Chris Gaskin - an apology
In a previous post I mistakenly implied that the views of the blog Balrog "An Irish Republican perspective on life" were from "south of the border".
My error was pointed out by Chris Gaskin a writer on the blog; "a Law student attending Queens University Belfast. (sic - it has an apostrophe as it is the university of Our Most Gracious Majesty) ...(who) works part time as a Barman in the 26 counties. (and is) a staunch Irish Republican who supports the establishment of a 32 County Secular Socialist Republic." So my apologies are due.
I am surprised he is offended by being identified as having Southern Irish views seeing he states:
Am I the only one who finds it funny when he talks about dragging the reputation of the British nation through the mud?
It has no reputation worth saving FFS!
It has a long history or brutality, oppression, domination and conquest. All you have to do is to look at the countries around the world where there has been war and strife about borders to see what the Brits created, Israel/Palestine, India/Pakistan, Ireland.
It's about time that the British woke up and realised that their "nation" has blood flowing from its fingertips after centuries of war, injustice and colonisation.
Britain is not a peacefull (sic) nation and it never has been, a bit of reality might scare them half to death.
Of course I'm glad he prefers to be identified as an Ulsterman, but it would be nice if showed a little more gratitude to the state that has paid for his education and way of life....