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It doesn't help the cause of Irish Republicanism, to expend too much energy personally attacking leadership, which will not progress the cause any further. I have already called on McGuinness and Gerry Adams to resign for the sake of unity in the Republican movement.In his last Bodenstown address, Martin McGuinness made much of the notion of "Thinking Republicans". It is as insulting, bizarre and divisive, as his more recent statements, to attempt to divide a movement between "thinking republicans" and active republicans. He can think all he likes but every intelligent dog on the Irish street knows, that he will not think or talk himself out of a monarchy of privilige, into a Republic for the benefit of all ordinary working and dispossessed people.
However it is sobering, to realize that much of the thinking
leadership has been assassinated selectively, particularly the genuine
socialist republican leadership. Bernadette (Devlin) McAliskey was
also shot in her home but fortunately survived. She also survived an
earlier attempt on Bloody Sunday, when several witnesses described
seeing bullets fired by the British Army, hitting the wall behind her,
as she stood on a platform and addressed a crowd assembled at Free
Derry Corner in the city's Bogside district.
Seamus Costello, Miriam Daly, Ronnie Bunting, Noel Little are just
some of the "Thinking Leadership" eliminated by British death squads.
Leadership that articulated the plight of those dispossessed and the
people of no property with values that transcend selfishness, greed
and corruption that is endemic in all of Ireland today. The British
death squads eliminated a leadership that taught solidarity,
co-operation, comradeship, and defence of community and class, basic
values necessary to rise above the anti-human values of today's
politically prostituted, corrupt union enabled Corporate Banking
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