reading the article by
Eamon McCann today I was once again amazed at
the strategy of the policy makers...for want of a
better word. Republicans killing Republicans for fighting
the same fight. Republicans trying to gain a leg up
in public opinion and pats on the head from the British
Government, by killing their comrades.
reminded of the indian wars in the united states in
the 1800s....I'm not talking about the wars over land,
or old disputes...I'm talking about the success the
United States had in pitting one tribe or even factions
of the same tribe against the other. "Let the
indians kill each other then our boys wont get hurt.
Let them wage war against each other, then it keeps
us free to corral them." And so it happened.
Had anyone had the foresight to stop, band together,
and stop dividing itself unto itself and attacked
the Cavalry as one nation.......well, things would
have worked out for them. Instead, most of the bands
who continued fighting
up to the end are poverty stricken and still being
trampled on even today. ( Here, I could go into pages
and pages of abuse..but I won't.)
forward to Ireland....to the republican movement....and
we see the same thing happening. You have your fort
indians, and your renegade indians. Its still the
same. Each one mistrusting the other. Each one fighting
for the same thing. What will become of republicanism
if this is allowed to continue?? Can no one see the
outcome?? Can no one look into history and see where
in-house fighting ends?
house divided, cannot stand.....................a
cause divided, will not stand. An Ireland unfree shall
never be at peace....an Ireland at peace, will never
be unfree.. At what point will the republican movement....in
all its many forms.....band together to fight a common
enemy? Or will it also, like the Native American nation,
rip itself apart, to the delight of the Empire? Will
no one stop this from happening?
often thought that, if I had lived back in the late
1800s...I would have somehow prevented the decline
of the Native American. Perhaps a bit grandiose on
my part, however, I am sitting here witnessing the
same thing happen in Ireland.....and what can I possibly
do to prevent it?
answer is simple......nothing. There is nothing to
be done. Those in power have made their choices...I
just cannot understand why.
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