Saturday, September 17, 2005


Truth hurts

An interesting letter from the Irish Examiner:

"Perhaps those who felt offended by the remarks made by President Mary McAleese last January regarding Protestant sectarianism in the North might now wish to reconsider their response.

"The President said then that “people in Northen Ireland transmitted to their children an irrational hatred, for example, of Catholics, in the same way that people give to their children an outrageous and irrational hatred of those who are of different colour”.

"Those upset by that observation might reflect now on the images of armed members of the PSNI standing guard outside Catholic churches, schools, businesses and homes in an attempt to prevent the orgy of petrol and paint bomb attacks which are endemic in certain areas of the North. The President’s remarks may well have hurt, but who can argue with the truth?"

Tom Cooper

Well said, sir! I didn't feel the President's comments were offensive to begin with, and I certainly have no reason to think otherwise in light of recent events.


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