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    Following the recent painting of two Nazi (swastika) flags on the Sťan Russell statue in Fairview Park, Near 90 fm is issuing a challenge to the protagonists involved.

    To the invisible (anti-fascist) opposition we are offering an opportunity to have your views of Russell heard and perhaps even vindicated.

    To the National Graves Association, we are affording an opportunity to demonstrate why Sťan Russell should be commerated as a national hero and not villified as a Nazi collaborator.

    To the area's public representatives we are offering an opportunity propose solutions to this long-running and increasingly bitter dispute.

    If you wish to take up the Near 90 fm Sťan Russell challenge, contact Michael FitzGerald on (01)867-1190.

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    What? No one prepared to defend Russell publically?

    Oh look, a tumbleweed...


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    Hindsight is wonderful isnt it ? Who knew the extent of Hitlers 'madness' in 1941 ? DeValera hadnt copped it by 1945 .

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    It's a good idea to have a debate on the issue.

    But why insist on inviting on-air those who took part in the vandalism?
    Why not just invite those who oppose the statue itself - whether or not they condone or took part in the vandalism?

    I suppose it's sexier to feature real, actual vandals/righteous defacers. Is that it?

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    Chat on Phantom at present about the Statue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Libero View Post
    It's a good idea to have a debate on the issue.

    But why insist on inviting on-air those who took part in the vandalism?
    Why not just invite those who oppose the statue itself - whether or not they condone or took part in the vandalism?

    I suppose it's sexier to feature real, actual vandals/righteous defacers. Is that it?
    It's certainly more interesting. So let them come and make their case.

    The problem is - some bootboys on here have expressed clear ideas of how the 'vandals' should be dealt with, if vandals they be.

    If that reflects the general mentality of the supporters of the statue, (not narrowly the NGA, of course) then it's clear that the thing should be blown sky high once and for all.

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    Well the vandals have certainly made the old nationalist terrorist well known.

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    I think that the NEAR FM idea is a good one and would urge the protagonists to take the station up on the offer. It would make for good radio and might stop the never ending threads on the topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the shadow View Post
    I think that the NEAR FM idea is a good one and would urge the protagonists to take the station up on the offer. It would make for good radio and might stop the never ending threads on the topic.
    I agree it would be good radio. But how would you guarantee the safety of the statue's defacers ? Can't very well feed them to the lions if they've taken a stand on principle.

    We have been told here recently by certain people sympathetic to Russell's overall position that Dublin is small, they will/would be found by Republicans, and broken limbs etc etc.

    What would Sean Russell say ? His supporters sound worse than his detractors.

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    There's an obvious answer here. Demolish the tribute to the nazi collaborator and replace it with one to someone else who was involved in the Anglo-Irish war on the Irish side. Sean Lemass would be a good choice.
    Thank you for the six thousand likes.

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