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Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« Reply #6510 on: August 28, 2020, 08:08:21 PM »
I suggest you yourself have just fallen foul of both the whataboutery and deflection sections of the Sinn Fin handbook.
So as I was saying: "Any opinion on Eddie O'Neill's email to Martina Anderson?"
Not really. Its his view, hes very much entitled to it and Im not going to tell him hes wrong.


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« Reply #6511 on: August 29, 2020, 05:39:11 PM »
I suggest you yourself have just fallen foul of both the whataboutery and deflection sections of the Sinn Fin handbook.
So as I was saying: "Any opinion on Eddie O'Neill's email to Martina Anderson?"
Not really. Its his view, hes very much entitled to it and Im not going to tell him hes wrong.
OK then.

But from her tweeting, it's clear that Martina Anderson believes that eg Sean Kelly (Shankill Road bomber) was as much a "victim" for the injuries he sustained as the people he killed. And by extension, we must assume that that applies equally eg to Michael Stone (Milltown gunman).

Do you agree with her?
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« Reply #6512 on: September 01, 2020, 07:31:04 AM »
In short, when Unionists don't pay [Bryson] any attention, why on earth do Nationalists?

They do though.  Or are they not 'true' unionists?
Whether 'true' or not, when are you going to get it into your head that the vast majority of Unionists don't pay any attention to wankers like Bryson, he's just an embarrassment.

And if you want stone-cold proof of that, just look what happened when he stood for election in 2011, in his own backyard of Bangor West:

Brian Wilson, (Ind) 1458
Alan Graham, (DUP) 1087
Alan Leslie, (DUP) 931
Anne Wilson, (Alliance) 808
Marion Smith, (UUP) 688
Tony Hill, (Alliance) 441
Joanne Dunlop, (Green) 301
Lian Logan, (SDLP) 298
James McKerrow, (UUP) 288
Alison Blayney, (Cmty Prtshp) 192
Julian Robertson, (Con) 181
Jamie Bryson, (Cmty Prtshp) 167
Ade Benson, (UKIP) 151

These are the facts, the rest is just blether - like Bryson himself comes out with.

So the goalposts move to the 'vast majority' now.

There were plenty who listened to his call to action when the big bad nationalists took away his fleg.

If Bryson is only "Some ignorant wee gobshite that no-one of any intelligence or judgement gives a f**k about", why did [Arlene] feel the need to gain his approval?
Straight from the Shinners' Handbook:

When faced with something uncomfortable (Anderson's latest stunt), don't Defend, just Deflect (Bryson) and Attack (Arlene).


Well I will indulge you your tactics, in the hope of getting a comment on Eddie O'Neill's email to SF.

1. You've spotted a difference between "Unionists" as a whole disregarding Bryson and "the vast majority" - well done you! Either way, he got precisely 2.4% of the vote in the only election he ever dared face - and that in his own home Unionist stronghold of Bangor;

2. If Bryson is capable of bringing the usual Rent-A-Mob out onto the streets for his latest flag protest etc, how many are we talking about? Two thousand? Five thousand? Ten thousand even? A crowd like that can certainly create big headlines and another heated edition of Nolan etc. But at best they stlll only represent maybe 1%(?) of over 900,000 Unionists in NI. (In Nationalist terms that's Dissident levels);

3. As someone who's proud to say he's never given so much as a 10th Preference vote to the DUP I'm not here to defend Arlene Foster. But if you truly believe that she and her party take their lead from that gobshite Bryson then you really don't understand anything.

So having got that out of the way, do you have anything to say about Eddie O'Neill's email to Martina Anderson?
 

If you want someone to defend Martina Anderson or SF, you've got the wrong guy.  She is an absolute joke and the party are to be ridiculed for standing her in an election.  Likewise, I cannot understand the mentality of anyone who votes for her.  She must be one hell of a local rep, because, as far as I can see, anything she does on a larger scale, is a total disaster.

Regarding Eddie O'Neill's email, for which you are so anxious for comment on.  I honestly don't know what side of the line I'd be on with this, and I didn't know of it until you posted it.  I 100% struggle to place Sean Kelly in a similar bracket to this man.  I also struggle with the fact that the British Gov't have (and continue to) pay pensions to folks who are every bit a bad as Kelly so it's difficult to accept the moralising attached to it from the usual sources.

To further compound this, it is somewhat ironic that you chose a this man to highlight your point.  Given some of the allegations that have come from within the security services themselves, it may be the case that they are currently paying pensions to those involved in the organisation of the ACTUAL bomb which injured Eddie.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2020, 07:34:21 AM by Franko »

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« Reply #6513 on: September 01, 2020, 01:44:27 PM »
If you want someone to defend Martina Anderson or SF, you've got the wrong guy.  She is an absolute joke and the party are to be ridiculed for standing her in an election.  Likewise, I cannot understand the mentality of anyone who votes for her.  She must be one hell of a local rep, because, as far as I can see, anything she does on a larger scale, is a total disaster.
Thank you - it's good to hear.

Regarding Eddie O'Neill's email, for which you are so anxious for comment on.  I honestly don't know what side of the line I'd be on with this, and I didn't know of it until you posted it.  I 100% struggle to place Sean Kelly in a similar bracket to this man.  I also struggle with the fact that the British Gov't have (and continue to) pay pensions to folks who are every bit a bad as Kelly so it's difficult to accept the moralising attached to it from the usual sources.

To further compound this, it is somewhat ironic that you chose a this man to highlight your point.  Given some of the allegations that have come from within the security services themselves, it may be the case that they are currently paying pensions to those involved in the organisation of the ACTUAL bomb which injured Eddie.
My position is quite clear.

No-one who was injured in the course of carrying out illegal activities ahould be allowed a penny of this funding.

That should apply equally to members of paramilitary organisations AND the security forces.

I imagine Eddie O'Neill thinks pretty much the same, but that was not his point.

Rather it was to highlight the outrageous nature of Anderson's tweeting, which claimed that victims weren't entitled because they were all part of the "Brit Securocrat Statelet etc" (paraphrasing).

Which was just another way of saying that the people that she and her comrades used to shoot and bomb deserved it.
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« Reply #6514 on: September 01, 2020, 02:01:58 PM »
If you want someone to defend Martina Anderson or SF, you've got the wrong guy.  She is an absolute joke and the party are to be ridiculed for standing her in an election.  Likewise, I cannot understand the mentality of anyone who votes for her.  She must be one hell of a local rep, because, as far as I can see, anything she does on a larger scale, is a total disaster.
Thank you - it's good to hear.

Regarding Eddie O'Neill's email, for which you are so anxious for comment on.  I honestly don't know what side of the line I'd be on with this, and I didn't know of it until you posted it.  I 100% struggle to place Sean Kelly in a similar bracket to this man.  I also struggle with the fact that the British Gov't have (and continue to) pay pensions to folks who are every bit a bad as Kelly so it's difficult to accept the moralising attached to it from the usual sources.

To further compound this, it is somewhat ironic that you chose a this man to highlight your point.  Given some of the allegations that have come from within the security services themselves, it may be the case that they are currently paying pensions to those involved in the organisation of the ACTUAL bomb which injured Eddie.
My position is quite clear.

No-one who was injured in the course of carrying out illegal activities ahould be allowed a penny of this funding.

That should apply equally to members of paramilitary organisations AND the security forces.

I imagine Eddie O'Neill thinks pretty much the same, but that was not his point.

Rather it was to highlight the outrageous nature of Anderson's tweeting, which claimed that victims weren't entitled because they were all part of the "Brit Securocrat Statelet etc" (paraphrasing).

Which was just another way of saying that the people that she and her comrades used to shoot and bomb deserved it.
This is a in one post a summation of why the NI state will fail. All blame is heaped on those who took up arms against a corrupt Stormont regime and decades of discrimination. Personally I did not and would not resort to violence as an option. But this is lazy one-sided analysis. The NI state was founded on terrorist threat of violence and purges on the nationalist community. It is easy for a middle-class relatively well of catholic such as myself to look down on the mainly working class people who were involved on both sides. They were all victims of circumstance and as such if they need assistance then it should be given based on need. There can be no onesided British narrative or hierarchy of victims. Understanding is required from all sides.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2020, 04:35:42 PM by Applesisapples »

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« Reply #6515 on: September 01, 2020, 02:30:34 PM »
If you want someone to defend Martina Anderson or SF, you've got the wrong guy.  She is an absolute joke and the party are to be ridiculed for standing her in an election.  Likewise, I cannot understand the mentality of anyone who votes for her.  She must be one hell of a local rep, because, as far as I can see, anything she does on a larger scale, is a total disaster.
Thank you - it's good to hear.

Regarding Eddie O'Neill's email, for which you are so anxious for comment on.  I honestly don't know what side of the line I'd be on with this, and I didn't know of it until you posted it.  I 100% struggle to place Sean Kelly in a similar bracket to this man.  I also struggle with the fact that the British Gov't have (and continue to) pay pensions to folks who are every bit a bad as Kelly so it's difficult to accept the moralising attached to it from the usual sources.

To further compound this, it is somewhat ironic that you chose a this man to highlight your point.  Given some of the allegations that have come from within the security services themselves, it may be the case that they are currently paying pensions to those involved in the organisation of the ACTUAL bomb which injured Eddie.
My position is quite clear.

No-one who was injured in the course of carrying out illegal activities ahould be allowed a penny of this funding.

That should apply equally to members of paramilitary organisations AND the security forces.

I imagine Eddie O'Neill thinks pretty much the same, but that was not his point.

Rather it was to highlight the outrageous nature of Anderson's tweeting, which claimed that victims weren't entitled because they were all part of the "Brit Securocrat Statelet etc" (paraphrasing).

Which was just another way of saying that the people that she and her comrades used to shoot and bomb deserved it.

The major issue here is that the people who are responsible for determining whether an action was illegal are the same people who were involved in the other side of the conflict.  These people would have a history of being economical with the truth around these issues, and indeed, refuse to release files which could help the investigation into the bombing which injured Mr O'Neill.  (No doubt, given your genuine concern for him, you will know this.)  And this is where your clear position becomes, well, not so clear.

I'll also take that as an apology for the repeated labelling of myself as some sort of SF lackey.  There must be a unionist handbook somewhere which contains one rule.  "When faced with any argument from someone which is in any way supportive of a nationalist viewpoint, stick your fingers in your ears and shout Shinnerbot".  Given some of the beautifully written prose you have produced here over the years in the course of debates, I would have expected something so infantile to be beneath you.  It seems not.

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« Reply #6516 on: September 01, 2020, 03:16:31 PM »
The major issue here is that the people who are responsible for determining whether an action was illegal are the same people who were involved in the other side of the conflict. 

Why have they not retired?