would appear like some others that Fr. McManus is
dwelling in cloud cuckoo land!
the ultimate objective of the Republican Movement
was the realisation of a peaceful society in a free
and self- determining Ireland- not in a disunited
Ireland: for as Pearse
wrote 'Ireland unfree shall never be at peace'. Thus
Fr. you must have lost your thinking cap.
the struggle over the last number of decades was not
for the attainment of 'equality' but to obtain Tone's
objective of 'breaking the connection with England'(
one imagine if the dead of the recent struggle were
to be gathered together and told that what they really
fought and died for was equality in the 6 occupied
counties not as they believed: for the freedom of
present leadership of the Provos have been baited
by power and privilige and instead of being principled
by standing down and letting others pursue the struggle
they gulped the meat offered by Hume,the Dublin political
establishment,the British occupier,and those who are
now murdering the innocent in Iraq, namely, the government
of the USA.
northern state is incapable of being democratised
and for Fr.McManus to have reached this opinion after
the sterling work that he has done over the years
is very disappointing. For the opinion that the Belfast
Agreement will lead to Irish unity is a fabrication
which unfortunately reflects many voters as being
Fr., is merely following in the footsteps of Collins
and de Valera...an unholy trinity!
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