What do you think – is this the way forward?

  The economic and political crisis seems to deepen on a daily basis now, there is no shortage of fresh scandal or insult upon insult to the people. Nero played the fiddle while Rome burned, in Ireland our ‘rulers’ are on the fiddle too.  Why do we sit on the ditch while the hurling is … Continue reading “What do you think – is this the way forward?”

What are the most revolutionary ideas today?

  A reader on our Facebook page has contributed a posting which from start to end states: “IRA”. Others in the ‘left wing’ have commented to us in a similar way; about the need for revolution. We offer the following comment which might be of some interest.     Who are the revolutionaries? Traditionally they are … Continue reading “What are the most revolutionary ideas today?”

Let us lay claim to Our Democracy!

We went to a small meeting recently to hear about an idea that will empower the people of this country – and indeed might apply in any country. There is a new (as yet unregistered) political party, Direct Democracy Ireland (DDI), which seeks members and eventually electoral support and they spoke about “giving” the people power, … Continue reading “Let us lay claim to Our Democracy!”

Dedicated to the cause of the majority…

thefuture Initiative is dedicated to the future … to new thinking, to finding answers and to problem solving. It is dedicated to the great majority, always down-trodden in our society. This site is dedicated to the families left in negative equity, those robbed or disposessed by the plunder of ‘Celtic Tigers’; to young people worried … Continue reading “Dedicated to the cause of the majority…”

Lisbon Treaty is a plan to deceive people and deny democracy

The following comments show the thinking behind the original EU Constitution and it’s re-drafting as the Lisbon Treaty – after it became clear that it wouldn’t be supported by the peoples of Europe … This article first appeared on a printed A4 flyer, a .PDF copy is available for download here… lisbon_treaty.pdf ”Are we all clear that … Continue reading “Lisbon Treaty is a plan to deceive people and deny democracy”

Beyond Vietnam – A Time to break Silence

Speech delivered on 4th April 1967 by Martin Luther King Jr. at a meeting of Clergy and Laity Concerned at Riverside Church in New York City exactly one year before he was assassinated. Martin Luther King, Jr., born on Jan. 15th 1929 and was assassinated on April 4th 1968 Here is a link to a good … Continue reading “Beyond Vietnam – A Time to break Silence”

Vietnamese Declaration of Independence – Hanoi on 2 Sept. 1945

“All men are created equal. They are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” This immortal statement was made in the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America m 1776. In a broader sense, this means: All the peoples on the earth … Continue reading “Vietnamese Declaration of Independence – Hanoi on 2 Sept. 1945”

‘The Sovereign People’, P.H. Pearse, Republish series 4 of 4

PREFACE This pamphlet concludes the examination of the Irish definition of freedom which I promised in Ghosts. For my part, I have no more to say. P. H. PEARSE ST. ENDA’S COLLEGE, RATHFARNHAM, 31st March, 1916 A .PDF copy of the article may be downloaded here (featured image is of James Fintan Lalor). The Sovereign People National … Continue reading “‘The Sovereign People’, P.H. Pearse, Republish series 4 of 4”

‘The Spiritual Nation’, P.H. Pearse, Republish series 3 of 4

PREFACE This Tract continues and develops the argument commenced in Ghosts, and pursued in The Separatist Idea, and should be read in connection with those Tracts (which form Nos. 10 and 11 of this series). It is not to be taken as an attempt to represent the whole of Davis’s mind or to summarise the … Continue reading “‘The Spiritual Nation’, P.H. Pearse, Republish series 3 of 4”

‘The Separatist Idea’, P.H. Pearse, Republish series 2 of 4

PREFACE This is the first of three pamphlets in which I propose to develop the contention put forward in Ghosts, the whole forming a continuous argument. The further pamphlets of the series will be entitled The Spiritual Nation and The Sovereign People, respectively. P. H. PEARSE. ST. ENDA’S COLLEGE, RATHFARNHAM, 1st February, 1916. A .PDF … Continue reading “‘The Separatist Idea’, P.H. Pearse, Republish series 2 of 4”