Curiously Gerry Adams SF infers N.Ireland people are ‘not ordinary’. Inordinary perhaps?
Despite the paid for stories encouraging a 75% forgone conclusion gerrymandering the figure was 62.1 a 20% overstatment. (This figure is 13% to you, but still wild and inaccurate and ofcourse unprofessional). Perhaps they should charge by the %?
You mind was hijacked, and paid for, by the way so that you would not get the correct information needed to make a valid choice. (It was done for you, and this is how the pedophiles work as shown through feminism, PC and LGBT ofcourse!)
‘Massive funding from ~The North American pro-homosexual foundation
The “gay marriage” movement in Ireland would be nowhere without massive funding from the United States. As Derry told us: “The injection of many millions of dollars from the USA – estimated by some at up to $25 million – over the past few years has prepared for this day.”
In particular, a massive amount of American money has been sent into Ireland to push “gay marriage” by a billion-dollar foundation called Atlantic Philanthropies. Funneling the money through key Irish LGBT organizations, it has had an enormous impact on politicians, the media, and the entire public sphere.
Atlantic Philanthropies’ recent report on their push in LGBT Ireland describes how they’ve super-charged the once-unsophisticated Irish LGBT group GLEN to carry out the mission:
[GLEN’s] multi-year grant from Atlantic enabled them to ramp up their work into a full-time, highly professionalised lobbying machine. It works ‘inside’ the machinery of government where it uses a ‘principled pragmatist’ model in which it consolidates support, wins over the doubtful and pacifies those who are opposed.
Not surprisingly, most of the Irish media ignores the huge money from the US. So the reporting falls on opinion columnists. As a columnist in the Irish Times observed,
“Groupthink has been exalted to an Irish sacrament. While journalists were targeting tiny bootstrap conservative organisations and accusing them of being American-funded, GLEN, the most successful lobby group in Irish history, was swimming in greenbacks.”
A columnist for the Irish news site Independent.IE calls it “. . . a massive and sustained intrusion in Irish political and social life with almost unlimited funds.”
Large US multinational corporations are also pushing the agenda to Irish voters. As Austin Ruse of C-FAM here in the US observed:
“It’s not just Big Gay American Money going to fool and even threaten the Irish people, it is also despicable American corporations who are saying a “no” vote will harm the Irish economy, including Twitter, which hardly has a presence in Ireland at all. According to the American “Irish Central” website, “A ‘No’ vote in the marriage equality referendum could have negative consequences for investment in Ireland.”
Transforming the Irish political establishment into LGBT advocates
Getting the political establishment on board, especially in a country like Ireland, was necessary. Derry says this effort was proceeded by a flood of propaganda:
The Irish public had been at the receiving end of a constant deluge of LGBT propaganda for several years, and this has greatly intensified over the past weeks in an orchestrated campaign. Just one example: Large numbers of celebrities have come out in favour of the proposed amendment, and the media is full of emotional stories among the lines of “I want my gay brother/son to be happy and be able to marry like his siblings.”
Then came the organizing and intense lobbying. It all paid off spectacularly. The pro-gay marriage groupthink now has a choke-hold on virtually the entire political establishment. As Derry says, it’s had a particularly chilling effect on the politicals:
This is a true David vs Goliath conflict. The media are 100% in favour of a “yes” vote. The politicians are virtually 100% in favour of a “yes” vote. Of 166 members of parliament only a handful are opening opposing this proposal. It has been reported that just 6 members of parliament (between both houses) have indicated that they will vote no. The others who are quietly against, are scared of being kicked out of their political parties into electoral oblivion. There is NO political partly opposing this drastic change.
The police force, trade unions, and speeded-up voter registration at colleges
But as Derry describes, the political establishment is doing unheard of things:
Even the national police force (Gardaí) has been employed in favour of the “yes” side by (among other things) giving students an easier path to voter registration than the general population.
Young people are 95% in favour of the proposal, whereas older people are the other way. One-stop voter registration desks were set up in Colleges, whereas the rest of the population had two or three stops to make. The same tables were laden with “vote yes” leaflets with backdrops of “yes” posters. This along with the input of trade unions, and professional organisations, the media, etc. has seriously skewed the democratic process.
It goes on and on. According news reports, a Senator on the “No” side vote of the Marriage Referendum debate has claimed that agencies who receive State funding are being pressured into supporting a Yes vote.
Unprecedented intimidation of pro-family position
No one in Ireland can recall the kind of widespread harassment and intimidation that’s taking place over this issue. This is the most frightening of all, says Derry:
The “yes” campaign has been marked by a great deal of aggression and verbal abuse directed toward the “no” side. Many people are afraid to declare openly that they’re going to vote “no.” There is a tradition here of putting up political posters before elections and referenda. “No” posters have been extensively removed and defaced, and are hugely outnumbered by the well-funded “yes” side posters.
The public indimidation. Unfortunately, an all too common scene in Ireland. “No” sign gets defaced.
The Spectator, a conservative journal, puts it more bluntly
“Ireland’s ‘tolerant’ elite now demonise anyone who opposes gay marriage . . . in Ireland, to be a naysayer in relation to gay marriage is basically to make yourself a moral leper, unfit for polite society, ripe for exclusion from respectable circles. Irish opponents of gay marriage aren’t only encouraged to feel shy — they’re encouraged to feel shame.”
Even the Psychological Society of Ireland has gotten into the act. The organization is warning Irish citizens that any academic claim that same-sex parenting or parenting by transgender parents is less beneficial to children than parenting by normal parents is “outdated” and that such information “has the potential to impact detrimentally on people.” They are bringing Orwell to a new level, that’s for sure….’
“Mostly, it’s just verbal abuse, but sometimes it’s a little more than that,” Mr McKay, 22, told the Daily Telegraph as he and his team handed out leaflets on Dublin’s O’Connell Street, the city’s main thoroughfare.
“Yesterday, a pro-homosexual campaigner grabbed our camera and broke it in half, and on another occasion my colleague got spat at.
“Other people just rip up our flyers or call us homophobic bigots. It’s only been a few incidents, but it doesn’t say much for people campaigning for ‘tolerance’.
This is standard practice for them and is to be expected. The children have little chance there.
‘As we have always told you and will continue to tell you, the LGBT is not interested in “tolerance”.