in my undergraduate days I had a Professor who used
to say that: "All analogies limp, but some analogies
limp more than others."
along comes the Papal Agent, Sean McManus, to analogize
for us, in The Blanket, January 14, 2003, that Rory
O'Bradaigh is like a static Second Vatican Classicist
resisting all change to Republican orthodoxy, whereas
Gerry Adams is like a dynamic Second Vatican New Theologian
willing to push for change. And of course, O'Bradaigh's
a loser, and Adams a winner according to McManus
& Madison Avenue.
while I would agree with McManus that Gerry Adams
and Company have indeed pushed for change that's about
as far as I can go with his nauseating analogy. I
think a better Catholic Church analogy would be the
Protestant Reformation with Adams as a fallen Anglican
begging to be re-admitted back into the Roman fold,
and O'Bradaig as (dare I say it) John Knox, a principled
is, Adams pushes for change alright, but it's of the
prodigal kind which not surprisingly is the
only kind of change the Catholic Church has ever really
supported demanding instead that we (speaking
of cul-de-sacs) just keep giving to Caesar what is
McManus said should come as a surprise. Irish history
is replete with examples of the Catholic Church conniving
with our Conqueror. And since when has any Pope ever
supported "liberation theology"? Even the
present Pope left El Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romaro
out on the skinny branches. But to even put a mendacious
Machiavellian like Adams in the same sentence as the
word "consciousness" is to drain that word
of any meaning (unless also accompanied by the word
"without" as an antidote).
still are the petty insults unbecoming a man of the
cloth. As if Adams is the only person ".staying
in the North, and putting his life and liberty on
the line every day for justice and peace." Where
does Sean McManus think Ed Moloney researched his
McManus doesn't define his terms, "justice and
peace" being many splendid things depending on
one's perspective. And apparently he only writes in
The Blanket neglecting to ever read it hence his silly
(if not indeed pernicious) observation ".that
it is often the people who have been least involved
in this country and in Ireland who are
quickest to cry 'sell-out'." Tell it to Marian
Price and all of the other Irish Republicans putting
their life and liberty on the line every day for justice
and peace in Northern Ireland and elsewhere who see
the GFA for what it is: just another clever ruse for
supporting the status quo.
why does Sean McManus think just because the Cold
War is over, the race by the British & Americans
for global hegemony is too? The US is still on the
military loose and the usual paranoid British Securicrats
now fear a Muslim invasion by way of Ireland.
the British perceived (and intentionally not talked
about too much) need to maintain their Northern Ireland
NATO beach head. Reference British Rear Admiral G.R.
Sloan's book: The History of Anglo-Irish Geo-Political
much for the British being unable to convince the
English-American infested US State Department about
Ireland as another Cuba. Or did Sean McManus actually
think that that ass Dick Haass was really a furniture
of which means Sean McManus has got it wrong because
Adams has led his PSF personality cult into the same
historical Irish cul-de-sac that Michael Collins did.
Proof: the British were there then and here now and
for all the same reason with the Catholic Church once
again as their complicit side kick.
Collins, Adams got the support of the Catholic Church's
hierarchy which truth be told is Irish National
Caucus President Sean McManus's real foreign principal
(his parting declarations to the contrary notwithstanding).
So much for liberation theology, an oxymoron if ever
there was one.
thinks a better analogy for Gerry Adams would be the
one by Gerry Adams for Frank Ross after the split
between the Provisional and Official IRA in the early
1970's: "Poacher turned Gamekeeper."
Frank Ross, like Michael Collins, also had the Catholic
Church's support then like Gerry Adams has it now
and all for the same reasons. Like prodigal sons,
all fallen Anglicans are welcomed back into the static
as ever geo-political Church of the Status Quo. And
as ever, the more things change, the more they stay
a winning liberation strategy unless you can fool
people into believing it for your very own self-aggrandizing
ends like Eoghan Harris bleating periodically about
how he was once left but is now right. Not a very
principled position but it pays well.
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