March 9, 2024

IRELAND: Irish Voters Have Overwhelmingly VOTED NO to Changing The Legal Terms For Nuclear Family, Mothers, Mothering, Motherhood, And Women's Role In The Family In The Constitution.

RTE News published March 9, 2024: Resounding defeats for referendums on Family and Care. Catch up on the key moments from the day the Government suffered resounding defeats in the referendums on Family and Care.
Gript Media pubilshed March 9, 2024: Steen: 'No' side's referendum victory the "best Mother's Day present ever". "It's just the best Mother's Day present ever": Campaigner Maria Steen has hailed the win of the 'No' side in #Referendum2024 as a "victory for common sense." 
Tucker Carlson Network published March 6, 2024: Modern Feminism Is Destroying Ireland, and America Is Next. Tune in to Tucker Carlson’s live response to Joe Biden's State of the Union Address on Thursday, March 7 at How do you convince women to give up what they love most and submit to wage slavery at a bank? Simple: call it feminism. A report from Ireland.
Marxist feminists are working on eliminating the nuclear family. Most all of the mainstream media referred to the terms referencing women in the Ireland constitution as "SEXIST" supporting the Marxist agenda. You can learn more about the Marxist (Commie) war against women, mothers, and the nuclear family here:

From California State University, Stanislaus pdf document titled, "Marx, Engels, and the Abolition of the Family." (emphasis mine)
BBC News
written by Staff
Friday March 8, 2024

Voters in the Republic of Ireland have overwhelmingly voted against amending the Irish Constitution.

Proposals to alter wording in the constitution to include families which are not based on marriage were defeated with 67.7% voting 'no'.

A second proposed change on the wording around the role of women in the home was defeated by a higher margin with 73.9% of voters rejecting it.

It was the highest ever no vote percentage in an Irish referendum.

The first result announced on Saturday evening was in the family referendum.

The highest 'no' votes came from Donegal where 80% voted no on family and 84% voted no on care.

Only Dún Laoghaire, south-east of Dublin voted narrowly in favour of changing the definition of a family.

After a long wait, Waterford was the final constituency to declare its result for the care referendum.

In the care referendum, on the role of women in the home, 1,114,620 people voted no, compared with 393,053 yes voters, or 26.07% of the total.

There was a turnout of 44.36% nationally in the referendums, which were held on Friday

'Defeated comprehensively'

Earlier, Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar said "it was clear" that two referendums have been defeated.

Mr Varadkar said it was clear both amendments had been "defeated comprehensively on a respectable turnout".

He said the Irish government accepted the result and will "respect it fully."

"As head of government and on behalf of the government, we accept responsibility for the result," he said.

"It was our responsibility to convince the majority of people to vote 'Yes' and we clearly failed to do so."

Meanwhile, tánaiste (Irish deputy prime minister) Micheál Martin said he fully accepted the decision of the Irish people.

"On this occasion, the majority clearly were not persuaded as to the merits of the two proposals put forward," he said.

According to Irish state broadcaster RTÉ turnout for the family referendum was 44.36%.

This compares to a turnout of 64.1% for a referendum on abortion laws in 2018.

The courtyard at Dublin Castle has witnessed many historic moments.

Over recent years it was where crowds gathered to celebrate momentous changes to the country's constitution - including referenda on same sex marriage and abortion reform.

There were no such scenes today. No big crowds. No celebrations. With the exception of a handful of Aontú supporters the courtyard was desolate.

Within minutes of the ballot boxes opening this morning it was clear the electorate had rejected both proposals to change the constitution.

The only question would be, what would be the margin of defeat for the government and the main opposition parties?

The Taoiseach was here for a short time and spoke to the media in a room inside Dublin Castle.

The Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald also spoke to waiting media but her comments were interrupted by a few hecklers.

Earlier on Saturday Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan who campaigned for 'yes' said the result would be respected.

Mr Ryan said: "It's the voice of the people and in our constitution, it's the people who are sovereign.

"It's they who decide what goes into our constitution."

Mr Ryan, who was at the RDS count centre in Dublin said: "If it is a no vote in both, we will have to respect that."

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald was jeered by a small crowd and called "a traitor to the Irish people" as she arrived at Dublin Castle.

Her party advocated for a "yes-yes" vote but she said the government had "come up short in terms of the caring wording" and there had been a "lack of clarity".

Ms McDonald said the people of Ireland had spoken "very, very definitively" but insisted her party were still "very much" in touch with the public.

"They disregarded the citizens assembly, they didn't consult with opposition or with other stakeholders. They didn't collaborate, and they failed to convince," she said.

Government misjudged mood of electorate - McDowell

Senator Michael McDowell, who opposed changes to the Irish constitution, said the results suggested a "no-no substantial margin right across the country".

Mr McDowell a previous tánaiste (deputy prime minister) and justice minister said: "It seems like the government misjudged the mood of the electorate and put before them proposals which they didn't explain, proposals which could have serious consequences."

What were voters asked about family?

Those taking part in Friday's referendum were presented with two ballots - one white and one green - and were asked to vote yes (Tá) or no (Níl).

The white ballot asked if voters accepted or rejected the Thirty-Ninth Amendment of the Constitution Bill - otherwise known as the Family amendment.

The Irish constitution currently offers legal protections to the family unit, but ties the concept of family to the institution of marriage.

The amendment sought to expand the constitutional definition of family to include other "durable relationships" such as unmarried couples and single parent families.

What is the Care amendment?

The green ballot asked voters to accept or reject the Fortieth Amendment of the Constitution Bill - or the Care amendment.

Currently the Irish constitution - or Bunreacht na hÉireann - says mothers should not have to go out into the workplace to the neglect of their "duties in the home".

It also states that women's "life within the home" is a source of support to the state which is necessary for the "common good".

The amendment asked for both of these articles to be deleted and a new text to be added saying the state "shall strive to support" the provision of family-based care.

Gript Media published March 8, 2024: Politicians: Women can "quite clearly" have penises.

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"Well, quite clearly."

Today Western politicians are celebrating International Women's Day - but do they know what a woman is?

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Gript Media published March 9, 2024: McDonald denies being "out of touch" with base. "We're very much in touch with the people." Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald denies being "out of touch" with her base after she supported a 'Yes/Yes' vote in the apparently defeated #Referendum2024, blaming the government for the referendum's failure.

UPDATE 3/9/24 at 3:57pm: Added video below.
Irish Labour History Society pubilshed December 19, 2023 LIBERTY HALL THEATRE: 'Marxism and Future of Socialism' session at Irish Labour History Society conference 'Marxism and Future of Socialism' session at Irish Labour History Society 50th Anniversary Conference 'Visions of Labour and Class in Ireland & Europe' held in Dublin in September 2023. This session includes papers by Dr Bernd Buehlbaecher (University of Wuppertal), Eugene McCartan (Communist Party of Ireland) & Helena Sheehan (Dublin City University). Session chaired by Oisin O'Drisceoil. This four day conference was supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media as part of the Decade of Centenaries Programme 2012-2023.
I typed a transcript of a snippet of her speech I found hilarious. This is why they hate American ingenuity and the fact that America has the largest small business owners in the world and those small business owners are THE MIDDLE CLASS they call the disgusting Bourgeois. You can arrive to America with nothing and have the opportunity to start your own business as a means of financial support. Imagine becoming financially independent, not needing to work for someone else from starting your own business and they hate you for that. I think it's most people's dreams of not needing to work for someone else in the sense of the 9 to 5 daily grind. BUT on the hand it's a good thing there are jobs created by the small businesses that provide jobs to communities across America. It's good that jobs are available for those who would prefer to work for others. Not everybody wants to work for themselves and start a business of their own. As a reminder, the Commie NWO globalists at the WEF say, "You will own nothing and be happy." That is their ultimate goal. (emphasis mine)
Professor Helena Sheehan said starting at 2:38 mins, "So I want to address the question of what does Marxism specifically bring to a conference on visions of class, visions of labor and class? For me, this is connected to what Marxism brings to everything; context, clarity, coherence, comprehensiveness. Marxism is an intellectual tradition connected to a political movement that focuses on totality on how everything is connected to everything else. It is a theory of everything. One that is open-ended and always evolving. There are certain tenants that are basic as well as many matters where there are serious differences and lively debates. It is a philosophy of economics, politics, history, culture, even psychology that sees all of these spheres as decisively shaped by the dominant mode of production It is in particular a critique of the capitalist mode of production and an orientation to socialism as an alternative mode of production. CLASS is a key concept for Marxism. The word has many uses as a term of differentiation and stratification. In social political economic terms, it is a way of categorizing social groups in terms of wealth status, education, occupation, culture often in a very loose and somewhat shoddy way when it is addressed at all. For Marxism, it is a more precise concept and one that is central to its whole analysis of society. SO, what is class for the Bourgeois and proletariat? That is those who own the means of production and those who depend on wage labor to live. Within these classes there are various strata and other differences. BUT the great divide is between those who do the work of the world and those who appropriate the fruits of their work, those who can extract the surplus value of labor without necessarily laboring. I'm assuming here a broad definition of who is the working class. Including not only the prototypical proletarian male manual worker, but all who work by hand and brain. (you can watch the rest of her speech for yourself. I can't listen to anymore of this right now. (emphasis mine)
Marxism is the movement founded by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels who wrote the Communist Manifesto. Marxism has always failed miserably when applied to rule over a nation with 100 million deaths due to Communist government sanctioned mass murder and starvation. (emphasis mine)

Encyclopedia Britannica: The Communist Manifesto, German Manifest Der Kommunistischen Partei, (1848; “Manifesto of the Communist Party”), pamphlet written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels to serve as the platform of the Communist League. It became one of the principal programmatic statements of the European socialist and communist parties in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Manifesto embodied the authors’ materialistic conception of history (“The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles”), and it surveyed that history from the age of feudalism down to 19th-century capitalism, which was destined, they declared, to be overthrown and replaced by a workers’ society. The communists, the vanguard of the working class, constituted the section of society that would accomplish the “abolition of private property” and “raise the proletariat to the position of ruling class.”

The Manifesto opens with the dramatic words “A spectre is haunting Europe—the spectre of communism” and ends by stating, “The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries, unite.”

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