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So this is Christmas, here we are in 2011, full scale World War III ever so close, so many of us wrapped up in the consumer culture that has relegated masses in the West and beyond to wage slavery. At the same time the ever-growing numbers of conscientious people is simply staggering. The powers that be are panicked and their propaganda machine is in overdrive in an attempt to maintain the “necessary illusions” intended to keep us peasants in line. American Presidential candidates are falling over themselves to profess their treasonous loyalty to a foreign power (Israel), and these same prostitutes are falling like leaves in autumn because the people, who used to swallow this garbage up whole, ain’t buying it. 2012 looks to be the year where we go to one extreme or the other, collective insanity and self-destruction, or sanity, justice and ultimately peace.
On this Christmas Day, like many Christmas Day’s past, I hope to do something good, as opposed to the base level conditioned craving for material crap. So today I give a gift to the residents of Dale Farm, to all Gypsies and Travelers who know all too well the sting of injustice. I only wish I could give you more, but the most I can manage is to expose the incredible injustice you experience to this day. England is not a “civilised” nation, nor is the western world civilised, and the ethnic cleansing that just took place at Dale Farm is a stark reminder that illusions aside, we are barbaric in our apathy and actions alike.
When all hell breaks loose, let it be known, I am not with the government, the police, the powerful and the rich, I will stand side by side with the poor, the Gypsies, the downtrodden and the free people who do not buy the bullshit that has been spoon fed to us our entire live’s. As George Bush said “Either you’re with us, or you’re with the terrorists”; well in this 1984esque Orwellian world I state for the record, I ain’t with George Bush nor the individuals he represents or the class he associates with.
Let it be known to the powers that be, many of us fear you not, your days are numbered and there will be justice.
Have just got off the phone with Occupy Movement representatives including OMC (Occupy Marines), we are officially working together. Have had contact with Anonymous recently and the same is true. I will work with any and all who are serious about showing the powers that be that their time is running out. The will of the people, truth and justice, will not be denied. Imprison us, slander us, kill us, does not matter; there will be justice!
As I look over Dale Farm today I see the inevitable world envisioned by the 1%
A toxic, scarred, inhospitable landscape, a terrestrial hell suitable for Satan himself
I see a socio/psychopaths delight, a delectable appetiser… with a main course of World War III… and a desert of nuclear Armageddon
“Coming soon to a theatre near you” (very, very short pause) as it were
I see the 99% constructing the ultimate prison, a prison large enough to imprison everyone… minus the 1% and their minions that is
I see the 99% voluntarily entering the prison and locking the prison door behind the last man, woman and child
I see the 1% with devils smiles as the 99% grovel
I see the 99% begging to be liberated by the 1%
I see the 1% laughing fiendishly, uproariously, as they eye the key to the prison door locked within the petrified hearts of a traumatised, mind controlled and compartmentalised 99%
I see the irony of humanity endowed with mastery of its collective fate… locked within a prison of it’s own making
I see Lemmings, I see Sheep
I see wage slaves and collective insanity
I see people fearing their governments instead of the other way around
I see Apartheid South Africa, Jim Crow America… I see Palestine
I see Soviet Gulags, Robben Island, FEMA Camps, Bagram, Abu Ghraib, San Quinton and Guantanamo
I see Baghdad, Gaza, Beirut, Belfast, Kabul and Tripoli… I see Hiroshima and Nagasaki
I see my human family, intentionally, manipulatively, sadistically, divided…(longer pause) and yet I see my family igniting, uniting
I see Dale Farm… a microcosm,
I see Dale Farm… a wake up call
What do you see?
Here it is, please share this film and support the more than 90 families facing eviction in any way you can.
Produced, Directed and Edited by Ken O’Keefe
Contact for Dale Farm Residents Association
T: +44 7888 699256 or +44 1206 523528
Contact for Dale Farm Solidarity
The Irish traveler community of Dale Farm in England are facing a forced eviction, they are also facing a racist system that falsely claims that the residents of Dale Farm are flouting the law. That is a lie, and the truth will be set out in the full documentary set to be released on October 1, 2011.
I agree with Martin Luther King Jr. who all too rightly said “Injustice anywhere, is a threat to justice everywhere.” Those of us who care about justice should care about the nearly 90 families facing eviction at Dale Farm, this documentary intends to prove why that is the case. TJP – Ken O’Keefe
The prostitutes of propaganda (POPs), otherwise known as the mainstream media, would have you believe that the Irish Traveler residents of Dale Farm are nothing more than miscreants who expect special favours when it comes to the law. For those who know nothing of Dale Farm, here is a very abbreviated history.
Dale Farm’s residents are Irish Travelers, many identify them as Gypsies, whatever one might wish to call them they are a people who do not fit neatly into the brainwashed consumer culture, to the contrary they are a sort of people that are impossible to tame. This trait and their Irish roots attracts me to them. I love free spirits, I am myself a free spirit, so I relate to anyone who would rather die with self-respect and honour rather than capitulate to the tyrants and their minions and live a domesticated, capitalistic, consumer life.
Well those living on Dale Farm are like all travelers and Gypsies in the UK and pretty much everywhere else. They are pushed to the margins of society, they are discriminated against and often times they are scapegoated by governments and the POPs. They are soft targets if you like, Hitler didn’t like them either, they have been historically persecuted and if you possess the capacity to empathise then you will understand the healthy dose of mistrust and anger many of the travelers feel towards society at large.
In short, the travelers get fucked left right and centre and have been for a long, long time. You could very well compare them to black people, the Irish as a whole, immigrants of all sorts, because just about every group of people who are subjected to gross injustice will lash out in one form or another. And when the oppressed do lash out or resist oppression the powers that be and the POPs will of course seize the opportunity, excuse themselves of their corruption and crimes, and scapegoat the targeted underclass of the day. This is a pattern that has been employed with great success for centuries, millennia actually. The targets change, but the pattern continues.
The greatest utility of the scapegoating tactic, from the tyrants point of view, is that it feeds the divide and rule agenda. Get the working class, the wage slaves of today and the all out slaves of past fighting each other and convince them that the other guy is stealing food from your table.
And so it goes, the Irish Travelers of Dale Farm are the latest targets.
The official version of their story is they purchased “Greenbelt land” (land designated as non-build land as protection against urban sprawl) and proceeded to move onto the land with no respect for the law, laws that require them to submit a planning application to the local council in order for them to get approval to live on the land. Problem is that nearly every planning application submitted by travelers across the UK is promptly rejected.
Ah but this has nothing to do with racism, nah, this is just a simple matter of the law. After all, why would the servile, corrupt and greedy little minions of the government and the POPs feed into racism or marginalize undesirables?
So let’s get this straight, the political puppets in government, whether in the UK, Europe or USA, continue to give a blank cheque and moral cover for farcical, criminal wars and crimes against humanity, fighting some ridiculous, invisible and non-existent bogeymen, and to top that off these same traitors just gave the bankers trillions, not billions, trillions… because they were “too big to fail”. These political puppet minions, servile traitors, whipping boys for the rich and powerful, just gave those same powers that be, the worst scum within our society, trillions. So the most corrupt and pathetic gave the most ruthless, most pompous, arrogant, self-absorbed and entitled bunch of pricks, the richest of the rich already, trillions… and now they are telling you and I about the millions it will cost to make over 80 families of Dale Farm homeless… because they bought Greenbelt land and built on it!
Ah but it gets better, here are a couple of facts not so hyped by the POPs;
- The land the travelers bought was being used as a scrap yard when they bought it, the previous owner affirms this and the counsel themselves had a hard court laid over the field. This same council (Basildon Council) now says this is “Greenbelt land” in pure Orwellian doublespeak fashion.
- Counsels around the UK are compelled by law to set aside land that can be accessed by travelers so as to avoid issues like the pending eviction of over 80 families at Dale Farm. Problem is a pitiful minority of counsels comply with the law so the amount of land accessible by the travelers is paltry and insufficient.
So when it comes to the law the councils are totally fine with turning “Greenbelt land” into a scrap yard, when it suits them of course, but when it comes to setting aside land for travelers in accordance to the law, well that is a different matter. Hypocrisy and corruption, same old story, time to call in the POPs. Time to con the peasant wage slaves into believing that the travelers are the problem, that our financial woes are part and parcel to the travelers disrespect for the law.
It is pathetic and as I get ready to head to Dale Farm and live there until the next period of potential eviction, I feel honoured. I am genuinely honoured to be welcome on Dale Farm, the people there remind me of another people I know, the Palestinians. Both of them are facing racist, corrupt and violent powers, both of them refuse to bow to their oppressor. I love them both for this.
In fairness I will acknowledge that some travelers/Gypsies, not all, can make quite nightmarish neighbors. Years ago I myself have had property stolen from Gypsies and have had a bottle thrown at me head by one of them. But I understand their rage, their fuck off attitude to the “settled” population. We are the ones who have sat by and given cover for the governments right and left to shit on them. We don’t care nothing for human rights, we care about property values. We have no sense of community, we willingly live in a dog eat dog world.
The travelers have a community, downtrodden as it may be, and I respect that. Their mistrust and quite frankly, their anger towards society at large, is from my view totally understandable. Nonetheless, if I were to be asked by them for my opinion I would encourage them to establish that their cause is every working class person’s cause. I would encourage them to take their anger, channel it effectively, and expose the government for the craven minions they are. But you know what, they are pretty much doing that already.
And so it is I am on my way to Dale Farm, from what I know the residents have invited all people of good will to join them. I reckon that if enough good people do come down, we can force the government to stick their tales between their legs and cower off.
Let us realise more and more the Dale Farm struggle is connected to all just struggles, including Palestine. A victory for the people of Dale Farm is a victory for all people who love truth and justice. Sometimes the little battles have great importance, I think Dale Farm is one such battle, and so I head there with optimism and conviction.
Hope to see you there.