It is not that I am opposed to political violence per se - there is no political violence in Northern Ireland in 2019 - just murderous, criminal thuggery.Your opposition to political violence is conditional and politically motivated? Are you confident that you haven't been blindsided by a few glaring oversights by any of the intellectual giants of Irish Media? Where is the logic in being opposed to political violence"
I have called for posters to be banned, that's not incompatible with believing in free speech - some posters have crossed the line into incitement to hatred, others engage in nothing more than childish trolling, and in both of those circumstances they should be banned - I imagine you may in fact agree?You have called for posters you disagree with to be banned, and suggested that you have drawn up a list here:
After you wrongly accused people, including me, of being apologists for murder, as you done here:
That may or may not be the case, but anyone could make a similar claim about anyone opposed to the GFA, when it happened, 21 years ago, up to and including the largest unionist party, the DUP.
My opposition to political violence isn't conditional on support or opposition to any referendum. The GFA was signed more than 20 years ago, and what separates me and the overwhelming majority of people from you and your fellow travelers, is that we're not looking for brownie points for living ordinary, mundane and peaceful lives, whereas the difference with the thuggery you endorse, and the thuggery of your opponents, is quantitative, and that's the reason you come across as an out-and-out scumbag, while trying to occupy the higher moral ground.
Those are the weasel words of an apologist, and I will not let you squirm away.I can't see any contradiction in being opposed to the killers of Nelson and the killing of McKee, and I would contact a solicitor if I was unfortunate enough to have strayed upon such a scene.
Bollox, bollox, bollox.Nope. I told you what I would do if I found myself in the unfortunate situation of being an eyewitness. I never suggested what anyone else should do. I don't see the contradiction in upholding the law, being a law abiding citizen, 'believing in the rule of law' to paraphrase Rosemary Nelson, and at the same time, being opposed to the thuggery which led to the death of Rooney, Nelson and McKee, regardless of how people voted in a referendum more than 20 years ago. It's really not that complicated, but if you want to pretend there's a world of difference between 'criminal' and 'thuggery', knock yourself out!
In the great scheme of things, arranging for your brother, who had admitted to him that he was a paedophile, to work with children is far worse than distributing leaflets with untruthful contentCan't find that one in the media but came across the one about the unionist councillor who was kicked out of his party for distributing untruthful content about his opponents in leaflets he distributed during the election campaign.
In the great scheme of things, arranging for your brother, who had admitted to him that he was a paedophile, to work with children is far worse than distributing leaflets with untruthful content