American Communist Directive in Ireland today

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In 1943 , the American Communist party issued a Directive for communists to associate opponents with words such as " 'fascist' , 'nazi' , 'anti semite' ..."label them" .  After enough repitition , this association would become 'fact in the public mind'  . 
 

When certain obstructionists become too irritating, label them, after suitable buildups, as fascist or Nazi or anti-Semitic, and use the prestige of antifascist and tolerance organizations to discredit them .
 
In the public mind constantly associate those who oppose us with those names which already have a bad smell . The association will after enough repeitition, become fact in the public mind .
 
Members and front organizations must continually embarass , discredit and degrade our critics

American Communist party directive 1943



In Ireland , there is evidence that such practices have carried forward to today .
 
In March and April , a new conservative political party called Anti Corruption Ireland (ACI) was due to hold meetings in various hotel venus in Cork and Sligo . ACI's founder Gemma O'Doherty had been very vocal and outspoken on a range of taboo issues such as immigration , islamic extremism, abortion and various topics many on the left wanted to stay buried . 
 
A campaign was started against O'Doherty with groups affiliated to NGOs and Communist ideals contacting hotel owners by phone and social media telling them to cancel ACI meetings on the basis that O'Doherty and her supporters were 'fascists' , 'racists' , 'haters' etc.  
 
Protesters gathered outside the Imperial Hotel and Spailpin Fanach in Cork City where two ACI meetings were to take place with placards reading "the only good fascist is a dead fascist" and "no to hate" , "no to racism" etc  as per the Communist Directive .
   

At the same time Campaigners took to Social Media to convince Hotel Owners not to host O'Dohertys meetings using the same rhetoric to justify their claims . 
 
One such venue was the Coolera House in Sligo , which went from being very welcoming of hosting O'Doherty's meeting to doing a complete U-Turn after being accused of supporting racism and subject to all kinds accusations by online campaigners .

   

   
    
   
 

Recently
 

A recent example of the American Communist Party Directive in Ireland happened On 7th May when the General Secretary of the National Bus and Rail Union , Dermot O'leary wrote to the CEO of Dublin Bus Ray Coyne to associate O'Doherty with  "racism" , "homophobic sentiments" and the "murky world of hate" . 
 
Mr O'leary wrote the letter to complain about an election advert appearing for O'Doherty on the side of Dublin Buses .  
  
 
In the letter which Mr O'leary made public by posting to his twitter account he writes : 
 

07th May 2019 , 
 
Re: European Election advertising on Dublin Bus Vehicles

 
I refer to the above and our concern in relation to a campaign advertisement being carried on a number of Dublin Buses for a candidate with some , let me say , questionable opnions on the multicultural make up of Irish Society . 
 
I certainly do not wish to be party to giving oxygen to the flames of racism and homophobic sentiments . The NBRU utterly condemns racism in all its formats . There is a direct contradiction between the views/principles of the candidate and the indisputable fact that Dublin Bus is a multicultural employer . 
 
The vast majority of those we represent accross public transport would not be at all comfortable being dragged into the murky world of what could be described as the politics of hate . 
 
Yours Sincerely , 
Dermot O'Leary
General Secretary
 
- Letter by Dermot O'leary (National Bus and Rail Union) to CEO of Dublin Bus 
  




 American Communist Party Directive 1943
When certain obstructionists become too irritating, label them, after suitable buildups, as fascist or Nazi or anti-Semitic, and use the prestige of antifascist and tolerance organizations to discredit them . 
 
In the public mind constantly associate those who oppose us with those names which already have a bad smell . The association will after enough repeitition, become fact in the public mind .
 
Members and front organizations must continually embarass , discredit and degrade our critics .
 
  - American Communist party directive 1943

 
 
 
 



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Dermot O'Leary of the NBRU should resign or be sacked , these are disgusting and defamatory allegations . I hope Gemma sues the arse off him .
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Irish bus and rail drivers are hard working intelligent people , they can see the trade unions are so corrupt , unions are in the pockets of the money men and government , Anti corruption Ireland is the only party defending the rights of the ordinary joe , the ordinary hard pressed tax payer
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agree , i think o'learys position is questionable now , he'd be doing bus drivers a favour if he stepped down ,there are learner buses going around dublin filled entirely with foreign drivers who are going to work for cheap and undercut irish drivers .

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