12.11.07

What would Macdonagh, MacBride, Connolly and Pearse think?

The headline reads...
N. Ireland Rebels Announce Stand-down
A Northern Ireland separatist group announced an end to its militancy but stopped short of giving up its weaponry.

In a statement released Sunday, the Ulster Defence Association said "the war is over, and we are now in a new democratic dispensation that will lead to permanent political stability"


According to Wikipedia
Category:Irish rebels
and
The Ulster Defence Association (UDA) is a loyalist paramilitary organization in Northern Ireland, outlawed as a terrorist group in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, and which claims its aim is to defend the loyalist community from Republican terrorism.


Is it easy to rewrite history?

3 comments:

Nelly said...

It is on Wikipedia.

Old Knudsen said...

The IRA are noble freedom fighters defending Ireland from the polite yet evil Brits, ask a Yank.

CyberScribe said...

I'd a comment about this on facebook, by someone who really should be blogging...
They'd think, 'fuck me, did I die for a country where the house prices have increased 280% in 10 years...where paramilitaries of all hues are more interested in drug pushing and people bashing than the crucial question of who rules Ireland.' And then they might ask 'and what the hell is a latte and a panini...? Where's the cabbage & spuds gone? Have you all gone mad?'
I replied...
I thought they'd start up a boyband and see if Louis Walsh would manage them.
The one who should be blogging replied...
That's a superb idea. Marshmallow Martyrs. Or what's a good name? Boys from the Blood?