So it would be awesome if neo-Nazis would independently decide to stop starting their gross petitions on whitehouse.gov.
(screenshot of some racist neo-Nazi bullshit petitions. the George Jones Day petition is the only thing in this screenshot of currently open petitions that isn’t a neo-Nazi petition.)
Are signatures publicly viewable? Because somebody with a little knowledge of a scripting language (not me, I’m strictly a C-family kinda girl) could come up with a pretty decent list of known racists we could pastebin all over.
Unfortunately they only show you the first and second initials of every petition signer, including the creator.
I always report them.
Can we for a second, appreciate some of the stupidity in these though? First, if anti-racist, is anti-white, then that means pro-white is racist, and you have just proven your self to be a racist ass hat. Second, Africa and Asia are continents, not countries, and I’m fairly certain native Americans do wish white people would leave America to native AMERICANS, cause you know, it being their continent and all, white people being from Europe.
May 5th Easter Rising executions
Today Marks the 97th anniversary of the third round of executions of the leaders of the Easter Rising in 1916. Only one man was executed on May 5th. Major John MacBride, was a professional soldier and Irish Nationalist. MacBride participated in the second Boar-War, where he lead a brigade of Irish commando’s later known as the MacBride Brigade, where he fought the British army on the side of the Boars. Often times, the MacBride Brigade was forced to fight Irish brigades within the ranks of the British military such as the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, and the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons. MacBride was kept out of the loop of the planning of the Easter rising due to the British already keeping a close eye on him for his participation in the Second Boar-war. Mac-Bride was unexpectedly thrown into the conflict and joined up with Thomas MacDonagh at Jacob’s Factory, and eventually took the role of second in command. Before his execution, MacBride requested to not be blindfolded, saying “I have looked down the muzzles of too many guns in the South African war to fear death and now please carry out your sentence.” He was executed two days before his 48th birthday on May 5th, 1916, and is buried in the cemetery at Arbour Hill Prison in Dublin.
May 4th Executions of Easter Rising leaders
Today marks the 97th anniversary of the second round of executions of the fifteen involved in the Easter Rising in Ireland in 1916. Four were executed by firing squad on May 4th 1916.
Joseph Mary Plunkett was a poet, Journalist, and one of the leaders of who organized the rising. In 1915 he was sent to Germany by the Irish Republic Brotherhood to negotiate for arms to help in the uprising. Plunkett managed to successfully get a an arms shipment to coincide with the rising, and recruited several Irish prisoners of war in Germany to join the rising. The battle plan for the rising, was largely of Plunkett’s design. Health complications sent him to the hospital, but he left on the day of the rising to take his place at the General Post Office to help coordinate the battle, despite his health. Shortly before his execution, he was married in the prison chapel to Grace Gifford, who was a protestant converted to Catholicism. He was executed by firing squad on may 4th 1916, age 28.
William “Willie” Pearse, the younger brother of Patrick Pearse, was a sculptor, and many of his sculptors ended up in several Dublin Churches and Cathedrals. He later helped found and run St. Enda’s School in 1908 with his brother. William played largely a supportive role to his brother, delicately standing at Patrick’s side to the very end. Although he was apart of the military committee that planned the uprising, he played a rather minimal role. It was largely his sir name that condemned him. He was executed on May 4th, 1916, age 34.
Michael O’Hanrahan was Journalist, a proof-reader for the Gaelic League printer Cló Cumann, and established the the League’s first Carlow branch and became its secretary. His father, Richard O’Hanrahan, was a member of the Fenain Brotherhood, and was suspected of taking part int eh Fenian rising in 1867. In 1913, O’Hanrahan joined the Irish Volunteers, and was later employed as an administrator on the Volunteers headquarters staff. He later became the Quartermaster General of the 2nd Battalion. He was Second in command of the 2nd Battalion during the rising, though that role was later filled by John MacBride, and he fought at Jacob’s Biscuit Factory. He was executed on May 4th 1916, by firing squad, age 39.
Edward “Ned” Daly was commandant of Dublin’s 1st battalion, the youngest to hold that rank, and the youngest executed. He worked as a chemist, a baker, and at a lumber yard over the years. His Father (also named Edward) and Uncle, John Daly, were members of Fenian Brotherhood, and his Uncle, took part in the Fenian uprising in 1867. He was a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood and a member of the Irish Volunteers where he quickly rose through the ranks. During the uprising, Daly’s battalion fought at the Four Courts in Dublin along with areas north and west of Dublin. His battalion saw some of the most intense fighting. Daly was described as a good commander, even by the British officer, that 1st battalion captured. Daly was executed by firing squad May 4th, 1916, age 25.
FIrst of the Easter Rising executions.
Today marks the 97th anniversary of the first of the executions of Irish nationalists involved in the Easter Rising. The rising was an armed insurrection during Easter week of 1916 with the goal of ending British rule in Ireland. The uprising began on April 24, 1916, where the Irish Republican Army, lead by Patrick Pearse, joined with the smaller Irish Citizens Army lead by James Connolly. They seized several key locations in Dublin, operating out of the general post office in Dublin. The revolt was suppressed after six days of fighting and the leaders were court-martialled and executed. The battle lead to the city of Dublin in ruins, and the General Post Office a burned out shell. The uprising did however, bring Physical force Irish republicanism back into the mainstream in Irish politics, and eventually led to the Irish war of independence.
Patrick Pearse was among the first to be executed. Pearse was the commander in chief of the Irish Republican Army, a poet, and a teacher. Pearse was the one who gave the orders that started the uprising, was a big part of the initial secret planning, and read the Proclamation of the Irish Republic from the steps at the top of the steps of the General Post Office. He was also the one who issued the order of general surrender, after it became clear the British had won. Pearse was executed by firing squad on may 3rd age 36.
Thomas MacDonagh was a poet, a playwright, and one of the leaders planning the uprising. He spent years studying to become a priest, but later decided to be a teacher instead, which is how he meat Patrick Pearse and eventually joined the Irish Republican Army. MacDonagh was one of the seven leaders involved in the planning and one of the 15 executed in may for his involvement. He was a late addition to the planning committee, the reasons for his late arrival are still unknown. MacDonagh was also the commandant of the Dublin Brigade of the IRA. MacDonagh’s battalion was stationed at the massive complex of Jacob’s Biscuit Factory, but the British the factory since it was such a well established position with one of the best battalions, and as a result saw little fighting. MacDonagh’s surrendered when the order came down, despite still being in a strong position and fully capable of continuing the fight. MacDonagh was executed by firing squad on May 3rd age 38.
Thomas James “Tom” Clarke was a long established Irish Nationalist with a long history of rebellion against the crown and supporter of armed insurection, spending fifteen years in prison prior to the uprising. Clarke was also arguably, the person most responsible for the uprising. Clarke was also apart of the Fenian dynamite campaign that targeted infrastructure, military, and law enforcement. In 1915, Clarke helped establish the Military Committee of the Irish Republican Brotherhood that later planned the Easter Rising. Clarke coordinated the battle from the General Post Office garrisoned by Connolly’s Irish Citizen Army. Despite technically having no official rank in the military, he was still recognized as a commander. Before his execution he had is wife send give a message to the Irish people “I and my fellow signatories believe we have struck the first successful blow for Irish freedom. The next blow, which we have no doubt Ireland will strike, will win through. In this belief, we die happy. ” He was executed May 3rd 1916, age 59.