by Johnny McNeill – unpublished author of ‘Gaslighting Gilligan (© 2017 – free download – released via Berlin on 25th June 2017).

“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities”. Voltaire

(Approx 35-40 mins) The British State is on life-support – dangerously and yes absurdly so – but it is flatlining nonetheless. And so the notion that the IRA or any invented variant thereof, would suddenly now decide to roll out the already decades long blood-soaked red carpet and essentially gift an open invite to a renewed British militarised-stalemate presence in Ulster – is completely for the birds.

So the obvious question is; who actually benefits from this ‘New’ IRA? Because it isn’t the republicans nor indeed loyalist communities who survived their friends and relatives on all sides who filled Northern Ireland’s cemeteries during the so-called ‘Troubles’.

So why would Irish republicans renew a strategically absurd campaign now – to result in another civil war on their own territory – against one of the most accomplished military intelligence agencies in the world and to be foreseeably ‘policed’ all over again by the British Army? It makes zero military tactical or politically strategic sense.

Certainly not if you’ve been paying attention to macro-political events and in particular Boris Johnson’s repeated personal visits to President Zelensky in Ukraine and the political and media orchestrated lionisation in Westminster of this political puppet and ‘former’ actor…

…and the wider media emotionalised propaganda efforts to “manufacture consent” (Chomsky) to build permission for western populations to get the UK, US, NATO and eventually ‘mission creep’ to draw Irish troops too, into the Russia-Ukraine war…

and it definitely makes no military-political sense if you also regard yourself a noteworthy commentator on the British and Irish political scene – but only if you consciously choose to break free from the ‘comforting’ Pollyanna prism you have of Westminster’s unaccountable and patently unapologetic pin-striped criminalityin order to grasp the inseparable local and global realpolitik needed to understand; that all Irish nationalists and indeed any foe of the British State needs to do – is nothing.

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake”. Napoleon

Feck all. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Zero. Just sit back and watch the whole corrupt, failing British fascist shit-show unravel and let karma take its course.

Why? Because having been caught in the act in 2017 via Berlin…

Video recorded on 25th June 2018, on the first anniversary of going to Berlin and warning the German Bundes Polizei & Irish Embassy on 250617, of the inevitable #ToryAnalytica coup d’etat militarisation of Brexit and the arrival of a US/UK-led global fascism;

“Being in a minority, even in a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad”. Orwell, ‘1984’.

…the British State, far from being a leading world power anymore – is actually on its knees.

“Men will not look at things as they really are but as they wish them to be; and are ruined by It”. Machiavelli

This is the British realpolitik housed in its own current and historic criminality which is coming back to bite it on the arse in the most transparent of ways in full view of not only the English dominated UK-domestic populace – but karmically and occasionally comically so – in front of a truly global media audience.

“Intuition and imagination are more important than knowledge. Imagination embraces the entire world giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research”. Einstein

And because it’s failing in such a globally spectacular way, it’s poetic justice for a construct which as I’ll explain – actually needed to invent internal and external ‘enemies’ to even exist and to ‘matter’ in the world; to ‘punch above its weight’ and ‘sit at the world’s top tables’. None of which would be possible without these invented enemies to play ‘victim’ and without whom, ‘British exceptionalism’ would be forced to face one of its worst nightmares; mediocrity. And as such, without its raison d’etre – to perpetuate war – it becomes exposed and abundantly clear to anyone who is willing to see; that the British construct provides no beneficiary function in the service of humanity.

“Deceits favourite role is playing the victim”. Paul Galindo

This is why it once again needs to militarise not only ‘Northern Ireland’ but more crucially, it needs to ‘legitimately’ militarise mainland Brexit coup Britain and specifically Scotland, as part of their wider failing fascist agenda to launch “Global Britain” and mobilise their Orwellian wet-dream of “Empire 2.0”; all of which – right across the Atlantic Bridge to the US, right through Europe and into Ukraine and Russia – is ideologically connected by its Machiavellian dark-arts skullduggery.

“The war waged by the ruling group against its own subjects and its object is not the victory over either Eurasia or Eastasia, but to keep the [hierarchical] structure of society intact”. Orwell, ‘1984’.

And this is why as part of the wider Orwellian project to rebuild ‘Rome’ on a global media technological scale, in Ireland it’s been Fianna Fáil and Finn Gael who’ve been ‘The Party’s’ custodians mirroring their US and UK contemporaries policies to protect corporates and their revolving-door political power, by routinely covering-up their corruption – most notably via the mainstream media – in the ongoing effort to seamlessly deliver the Irish population along with the ‘UK’ into ‘Airstrip One’ upon the militarisation and global mobilisation trigger.

However to ‘validly’ resurrect its self-proclaimed “Empire 2.0” ambitions on its own doorstep and ‘legitimise’ its impending domestic violence specifically in the of eyes of the bulk of its own 55 million English working masses – and indeed in full view the watching, bewildered world – the British State and their Machiavellian ‘flying monkey’ politicians within Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland who are playing on all sides and yes – within the ‘independence supporting’ Scottish National Party and Scottish Greens too – need to be able to blame the ‘backwards’ Scots, Welsh and Irish people for our ‘inability’ to manage our own affairs and therefore in need of the English political-aristocracy to militarily gaslight ‘rescue’ and ‘save us’ from ourselves. It’s so absolutely ridiculous. It’s so dangerously absurd.

Perhaps for the benefit of my non-English speaking readers, I should have at the outset clarified that the term ‘for the birds’ actually means ‘not worthy of consideration’…

…which is a perfect piece of Anglo slang to level at the genuinely non-complicit ‘British’ and Irish commentariat; because it’s ‘for the birds’ to still believe that the British State aren’t up to their necks in the planned murders of northern Irish citizens since the beginning of and throughout The Troubles.

Putting to one side the ‘journalistic’ propagandists in the Anglo-Irish media cartel whose ideological role it is to protect the wider elitist structures in ‘UK’ and Ireland in preparation to be subsumed into a US economic and military protectorate – i.e. Orwell’s ‘Airstrip One’ – this piece is primarily aimed at genuine investigative journalists and activists who are sub/consciously avoiding the painfully obvious conclusions and truths and who could have by now collectively as a single loud voice via social media, already have exposed into the mass public consciousness the successive British Governments’ (aided by successive Irish Governments) involvement in being actively complicit in State sponsored murders and as such, are enabling them to do it again.

And this is why it’s ‘for the birds’ – specifically of the ostrich variety – which as the myth tells us are adept at burying their heads in the sand when faced with threats or danger, that the genuine ‘journalists’ and activists refuse to unequivocally acknowledge and publicly announce that members of the British political class have personally been directly involved in the planning, preparation and perpetration of atrocities in Northern Ireland, in collusion with their terrorist outriders.

Indeed as an analogy, it is the ostrich myth itself which is representative of the navel-gazing standard of ‘investigative journalism’ and their ongoing inability to face-up to these harsh truths, as exemplified in the few days since the shooting of Detective Inspector John Caldwell.

Instead of maintaining a convenient ‘dignified silence’ on the latest outrage, or ‘playing safe’ by merely voicing inferred suspicions of State corruption, they need to loudly and collectively acknowledge as one voice to be heard by the world – what it is they’ve already been tacitly aware of for decades; that the British State through its institutional Westminster politicians, civil servants and ‘military-intelligence-media’ structures – has itself been directly involved in committing mass murder and to unequivocally announce; it is only the British State who can ‘benefit’ from engineering pogroms.

But this continued reluctance to accept this reality has been made harder to process by their own bias-blinkered inability and point blank refusal to openly discuss and communicate the logical conclusions – despite the available evidence – that the post-1960’s Provisional IRA, INLA etc were – just as with their UDA, UVF terrorist counterparts – were ALL parachuted into position in advance by the British intelligence services from the very outset, in preparation to Machiavellian ‘manage’ the entire so-called ‘Troubles’.

I’ll clarify that for those on all ‘sides’ blinded by their prejudices and biases; the British security services did not infiltrate themselves into the IRA’s intelligence networks after the fact, but did so beforehand in anticipation of the generations long cycle of bloodshed the British Government already had planned for their own citizens within ALL communities in Northern Ireland.

This, in part, is the reason why in my ‘MI’-RA piece above written in the context of Scotland, I was able to ‘predict’ that another ‘new’ IRA was on the horizon. Only, because the British cartel has gotten so desperate in its repeated attempts to militarise their failing fascist Brexit coup on mainland Britain – taking place today most notably via Ukraine – the ‘New’ IRA is the same old ‘MI’-RA playbook orchestrated by Downing St, Whitehall and MI5 and inserted into the Northern Ireland ‘Protocol’ fray which itself was a ‘legitimising’ panic measure to ‘normalise’ the destabilisation of Ulster after the initial failure to militarise in 2017 by the British State via the Tories own ‘European Research Group’.

“The promise given was a necessity of the past. The word broken is a necessity of the present”. Machiavelli

All with the pretext intention of spreading the violence into the ‘religiously sensitive’ city of Glasgow and the culturally Celt-socialist city of Liverpool, who have also been the British Establishment’s targets to be ‘othered’ as ‘lesser’ human beings through media derision and dehumanisation propaganda.

These military intelligence agencies were never about safeguarding British citizens in ‘The Province’ but protecting their Etonian elitist structures from ‘domino-effect’ erosion of its colonial interests and diminishing influence around the world, and is why from the outset Westminster engineered hundreds of atrocities against thousands of innocent men, women and children, and efficiently fomented, drove and entrenched community divisions in order to subsequently recruit young impressionable men (mostly) into every ‘side’ and in doing so – start a war on its own doorstep.

“The consequences of every act are included in the act itself”. Orwell, ‘1984’.

But the young men who did so were not simply ‘organically drawn’ to volunteer to fight for their own respective causes – but were engineered to do so by tapping into the human condition and were driven by their predictable emotional-behavioural responses; by calculated, propaganda channelling via the most lethal, self-perpetuating ‘Active Measures’ cycles…

…to be lured into the clinical, unforgiving spiders-web that is MI5/6 and whose uppermost echelons will also on occasion, through ‘unlikeliest’ of ‘mishaps’ – dispose of its own agents at crucial moments in the agenda. (You of course already know the incident I’m cryptically referring to).

Most of the Loyalist and Republican foot-soldiers no doubt joined up as genuine believers in their fight but all of them, having been handed their normalised, inter-generational poverty-stricken, directionless, destitute and desperately depressed purpose on a plate, could find their ‘reinvigorated meaning’ in their respective ‘cause’ to be seamlessly channelled into this murderous world.

And all of them on all ‘sides’ in the course of their duties would become compromised either by what they witnessed or carried-out firsthand, and found themselves drawn into the inextricably linked gangland racketeering of loan-sharking and extortion, and drugs, people and arms trafficking; to be irretrievably tempted to accumulate personal wealth and power.

Darker still however would have been those few recruits on all ‘sides’ with psychopath characteristics who showed some long-term promise to be useful to their military intelligence handlers, and who along with politicians, councillors, businessmen, policemen and judges may also have been furnished with little ‘gifts’ who were already wards of the British State i.e. vulnerable orphaned children – in order that the film footage – aka ‘kompromat’ – could be weaponised and used as the leverage needed to keep them in line forever.

“The most powerful form of lie is the omission”. Orwell, ‘1984’.

And of course there would have been those who were either immediately dispensable, or got too unwittingly close to the ‘Operational Gladio’-esque agenda but refused to commit to it…

…and who wouldn’t submit to the bribery and blackmail kompromat methods and therefore couldn’t be kept on a lead – and so were simply murdered; usually by the ‘opposing’ side and occasionally by ‘internal power struggles’ – so we were ‘informed’ by the British State and its media.

That last paragraph does of course need a little intuition to ‘see It’. But the rest of it, the direct British military involvement in terrorist atrocities committed in Northern Ireland by both Loyalists and Republican paramilitaries on behalf of the British State, is irrefutably evidenced. And the ideological dots and the predictable effects to keep us at each other’s throats – whilst simultaneously, fearfully coercing the bulk of the population to get behind and support the Government of the day – can all be easily and logically connected.

“Any military man will tell you that the way to pull divided groups together is to give them a common enemy. This is what Hitler did, when he came to power in 1933 as chancellor”. Jodi Picoult

But today we still see the ‘ostrich’ behaviours within the non-complicit politicians, activists and intellectuals alike, who are refusing to face-up to the macro-realpolitik of the current perilous, parlous and rogue ‘state’ of the British construct and to voice the abundantly obvious; it’s the ‘United’ Kingdom Government who gains and benefits from the ‘existence’ of a ‘New’ IRA.

And it’s why in the propagandist absence of 21st century transparency to live broadcast UK court proceedings as standard practice and which also facilitates State cover-ups in the name of so-called ‘National Security’, that the individual and collective ‘morally-superior’ silence – aka complicity – of the observing commentariat activists and journalists to state the blindingly obvious, that is about to see a ‘New’ set of sacrificial lambs being paraded, tried and found guilty by UK media kangaroo court, only for the same media to report the events more accurately after the State sting has been perpetrated.

And so the very real prospect of a ‘New’ batch of innocents are being set-up to protect the British States’ own complicity in terrorist activities. They do this by managing and satiating their own media whipped-up public who will bay for the blood of the next ‘Birmingham Six’ and ‘Guildford Four’, and which past precedents would suggest whoever is first targeted by British Security and Intelligence Services, will likely become the recycled victims framed by the British ‘justice’ system and its media cartel.

What has just been perpetrated against Det Chief Inspector John Caldwell and his family, friends and community – is a viciously tried and ‘trusted’ playbook, whereby the British State with its military intelligence terrorist players already in place on all ‘sides’, specifically spark the violence and under the pretext of restoring order between age-old cultural-religious divides – do not restore the peace and protect communities as will be claimed – but will turn them against each other by initiating, sustaining and then normalising the levels of violence needed to ‘justify’ a decades-long military dictatorship orchestrated by direct Westminster rule.

How can we know this? Well a) because that’s how they did it in the north of Ireland first time b) because this was how it was done all over the British Empire and c) because at the turn of the 20th century and the technological radio/TV advancements in its infancy, the British or indeed ‘Greater English’ establishment understood epochal power of broadcast media and its potential to tap into the human condition and control entire populations.

“If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind, is it now possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without their knowing”. Edward L. Bernays (1923)

With the advent of broadcast media the British Crown and its corporate-political aristocracy knew that in order to survive the sheer numbers of working class men and women and the potential threat of the four sovereign socialist republics they presented on these two isles, it would need to immediately capture, develop, dominate and exploit the new broadcast media by supplying the listening populations with a steady stream of self-inflicted adversities via invented internal adversaries and external enemies. And by doing so they could galvanise and seal the ‘UK’ masses within a quasi-religious British experience housed in bunkered mindsets and militarised exceptionalism.

In short, without war and conflict, without inequality, ignorance, human misery and suffering – the British condition dies.

And who knows, without British Imperialism perhaps a Scots, Welsh and Irish ‘Celt Accord’ pact to rival the industrial might of England would have been drawn-up? And give their watching workers from Jarrow to London an idea of how a socialist meritocracy would function and which would undoubtedly too, render the English aristocracy redundant in the process.

And until recently, passing itself of as a diverse and inclusive construct the propaganda projected British illusion had worked a treat time and again, even as it drove its deliberately calculated ‘Hostile Environment’ policies – aka fascism – simply by distracting the population with a supermarket sea of red, white and blue seamlessly emblazoned across TV entertainment and flag waving celebrities in this ‘Great British Fake Off’…

…whilst simultaneously and surreptitiously, encouraging and inflicting violence upon sections of its own targeted population, then playing ‘saviour’ or stoic-victim of that violence in order to galvanise the brainwashed and bunkered hive-mind hypnotised within in a Union Flag fronted ‘Gogglebox democracy’.

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting”. Sun Tzu

Having been subjected to cyclical cradle-to-grave, inter-generational, post-WWII media mass psychosis through ‘historical’ indoctriNation in pre/adolescence

Children across UK schools sing ‘The’ National Anthem Live’ (God Save The Queen!) on Good Morning Britain – broadcast 9th Sept 2015 (my emphasis on ‘The’).

…this relentless red, white and blue bias-confirmation programming steeped in Monarchy and militarism…

…lends itself to a self-flagellating, emotionalised ‘State’ of superior moral indignation with everything and everyone who doesn’t see the world through the illusory prism of the British experience. And which in doing so It positions to seize the moral ‘high-ground’ in preparation to portray itself as the ‘reluctant martyr’ and ‘adult in the room’ whose once again been ‘forced’ to come and sort out the quibbling Celt ‘children’.

And those English working class ‘children’ who aren’t on board with the British delusion (a significant minority in England) will find themselves being subjected to the the same levels of military and police violence as was waged against them when the UK media orchestrated, omitted the truth and spun ‘reality’ as they did to smash the miners, their working class communities and unions in Thatcher’s proto-fascist State, in order to fool the majority of the unsuspecting propagandised UK population on the back of the very timely, very British-patriotic Falklands War – into apathetically supporting their ‘Government’ – i.e. the corrupt corporate-political class and their institutional structures in isolating and dismantling “the enemy within”.

“Propaganda does not deceive people. It helps them to deceive themselves”. Eric Hoffer

This is how specifically through the aristocrat appropriation and re-invention of the ‘British’ construct which through conquest of its neighbours claimed to ‘unite’ the population of an island ‘country’, is actually a ‘Pied Piper’ design to divide, defeat and decimate all its working class domestically and abroad; doing so effortlessly and efficiently through 20th century media propaganda and cyclical conflict and war.

You’re watching it all unfold now. Claiming to be ‘Statesmanship’, it’s only being ‘legitimised’ by its own complicit UK media who knowingly and cynically platform two-faced hypocrites steeped in victimhood. And just like their entitled Etonian forebears, the current Imperialist pinstriped-fascist incumbents in Downing Street and Whitehall – have between them murdered thousands of innocents on all sides. Only now they’ve become ever more dangerous, desperate and reckless since their original plan was catastrophically interrupted in Berlin.

In ‘Gaslighting Gilligan’ (©2017) I ‘hypothesised’ (I wholeheartedly knew it at the time of writing my ‘fictional’ book) that this is what ‘Narcisstate’ had been doing to its own people all along.

And I wrote in this subsequent piece (link below) how in the ‘real world’ through their Unionist outrider parties in ‘Northern Ireland’, the British State in continuing their centuries long grip on Ireland, deliberately discriminated against Catholic communities in terms of jobs and housing etc long after the end of WWII. But faced with the effectiveness of Martin Luther King’s peaceful Civil Rights marches being played out on the new global media stage and which were subsequently adopted by the Catholic groups in ‘Northern Ireland’, the British Government deliberately and violently put them down and repeatedly blamed the innocents through its institutions; police, military, courts and most crucially of all – through its media…

…in order sustain public permission to maintain their ‘grown-ups’ grip on Ireland and in doing so drag us all back into the past time and again, in order to ‘legitimately’ perpetuate violence against all working people on these islands and beyond – long into future.

“The distinction between the past, present and future is a stubbornly persistent illusion”. Einstein

So wake-up. Wise-up. Man-up. Use whatever ‘up’ cliche needed to give you the courage to acknowledge the orchestrated dynamic of it all and how it only ever works for those already in power. Stand up and be counted against this ‘New’ wave of British State sponsored terrorism. And stop playing ‘ostrich’. A ‘New’ IRA? Please. It’s for the birds…


“Writing fiction is the act of weaving a series of lies to arrive at a greater truth”. Khaled Hosseini

‘Gaslighting Gilligan’ by Johnny McNeill; a contemporary dystopian ‘fiction’ about the intrinsic, interconnectedness of both personal & State-political domestic abuse, was released from Berlin on 25th June 2017. It is copyright ©️ but is a *free*-to-share public-service PDF download from here.

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