Irish – Tomas O Riain –

The assimilation of Sinn Fein and what’s left of the Provisional Movement into the rotten political establishment is now complete. History repeats itself as Sinn Féin follows in the path of its nemeses once known as Official Sinn Fein before changing its name a number of times before finally merging into the Labour Party and oblivion. Sinn Fein or Provisional Sinn Fein as it was formerly known has taken a more direct route by somewhat emulating Fianna Fáil’s journey who like them transformed itself from being a militant revolutionary party into a constitutional party but on a faster route than FF whose first steps were as a “slightly constitutional” party (in the words of Sean Lemass) on its journey to the Leinster House trough.  Sinn Fein unlike FF plunged straight in and is now to a fully sanitised party of the regime.

Up the Rebels and Pay Up

Meanwhile Sinn Fein’s begging boxes are to be found in every Irish Bar in Boston, New York and elsewhere where people’s purses and wallets are loosened with rebel songs and republican slogans where the message of Sinn Fein’s sell out of all things republican has not reached. They call for a 32 county united Ireland but they don’t tell the dreamy eyed Irish emigrant and those of previous generations, that Sinn Fein’s United Ireland is modelled on Castro’s Cuba. The State Department promised SF that if they conformed to his blueprint they would get their united Ireland in 2024 and a load of loot appeared mysteriously in a Welsh Mans will to Sinn Fein as a good will gesture and to cement the deal. Sinn Fein were told they would get all the glory of this move which would catapult them into power in Ireland for the next century.

Diplock and Criminal Courts

With its support for the Special Criminal Court, Sinn Féin finally brought itself into obedient sanitised compliance on both sides of the border where in the North they similarly uphold the institutions responsible for the notorious non-jury Diplock Courts.

A former Sinn Féin Councillor, Toiréasa Ferris, in disgust said she would “have to find another party to vote for” following these changes. Having served as a Sinn Féin counsellor for some fifteen years Ms Ferris described the abandonment of opposition to the Special Criminal Courts as “total and utter bullshit” calling it “electoral expediency and power at any cost.” Martin Ferris, her father who joined the Provisional Movement in the 1970’s served several prison terms for republican activities and was named in 2005 by Michael McDowell the then Minister for Justice as allegedly being a member of the IRA Army Council.

The Transformation of Sinn Fein

The Sinn Fein Provisional Movements culling of former staunch supporters is nothing new and has rapidly accelerated under the hammer of Marylou McDonald. With every major policy u-turn Sinn Féin has lost more of their backbone members with many more while disillusioned hanging on because they have nowhere else to go.

Following the 1986 takeover by the MI5 engineered Gerry Adams Northern faction, many senior Republican’s left and established or joined Republican Sinn Féin, including men who were instrumental in the establishment of the Provisionals – Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, Seán Ó Brádaigh and Billy McKee to name but a few.

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