Mark Humphrys (politics)


The modern left - The Irish left

  Opponents of the west in Ireland

Arguing with the Irish left

Threats of violence

Calling me a terrorist

Targeting my job





The Irish left and Israel


The Irish economy

The Irish right

Who am I like?

Who would I vote for?

The Irish left

I agree with the Irish left on things like religion, sex and civil liberties (for example, the blasphemy law).

I disagree with them primarily on the economy, crime, and foreign policy.

It is on foreign policy that I most dislike the Irish left.

The best part of the legacy of the western left - freedom of sexuality, freedom of religion and freedom of speech.
It is on other issues that I disagree with them - the economy, crime, and (above all) foreign policy.

Opponents of the west in Ireland

Can we come up with a definition of "the left"?

I propose that "the left" are best described as opponents of American/western power and opponents of American/western victory against non-western enemies. Their hostility to the democracies ranges from (the norm) endless criticism, sniping and negativity to (somewhat rarer) outright support for the enemies of the democracies (e.g. Cuba, the Palestinians, Hezbollah, the Muslim Brotherhood, the Iraqi resistance).

Some of them would deny being opponents of the west. But if you read what they say, there is no sense that they actually want the west to win the current long-term struggle against Islamism. Their criticism is not the positive criticism of friends, who want to help you. It is the negative criticism of enemies and neutrals, who don't care, or even want you to fail. There is a war on, and these people are demoralising our side. They think they have the moral high ground, but they will come out of this looking more like Eamon de Valera looked after WW2. He thought he had the moral high ground as well.

Stuff leftists say.
Irish leftists are just like this.
(Note Americans call these people "liberals".)

Irish leftie Dara de Brun, 24 Dec 2013, shows the child-like innocence of the Irish left when it comes to Islam.
Derek Hopper and I reply.

There is an account called Ireland "against" Fascism.
Sounds terrible, if you know anything about how the left names things.
And they are terrible. They block me (of course).
After racist Palestinians carried out the largest massacre of Jews since the Holocaust, in Oct 2023, they sprung into action "against" Fascism, and posted: "#FreePalestine" and a complaint that the Palestinians did not have better weapons to kill more Jews.

Arguing with the Irish left

I have noticed something when arguing with the Irish left. It could be summarised as follows: The left thinks the right is evil. The right thinks the left is stupid.

So the right-winger will throw unpleasant facts at the leftist, such as facts about Islamic terrorism, crime by minorities, or the statistics for child abuse within versus outside marriage. But the leftist knows that the right-winger is motivated by Islamophobia, racism or sexism, and so abuse is needed in reply. Leftists often throw emotional abuse at right-wingers, mock them and refuse to debate.

Obviously there are left-wing people who will debate their opponents. But the above is a common pattern. Few leftists will debate Robert Spencer. Robert Spencer will debate anyone.

Here are some examples.

This rant by some Provo on The Journal sums up how Irish lefties argue versus how I argue.

How I argue How Irish lefties argue
Use my real name.
Appear at public debates.
Write articles under my real name in newspapers.
Anonymous coward called "Tennison Major".
Hides his identity.
Scuttles round online.
Argue against Provos and lefties and Islamists using their own words, linking direct to their original writings, even travelling (in real life!) to visit archives and scan original documents. Invents opinions that are not even held by me. No quote from me. No link to me. No links. No references. Asserts them as facts with no evidence. He might even be confusing me with someone else. But who needs facts when you are a revolutionary!


Paul Reynolds


Paul Reynolds, 5 May 2019, provides a masterclass in how the Irish left "argues".
This one tweet has it all:
  1. Blocks me so I cannot see it or reply. (Of course. The starting point.)
  2. Links me to Trump, despite my years of attacks on Trump.
  3. Links me to Tommy Robinson, despite my years of attacks on the EDL and Tommy Robinson.
  4. None of these links are done through actual quotes by me. Or indeed any evidence.
  5. Implies there is something wrong with supporting Brexit. The majority of the UK supports Brexit, you dummy.
  6. Does not argue with what I say. Does not quote me. Ever.
  7. Argues with what a 3rd party says. Pretends this is somehow linked to me.
  8. OK. Do I follow the 3rd party? Em, no.
  9. Right. Does the 3rd party follow me? Again, no.
  10. OK, getting desperate here. Had I ever heard of the 3rd party before his comment? Em, again no.
  11. Alright, but surely I was delighted by his comment? Oddly, no. I replied: "Please do not tag me on your genocidal filth." Reynolds oddly leaves this out.
  12. Finally, spells my name wrong so I did not see his sleazeball antics for 2 months.


Fake Facebook profile

Some enemy of mine, maybe a Provo or a Nazi or an Islamist or a Communist (who knows) set up a fake Facebook profile for me in June 2016 to try to discredit me. The profile blackened my name for a while before I got it deleted.

So pathetic. Provos and Nazis and Islamists and Communists cannot compete on the field of arguments, so this is what they are reduced to.


Look at this incoherent drivel. The fake Humphrys cannot spell, cannot use proper grammar, and is a conspiracy theorist.
Maybe the faker is an Islamist, based on the poor English above. English may not be his first language.

The fake profile.
I was sent this via email after the fake account was deleted.

More from the fake profile.
I was sent this via email after the fake account was deleted.
More poor use of grammar. Again, English may not be his first language.

The OPW branch of FÓRSA Trade Union lies about me in Nov 2018.
I demanded an apology.

I got a satisfactory response from the parent trade union.
The entire OPW branch Twitter account OPWClerical was deleted.


Danny Rigg Warren ("LeftistLunatic")

Here is a nasty smear from a leftist.
What do you take from this tweet on 2 Jan 2016 by Danny Rigg Warren (aka "LeftistLunatic")?
That I used horrific language and called him a "dumb faggot", right? That's what a casual observer would think, as they passed by.

James Cussen

Another example of the inability of the left to debate is a young history PhD student called James Cussen.

I showed up Allan Cavanagh about the Cork Dawah Centre in Sept 2013.

Cavanagh sneers with his friends rather than debate me.
James Cussen, 20 Sept 2013, then joins in and claims I said Trayvon Martin was on drugs.
Total rubbish. I never talked about Trayvon Martin and drugs. He is confusing me with someone else.
Everyone makes mistakes. It's what happens next that is interesting. He refuses to withdraw it.

Because I am a right-winger, Cussen feels no need to produce the evidence for his claim!
Abuse is all that is needed.
I am BNP scum in his mind. Debating me would only lower him to my level.

He could (a) produce the evidence for his claim about me, or (b) admit he might have got it wrong.
But instead he spews abuse, and then goes silent.

More lies about me from the same guy, Oct 2014.
I ask him to provide evidence of his claims.
He responds by blocking me.
Incapable of debate.

"Voodoo Criminology"

The anonymous coward "Voodoo Criminology" is a similar type who scuttles round sneering instead of debating.

"Voodoo Criminology", Sept 2013, takes issue with people who point out that capitalism makes countries richer.
He says wealth doesn't matter, all that matters is inequality. When asked: "So absolute equality is utopia then?" he replies: "Nope, it's unachievable and probably not desirable."
That Bill Gates should have the same wealth as a layabout who spends his life watching daytime TV and drinking is only "probably" not desirable!
I sometimes wonder if Irish lefties have thought about their ideas for 5 minutes.
"Voodoo Criminology" responded to criticism by blocking me.

He now scuttles round libelling me from behind the safety of his block, and the double safety of his stupid anonymous name.
I debate at public events and in newspapers under my own name. He sniggers with his mates in anonymity. What a gutless coward.

Anonymous crackpot "Voodoo Criminology" comes out in favour of the blasphemy law, Oct 2018.
Is he a Marxist or an Islamist?

"Oireachtas Retort"

Another anonymous coward, "Oireachtas Retort", was physically at my debate on Islam in Galway in Oct 2014. Incredibly, he did not have the guts to engage in person with me or others. He preferred to sneer quietly and leave.
Note that both of his sniggering pals, James Cussen and "Voodoo Criminology", have blocked me instead of debating me.

"Oireachtas Retort", 13 Aug 2016, sends birthday greetings to dictator and mass murderer Fidel Castro.
Like Dan Breen sending birthday greetings to Adolf Hitler in 1943.
Complete with a pathetic little quote on economics from a man who destroyed Cuban prosperity.

Conor Ross-Magahy ("poshknacker")

Here's another example. Israel-hater Conor Ross-Magahy ("poshknacker").

I thought in Nov 2013 that he'd be on for a good argument.
But he's useless. "Fascist!" "Blocked!"
And of course he uses the definition of "troll" as "someone whose opinions I don't like" rather than its real definition.
Not much good at debating is he?

I tried again but still no use. Still just hysterical screaming.
"Fascist!" "Troll!" "Paid troll!" "Blocked!" That's all that is in his vocabulary.

"The Turban and the Swastika", documentary on Palestinian-Nazi collaboration in WW2.
It focuses on the evil Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, who helped the Nazis carry out the Holocaust.
Arafat in 1985 praised the Grand Mufti: "He was always right, and he got nothing and died in exile."
Arafat in 2002 described the Grand Mufti as "our hero".
Abbas in 2010 praised the Grand Mufti.
"poshknacker" could learn something if he watched this.

He appeared again, so I asked him about the Grand Mufti.
It turns out he's never heard of the Grand Mufti.
What a total ignoramus.

He's never even heard of the Grand Mufti.
Sums up the ignorance of the Irish left.

"The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem with the Bosnian volunteers of the Waffen-SS".
Wiener Illustrierte ("Vienna Illustrated") magazine, 1944.
From here.

Israeli prime minister Netanyahu gave a poor and inaccurate speech about the Mufti in Oct 2015.
Noted expert on the Mufti, "poshknacker", claimed, based on no evidence, that I agree with Netanyahu.
I told him this was a lie but he refused to withdraw it. Totally dishonest, like so many lefties.

Ross-Magahy spewing more libel in Oct 2017.
"He's a fervent supporter of Israeli policy and he's an alt-right neo-Nazi."

Threats of violence

People who disagree with my ideas sometimes go straight to a threat of violence.

Threat of violence from "ginger_culchie", 24 Oct 2017.
"Liked" by "BOOrian Doherty" and backed up by "daimbarrs".
The funny thing is, I have no idea what they are angry about.

Martin McMahon

Another leftist. Another threat instead of a debate.

Martin McMahon and Tony Groves run a brain-dead leftist podcast called Echo Chamber.
They did a podcast (see here) in Oct 2017 implying I should be sacked for criticising Ibrahim Halawa, and linking me to American neo-Nazis.

It then escalated when one of the podcasters, Martin McMahon, threatened violence against me.
See thread.

Martin McMahon's friend Tony Groves lies about me, 17 Nov 2023.
He says I "spent years slandering Ibrahim [Halawa] in ways that badly impacted Ibrahim's life."
He has never produced any examples of such "slander".

McMahon emerged in May 2024 when my Eurovision 2024 tweet went viral.
Us pro-Israel people were having great fun voting for Israel and helping them beat Ireland's awful bigoted entry.
I pointed out that back in 2017, McMahon "made a threat of violence rather than, say, having me on his show to debate."
He could easily have had me on to debate. I would have said yes.

Oisin Byrne

When I debated someone called Oisin Byrne in Sept 2017, he went straight to a threat of violence.

The thread started with FG councillor Brian Murphy talking about the possibility of an Islamic terror attack in Ireland.

Oisin Byrne dismissed the possibility of a jihad attack in Ireland.
He mocked fears of jihad attacks, despite the fact he lives in London, which has been attacked 3 times this year.
I did not find him very serious.

He then surprisingly issued a threat of violence.

Calling me a terrorist

A common trope on the left is for a leftist to find some horrible crime or terrorist act, and accuse their non-leftist political opponents of having somehow "caused" it, through "rhetoric" or "creating a climate" or some such vague argument. Their non-leftist opponents having never called for any criminal or terror attacks against anyone never seems to stop the left.

Sarah Palin being blamed for Tucson is one of many outrageous examples of this. The left is always doing this kind of thing. Some Irish leftists have done it to me.




Anonymous leftist "wontico" accuses me of being responsible for street assaults on Muslims.

His link is to this article about street attacks on innocent Muslims.
What a scumbag.


Michael O'Connor

I have received really filthy abuse and libel from an Irish Israel-hater and Halawa supporter called Michael O'Connor.

This is not even all of it. There is more here.


Michael O'Connor accuses me of being responsible for the murder of Jo Cox MP in June 2016.
The killer was a neo-Nazi with a history of treatment for mental illness.

I'm not the only one he spews at.
He also blames radio presenters George Hook and Seán Moncrieff for the murder of Jo Cox.

Abuse from Michael O'Connor because I support the liberal democracy of Israel.

He eventually targeted my job so I blocked him. And here. And here.
He accuses me of being responsible for the killing of a Muslim girl by a Hispanic illegal immigrant in Sterling, Virginia, in June 2017.

He lies about me on Facebook.

The thug is still libelling me, Mar 2019.

Of course, while I oppose all the criminal scum and terrorist scum that he tries to link me to, Michael O'Connor himself supports Palestinian "resistance" (i.e. jihad terrorism) against the Jews of Israel. Of course he does.


Targeting my job

Angry leftists have targeted and harrassed my employer multiple times, complaining about me and my opinions. My employer is a university, and I have freedom of speech. But anyone in less secure employment might not be so lucky when targeted with these low-down gutter tactics.

The leftists do not see these as gutter tactics. They genuinely believe that right-wing people should not have free speech and should be fired from their jobs. They genuinely believe that is how society should be run.


"This [Israel's attack on Hamas in Gaza] is happening against the background of the past 20 years in which Israel has been, after the US, the world's principal killer nation."
- Irish intellectual Desmond Fennell, in an absurd letter of 13 Jan 2009, sums up the anti-American, anti-Israel world of the Irish intelligentsia.
Fennell somehow forgets the democide in 1989-2009 by North Korea, Rwanda, Congo, Serbia, Sudan, and Saddam's Iraq. We can ignore his mad claims about the US. But under no possible theory even claimed by the most extreme left has Israel killed more people in 1989-2009 than the above. In fact, the Israel-Palestine conflict, despite the blood-thirsty and genocidal rhetoric on the Palestinian side, has been a fairly minor one compared to other recent world conflicts.

Michael J. Totten in Kosovo finds an entire country of European Muslims who are grateful to the US and UK for saving them from modern day Serb fascism.
What they have to say should make ungrateful Irish and European leftists ashamed:
"We are more pro-American than you are," one young Kosovar told me.
"We really like Americans here," a waiter said when he learned where I'm from. "Americans are our best friends in the world. UK is second."
"Thank you," I said. "We appreciate that. Some people don't like us."
"Bad people," he said.

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