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Intimidation of working class homes by censorship gangs. Visits by members of their thought police gang. Any alternative version of Irish events outside the British controlled media one, is censored in many different ways besides the obvious. I personally have had British spooks call me in the middle of the night, with less than subtle threats to silence me. Having failed to win the media war, mercenary gangs opt to increase the pressure off-camera, in the back streets of working class ireland through intimidation. It makes no difference, truth will out.
The existence of such a culture of British inspired censorship and intimidation has been the backdrop of traditional republicanism since it first emerged. The leadership within Provisional Sinn Féin now supported by a British controlled Irish media do not want their credentials scrutinised. Working class activists, are informed that they cannot speak in public, if deviating from the movement's pro-unionist line. The same principle is applied to republican family meetings. Activists who ask difficult questions of an Adams party speaker are 'gripped' after the event and told such behaviour is non-acceptable behaviour.
Andrew Marr, a very British columnist made the following observation:
"The gunmen in the dripping border villages aren't doing well out of this. ... The poor bloody infantry, and the poor bloody sergeants, with our council flats and farmworkers' cottages? These are the people who now matter most, and are about the only people who haven't been bribed. Everyone else benefits from the peace process."
The nationalists who participated in a Stormont government of the mid-1970s very much to the left of the present one, were labelled by the pen of Danny Morrison, writing with the pseudonym Peter Arnlis, was that they were collaborators, traitors and opportunists.