Saturday, 4 July 2009

IRA's Nazi collaborator's statue unveiled in Dublin.

Given that resisting republican rewrites of history is the topic of my post below here's a rather instructive story about what happens when that imperative is cast aside. Pictured is a memorial in honour of 'Irish republican' Sean Russell which was unveiled last week. The Republic's National Graves Association oversaw its reconstruction, after the original was beheaded.

To fill in some history, whilst the Luftwaffe blitzed English cities during World War 2, the IRA's Chief of Staff launched his own bombing campaign in England. Russell eventually lost his life on a Nazi U Boat. This is what 'countenancing' recent history involves for those unfamiliar with republican doublespeak.

No progressive or thinking person would 'countenance' tolerating such revisionism.

16 comments:

Wardog said...
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Chekov said...

The IRA bombing campaign was aimed at England brains. Hence the reference to English cities as opposed to British.

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bigmentaldisease said...

Congratulations on this, great blog.

Chekov said...

Shirty? Your point is glaringly stupid in the context of the post. It was English cities which were bombed by the IRA and the Luftwaffe at the same time. It should be very simple to grasp.

Wardog said...
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Chekov said...

This blog will not become a sounding post for moronic cyber-nat spleen. During WW2 Sean Russell's Nazi collaborating IRA targeted a bombing campaign in ENGLAND. The Luftwaffe targeted cities across Britain but the place where both bombing campaigns took place was in ENGLAND. That some posturing separatist ballbag cannot understand the relevance of making that point does not interest me, but his comments will be removed from this blog as soon as I see them.

Scottish Unionist said...
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Anonymous said...

Inetersting blog, chekov. I'm a nationalist, but you're thought provoking take on a more civic brand of unionism has made me a regular visitor. One question though, is it site policy to delete the comments of any individual who doesnt adhere to the unionist cause (ie, 'seperatist ballbags')?

Chekov said...

Anon - the site has no policy pertaining to comments. Unapologetically I control the space and I take or leave them as I see fit. Wardog chose deliberately to misinterpret a point about English cities, which during the war suffered bombing by both the IRA and the German airforce (not exactly contemporaneously as SU indicates but during the period during which Britain positioned itself against the Nazi threat in Europe), and persisted in his misinterpretation despite the very obvious point that it was only English cities which were involved in that IRA bombing campaign. I have no interest in his attempt to railroad the thread into some poor Celtic nations sacrifice forgotten MOPEry because a) it is completelt irrelevant and b) I openly, heartily and unashamedly despise such sentiment.

I did make the jump from disdain to abuse in a comment in this thread which I shouldn't have done, but it was caused by frustration at someone deliberately and disingenuously refusing to accept that there is a difference between pointing out that English cities were targeted by the IRA and Luftwaffe at this time (in order to emphasise the type of character which has been memorialised in this instance) and inferring that only English cities were bombed by the Germans during World War 2! Because that was the crux of Wardog's argument and one which, for his part, he also put very aggressively.

The Gombeen Man said...

Hi there. Yes, some "republican", eh? And still eulogised by the Shinners as a hero.

I came into your blog through having a similar post on Russell at http://www.gombeennation.blogspot.com You might take a look as its from the perspective of a Dubliner with no time for such nonsense.

In fact, I take exception to having a memorial to a Nazi collaborator in my home city - but I'm not surprised given the hypocrisy of that particular constituency, for whom a residual hatred of "The Brits" seems to be the only motivation.

One point of criticism, if I may? I get lots of comments I disagree with on my blog, but I think you're doing yourself a bit of a disservice by deleting the offending posters comments while still having follow-up comments?

Not having a pop, but just saying that to someone new to your blog it doesn't read too well.

Other than that, you're spot on with regard to Herr Russell and his supporters.

Cheers.

Chekov said...

Gombeen. Perhaps I should've left the preceding comments and simply instigated a ban. But I'm not inclined towards being snowed under by repetitive comments which border on spam and on this occasion I felt that a line was crossed.

Statues said...

I have just added the Sean Russell statue to the map of Dublin statues on www.awaycity.com

Anyone knows the sculptor?

You can also rate the statue and add any additional information if you wish on http://www.awaycity.com/wiki/Statue_Sean_Russell