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  1. Connolly1916
    17th September 2014 11:23
    Spot on. Had a good discussion on a similar topic with a fellow Socialist last night, I'm getting better at expressing myself on this topic. It's good to actually have face-to-face discussions with people about these things.
  2. Connolly1916
    15th September 2014 18:26
    That's a good way of putting it. I think much the same way, I just sometimes struggle to express it. As well as being a Socialist, I consider myself a left-wing nationalist (in the tradition of Pearse, Sands and others like them). I watched a documentary on Connolly today, one of the speakers said that although he (Connolly) was a Marxist, he felt that Marx's analysis failed to address all the problems that existed in Ireland, and thus he tried to address them himself. This is where 'Labour in Irish History' etc came from.
  3. Connolly1916
    14th September 2014 23:05
    That's a good way of looking at it. I'm inclined to agree with you, but I was also asking your opinion of where an internationalist Socialist world leaves the issue of Irish sovereignty? Sorry, I'm not great at explaining my questions!
  4. Connolly1916
    13th September 2014 13:22
    That's amazing, surprised I've never herd of that story before. A bunch of Irish people rebelling against their British masters - always good to hear about!

    I wanted to ask you something, by the way, going back to the start of this conversation. Where do you stand on the 'national question' in Ireland, and I suppose on the issue of national sovereignty on the whole? Where do you see an Irish Socialist Republic fitting in an international context (in terms of an end goal)?
  5. Connolly1916
    3rd September 2014 10:20
    Interesting. Can you recommend any further reading on the Irish in Newfoundland? Also, I've been a bit more politically active on the left in Galway of late, I'm pretty sure I've met your friend at this stage
  6. Connolly1916
    13th August 2014 09:41
    Honestly, I had no idea there was such a strong sense of sectarianism divide in Canada. However, the fact that it's now dying out is encouraging. It gives me hope for Ireland's future, even if that divide also has a political and national aspect. Have you been to Ireland often, by the way?
  7. Connolly1916
    11th August 2014 12:49
    PUL is a demographic term, referring to those of a Protestant and/or Unionist and/or Loyalist background. I prefer to use that term as opposed to sectarian terms such as 'huns', 'prods' etc.
    That's interesting, not something I had heard before. I'm not actually fluent myself, although I will be taking classes next month so there should be an improvement.
  8. Connolly1916
    6th August 2014 21:44
    Hmm, trying to think who it may be and I'm coming up blank. I'm intrigued haha

    You're right, religion is dying, but the divide goes much deeper than that. There are good people out there organising cross-community events between the CNR youth and their PUL counterparts, which is a small but significant step in the right direction. Another little sign, but an interesting one, is the rise in the number of PUL folk taking up Irish language classes. Hopefully the wounds will heal over time, and class unity can unite people against their common oppressors - the British and Irish ruling class!

    I have to get the bed, will continue this conversation in the near future!
  9. Connolly1916
    6th August 2014 21:25
    Ha... I'm in Galway too, I probably know your friend. It's hard to judge, I think people would be sympathetic to much of what we say, but getting the message out is tough for obvious reasons. Not all calling themselves the IRA are thugs, by the way, (I'm a very good penpal with a POW in Maghaberry Gaol, a sounder Socialist Republican you could not find), but I know what you're saying. 'Undesirables' have destroyed the credibility of the whole armed resistance idea. Anyway, the tactics employed by Socialist Republicans are a better alternative in the current climate.

    éirígí got 5,000 first preference votes across Ireland in the recent local elections, but no candidate was elected. Some independents were elected however. The party is also growing in areas where there was no previous presence, so I'm pretty positive about the future. Onwards and upwards, Comrade!
  10. Connolly1916
    6th August 2014 20:53
    It does indeed. As a Socialist Republican, I often hear the line 'We can't afford the North'. In that case, I use the 'free' state as an argument for Socialism, because as Connolly said (and I paraphrase), if we remove the Union Jack and hoist the Green Flag over Dublin Castle, unless we establish a Socialist Republic, England will still rule us. We see this today with the modern imperialists controlling the 'free' state through the EU and IMF.

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