general call went out recently inviting anyone and
everyone to write an appeal to a Unionist person
trying to convince them of the merits of Republicanism
and their place in a new United Ireland.
about an exercise in futility on a go to nowhere
cul-de-sac paved by Tony Blair's Plan A, the so
called Good Friday Agreement which by intentional
design copper fastened the gerrymandered Unionist
veto thus ensuring Brit hegemony about the place
there is just no talking or appealing to Unionists.
should anyone give up the political majority advantage
that gerrymandering gives them especially when they
don't want to give it up?
not appeal to a baby to stop sucking his mother's
tit and start drinking from a glass?
although its mother can and should if
she truly wants to see her baby grow to be normal
there in lays the rub. Mutha Alban doesn't want
her norn iron baby to grow up to be independently
unified anymore than the US wanted to see South
Vietnam grow up to be unified with the rest of Vietnam.
Remember Tony "I'm a Unionist" Blair saying:
"There is no Plan B"?
Ireland is a NATO beachhead. That's why the Yanks
(and even the mostly NATO EU) support British partition
and rule here but have no problem urging Turkey
to vacate Northern Cyprus because all of Cyprus
is within NATO.
such the occupied NI six serves the paranoid Brit
securocrats' objective of guarding their backdoor
so to speak. It is their Guantanamo.
the Brits care no more for any of the people living
there than the US cares for any of the western Cubans
who have grown dependent on the Yankee dollar formula
if England (a.k.a. the UK) were truly a democracy
then Northern Ireland would have been shit canned
by the British Government a long time ago because
most English people you meet in England see all
the people from the Island of Ireland as Irish not
English or British.
English friend of mine once said to me of Unionists:
"They're your people, not mine."
is not the only Anglo-Saxon who thinks this way
while having a quiet pint in a Lincoln tavern, I
saw Ian Paisley and David Trimble come on the T.V.
news for something or other when several English
men and women at the bar shouted for the barman
to: "Shut those fucking Paddies off!"
the Unionist identification with things Britain
is a one-way street.
salutary lesson because Northern Ireland Unionists
are no more British than Puerto Ricans are Americans.
say otherwise requires heaps of neo-colonial legal
fiction and British military occupation and rule.
It's time to wean all our Irish babies who'd rather
be British and insist they grow up and join Tone's
Republic or throw them out with the royal bathwater.
Call it Operation Tough Love.
it begins perhaps by taking a step back on Irish
neutrality to go a few steps forward on Irish unity.
That is, ROI agrees to formally join NATO so long
as the UK, the UN and the EU agree in turn to the
sovereign Irish unification of all 32 counties sans
London and Stormont.
watch how fast our truly democratic multi-cultural
Irish Republic grows without London and without
we are all just going no where special fast bartering
the infinities while forfeiting our Republic once
again for little gain.