|Letters to the Editor
The former First Minister David Trimble's insistence that the Provisional
Irish Republican Army surrender its arms is actually a call for an unconditional
surrender by the IRA.
If the IRA were to comply with Trimble's demand, then the Irish Catholic
population of the north would again be helpless in the face of an armed
93% Orange sectarian Royal Ulster Constabulary — not to mention all of
the other armed Orange sectarian paramilitary terrorist militias.
Doesn't Anne W. Smith, Trimble's North American Ulster Unionist Party
propagandist, remember how the overwhelmingly British colonial RUC directed
the peaceful demonstrators for equality in jobs, housing and voting into
the waiting wrathful Orange sectarian mobs who then proceeded to violently
attack the demonstrators?
The Good Friday Agreement was in fact an agreement that was a product
of compromise. It was indeed a half-a-loaf from the perspective of Irish
republicanism. Britain still retained sovereignty in the northern six counties
while the Republic of Ireland abandoned all constitutional claim to those
It should be obvious that David Trimble was not even satisfied with
these concessions by Irish republicanism. He wants to restore the status
quo ante before the GFA was agreed to overwhelmingly by the voters in both
parts of the island of Ireland. He wants to retain Orange sectarian privileges
and is not interested in allowing Catholics to attain the rank of first-class
citizenship in the north.
Good riddance to David Trimble! May he and all others who think like
him be reminded that the population of the northern six counties is now
running close to 50% for both parts of the population. It will not be long
before Irish republicanism gains a majority and then we will see if her
majesty's government will then graciously allow the six counties of the
North to be re-united into the fold of an island that is truly united,
an island that boasts of but one Ireland.
Rio, Wi 53960
Increased Funding to UNFPA
Many will be shocked to discover that the Irish government has pledged
£4.45 million of Irish taxpayers money to the highly controversial
UNFPA (the population control arm of the United Nations) over the next
three years. More disturbing is the fact that Ireland Aid, who administers
Ireland's governmental aid to developing countries neglected to tell the
Irish public and it was necessary to find out this information on the UNFPA
The UNFPA has an appalling human rights record. For example, it has
been involved in China's population control program since 1979, the same
year the brutal Chinese One Child policy was introduced.
This announcement of increased funding is particularly horrific in light
of the fact that recently the Irish Mirror highlighted in graphic detail
the consequences of the inhumane Chinese One Child policy.
How could the sight of that poor abandoned baby lying dead in the gutter
not move one?
Those concerned with the protection of human rights should immediately
contact their public representatives and demand that all funding to this
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