I was raised in a world in which Irish people were dedicated supporters of democracy and the right of people to enjoy freedom of religion as well as oppose forces of hatred. Union leaders like Mike Quill fought for human rights and would never support forces of hatred toward those who wanted the right to live in peace. New reports from Ireland indicate members of the Irish Republican Army are linking up with the Taliban to secure mortars and rocket launchers that would shoot down planes. The IRA apparently has decided to join with the Taliban and get into the business of placing hate as the number one place on the agenda of Irish freedom. Frankly, the very concept of the IRA connected to the Taliban makes no sense to those such as myself who always wanted Ireland to enjoy a democratic society which secured rights to all people in Ireland, Catholic or Protestant.
One wonders if some IRA folk joined the British army in order to go to Afghanistan and obtain military training and equipment which could be returned to the green shores of Ireland. How did we ever reach a stage in which the IRA was now a killing buddy of the Taliban??
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There are moments in history when forces representing the flow of history toward a bright future are derailed by forces of reaction an hatred. Silvio Berlusconi has for years fought on the side of human rights and social justice, but due to prejudice and hatred has been forced from the right to pursue his quest for justice to all Italians. He was finally confronted by the powers arraingned around Hate. Parliament voted to throw him out on charges of tax fraud. He is now back on the streets of infamy and left alone with only a few billion dollars of spending money. As Silvio so aptly noted: “it’s a day they are toasting because they can take an adversary, they say a friend, in front of the execution’s squad. It’s the day they have been waiting for for twenty years.”
OK, Silvio is gone because he believes in the right of pudgy old men with lots of money being able to seduce young girls lacking the same. So, what is so wrong with having sex with a teenager? Got me. It just goes to show how Italian law discriminates against those with money.
To the barricades! Fight for human freedom! Fight under the banner of fraud and sex!!
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