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Inductive Writing Doesn't Make It So
Marty Egan • 15.11.03

First I have to comment on how Liam O Comain in his British Anti-Insurgency article is 99% wrong. Look to 23 year old Ryan O'Donnell's letter "Bless You". It sums us Irish Americans' view on a free united Ireland. There are no right wing Irish Americans who support a divided Ireland. They are fiction, or, Liam lives in a world of fantasy.

Relating to the above, Tom Luby condemns Gerry Adams to failure using among others, to give him veracity, Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton is out of office, only because American Presidents are limited to 2 terms. He would win an American election anytime. Gerry Adams is more like Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton is Irish American, Protestant, Catholic school educated, favors a United Ireland based on American rights and the separation of Church and state.

Kathleen O Halloran is typical of Tom Luby believers. Most people will help the unfortunate. When your friends get more than you, however, human nature like jealousy, covetness (of ten commandment fame), envy comes into play.

Why condemn Adams and McGuiness for staying at good hotels and having decent living conditions. Successful Irish Americans have footed the bills for Irish Nationalist visitors and made their reservations for them. Mr Adams is also a successful book writer and enjoys royalties from them. Since when was taking care of your family and moving to better conditions wrong?

Ms O Halloran decribes herself as a Belfast Granny and quotes the inductive writing of Tom Luby. My Eeskee Sligo granny described the English as no good. Translate that to the mean the British Government and that's probably a more accurate Granny attitude in Ireland.

Call organizations what you will. The names changes, the game is the same. A rose by any other name is still a rose. There will always be Irish freedom fighters when and if they are needed. What they call themselves is unimportant. How well they fight is.

We Irish are not noted for sticking together in less than a major crisis. Why should a united effort be the best course supporting Sinn Fein? Anthony McIntyre summed it up in his article "Sinn Fein are not known for abandoning core principles & beliefs". The Blanket's own motto by one of Irelands greatest heroes: "You can't put a rope around the neck of an idea", says it all. The IDEA is a free and United Ireland for one and all. Stick together or hang alone.




















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Interview with Eamon McCann
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SEA Foyle Election Manifesto


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Belief in Santa Claus
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Getting It All Wrong
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Castlewellan Arrests
Green Party


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Call for Boycott
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