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"Pro-Life Republicans"?! You have got to be joking
« on: April 17, 2013, 07:40:52 AM »
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  • http://tellingitasitisirl.blogspot.ie/2013/04/pro-life-republicans-you-have-got-to-be.html
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    Yes, that's right a new page has been set up for supporters of Irish republicanism who oppose abortion, originally called "Pro-Life Sinn Fein" Needless to say, I am strongly opposed to the existence of such a page, since no one who is genuinely pro-life can act as an apologist for terrorism.

    Indeed, many pro-lifers have come on to the page complaining that the title is inappropriate for a pro-life page, and rightly so. Some because, like me, they believe that murder is murder, as Bl. John Paul II so brilliantly summed up when he came to Ireland many years ago, even if it is dressed up as "armed struggle" or what not. Others because Sinn Fein "betrayed" the pro-life cause in Stormont last month. Um, newsflash: Sinn Fein did not betray the pro-life movement  because they were never a pro-life party in the first place. Do these people honestly believe that a party that protests only British atrocities in Northern Ireland (and yes, I admit they did exist) yet offers only a mealy-mouthed defence to the families of its own victims? Is this what people consider pro-life?!

    The only logical step up from killing people outside the womb is killing them inside the womb, as consistent pro-lifers can tell you.

    Which makes the fact that two prominent members of the Life Institute have been active on the page even more disturbing. Sean O'Domhnaill (who to be fair has gone out in the open on his political beliefs, the first senior member of Youth Defence to do so) can be seen commenting on many of the posts on the page, while Niamh Ui Bhriain has liked one or two of "Pro-Life" Republic's posts. To be honest, their actions are undermining the word "Life" in their organisation's title. I call upon Niamh and Sean to withdraw all statements liked on "Pro-Life Republic".

    Now I have talked enough about that, and now onto the page's more obnoxious views. The person behind this has now taken to declaring that the "Malvinas" (the Falklands to you and me) rightfully belong to Argentina and at least whitewashes the atrocities of military junta (which were far worse than anything the British did in Ireland) in the name of blind Anglophobia (the poster on one occasion refers to the British Legion as "the legion of the damned". Oh great, so the idealistic Irishmen who joined the Allies against Hitler are therefore Hell-bound, while Sinn Fein-IRA members who collaborated with the Nazis need not repent of their actions whatsoever.

    I think that I have proven with these examples how utterly un-pro-life this page is and how some leading YDers are discrediting their movement's aims by openly supporting these pro-death beliefs. I wonder if it is time for a page called "Pro-Lifers against Terrorism" in response. What are your opinions on this?


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    "Pro-Life Republicans"?! You have got to be joking
    « Reply #1 on: April 17, 2013, 07:49:51 AM »
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  • Whilst in my teens I supported militant Irish republicanism and made a decision at 17 to enter seminary and not the youth wing of the IRA, this is an important topic.

    Naturally, one opposes 'terrorism'.

    Where I part company with YD and the Life Institute is I support an Independent Ulster. I no longer am regarded as a United Ireland type.

    Recently I had a discussion with provisional Sinn Fein people on a street. Republican Sinn Fein formed in 1986 though is the true heir of the 1905 Sinn Fein is different to the provos. Their problem, the provos is their leadership. Gerry Adams, Martin Mc Guinness, Mary Lou Mc Donald.

    Two dying republicans, Dolours Price and Brendan 'The Dark' Hughes were critical and told the truth about them. They were both dying so had nothing to lose and were honest in their views.

    I am not as disturbed  as 'Young Ireland' but it is fair to say YD and Life Institute are very Irish republican. I am not opposed to Catholic Nationalism.


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    "Pro-Life Republicans"?! You have got to be joking
    « Reply #2 on: April 17, 2013, 07:53:47 AM »
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  • In reality many of these Irish republican groups are controlled by British MI5.

    My advice personally is for people to stay clear of all these Irish republican groups.  I favour a Catholic folk nationalist movement.

     

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