Monday, October 31, 2005


McGuinness is no Republican

Following up on this post I made on Friday, it is clear that the concept of true Republicanism is lost on Sinn Féin.

Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness said yesterday that proposed new laws providing immunity for paramilitary fugitives is a sensible move.

Mr McGuinness told the BBC he believes the "on-the-run" law will not affect as many individuals as people think and described it as a "sensible move" and a "good thing".

Bearing in mind that the 1916 Proclamation, which the Shinners claim to support, advocates "equal opportunities and equal rights" to "all citizens" as well as "cherishing all of the children of the nation equally", it is apparent that Sinn Féin's view on OTRs contradicts traditional Republican values.

Then again, it wouldn't be the first time Sinn Féin contradicted traditional Republican values, would it?

McGuinness often harps on about the 'Republican struggle'. It is clear however that the real 'Republican struggle' is in relation to Sinn Féin's understanding of traditional Irish Republican ideology.


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