am a firm believer that life seems to travel in circles
no matter how large or small. To give an example of
what I mean, I am a 52 year old man and a smoker and
I began smoking like a lot of other smokers, in the
toilets at school, and now, mainly due to the constant
bleating of my wife and daughter that I am poisoning
their lungs, I have taken to going to the toilet,
if and when, I feel the urge to smoke.
same, I feel, could be attributed to the political
situation in Nortern Ireland. If we go back to the
1960's, we had Terence O'Neil, in the seventies we
had James Chichester-Clark and Brian Faulkner(the
man who introduced internment without trial), all
strong supporters of the then, political status quo.
A time when we had people threatened, assaulted and
abused for daring to speak their minds about the political
injustices in the Northern Irish system.
what do we have now, we have ex-PIRA members being
abused in the exact same manner by former friends
and colleagues for voicing opinions on the "Peace
Process". The same friends and colleagues, who
they manned barricades with, the same people with
whom they hid from the Security Forces in damp cellars
and soaking wet fields, and who, without each other
would probably not have survived to this day. And
to the politicians, we have on one side David Ervine
and David Trimble, Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness
on the other, so to them I ask this question.
is it a circle and whose toilet do you go to?
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