1997-06-07 - Re: [CONTROVERSIAL]: A Defense of Terrorism

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From: Rich Graves <rcgraves@disposable.com>
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From: Rich Graves <rcgraves@disposable.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Jun 1997 08:41:13 +0800
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Subject: Re: [CONTROVERSIAL]: A Defense of Terrorism
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I have reasonable doubts as to whether
Paul Bradley <paul@fatmans.demon.co.uk> wrote:

> > not! The major reason people can't live together is furnished by
> > politicians who feel they should make it to history books ;-(
> Tims post made a good point, people soon forget the causes of conflict 
> and only see the effects, today, hardly anyone in the UK sees the IRA as 
> an organisation devoted to liberating NI, merely a bunch of thugs. Of 
> course they have brought this on themselves by indiscriminately blowing 
> things up. Talking of which the Queen is visiting Hastings (a town about 
> 5 miles from me) today, I hope the IRA blow her up...

How many Irish nationalists do you know? The ones I know consider the
IRA to be a bunch of thugs. Their attitude towards sympathizers in the
US is similar to the attitude most Israelis have towards the kind of
American wackos who killed Rabin. That's probably too nuanced for you,
so to simplify: I think they're a bunch of thugs. They're just as
thuggish towards "their own" as they are towards the Loyalists. Express
a moderate or humanistic point of view in certain NI neighborhoods and
the IRA thugs will make sure you're censored for good. AS Bill Frantz
pithed a few weeks ago: the problem is not anarchy -- the problem is
too many competing governments in one place. Thuggery isn't the answer
to historical thuggery.

- -rich

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