posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 01:49 PM
firstly this has got to be one of the best threads ive read here in guite a while. Its a great read as people are debating their respective views in a
civilialised mannor. I wish people here in Ireland could do that lol
Thanks Audas and Serbsta for your comments. I have to agree with Serbsta when said that the context of this photo dosnt matter here. In my last post i
just tried to answer some of the questions that were asked- I didnt mean to offend any one with my opinion and insight into the situation. So just to
clear a few things up
ALLINTHEMIND- The members of the PSNI can also be members of the Orange Order. Here is a Link which will clear this up for you.
You then go on to say in your post that policing have moved on leaps and bounds since the Good Friday Agreement. This is in your opinion but now mine.
MY opinion os that it has only changed in name (RUC-PSNI) and they also got a lovelly new uniform. Its still the same people under those clothes
unfortunally. As for me joining them im sorry to say I will never swear an oath to a foreign country(England) and also never work hand in hand with
murders and criminals. If you can do this then im sure Hugh Orde(PSNI Chief) would love to hear from you. Also im all for protesting as if we dont
have the right to do this then what chance has humanity got?
Now as for violence at these i have to admit that they can become very violent. But as to put things straight the community have marshals if you like
to stop the situation erupting. how it usually starts is maybe a couple of kids throwing a stone at the police and the marshals would confront the
kids and tell them to move on or whatever as the people want to keep it peacefull as they know all to well what the police are capable of. The police
then would react with excessive force and beat the men women and children with their battons etc. In MY opinion that is what exactly has happened in
this photo.. Know as for me not understanding the situation. In Ireland now anyone who was born in the 80s or after cant really remember the troubles-
I myself was born in the 80s and can only remember a few incidents. So because of this a lot of kids now are brought up getting taught to distrust or
even hate the other side. Now this happens on both sides of the fence. fortunally i was brought up to respect a person no matter what colour their
skin is are what they name their god or even their political beliefs. So once I was around 15 or 16 i started to take great interest in the recent
history of Ireland and her Troubles. Im no scholar on the subject but have to admit im quite aware of what im talking about. As for me changing the
situation I try to do my best. Im a part time cross community worker working with kids aged 15- 18. I try to educate the kids who are both catholic
and protestant in their own backgrounds so that they can understand why there is fighting and also to try and teach them how important it is to have
your own opinion as it is character defining and also social tolerance. We even take them on stays in America and other places to show them that there
is a better way of life and it is possible for communities to live in peace beside each other.
Remember one thing - Terrorist is only a matter of opinion as a terrorist to you may be a freedom fighter to me.
I hope this answers so of your thoughts on the subject
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