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Controversy regarding a proposed memorial to The RIC

PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:00 pm
by Irish Volunteers
Any thoughts on this? its a complex one,
http://irishvolunteers.org/2011/11/cont ... -and-tans/

Re: Controversy regarding a proposed memorial to The RIC

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:22 am
by Na Fianna √Čireann
I would think this guy would have better things to do with his time.

Re: Controversy regarding a proposed memorial to The RIC

PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:04 pm
by thepremier
My reaction to this is similar to the issue of the poppy. If you wish to commemorate Irish people who found themselves party to imperialism, do it in a way that doesn't justify and rationalise imperialism. The Guards are trying to say that the Irish state should recognise a moral equivalence between the Black and Tans and the Volunteers.

Mind you, as one commentator said, maybe the former members of the Heavy Gang share an emotional bond with the Tans.

Re: Controversy regarding a proposed memorial to The RIC

PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:04 pm
by Na Fianna √Čireann
i was in glasnevin on sunday with some friends and happened to get into a chat with a few others at the graves they were locals so i believe when we discussed this issue the general concensus was that it would not last too if placed there, i was surprised with the reaction and have mildly put what their feeling were on the matter.... i think it would be a red rag to a herd of bulls.

Re: Controversy regarding a proposed memorial to The RIC

PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:56 pm
by finnobreanan
This would be like erecting a memorial to the KKK in an African-American cemetery here in the US.