Sinn Fein's John O'Dowd was last week among others taking part in a tree planting ceremony at Stormont to celebrate the British queens 70th year in power. The ceremony was part of a wider celebration for what’s known as Commonwealth Day, formerly Empire Day, a day to observe all countries and peoples under British rule.
As a party Sinn Fein have accepted the British queen as a legitimate head of state and Mary Lou McDonald went as far in recent times to calling for joint British-Irish rule over the occupied 6 counties. She also hinted at the idea of a British monarch and Irish president being joint heads of state over all 32 counties of Ireland.
For years Sinn Fein have been slowly chipping away at and disowning any semblance of Irish Republicanism and have morphed into a typical British political party, no better than the tories of Westminster or Fine Gael in Leinster House.
They have adopted and actively promote a British police force which always was and currently remains sectarian in nature. This force has been implicated in numerous murders throughout the years, collusion with loyalist paramilitaries and continues to take direction from British intelligence agency MI5. Two years ago Gerry Kelly and Michelle O’Neill led a recruitment drive for the PSNI, formerly the RUC and RIC before that.
Sinn Fein have apologised for past Republican actions carried out against the British state and it’s illegal apparatus here in Ireland while calling actual Republicans, and indeed anyone not towing their line, “traitors to Ireland”. Let us call a spade a spade, the only “traitors to Ireland” are those participating in and collaborating with the British state.
It’s not hard to see the direction in which the Sinn Fein leadership and their puppet masters are steering the party and it’s unfortunate that many will continue to sheepishly follow their lead down the garden path.
The truth of matter is that these people are not in place to benefit you, the ordinary person. They are not Irish Republicans. They are not socialists. They are gatekeepers of British rule in Ireland operating out of Stormont and Leinster House.
Sinn Fein would do well to heed the following quote by James Larkin: ‘No, men and women of the Irish race, we shall not fight for England. We shall fight for the destruction of the British Empire and the construction of an Irish republic’.