Esteem March 31, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
“I think a lot of them were egotistical [and] were doing it to bring glory upon themselves.
“They had no democratic backing. I don’t see them as selfless individuals at all.”
But in all that is going on never got around to discussing this from the President at the weekend:
She also rejected the President’s call for a review of militarist imperialism.
Mr Higgins, who was speaking at a symposium at the Mansion House in Dublin, said “while the long shadow cast by what has been called the Troubles in Northern Ireland has led to a scrutiny of the Irish republican tradition of physical violence, a similar review of supremacist and militarist imperialism remains to be fully achieved”.
Foster, of course, misses the point when she says:
“I think he needs to re-examine what he is saying because, for a lot of us, the legacy of 1916 has been continued violence”.
And it’s not difficult to see contradictions in her stance as expressed here:
She declined to attend the commemorations in Dublin because she said she viewed the Rising as “a violent act that killed many hundreds of Irish people.”
But the President’s point is well made.