This blog is called the Irish Fabian. I will be looking at the history and the ideas of the Faians in future blogs.
Anyone who is following extremist politics will know about the crisis in the British Socialist Workers Party today. Richard Boyd Barrett is a member of the Irish branch of this party. A leading member of the SWP is accused of rape. Instead of going to the police the SWP decided look into the matter internally. This behaviour reminds me of the sex abuse cover up in the Catholic Church. The SWP supports Islamic fundamentalists. They reject the 2 state solution in the Middle East. Zionism is a dirty word to them. The party was founded by a Jew but the SWP always seeks the destruction of Israel. The SWP may self destruct after this rape crisis. They support the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. They put their party ahead of the people. They have contempt for democracy. Social democracy leads humanity to freedom and democracy. Communism in its many forms leads to dictatorship, slavery and terror. China is still officially Communist. The Communist threat to humanity isn’t over yet despite the fall of the Berlin Wall.
We have a failing health system. It needs to be reformed. The government is committed to introduce a universal health care system. People have genuine concerns about Mallow hospital. In these difficult times the fact that Mallow hospital is has new building works show that it has a future. It show the commitment and work that Minister Sherlock has given to secure the future of Mallow hospital. The visit of Minister Reilly shows that the future of the hospital is secure. I believe in people power and it is important that party difference is ignored and that local people work together for the future development of Mallow hospital.