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Youth Defence

Jen Keane (@zenbuffy) tweeted a freezepage of the hacked Youth Defence site. Youth Defence is the horrible far-right US-funded “pro-life” group making so much trouble in Ireland. The hacked page makes interesting reading.

This is not the hate-filled truth-distorting website you’re looking for.

Note: We the Irish do not appreciate US organisations pouring money into shady groups here to try change our rules and society for their own gains. Youth Defence has been the seed of more hatred here that any group in a long time. It has to stop.

Youth Defence is not what you think it is. Youth Defence is an extremist group who actively hide their links to shady right-wing connections and where their funding comes from. Let’s blow the lid.

Neo-Nazi Links

Original leaders include Fr. Maurice Colgan (more on him below) & Justin Barret, a man with known links to neo-Nazi movements (speaking at NDP events in Germany) and who has campaigned in the past against divorce, contraception & gay rights. In his book he has even described immigration as “genocidal”. He has also spoken at multiple Forza Nuova (Italian far-right group) rallies in the past. Recently, it was shown that current leaders have been known to associate themselves with the likes of, Michael Quinn, a prominent member of the Irish far-right group, the Irish National Brotherhood (INB) who happens to be a proud fan of the Greek far-right political party the Golden Dawn and who constantly tweets about his hatred for ‘negros’. Quinn would like us to believe that when the IMF assisted Ireland during the bailout one of the terms they demanded was that Ireland needed to install abortion on demand. It has been revealed that Quinn is a close friend of a certain Fr. Maurice Colgan. Colgan, as you may know since you are visiting this cesspit of a website is a founding member of Youth Defence. Certainly, Fr. Colgan’s Neo-Nazi sympathies cannot be denied, he even once lived with a certain Anthony Barnes (lead singer of the whiney, untalented Dublin Neo-Nazi band, Celtic Dawn).

Golden Dawn and Celtic Dawn.

Office Association & Hiding the Books

Youth Defence claim to be based at Life House, Number 60a, Capel Street, Dublin. The small office is shared among quite a few anti-choice organisations. They include: Coir, the Life Institute, the Mother & Child Campaign, Pro-Life Alliance, prolifeinfo.ie, Truth TV, and of course Youth Defence. That’s quite a few different organisations running from one small office. You’ve got to wonder whether funds are transferred between them legally. Probably not, what a silly question. Irish authorities have never been allowed to get their hands on their accounting books. Why, you ask. Well, these crafty so-and-so’s continue to evade the authorities. An Irish registered charity must document all donations above a certain amount. However, Youth Defence and their cohorts, while it’s plain to see are lobbying entities (funded by charity), refute this and claim they are “education spreading” entities. Let’s take a look at who are really funding Youth Defence and their sister organisations:

I went past that office on Capel Street last week, when I was walking around north of the river a bit. It had the awful overjoyed-mummy-and-baby photo that is so insultingly irrelevant to abortion and so ubiquitous from Youth Defence.

Where the Funding Comes From

Are they funded by Irish anti-choice campaigners?

To a small extent, but the vast amount of money comes from America. Sure, if you’ve ever even attended one of their organised events you’ll have noticed that a huge proportion of the people attending are not only not Irish, they aren’t even European. It’s well known that North American fundamental Christians are flown in to boost their numbers.

Why does the funding come from America?

Well, that’s easy to answer, if these 3 American men below can secure Ireland as remaining without abortion then they can use our country as a beacon for their anti-choice campaigns in America. They can show that Ireland remains strongly Catholic, and the last great bastion of Christian faith in Europe, fighting the so-called “good fight”.

They have zero problem with Irish women leaving Ireland for Britain to have abortions. Zero. They just want Ireland to remain “abortion free” so they can claim a moral victory in Western Europe and try to push for a similar occurrence in America.

These men, play on the emotions of Irish-Americans and sure, don’t we all know that the plastic paddy diaspora know what’s best for us. Those who actually live thousands of kilometres away from the coal-face. Those who chose to leave Ireland, let’s remind ourselves that while we all have, and know plenty of families that have been decimated by immigration, it was always a choice. Not since the days of Cromwell have people been forced to leave Ireland. Now, thankfully, those that look back at the auld sod and see us as still being the backwater we were when they left are taking it upon themselves to try and dictate things from afar. Sure, it’s for our own good, they quite clearly have our best interests at heart. We’re too close to the action, sure how could we know what’s best? We only effing live here!

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Comments

  1. Kevin Anthoney says

    I went past that office on Capel Street last week

    You didn’t happen to pop in and tweak their web server, did you?

  2. cactuswren says

    You know, now I’ll never be able to get through a St. Patrick’s Day here in America (a festival of green hats and bad accents and kiss-me-I’m-Irish t-shirts and cries of oh, but I really am one-thirty-second Irish) again without thinking of the phrase “the plastic paddy diaspora”.

  3. sc_770d159609e0f8deaa72849e3731a29d says

    Not since the days of Cromwell have people been forced to leave Ireland.

    Well, in the 1840s and after famine and dispossession had a drastic effect and since independence economics and social and political influence have had very powerful influences on people. The Roman Catholic Church had immense influence on the hospitals and education and the people who attended mass most often usually got the jobs available. That has changed in the last few years, but there are still people in Ireland who would like to restore that position.

  4. Subtract Hominem says

    cactuswren @ 2

    You know, now I’ll never be able to get through a St. Patrick’s Day here in America (a festival of green hats and bad accents and kiss-me-I’m-Irish t-shirts and cries of oh, but I really am one-thirty-second Irish) again without thinking of the phrase “the plastic paddy diaspora”.

    The Plastic Paddy Diaspora is now the name of my next terrible rock band.

  5. bad Jim says

    As a descendent of the Irish diaspora (7/16 of my ancestry) I’m glad to see that two of the Americans listed have what appear to be German surnames. It’s reasonable to suppose that most Irish Americans, including Catholics, are as indifferent to abortion as the general population.

  6. says

    As a descendent of the Irish diaspora (7/16 of my ancestry) I’m glad to see that two of the Americans listed have what appear to be German surnames. It’s reasonable to suppose that most Irish Americans, including Catholics, are as indifferent to abortion as the general population.

    A) Which one? Quinn, Colgan or Barret? Let me assure you that none od them is “German”
    B) So, I’f your great-great-great-grandfather was Irish, and there was a guy in very generation, and that guy always married an Italian woman that makes them truely Anglo-Irish as opposed to the kids of an Irish woman who married an Italian guy?
    C) So, it’s not the Anglo-Irish community but the Anglo-German community, as you know from the surnames?
    D) The general population in the States doesn’t seem to be very indifferent on abortion to me.
    ->Your reasoning, it sucks.

  7. leftwingfox says

    For the benefit of Cactuswren and waved in the general direction of the Youth Defence League.

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