The Genocidal Sectarianism of Cork Republicans

Portstewart

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Kevin Myers: The IRA campaign in Cork against Protestants and non-republicans was on a truly vast scale

GERARD Murphy's 'The Year Of Disappearances -- Political Killings In Cork 1921-22' is very properly causing a major stir. Even more than Peter Hart's account of the IRA in the county, this book is revealing the terrible horror that befell the Protestants of Cork.

Moreover, it finally destroys any claim that a non-sectarian Republic could have resulted from the violence of 1916 onwards. In a society as confessionally divided as Ireland then was, with the general Catholic-nationalist and Protestant-unionist divide, political violence would inevitably lead to sectarian war.
An excellent and hard hitting piece, one of a number from Myres and others that are perhaps symptomatic of a more mature and realist strand of thought prevailing in the Irish Republic in terms of facing up to the reality of the past which can only be good for healing the divisions on this island?

http://www.independent.ie/opinion/analysis/the-ira-campaign-in-cork-against-protestants-and-nonrepublicans-was-on-a-truly-vast-scale-2417300.html
 
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Just Jack

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Stopped reading after ‘Kevin Myers’
 

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Who the hell cares what Kevin Myers write now, we have enough present day troubles of of our own now. like paying our bills or our kids education,If people have to resurrect Myers for an argument, their argument is already lost,he just writes to sell papers thats his job,
 
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I knew it....I just knew it.

I remember a year or two ago on this board having a run in with some one here who was widely believed actually be Eoghan Harris when he first came out with these deliberate lies in order to foster guilt in guilable paddies for daring to strike back at the abomination that was the British Empire and telling him frankly that he was heading the murderous rapacious beast of Ulster Loyalism and that his waffle meant for a six county would lead to deaths in the occupied territory...And now here is Uncle Bulgaria who has come upon the slanders of brave Irish men and women from of the dark, demon infested hearts of Harris and Myers.

Just great...Lovely.
 

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I knew it....I just knew it.

I remember a year or two ago on this board having a run in with some one here who was widely believed actually be Eoghan Harris when he first came out with these deliberate lies in order to foster guilt in guilable paddies for daring to strike back at the abomination that was the British Empire and telling him frankly that he was heading the murderous rapacious beast of Ulster Loyalism and that his waffle meant for a six county would lead to deaths in the occupied territory...And now here is Uncle Bulgaria who has come upon the slanders of brave Irish men and women from of the dark, demon infested hearts of Harris and Myers.

Just great...Lovely.
So it's not true then, he's made it all up because he's a demon has he?
 

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thats it - i'd had it with Myers now.

he's stepped over the line and is slandering my native city.


Here's a hint for that pr1ck - THERE WAS A WAR ON !

FCKS sake - if he likes the Union so much why doesnt he fck off to Britain?
 

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Usual nonsense from Myers.
As posted on another thread only this afternoon, those Protestants who were attacked & exiled from West Cork were done so because they were part of anti Republican murder gangs / were informers, their religion was immaterial.
 

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So it's not true then, he's made it all up because he's a demon has he?
Uh no....Read the link I posted.

Its part of a sinister agenda to discredit Ireland's noble fight for freedom in order to help ease consciences about abandoning people in the six counties to the butcher's apron and supporting blowing limbs of people for kicks in far away countries.
 

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FCKS sake - if he likes the Union so much why doesnt he fck off to Britain?
No he should most definitely remain in Ireland but be imprisoned and tried for treason.
 

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Myers article isn't about Cork in the 1920s.

It's about Donegal South West in 2010.
 

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It is important that the truth be told about history. But it in no way invalidates the struggle for independence. Myers sums it up as doing just that.

Look. You cannot use violence in a divided society without militarising politics, after which, society's psychos and zealots feel authorised to kill their political opponents. The fundamental issue is not the dead of Cork or west Belfast: it is the use of violence to achieve political ends. It doesn't work. It kills people, but it doesn't get you what you want.
The people of Ireland voted peacefully for a republic in 1918. For decades before that they voted peacefully for Home Rule and got nowhere. Violence for political ends was not the first or second choice of our people and the Myers analysis to nobody's surprise lets the British completely off the hook for their failure to respect a democratic vote.
 

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Uh no....Read the link I posted.

Its part of a sinister agenda to discredit Ireland's noble fight for freedom in order to help ease consciences about abandoning people in the six counties to the butcher's apron and supporting blowing limbs of people for kicks in far away countries.
Republican dogma is very boring and everyone sees through it, has he made it all up or is it you just don't like hearing about it because you claim to be a Protestant Irish republican and as such these people would have murdered you because of your religion?
 

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Why?

Because he raises uncomfortable stuff that nationalist minded people don't like?
aint uncomfortable for me. The IRA had a policy of executing collaborators and informers - and in a lot of cases that would be Protestant Unionist landowners. This does not mean that they had a deliberate sectarian policy - they were shooting informers who had caused the deaths and torture of their comrades by the British.


Auxillaries and Black & Tans were also executed if they surrendered. ( orders from Dublin )

War sucks - but our forefathers werent in that war for the fun of it - they were in it to WIN. because if they didnt beat the British, they would end up dead themselves for insurrection and treason against the Empire.
 

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In the War of Independence I wonder which side Myers would have taken?
 

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Republican dogma is very boring and everyone sees through it, has he made it all up or is it you just don't like hearing about it because you claim to be a Protestant Irish republican and as such these people would have murdered you because of your religion?
http://aubanehistoricalsociety.org/troubled_history.pdf

Please read about the actual history...I suspect that you really want to believe this because it eases your conscience about your or your "community" 's general support for murdering brutally random Roman Catholics.

Sadly for you this isnt a 1641 pogrom that you can add to your list of things to justify your own murderous hatred of your neighbours and your wrapping a foreign flag around you.

Have you bought your poppy yet Uncle Bulgaria?
 

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http://aubanehistoricalsociety.org/troubled_history.pdf

Please read about the actual history...I suspect that you really want to believe this because it eases your conscience about your or your "community" 's general support for murdering brutally random Roman Catholics.

Sadly for you this isnt a 1641 pogrom that you can add to your list of things to justify your own murderous hatred of your neighbours and your wrapping a foreign flag around you.

Have you bought your poppy yet Uncle Bulgaria?
So Myres doesn't know the actual history, but rabid fascist 'republicans' like you do and if only I read these links provided by your Irish nationalist socialist fascist self I'll understand, funny. petunia
 

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In the War of Independence I wonder which side Myers would have taken?
no prizes for guessing.

i've tolerated Myers up till now , as a cranky outsider , who gives a different spin on things - that was useful.

But now he's stepped over the line. Time for him to make his mind up on what country he has loyalty to.
 


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