Magnificent Provisional propaganda film from the 1970s.

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Let not anyone tell me that it is not Provisional propaganda given the fact that no one from the SDLP, the Officials, the Alliance Party or the CP is interviewed (we have to admit in honesty that interviewing people from the DUP or UUP in this period would have probably strengthened the Provies' case to outsiders) however it is wonderfully atmospheric and captures perfectly the emotional appeal of the PIRA to very many people in Ireland. I think it would be very helpful to Unionists, Loyalists and of course Fine Gaelers and Irish Labour Party voters to understand where the Provies and their supporters during the Troubles were coming from.

[video=youtube;YeATzprgCgs]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeATzprgCgs[/video]
 


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I'm sure you've found that picture useful in the past(given your posting history) but share your knowledge, which is which, or are they same...............:confused:.................:rolleyes:
 

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At 5.30 or so Harry West in 1967 saying Unionists and the Orange Order had nothing to apologise for in their treatment of the minority. Arf! :lol:

With that attitude, they really deserved the wake-up call they got.
 

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Thanks for sharing that Ratio. RUC really were nothing but a supremacist gang of thugs and its not surprising seeing this that a majority of Brits during the conflict sympathised with the Irish Republican cause and 'Brits Out'.
 

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At 5.30 or so Harry West in 1967 saying Unionists and the Orange Order had nothing to apologise for in their treatment of the minority. Arf! :lol:

With that attitude, they really deserved the wake-up call they got.

Unionist leader 1974......................:roll:
 

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" happened to be " :D
 

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Thanks for sharing that Ratio. RUC really were nothing but a supremacist gang of thugs and its not surprising seeing this that a majority of Brits during the conflict sympathised with the Irish Republican cause and 'Brits Out'.
That was true more or less of the UDR but the actual RUC was a lot more complex than you are making out. A lot of English had the attitude of "let the Irish sort out their own mess" which is not the same as sympathizing with Irish Republicanism as such though there was much more sympathy in England for the PIRA than either Celtic fans or Loyalists would like to admit.

The film is worth watching in its entirity, it gets better as it goes along after a slow start. Its an interesting historical documentation.
 

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Let not anyone tell me that it is not Provisional propaganda given the fact that no one from the SDLP, the Officials, the Alliance Party or the CP is interviewed (we have to admit in honesty that interviewing people from the DUP or UUP in this period would have probably strengthened the Provies' case to outsiders) however it is wonderfully atmospheric and captures perfectly the emotional appeal of the PIRA to very many people in Ireland. I think it would be very helpful to Unionists, Loyalists and of course Fine Gaelers and Irish Labour Party voters to understand where the Provies and their supporters during the Troubles were coming from.

[video=youtube;YeATzprgCgs]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeATzprgCgs[/video]


Excellent OP Ratio, video made me angry but compulsive viewing nonetheless.....thank you for that.
 

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If Protestants had been subjected to what the CNR community were subjected to by the Unionist regime at Stormont, they would have been clambering over themselves to join a paramilitary organisation whose raison d'etre was liberation. It's easy to condemn the PIRA for the many gratuitous murders they committed in the name of Republicanism and Irish freedom, but they didn't start bombing and killing for no reason. Those that conveniently dismiss them as mere "terrorists" are those who know that such accusations are their only moral defence of an oppressive and discriminatory regime which ultimately brought the PIRA campaign upon itself.
 

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They held the line - and that chokes dirtbirds like you and all the other provo camp followers :D
Pure bigotry and you know it.
 

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If Protestants had been subjected to what the CNR community were subjected to by the Unionist regime at Stormont, they would have been clambering over themselves to join a paramilitary organisation whose raison d'etre was liberation. It's easy to condemn the PIRA for the many gratuitous murders they committed in the name of Republicanism and Irish freedom, but they didn't start bombing and killing for no reason. Those that conveniently dismiss them as mere "terrorists" are those who know that such accusations are their only moral defence of an oppressive and discriminatory regime which ultimately brought the PIRA campaign upon itself.



Unionists IR are highly likely to be riddled with guilt and if not.........they oughta be and should hang their heads in shame and beg the Catholic community for forgiveness.
 

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They held the line - and that chokes dirtbirds like you and all the other provo camp followers :D
See that hate you have, the hate that is eating away inside of you - it's hurting you, not the 'dirtbirds'.

Enjoy it. You deserve it.
 

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Unionists IR are highly likely to be riddled with guilt and if not.........they oughta be and should hang their heads in shame and beg the Catholic community for forgiveness.

Fluck that, they just need to start getting rid of the sh!t, or get out of the way while someone else does.....................:cool:
 


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