have been visiting the site for quite some time now
and there seems little in the way of a rational alternative
that you are offering to the current Sinn Fein strategy.
I like most with a desire for the advancement of an
Irish Republic see little point in childish personality
attacks that suddenly surfaced after 1998. Would Liam
O Ruairc at some point tell us why does republicanism
have to be in opposition,marginalised, in resistance.
As Gerry Ruddy quite rightly points out being so devoid
of relevance to peoples' everyday lives the anti-agreement
political argument is absolutist and won't happen.
The GFA is not the solution and it isn't the republic
but it delivers greater autonomy to Ireland to develop
it's all-Ireland identity as a everyday reality in
our lives. It offers us outwith the conflict management
attitude and bringing them in from the cold to political
normality posturing of the Brits the actual opportunity
to not alone undermine the whole Brit securocrat playing
off the Unionists siege/frontier but to build positive
and constructive engagement that these negative and
narrow agendas are not allowed to maintain the whole
sectarian cul-de-sac that we were in.
Fein haven't sold out on the Republic. This is an
avenue that can build the type of republicanism from
the ground upward that the next generations can identify
it from empowerment in their youth towards a new Ireland.
Empowerment is more important than spiteful and indeed
gleeful attitude of some dissenting republicans towards
the difficulties faced by Sinn Fein in the peace process.
I am totally opposed to the attacks on dissenting
republicans from whatever source.
Dissenting republicans should come up with an alternative
that could provide the dynamic for change and empowerment
in Ireland. I believe that GFA does provide us with
if fully implemented the ability to negate any possible
reason for the Brits to remain. To build unity and
recognise that by a process we can move forward to
new dimensions in our relationships. To be juxtaposed
and absolutist is easy. Dissenting republicans aren't
empowering the people to build unity. Sinn Fein are!
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