was just thinking, as I do, that this Shinner
crowd are holding meetings across the road from
me. The Great Southern, airport hotel.
I should be over there with my placard, myself,
my anger, my opposition, my sense of sell-out,
my Republican beliefs, my loathing of their actions
but in a way the heart has been knocked out off
I'll get it back, but they have so sickened me
to my stomach that I need to put them away from
my mind for a breather.
I'm busy with my law course and that helps, although
I have been threatened with exclusion from lectures
if I don't stop my speeching about the Treaty.
Well. We were left out. Who blinked first? Not
I recall a statement made by Kieran Nugent that
they would have to nail the British prison uniform
to his back. How easily will the Provos slip into
their British Police uniforms?
Changed people, changed desires, but never a changed
Cause. It will live long after they are worms'
meat and remembered for their treachery.
Put on the coat of the enemy boys, it has been
done before and changed nothing.
Will you never learn?
the Provos try to metamorphise into "old
Fianna Fail" would be laughable if it were
not so serious and had it not been so costly to
Republicans in lives lost and civilians killed.
true Republicans, were brought up to hate Fianna
Fail as traitors, despots, killers of our own
people and ready to advance with Britain, under
her terms, to establish, on this island, two nations.
No one was told the great content of this Treaty
(a new theory is that Michael Collins had fathered
a child to one of his "upper class"
friends. I don't know, if it were true then our
whole position is based on a F...!).
They are slinking around, holding clandestine
meetings (I say this because I have trouble finding
their venue more than 24 hours in advance, before
I could be ready with my poster to picket them!).
want to address what is constantly called their
You, many, too many, have paid a heavy price for
this dream we had.
You want to believe "the day has come";
who doesn't? I see you on the news sitting, taking
in every lying word of your "leadership"
and in your trust or lack of confidence in your
own strong (stronger than theirs) abilities, you
go along with their not very grand words (I cringe
at the grammar).
But how do they do it?
mesmerise, manipulate, intimidate and make it
sound so logical and right.
They have that quiet way of putting you down and
making you feel foolish if you ask the wrong question.
An arrow is put above your head, a question mark
beside your name. "This person might think
for themselves," bad news for any Authoritian
George Orwell, bible to my son. Get the point?
my comrades, how far has your, (once mine), leadership
strayed from the original objectives of the Republican
From here to the moon and back!
Where is our 32 County Republic?
Our Socialist State?
When were the wrongs of a terrible blunder fixed?
When did we get back our rightful six counties
into an all Ireland establishment?
When did we cease to be the sacrificial lambs
that Gerry Adams would wish us to continue to
Where is the Republican Agenda? Shaking hands
with Blair and Bush?
They are doing very well, the leadership; jobs,
prestige,"a life beyond their dreams".
What of you, my friends, making ends meet, or
maybe a black taxi? Not much for years in gaol
but we did not do it for the comeback,
we did it for the belief!
Now my pet hate. Mary Lou Mc Donnald. Fianna Fail
until that Damascus-like turn when Bobby Sands
died! She realised that within Fianna Fail she
would wait 20 years for a go at a seat; in Sinn
Fein (even with a crap degree), she could fast
track it, on your backs, on my back. Did she throw
The lady reeks of ambition and we Republicans
are well used to torment and torture. She does
not sit well with my notion of a Republican.
By the way, friends, we have all earned our degrees
many times over, we need feel no inferiority.
I am the only law student threatened with expulsion
from lectures for giving off about the Treaty!
I will never stop and 120 nineteen year olds will
learn our Republican history and the foundation
of their State.
Have you noticed the "sanatisation"
of those who run for election? NO history,
even our proud history. Nice, clean boys and girls,
too young to have been "sullied" by
participation in the war?
Strangely I was tempted to write this today because
of Tom Williams and my son's birthday. Eighteen,
how dare they?!
They dare if we let them. And that means: Gerry
Adams, and the greatest letdown of my life, Gerry
Kelly, will you put on the first British Coat,
and will you kill me when I resist your mini-state?
at the Movement today, I need to say to what are
called "the grass roots", you are more
than grass roots, you are the hreart and soul
of this Movement. It is for you to decide.
am a strong and committed Republican. I followed
Gerry Adams, and if he had ordered me to jump
into the Lagan then I would, because I believed
he believed in the same Republic as me.
never got over the "Assembly" at Stormont.
My mother's cousin died on his way to blow up
Stormont, probably a silly operation, but full
of guts and heart and principle.
I abhore Sinn Fein, they have embraced the acceptable;
implying that we who fought are not acceptable?
How dare you, in your search for political cleansing.
fought a war with the British Occupying Forces
in 1916, 1920, and we continued to fight, ourselves,
our former comrades, and we created this two state
nation. A no goer, ever, ever. A crazy piece of
Let those of whom are calm enough, find a better
way, Sinn Fein are fools at this game. Power is
their aim. For us, Irish, a good life within our
culture is all that is required. Tiocfaidhh ar