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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

revolution alley

(celebrating the 1916 Rising with the Heelers Diaries)

The oft toted myth that violence gets results should perhaps be questioned more. Join with me gentle philosophers of the internet. Let us look at one particular hero of 1916 and consider whether the psychopathology of his violence and the mythology of his heroism stand up to realistic scrutiny.

1. In 1916 Eamon DeValera took part in the Easter Rising leading the garrison at Bolands Mills. The Rising was inflicted on Ireland at a time when a quarter of a million Irishmen were serving in the British army. The Rising reduced the centre of Dublin to rubble.

2. Eamon DeValera then took part in the so called War of Independence from circa 1919 to circa 1922. The violence of the War of Independence was directed against Britain and against any Irish people who opposed or were thought to oppose the revolution against British rule.

3. Eamon DeValera then split with his fellow gunmen, half of whom now wanted to recognise the will of the Irish people in making peace. Eamon DeValera's IRA faction inflicted continuing mayhem on Ireland for another two years in a conflict known as the Civil War. This time their targets were any of their former comrades who wanted peace and any Irish people who also wanted peace. The British had left. The death toll in the Civil War is unknown. Murder became general all over Ireland. Although the Civil War is normally dated to the years 1922 and 1923, in reality DeValera and the IRA kept it going until circa 1930.

4. In the early 1930's Eamon DeValera set up the Fianna Fail political party to take part in democratic politics. He promptly won an election. His capacity to win elections continued through the 1940's and 1950's.

5. In the 1940's and 1950's the IRA began murdering soldiers and policemen and other citizens of the Ireland of which Eamon DeValera was now the elected leader. Eamon DeValera's solution to the IRA's murdering of his citizens was to hang IRA men wherever he found them. He killed more members of the IRA than the British ever did.

6. The IRA now functioning as an international drug dealing, people trafficking, prostitution rackateering, child abusing, mafia, itself continues to kill more Irishmen than the British ever did.

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