yes or No the Irish media would want to pay much closer attention to Declan Ganley and actually do some research into his past, present and potential future.
 They have been remarkably remiss in not highlighting his odious connections thus far with: far right fundamentalists, militarists. war mongers , mafia shysters etc .......when the inlaws are outlaws look for the outcroppings!!!!!!
 Ganley has been afforded national airtime and debate time and this despite recruiting holocaust deniers to his Libertas party in 2009.
 RTE, Pat Kenny, TV3 and Vicent Browne and the rest of Irish media should be aware that supporting a supporter and recruiter of holocaust deniers is a disservice to The Nation. Below is an article which appeared in The Village magazine in 2009 on Declan Ganley and his Libertas party by Mark Murray.

Libertas, the LPR and La Destra: pan-European extremism? Declan Ganley’s Libertas has formed an electoral alliance in Poland with the controversial Liga Polskich Rodzin (LPR), League of Polish Families.
 In March a spokesperson for Libertas told the Irish Times that it “has never allied itself with political parties in Poland”. [1] However, information on the Polish Państwowa Komisja Wyborcza (National Electoral Commission) website shows that 40 out of 128 candidates running under the ‘Komitet Wyborczy Libertas’ (Libertas Election Committee) name in Poland are members of the far-right Liga Polskich Rodzin.
 The words ‘członek Ligi Polskich Rodzin’  (‘member of the League of Polish Families’) appear after the names of 40 out of the 128 candidates on the 'Komitet Wyborczy Libertas' (KW Libertas) lists in Poland. [3]
 The LPR is a controversial far-right, ultra-nationalist, xenophobic and reportedly anti-semitic party, former members of which have been linked to neo-Nazi activity. It campaigned against Polish membership of the EU, describing the EU as a “centralised, socialist superstate”. [4] In 2006, Leokadia Zwiazek, assistant to LPR member and Polish MEP Maciej Giertych, was fired after she appeared in a video showing members of All-Polish Youth “gathering around a burning swastika and chanting ‘Sieg Heil’”. A song with the words “Stand up and beat this canting Jewish mug … Without mercy kill it, without scruples beat the evil” played during the party. [5]
 All-Polish Youth is a youth political movement previously associated with the LPR. Roman Giertych, former leader of the LPR and son of Maciej Giertych, was its honorary chairman. [6] Maciej Giertych, the MEP known for supporting creationists [7] and claiming that “dinosaurs coexisted with humans” [8], caused controversy when he gave a speech in the European Parliament praising Spanish dictator General Franco:
 Thanks to the Spanish right, the Spanish army, its leaders and thanks to General Francisco Franco in particular, the Communist attack on Catholic Spain was thwarted.” [9]
 Giertych published a booklet in 2007, ‘Civilizations at War in Europe’ in which he wrote of the “biological separateness” of Jews and claimed that Jews “form the ghettos themselves”. [10] His booklet was condemned by Polish MEPs who said that there was no place for “anti-Semitism, racism, and xenophobia” in Europe. [11] Libertas previously cut links with the LPR after another former leader, Mirosław Orzechowski, was charged with drink driving. [12] [13]
 His replacement, Wojciech Wierzejski, is now the lead candidate on the KW Libertas list for Kraków. [14] Wierzejski is known for his homophobic remarks. He said that if German gay activists, attending a rally in Poland, were hit “with a stick, they won't come again”. [15] There are at least two other candidates on the KW Libertas lists who are known for controversial statements.
The first is Anna Sobecka, who broadcasts on, and signed a letter of support for [16], ultra-Catholic Radio Maryja which “openly agitates against Jews” and has been criticized by the Pope. [17] Father Tadeusz Rydzyk, head of Radio Maryja “reportedly accused Jews of greed” and has been described as a “sort of a Goebbels with a collar” by the founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre. [18]
 The second is Ryszard Bender, the Polish politician and historian who said that Auschwitz  was a labour camp rather than a death camp
 Both Bender and Sobecka appear on the KW Libertas lists, officially as ‘non-party candidate[s]’. Bender, a member of the Polish Senate, previously claimed that Auschwitz was not a death camp, but a work camp: Auschwitz was not a death camp, it was a labor camp. … Actually, labor was not always hard and not always were [inmates] annihilated," he told right-wing Catholic Radio Marjya.” [19] Bender is the lead candidate on the KW Libertas list for Olsztyn. [20]
 Meanwhile, in Italy, Libertas has formed an alliance with L'Autonomia, a group of parties that have combined with Libertas to “run together” for the European elections. [21]
 One of these parties is La Destra (The Right), led by Teodoro Buontempo. who left Alleanza Nazionale (National Alliance), successor party to  Movimento Sociale Italiano, to join La Destra in 2007.[22] Buontempo was head of the Rome federation of Movimento Sociale Italiano (MSI)  a ‘neo-fascist’ party set up in 1946 by supporters of Mussolini and the Italian Social Republic, the Nazi puppet-state set up in northern Italy during WWII. [23]
   In 1994, “a gang of 200 Nazi-skins marched through the northern Italian city of Vicenza shouting racist slogans and waving banners with swastika-like emblems. Mainstream political leaders expressed outrage, but not Teodoro Buontempo, 48, a self-proclaimed fascist elected to Parliament in March on the ticket of the National Alliance, the successor to the party founded by followers of Benito Mussolini. In an interview with the Turin daily La Stampa, Buontempo said, "I would send them into the midst of society" to proclaim their values.” [24]
 Buontempo’s home has been described as “a shrine to [Mussolini]”, “full of memorabilia…a painting of the great man, superimposed on a storm-tossed sea, by his grandson Romano; a bottle of wine, "Vino Nero", the black label emblazoned with a bundle of fasces and the letter M”. [25]
 The links between Libertas and far-right, ultra-Catholic conservative nationalists in Poland and Italy has caused a split in the small Spanish party, los Ciudadanos (the Citizens) which describes itself as “centre-left”, “non-nationalist” and in favour of “a secular state”. [26] Despite this, the party leadership decided to enter into an electoral ‘coalition’ with Libertas under the name 'Libertas-Ciudadanos de España'. [27] Leading party members, and the majority of Madrid members, have left in protest at its alliance with Libertas and almost 300 members signed a 'manifesto' condemning the decision as a betrayal of the party’s values and calling for it to be reversed. [28] Those who remain are defensive. A spokesperson for the Vallès Oriental branch said En ningún caso tenemos nada que ver o con Libertas Polonia”.
 “In no case do we have anything in common with Libertas Poland”. Except Libertas and its alliances with the LPR and La Destra.

[2] http://pe2009.pkw.gov.pl/PUE/EN/KOMITETY/dsk.htm (in English) [3] http://pe2009.pkw.gov.pl/PUE/EN/KOMITETY/k44.htm (in English: click on name of constituency under heading ‘Location’ to see candidate names and party affiliations) [4] http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4754079.stm  [5] http://www.warsawvoice.pl/view/13375/  http://www.ejpress.org/article/12523 [6] http://www.ejpress.org/article/12523 [7] http://www.theotokos.org.uk/pages/creation/gjkeane/foreword.html [8] http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v444/n7117/full/444265d.html [9] http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2009/0319/1224243069179.html [10] http://www.warsawvoice.pl/view/20010 [11] http://pe2009.pkw.gov.pl/PUE/EN/KOMITETY/k44_10.htm [12] http://miasta.gazeta.pl/warszawa/1,74679,3337662.html (in Polish) [13] http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+CRE+20060704+ITEM-004+DOC+XML+V0//EN&language=EN&query=INTERV&detail=2-016 [14] http://polish-youth.org/civilisations-at-war/,The-Jewish-civilisation [15] http://www.alde.eu/en/details/news/statement-by-the-polish-meps-on-maciej-giertych-booklet/?no_cache=1&cHash=8764744d02 [16] http://www.warsawvoice.pl/view/11264
[17] http://www.spiegel.de/international/0,1518,413976,00.html
[18]http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1184168549895&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull [19] http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSL2574165920071025 [20] http://pe2009.pkw.gov.pl/PUE/EN/KOMITETY/k44_3.htm/ [21] http://www.libertas.eu/en/news/news-italy/274-libertaseu-and-lautonomia-in-discussions-to-run-together-for-european-elections-in-italy-announcement-to-be-made-at-the-first-libertas-convention-in-rome http://blogs.libertas.eu/italia/2009/05/08/lautonomia-liste-dei-candidati/ (in Italian) http://www.partitoladestra.com/public/files/LISTE%20europee%202009.pdf (in Italian; 25 ‘La Destra’ candidates highlighted) [22]http://www.ladestracalabria.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=9&Itemid=17 (in Italian) [23] http://www.lastoriasiamonoi.rai.it/puntata.aspx?id=381 (in Italian) [24] http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,980841,00.html [25] http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/il-duces-disciple-1612672.html [26] http://www.ciudadanos-cs.org/ (in Spanish) http://www.ciudadanos-cs.org/jsp/publico/diloconnosotros/laicismo.do (in Spanish) [27] http://www.libertaddigital.com/nacional/las-bases-de-ciudadanos-rechazan-la-coalicion-con-libertas-y-piden-la-dimision-de-rivera-1276358729/ (in Spanish) http://www.europapress.es/nacional/noticia-dirigentes-cuadros-territoriales-cs-dejan-partido-coalicion-libertas-20090507211537.html?rel (in Spanish) http://www.libertaddigital.com/nacional/las-bases-de-ciudadanos-rechazan-la-coalicion-con-libertas-y-piden-la-dimision-de-rivera-1276358729/ (in Spanish) 

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