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“…to dream the impossible dream…”

By ATWadmin On December 29th, 2006

If you read, as I did some time back, of the re-habilitation of one Robert McBride, you may well wonder what this has to do with a British and Northern Ireland commentary blog? Well, here is a man who planted a bomb in a crowded bar in Durban, the bar being the favourite hang-out of the Durban Police, and when the blast kills three women and mutilates and injures a further 69, was sentenced to death when convicted. His sentence was commuted, and he was granted amnesty after the pleading of one Nelson Mandela, and freed from prison. He served for a time as a senior official in the South 795151-610833-thumbnail.jpgAfrican Department of Foreign Affairs, before his appointment as Chief of Police on the East Rand. His exploits while in his position as Police Chief have covered him in something, but it’s not normally known as ‘glory’! He is only one of thousands of former terrorists and killers who have received the fruits of their deadly labours from an ever-grateful A.N.C. Government.

So, you might muse, it’s just another grinning coon getting favours returned from his supportive employers! Well, just think, as we are all asked to these days, just think ‘outside the box’; and you will see what is coming to a police station near you, near, that is, if you live in Northern Ireland. With the I.R.A. planning to hold their deadly meeting to ‘confirm’ their acceptance of the P.S.N.I. in the very near future, the murderers of ‘LA MON’, the killers of ‘ENNISKILLEN’, the butchers of Jean McConville, can expect either a seat on a P.S.N.I. ‘oversight committee’, or the chance to wear the P.S.N.I. uniform.

From Johannesburg to Belfast is quite a jump in physical terms, but not when the same evils are being accommodated!

 

31 Responses to ““…to dream the impossible dream…””

  1. Mike

    If you hanker for the good ol’ days of apartheid South Africa and the Orange State then you might as well be whistling Dixie out your arse as offering political comment on current events.

    Dem daze is gone fo good.

  2. Indeed Henry

    Mike –
    Did many SA security forces go to jail for the many acts of murder they perpetrated?

    Given that peaceful protest had failed – indeed been violently repressed – what do you think the majority population of South Africa should have done about apartheid?

  3. I don’t know the answer in South Africa, but I *do* know the South Africans threw off the injustice of apartheid and thereafter rapidly descended to third-world shithole status. Having gotten their simplistic solution, the rest of the world seems not much interested in the outcome.

  4. Henry,
    whereabouts in my post do I long for the ‘good old days’?
    My comments were about the fact that the murderers of the A.N.C. are already enjoying the fruits of their terror tactics, and the men of violence who follow the IRA flags are hoping for similar treatment!

  5. Equality hurts, eh Mike?

  6. Mike

    I suspect anyone who refers to the ANC as terrorists is at the very least a sneaking regarder of the old days.

  7. <i>I suspect anyone who refers to the ANC as terrorists is at the very least a sneaking regarder of the old days.</i>

    I’d have said that the reference to "grinning coons" is a bigger giveaway.

  8. Good article. Where are all the anti agreement Unionists who should be highlighting issues such as the moral bankruptcy of killers and bank robbers having a say in how our police force is run?

  9. Indeed Dimitri!

  10. Samuel
    They’ve gone on holiday to the canaries, or are queuing up at the chemists for tranquilisers.
    The Union’s dead and they know it ,
    All they’ve left is the perennial whinge, that most of us more "saner" people have moved on from

  11. ‘Equality hurts, eh Mike?’

    No, but pandering to scumbag terrorists is morally excrutiating!

  12. So, you might muse, it’s just another grinning coon

    Burned any crosses in your garden lately you racist scumbag.?

  13. AMcCann
    was spartacus a terrorist or a freedom fighter?

  14. Mike, as you have observed, evil is not constrained by geography. I would have thpught that SA deserved better after what it has been through than this guy.

    As to the c word as with the n and the w word, they have gained an unfortunate power throught the associated taboo. They are words along with half caste that I don’t use because they are dismissive more than I think that they are interently prejorative (but maybe that is because I am not sure of their origons). As I see it, you have used them in the context of commneting on dismissiveness as opposed to being dissmissive. Of course even using these terms to be dismissive or even abusive is not as bad as support for either Apartheit or the IRA. It is interesting that some homosexuals have reclaimed "queer", which surely is prejorative. Not all are in agreement – but then homosexuals are under no more obligation to have consensus than the rest of us.

    BTW just on one of the links you supply.
    "The Sinn Fein leader, Gerry Adams, has apologised for the Enniskillen bombing, in which the IRA killed eleven people and scores were injured on Remembrance Sunday ten years ago.

    "I hope there will be no more Enniskillen’s and I am deeply sorry about what happened in Enniskillen," Mr Adams told the BBC"

    I can say "I hope there will be no more Enniskillen’s and I am deeply sorry about what happened in Enniskillen," and even mean it but it wouldn’t be an apology!

  15. S. Weasel. I think that ther is a lot of truth in what you say. It is a sort of global ADD, we only consider part one.

    I get the impression that that is what we have done in Iraq as well.

  16. Aileen,

    I heartily agree that Adams’ quoted comment does not qualify as an apology, but I also think that you can’t analogize Iraq to South Africa. In order for that to be the case, Saddam and the Sunnis would have had to relinquish power to the majority Shiites without being invaded.

    and a Happy New Year to you and yours

  17. And of course naturally the most important part of the post for the Lefties is that he used a ‘forbidden word’ rather than the actual substance of what he said.

    The day black people throughout the western hemisphere stop calling each other ‘nigger’ is the day you wankers can legitimately tell us to stop using words like ‘coon’. Until then, get stuffed.

  18. Alan

    "analogise" yikes! :o)

    I wasn’t saying that they are the same in all aspects, just examples of not thinking beyond step one.

    A very Happy New Year to you and yours too. May 2007 bring you all you wish for :o)

  19. "No, but pandering to scumbag terrorists is morally excrutiating!" – Andrew

    I’m glad to find it so!

  20. Alan

    I think that the Iraq war was justified on humanitarian grounds as Saddam was an evil git.

    I don’t know about the oil stuff and don’t really care about it (although I suppose I should). I just don’t see signs that we thought it through properly and we owed it to the Iraqies and to our soldiers to do that.

  21. NEWSFLASH

    SF have called it.

    SF calls party conference on policing

    http://www.breakingnews.ie/2006/12/29/story291187.html

    Sinn Féin edged closer to an historic acceptance of policing in the North by tonight calling a special party conference for January on the issue.

  22. Henry : I suspect anyone who refers to the ANC as terrorists

    How else would you describe somebody who plants a bomb in a bar killing 3 women and mutilating 69 Henry?
    It was a terrorist bombing which makes the organisation responsible a terrorist organisation.

    Or do you think the bombing was legitimate ?
    Was the bombing of McGurk’s bar not a terrorist act carried out by terrorists?

  23. MR

    As far as I was concerned the ANC were the legitimate authority in South Africa and the state was terrorist.

    The armed struggle of the ANC was a war of liberation both legitimate and justified.

  24. So bombing a bar and Killing 3 women and mutilating 69 was legitimate and justified in your opinion. That is sad Henry. You just supported the bastards who bombed McGurk’s bar and Dublin and Monaghan. Shame on you.

  25. MR

    What I said was quite clear. If you keep pretending to be stupid people might start to think you really are.

  26. DSD:

    <i>And of course naturally the most important part of the post for the Lefties is that he used a ‘forbidden word’ rather than the actual substance of what he said.</i>

    McBride, to judge by the article linked to, is – at the most charitable possible interpretation – a buffoon who should never have been promoted to the position he’s in.

    The point is that Cunningham then going on to use a racial insult to describe McBride devalues the rest of his argument because it suggests that it’s motivated by racial prejudice as much as anything else.

    It’s as if someone posted an article critical of the fraudulent business practices of, say, Robert Maxwell, and then followed it up by describing Maxwell as a ‘yid’ or a ‘kike’ in the next paragraph. It devalues the argument.

    <i>The day black people throughout the western hemisphere stop calling each other ‘nigger’ is the day you wankers can legitimately tell us to stop using words like ‘coon’. Until then, get stuffed.</i>

    Unless either you or Cunningham are black your point is irrelevant. But by all means feel free to carry on behaving like idiots. It makes the arguments much easier to win for the rest of us.

  27. "Unless either you or Cunningham are black your point is irrelevant."

    Ah, so its OK to say it if I is black? That pretty much sums up the utter hypocrisy of the Left right there in one sentence…you dont HAVE an argument, just a fascistic speech code that MUST be enforced, oh my.

    When I was at school my friends were almost 100% Sikh or Hindu, and called themselves ‘Pakis’ constantly. But if I said it would that make me a racist? For you, it would, which believe me says far more about you than it does me…

  28. DSD
    so if someone was to post an article critical of the state of Israel, and then talk about "yids" etc in the final paragraph – I can take it you wouldn’t call them an anti-semite / jew-hater etc?
    hmmm

  29. Jews dont call each other ‘yids’ and ‘kikes’ etc. Blacks and Asians use perjoratives to each other ‘forbidden’ to lesser species such as us whiteys all the time.

    But your right, I probably would call them Jew-haters etc. Thats my particular bit of hypocrisy I guess, and I cant pretend otherwise.

  30. <i>Ah, so its OK to say it if I is black? That pretty much sums up the utter hypocrisy of the Left right there in one sentence…you dont HAVE an argument, just a fascistic speech code that MUST be enforced, oh my.</i>

    Were you not able to read the next sentence that I wrote?

    "But by all means feel free to carry on behaving like idiots."

    I’ll repeat it for you because you seem to have difficulty understanding: if you want to use terms that give everyone else the impression that you hate people with a different skin colour to your own, feel free to do so.

    But by doing so, you ensure that you lose the argument before you begin.

    Even the BNP have twigged that they need to use "coded" language rather than openly racist abuse.

  31. Dmitri – the side obsessed with race that wins the BNP votes isnt the one that occasionally uses a ‘bad word’. Its the one that Joe Public sees imposing speech codes on white people that dont apply to everyone else – or to themselves when talking about ‘Israeli Nazis’ etc…