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    Default Kevin Myers blames Padraig Pearse and co for Magdalene Laundries

    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.
    The politicians that made this State were, without exception, all veterans of 1916.
    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.

    They had belief: the lives of those who did not agree with them, the non-believers, really didn't count.
    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.

    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?

    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, 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.

    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, 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.

    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.
    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.

    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!
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    Good article from Myers.

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    Give it a few weeks and it'll be James Connolly to blame for September 11th. I'm surprised he hasn't managed to shoe-horn JFK in there somewhere...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruimh View Post
    Good article from Myers.
    Not as good as this one:

    The cupla focal and pious drivel that keeps Irish artificially alive - Independent.ie

    Sorry; carry on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Aphorisms View Post
    Our primitive Catholic, pseudo-Gaelic State laid foundations for Magdalenes - Independent.ie

    The chap is completely off the wall insane, he really is.





    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.



    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.

    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.



    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.



    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.

    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!
    What do you expect from a poncy pig but an ignorant grunt dressed up in flowery language? Myers misses the central point that the backward Carnival Of Reaction, north & south, was, as Connolly predicted, imposed by the victors of the counter-revolution of 1922/3.

    Myers was dismissed by Judge Cory as an incompetent plagiarist, who works for tax avoiding billionaires, who fear the completion of the revolution launched in 1916:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruimh View Post
    Good article from Myers.
    Trite, maybe, but you should have gone Francis Urquart stylee - "You might think that; I couldn't possible comment."

    "Holding it together with pilates and gin."

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    You know what we need around here? A thread entitled "Anyone Embarrassed Reading Kevin Myers?".

    It would kick the LLS one into touch for sure....
    "Holding it together with pilates and gin."

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    Why pay any attention to an attention-seeker like Myers?

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    Well he's not all that wrong. No doubt,hes the master of hyperbole but hes on to something here.'The laundries' didnt just come out of thin air. Theres a reason things happen. Political climate has an influence on society at large.Pretty obvious really.
    Last edited by Lando Calrissian; 16th March 2013 at 04:04 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenshane4 View Post
    Why pay any attention to an attention-seeker like Myers?
    Ahem. Post #7.
    "Holding it together with pilates and gin."

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