Monday, August 01, 2005

IRA Disarms

Some good news! The Irish Republican Army has renounced the use of violence.

I have always been sympathetic to the cause of Irish nationalism, having read about how the Irish have suffered at the hands of the British, especially the harsh anti-Catholic measures adopted under Cromwell and perpetuated until the 19th century. On the other hand, the IRA has been one of the most brutal organizations in modern history. I hope that the IRAs can keep their vow, and I hope that the Unionists reciprocate.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Rich said...

Are they planning to change the name of their organization? "Irish Republican Disarmy?"

8:06 AM  
Blogger Daryl McCullough said...

Well, the Salvation Army has renounced violence, as well, and they're still an Army.

3:25 PM  
Anonymous Rich said...

I would just like to mention that Damnation Army is the name of a Swedish punk band. Thank you.

12:03 AM  

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