Following on from my posts here and here examining the forthcoming meeting between the visiting British head of state and Martin McGuinness, the deputy First Minster of the North of Ireland, here is a wonderful response from the 1916 Societies, the Independent Republican organisation. Though I view the visit differently from some other Republicans this display is an entirely suitable one. I hope Martin McGuinness makes it clear that though he greets and welcomes Britain’s queen as a visiting foreign head of state, she is just that – a foreign head of state visiting a foreign nation.
“ÉRIU IS OUR QUEEN
As we approach the visit to Ireland by the British Queen Elizabeth Windsor, a group of concerned Republicans will defy this visit from the Commander in Chief of the British Crown Forces of Occupied Ireland by staging which will probably be the biggest art project ever seen in Belfast.
The project was the brainchild of ordinary Republicans on the ground that raised funds from local people who live in one of the most deprived areas of Belfast and who have decided to mark this visit with a celebration of our heritage and culture.
It is the culture of a Gaelic people who live on an island surrounded by water and who are distinct in culture from, and who give no allegiance to, any foreign head of state.
The art project will take the form of large scale writing and the biggest tricolour ever to be displayed in this part of Ireland. The location will be the Black Mountain which will be a natural display board which will be seen by all of Belfast.
The writing will say “ÉRIU IS OUR QUEEN” which along side a massive 120ft x 60ft Tricolour will be displayed.
ÉRIU [Md. Ir. Éire] was the daughter of Ernmas [Md. Ir. Earnmhas] of the Tuatha Dé Danann. ÉRIU the personification of Ireland and goddess of sovereignty. ÉRIU is where the name ‘Ireland’ originates from. The more modern form of ÉRIU is ÉIRE. The dative case of Éire gives us Éirinn, which give rise to the phrase [Éirinn go Brách, anglicised as] “Erin Go Bragh” [Ireland Forever].
The art project will commence on Tuesday morning June 26th in which there will also be two day camp for the duration of the British Queen’s visit.
Everybody is welcome.
We the Children of ÉRIU who will save Republicans from the humiliation of a British Royal visit without a meeting or protest of opposition, WE the children of ÉRIU who are the uncompromised and the incorruptible true inheritors of the struggle for sovereignty, WE the children of ÉRIU who are from that class of people “the working class” who are indeed the only kings and Queens Ireland will ever have,
Erin Go Bragh!”
According to the latest reports the Occupy camp on the Black Mountain has come under attack from both the British paramilitary police force, the PSNI, and local armed gangs from the British separatist minority in the north-east. At least one person has been injured so far. Will update as I hear more.
Update 17/04/2013: Thatcher The Real Criminal
- Smells Like Victory (ansionnachfionn.com)