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In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jan 2013 20:14:22 GMT
Charlieost says:
I was stuck on a bus journey from Dublin to Cork once with a driver who played the Wolf Tones over and over again. Couldn't stand their divisive rubbish before the journey. It was a relief when he switched to Country and Irish and that is pretty awful. Dreadful band.

If you read your history, Wolfe Tone was pretty useless as well.

Ernie O'Mally, there's ya man. Hero and intellectual. C

Posted on 15 Jan 2013 20:27:10 GMT
Roma says:
Hi I went to see Christie Moore in Glasgow recently. I like that his songs reflect concern for all people living in oppressed situations, rather than just focusing on Ireland. It was a very good concert with a very appreciative audience.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jan 2013 20:28:10 GMT
Charlieost says:
Hi Xpress. That is a very simplified view of the process that culminated with the Good Friday Agreement. There was murder done by both sides of the sectarian divide and as has been accepted, the British Army of occupation. Perhaps if, as requested by the republican side after the beatings of people on the marches for equality in the late sixties, the UN had become involved or the intransigent Thatcher (spit) had not been able to use the death of even more servicemen to prolong her term then there might have been a chance of an earlier attempt at a peace process. C

Posted on 15 Jan 2013 20:30:46 GMT
Spin says:
"Sinn Fein"' "Ourselves alone"...

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jan 2013 20:33:06 GMT
Charlieost says:
Posted on 15 Jan 2013 13:31:40 GMT
Xpress says:
If I am not mistaken, the Republicans in Ulster refused to play any part in civic life after the partition. Little wonder the Protestants gained the upper hand.

Hi Xpress. Charlie here again. You are mistaken. The Loyalists have used every trick they could muster to keep the catholics disenfranchised and in their place. Think of the people of negro descent in sixties southern states in America and you may find a parallel. Freedom can be granted. Equallity takes a lot more working out. C

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jan 2013 20:40:38 GMT
The moment you use the expression 'army of occupation', you lose the argument. The UN could not intervene by their own rules which prevented them from involvement with internal issues.

Posted on 15 Jan 2013 20:46:35 GMT
Spin says:
And who maintains the control of an invaded nation other than an army?

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jan 2013 20:57:02 GMT
and who invaded whom. And when?

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jan 2013 21:06:34 GMT
Spin says:
Xpress; Is that a genuine question concerning historical fact or a mere attempt at cynism?

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jan 2013 21:41:33 GMT
Genuine question.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jan 2013 22:09:30 GMT
Spin says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jan 2013 22:47:48 GMT
Oh, I have been published in history: several books so please answer the question.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jan 2013 22:50:44 GMT
Spin says:
S; good for you... You will be remembered among those you convinced your text was worth buying...

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jan 2013 22:56:14 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Jan 2013 22:57:08 GMT
Spin says:
Xpres; By the way, I am a published author but I do not give two damns who buys or reads my works of genius. You value only you, such is your fault and that of many others on these threads..

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jan 2013 09:09:55 GMT
easytiger says:
C A S. You are talking about 3 generations ago and about a place which was known as the second capital of Ireland, to which the irish obviously brought their 'celtic traditions' with them. Glasgow anyone?

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jan 2013 13:38:57 GMT
C. A. Small says:
True- lets face it no- one has actually done a days work in Liverpool in the last two generations!

Posted on 16 Jan 2013 13:44:22 GMT
easytiger says:
jimmy Corkhill will be round to see you soon.

Posted on 17 Jan 2013 15:27:52 GMT
Spin says:
Art for arts sake...Ignorance, for God's sake...

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013 18:07:59 GMT
Charlieost says:
Ha ha Express. I thought that the expression, Army of Occupation would get you. Vital point though and you are quite right. C

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013 19:11:49 GMT
Ha ha indeed. I am still waiting for the 'expert' (sic) to answer the question.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013 19:28:19 GMT
Spin says:
Xpress: "Expert (sic) or "Expert (Sick) ? =)

Posted on 17 Jan 2013 19:45:19 GMT
Sic as in Soooooo

Posted on 17 Jan 2013 20:18:31 GMT
Spin says:
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Posted on 17 Jan 2013 20:33:48 GMT
That's just thoughtless romanticism. You could say the same for Yorkshire or Kent. There was no appetite for independence at the time of the Post Office trouble and it was not until the ringleaders were hanged that the matter could the public imagination - and condemned Southern Ireland to at least fifty years of poverty.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013 21:06:50 GMT
Spin says:
Xpress; If Cornwall. Kent or Yorkshire wants to raise an army, far be it for us to oppose it..
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