Michael Stone...Preformance artist?

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I just found out that Unionist hero Michael Stone claimed that his attack on Stormount was a piece of "preformance art" in court...Was this defense widely accepted in Unionism?
 


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Dunno....Thats why I asked....Generally I dont ask questions I already no the answer too...
 

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An utter lunatic. The only concern is what he'll do in 14 years when he's out. He's obviously very dangerous, but he's handicapped by being an utter moron. Hint to people planning an action in the future: Perform the action THEN start painting graffiti about it. Not the other way around.

As to the OP, everyone thought he was a loon.
 

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British Citizen and Sharpcut considered him a hero as opposed to a loon.

There is speculation that he did it deliberately to get back into jail because he has a terror of Republicans assasinating him (which wont happen because it would trigger a Loyalist response).
 

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You "just found out " ????
Breaking news...... Germany surrenders unconditionally !
 

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Not sure if he was in fear of death or not (I personally don't think he was) but I'd agree with the theory that he was fully institutionalised, and couldn't adapt to living outside in the vastly different political and social environment when he was initially released. I do think he wanted to kill Adams and McGuinness, but a motivating factor was the chance to go back to an environment he knew.

I know we've seen a lot of recidivists from the batch that were released from both sides, but I'm surprised we haven't heard about more people like Stone who just couldn't adjust.
 

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No. The unionist/loyalist community think Stone's defence was hilarious.
I dunno...I mean the vast majiority of "performance artists" are whack job attention seekers....I am one of them got his mate to shot him on video as "art"...Could it be rather than seriously trying to kill people he was just looking for attention? That would put him in the same catergory as most performance artists to me at least...
 

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I dunno...I mean the vast majiority of "performance artists" are whack job attention seekers....I am one of them got his mate to shot him on video as "art"...Could it be rather than seriously trying to kill people he was just looking for attention? That would put him in the same catergory as most performance artists to me at least...
Well then he should be happy he has so much time to work on his act now.
 

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stone was a reject before the cemetary incident...the attack gave him the acceptance he desperately wanted within the loyalist community...and more...

he milked it for years...but it was fading fast...he was destined to once again becoming a non entity...a somebody in jail is preferable to being a nobody outside ...this was his motivation...

he was a fantasist...dreaming of a glorious assault...that would once again place him to the fore of loyalist lore...hence his 'ill be outgunned but thats how i like it' quote from the letter he wrote prior to the attack in stormount...

he wanted badly to be arrested at some point...unortunately for him it was a female security guard that stopped his 'big show'....

an complete and utter twat!....
 

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stone was a reject before the cemetary incident...the attack gave him the acceptance he desperately wanted within the loyalist community...and more...

he milked it for years...but it was fading fast...he was destined to once again becoming a non entity...a somebody in jail is preferable to being a nobody outside ...this was his motivation...

he was a fantasist...dreaming of a glorious assault...that would once again place him to the fore of loyalist lore...hence his 'ill be outgunned but thats how i like it' quote from the letter he wrote prior to the attack in stormount...

he wanted badly to be arrested at some point...unortunately for him it was a female security guard that stopped his 'big show'....

an complete and utter twat!....
Add to which... absolutely hated by the people of Castlereagh.
 

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I thought his last performance out was good it certainly woke up the audience.
 

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The only decent thing he did in his entire life was when he beat up Johnny Adair in jail
 

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That he is, but he's also a victim. He should serve as an eternal warning as to what the degeneration of Northern society in the last 40 years brought about.
Absolute rubbish. He would be a psychotic in any society.
 


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