The vacant moral high ground that nobody who ever claims it is actually entitled to...Part Deux

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Band urged to avoid IRA trappings at Lurgan St Patrick's parade - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

How many times have we heard from Rebs on this forum that they don't vote for parties associated with terrorism? Oddly we also repeatedly hear it form the moderates, because they pretend to understand the pointlessness of raking over the past. It's a tired mantra by now but one which has very little basis in reality, and another example as to why that is has been reported today in the Belfast Telegraph.

Carla Lockhart MLA said: "The St Patrick's Day parade in Lurgan, organised by the GAA, should be a family-orientated day with no links to paramilitary trappings, symbols or memorials of paramilitaries.
In summary, the GAA are hosting a parade on St Patrick's Day in Lurgan and will bring along a band named in honour of a terrorist who was killed on active service for the RA and was involved in murders, shootings and terrorism.

The reality is that if this was a Loyalist event and the band was named after someone like Julie Duggan we'd have a clamour of protest from the worthies of the SDLP/SF many of whom are fellow GAA members. The other reality is that the GAA itself was obviously ambivalent about Republican terrorism - never actually condoning it, but never condemning those involved with sufficient conviction to be remotely convincing. Even nowadays RA murderers are far more welcome in its ranks and always entitled to guard of honour no matter how many prods they had killed or terrorised.
If senior nationalists, like O Neill, Delores Kelly,Eastwood etc. are too cowardly to break ranks with their GAA colleagues and condemn this for what it is, & if those of them who actually belong to the GAA are not prepared to resign their membership in disgust at the fact that the GAA in Dublin are currently washing their hands of responsibility for it, then future statements from them about UVF/UDA commemorations will have no validity and no credibility.
 


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In summary, the GAA are hosting a parade on St Patrick's Day in Lurgan and will bring along a band named in honour of a terrorist who was killed on active service for the RA and was involved in murders, shootings and terrorism.
Yes the GAA allows everyone in its ranks including people who play in a band which honour people who was in the IRA. Do you think they should not allow such people to be in its ranks?
 

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I remember getting batton charged as a child with my father just for stepping onto the road in Lurgan on a march in support of Republican prisoners. That was 1981, some change.
Best of luck to the organisers and all participants of this march.

Bainigi sult as a Chairde!
 

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What's the problem ?

West Belfast MLA Jennifer McCann, “Julie Duggan was the embodiment of the founders of Irish republicanism. She was involved in her community, was an active union member, abhorred sectarianism and her greatest desire was to see all the people of Ireland working together to build a unified, egalitarian society”.



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Yes the GAA allows everyone in its ranks including people who play in a band which honour people who was in the IRA. Do you think they should not allow such people to be in its ranks?
This just highlights the equivalency between the GAA for the CNR community and the OO for the PUL community.

Dr Enema was on his high horse over a band playing named after a Loyalist terrorist and using that to accuse the PUL community of wrong doing yet he didn't mention that the CNR community had a band named after a Republican terrorist invited to the parade.

What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
 

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This just highlights the equivalency between the GAA for the CNR community and the OO for the PUL community.
? Rubbish the GAA allows everyone to join. The OO kick out people from its ranks who they think are unacceptable such as Marrying a Latin Catholic.
 

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What's the problem ?

West Belfast MLA Jennifer McCann, “Julie Duggan was the embodiment of the founders of Irish republicanism. She was involved in her community, was an active union member, abhorred sectarianism and her greatest desire was to see all the people of Ireland working together to build a unified, egalitarian society”.


You should have googled Julie Duggan IRA that's whats wrong. t least An phobfat knows a thing or two about dead RA members.

1916 Easter commemorATions 2009 | An Phoblacht

ON Saturday morning, a wreath was laid in Maghery and on Saturday afternoon several hundred people turned out for a parade from Churchill Park in Portadown to the grave of Cumann na mBan Volunteer Julie Duggan, who died in a car accident while on active service in 1972.

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? Rubbish the GAA allows everyone to join. The OO kick out people from its ranks who they think are unacceptable such as Marrying a Latin Catholic.
Unionists are not allowed to join......
as you well know so much for inclusiveness.
 

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Unionists are not allowed to join......
as you well know so much for inclusiveness.
Their is Orange men in the GAA. That is something you have great difficulty with accepting. Hell 1 in 10 Fermanagh Orange men will go to a GAA match.
 

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How many times have we heard from Rebs on this forum that they don't vote for parties associated with terrorism?
Please do not confuse freedom fighters with terrorists. Terrorists are people, usually acting on the orders of a tyrant, who slaughter innocent civilians in order to intimidate other civilians into submitting to tyranny. The UVF and UDA are terrorists. The IRA are Catholic Freedom Fighters resisting Prod tyranny.
 

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Unionists are not allowed to join......
as you well know so much for inclusiveness.
If by "Unionists" you mean people who want Northern Ireland to remain part of the UK, I am a unionist. I am a member of the GAA.

If by "Unionists" you mean "Prod tyrants" such people should not be allowed into the GAA. Unfortunately, they are - although, thank God, few of them do - if, indeed, any of them do.

The GAA should not be inclusive. It should be exclusive.
 

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Please do not confuse freedom fighters with terrorists. Terrorists are people, usually acting on the orders of a tyrant, who slaughter innocent civilians in order to intimidate other civilians into submitting to tyranny. The UVF and UDA are terrorists. The IRA are Catholic Freedom Fighters resisting Prod tyranny.
glensham,
the IRA were terrorist scum who eventually surrendered and were left humiliated and defeated.
Now we have a new RA who still have not learned from their mistakes of their past.

Never mess with a people who's battle cry is "No Surrender".
 

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Their is Orange men in the GAA. That is something you have great difficulty with accepting. Hell 1 in 10 Fermanagh Orange men will go to a GAA match.
Bollox,
the GAA only allows people to join if they follow the nationalist ethos. Unionists and Orange men are proudly British.
 

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Are Orange men from Donegal/Cavan.... real or not??
Do Donegal/Cavan Orangemen support the Union of the British isles for the United Kingdom???
 

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