Our primitive Catholic, pseudo-Gaelic State laid foundations for Magdalenes - Independent.ie
The chap is completely off the wall insane, he really is.
The Magdalene Laundries were not some departure from the underlying spirit of 1916, they were its very embodiment.Except Kevin, besides one or two in the I.C.A, Connolly and the Citizen's army were not the devout and raving Catholic lunatics you wish to make out. The 26 county state was nothing at all what Connolly envisioned. The same people who cheered on the bosses and denounced the workers in 1913 got hold of the state, yes that is very true.The politicians that made this State were, without exception, all veterans of 1916.
Ah yes, Kevin. Kevin forgets that there was a war going on over who gets to slaughter the Africans and grab and exploit other countries around the world. That is not even saying two wrongs make a right. The men of 1916 did not want to kill anyone who disagreed with them. Just Kevin's hypocrisy is insane and repugnant.They had belief: the lives of those who did not agree with them, the non-believers, really didn't count.
As an example, when MacNeill delayed the Rising, Connolly told the Count when she was in a fit of rage to not even think about shooting Eoin. When there was much justification for doing so, mind you. As well as offering those who disagreed with him the chance to voice their opinions at meetings that disagreed with him, telling his daughter that freedom of opinion is the prerequisite of democracy.
In Ireland, throughout Connolly's time and before that, freedom of speech was not always there, was it?
Yes, his days in the North standing up for Protestant and Catholic workers were the nadir of his sectarianism. Not to mention his hatred of the Catholic Church's toxic influence in Ireland. Not to mention his attempts to stop Catholics from blaming protestants for their current situations, reminding them when the Englishman was a Catholic, he did the same, even worse.Socialist revisionists (including virtually all his biographers) have chosen to see James Connolly as the secular exception to the overwhelmingly Catholic and Consecratory nature of 1916. This is wishful thinking. Connolly had all the devout intolerance of a Catholic bigot.
Yes, true. The way you use to, or probably still do, maintain that there was ethnic cleaning in West Cork. Also, Kevin, when it comes to 'revisionist' historians, you're in no position to talk. You rely on Peter 'the medium' Hart who praises books that eviscerate his nonsense. Such a reliable historian to have, is Peter, interviewing dead people. Maybe Richard English could be of service to you? The man who is fixated by the sexual practices of Irish republicans, rather than what they stood for.In 1911, he lived in South Lotts Road in Dublin, along with about 120 other families – around 40pc Protestant, 60pc Catholic. It is one of the many triumphs of the "republican" cause that within a generation, most of the Protestants would have vanished.
Yes, Kevin. Just as the workers were battered continuously after the Rising and ostensible Independence, just as Cosgrave called the workers untermensch. 'Culture of physical violence', physical violence by British guns, fired on Irishmen by Irishmen.The outcome was a primitive Catholic, pseudo-Gaelic state, in which both dissent or "immorality" were savagely punished, within an all-pervading culture of physical violence.
There is so much nonsense in this article it is untrue. It seems Kevin is pumping himself up for the Rising anniversary. One suspects that he will come out with something ineffable for the 100th anniversary in a few years time. A shock for all of us, indeed!