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Conor_Myers

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Perhaps that was the result but the intention and singlemindedness to coordinate the music industry and the live aid event was admirable it has to be said.
Without a doubt. He wasn't alone in it, though.
 

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Sir Saint Bob has accused the Shin Flake Dublin Lord of gurning moppery...

“This is just typical Sinn Fein nonsense. I wish they’d focus on the problems to hand and the issues to hand, rather than going back 100 years to some non-sequitur that has nothing to do with Aung San Suu Kyi.”

The spat occurred due to the Sir saint returning his rights to graze sheep on Grafton St, an honor which he had shared with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi...

The musician turned up at City Hall to give back his scroll in protest against Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi holding the same accolade. Geldof, 66, said the Nobel Peace Prize winner had “duped” Ireland. He told RTE he was “very proud” to be on the “very select roll” of people who have been granted the freedom of the city. But he added: “I don’t want to be on it with a killer – someone who is at best a handmaiden to genocide and an accomplice to murder.”

The Shin Flake Dublin Lord Micheal Mac Donncha had a pop at sir saint Geldof’s decision to give back the award...

“I find it ironic that he makes this gesture while proudly retaining his title as Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, given the shameful record of British imperialism across the globe.”

Read more at: Geldof hits back at SF as he returns accolade - Belfast Newsletter

Hopefully the shocking SF skulduggery will not detract from sir saints supreme sacrifice...
Anyone with a fraction of a brain could see that the SF person has a point.

The list of 'killers' on the British honour rolls must be one of the most impressive in history named in honour of an international system in which weaker countries were robbed at the end of a gun.

He probably doesn't like Aung Sang because she is a nationalist, in Geldof's politics he likes the huge powerful nations that tell the little countries what to do.
 

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I'm fairness to Bob he is a brilliant example of the identity politics movement.

Rich, manages to make anything and everything about him, and although nominally a rebel very much with his tongue up the establishment backside.

He called the women and men of 1916 terrorists.

He was against Scottish Independence.

He had a unique interaction with fishermen whose combined income probably didn't even match his wealth.



This gives him the opportunity to focus attention onto himself so the shinners should not be surprised when he responds.

A social justice warrior like him can't help it. It's the mix of wealth and ego you see.
 

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“This is just typical Sinn Fein nonsense. I wish they’d focus on the problems to hand and the issues to hand, rather than going back 100 years to some non-sequitur that has nothing to do with Aung San Suu Kyi.”
Ah but that's not a problem for Sir Bob, he has no problems criticising people 100 years ago comparing to them to actors on the world stage today. He compared 1916 to an Islamic Jihad enterprise. Very selective fellow.
 

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This was a clever publicity stunt for Bob, nobody is talking about the Rohingyas and all the focus is on him, has he a book or something to flog for Christmas?
Yeah it's more about bob than the rohingyas.

The hall mark of of social warrior : you get to hear what they are thinking, not what is happening to other people.
 

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Ah but that's not a problem for Sir Bob, he has no problems criticising people 100 years ago comparing to them to actors on the world stage today. He compared 1916 to an Islamic Jihad enterprise. Very selective fellow.
In fairness he has balls since he'd probably accuse someone who said the same of being islamophobe.
 

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Yeah it's more about bob than the rohingyas.

The hall mark of of social warrior : you get to hear what they are thinking, not what is happening to other people.
You don't have much of a grasp of PR, do you?

The whole point of the exercise was to draw attention to what's happening in Burma. One trawl through the world's major news sites (look at the CNN site) will show you that it succeeded.
 

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You don't have much of a grasp of PR, do you?

The whole point of the exercise was to draw attention to what's happening in Burma. One trawl through the world's major news sites (look at the CNN site) will show you that it succeeded.
Yeah, that's what's happening alright. God he is selfless that Bob.

And Dem fookers in the Sinn Fein. Are they anti Muslim fighting Bob like that.
 

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One could make the same argument about your point of view. Very few people are talking about Burma, what they are talking about is what a narcissistic kant Bob is.
Sure. On P.ie.

The world's media is concentrating on the substance while the kiddies here are circle-jerking,
 

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So going with the idea that Bob is a social justice warrior and therefore an inveterate narcissist who can't refuse an opportunity to escalate a confrontation by climbing to the higher moral ground.

I suggest hell accuse them of being populist which is code for nasty racist nationalists but since their not racists he must just stick with tarring them indirectly.

So bob and populism is the bet.
 

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"He had been in touch over the past week with Bono and U2, he said. “They issued a very strong statement over the weekend. I gave Bono the heads-up and he called various people and he said: ‘Look, you know, I completely support this. But it’s a band and one man does not make that decision.’”

In a lengthy statement issued over the weekend, U2 condemned the actions of Ms Suu Kyi, who the band supported for many years during her house arrest by the Myanmar regime."

If your can't see how bad that is and how typical it is of the fare you get fed everyday in the Media then your half blind.
 

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Anyone with a fraction of a brain could see that the SF person has a point.

The list of 'killers' on the British honour rolls must be one of the most impressive in history named in honour of an international system in which weaker countries were robbed at the end of a gun.

He probably doesn't like Aung Sang because she is a nationalist, in Geldof's politics he likes the huge powerful nations that tell the little countries what to do.
In Metropolitan Liberal land Asian Nationalists are generally okay as well.

Indian Pakistani and Chinese Nationalism = Good
Irish, English and Polish Nationalism = Bad
 

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Anyone with a fraction of a brain could see that the SF person has a point.

The list of 'killers' on the British honour rolls must be one of the most impressive in history named in honour of an international system in which weaker countries were robbed at the end of a gun. ///.

So by your thinking, none of us should accept a german award, because their system still recognises WW2 medals - so let's cue the holocaust? Or the french system that allows you to show medals for service in algeria.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Awards_and_decorations_of_the_German_Armed_Forces

Sorry but we're living in a big bad world, and Geldof's knighthood was to do with saving lives in africa than anything else, and well deserved.

Handing back the freedom of dublin award gives it a higher value than an SF "lord" mayor would ever understand.
 

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So by your thinking, none of us should accept a german award, because their system still recognises WW2 medals - so let's cue the holocaust? Or the french system that allows you to show medals for service in algeria.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Awards_and_decorations_of_the_German_Armed_Forces

Sorry but we're living in a big bad world, and Geldof's knighthood was to do with saving lives in africa than anything else, and well deserved.

Handing back the freedom of dublin award gives it a higher value than an SF "lord" mayor would ever understand.
If the Germans called their honours after the third reich then yes. But they don't do they and the British honour system is all about their bloody Empire. It is named in every award.
;)

Geldof wants to continue to be called 'sir' Bob. He values the Irish award less. That is his right.
 

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