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History? September 6, 2016

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

Thanks to the friend of the CLR who sent this:

[Sean O’Callaghan’s] biggest surprise [in relation to his latest book on Connolly], he now finds, is that Connolly was “an absolute classic zealot – an absolute malcontent”. There are modern parallels with Islamist terrorists, he finds, the fanatics’ belief in achieving a global utopia through blood and violence.


O’Callaghan notes that his musings are not academic; the writings of Connolly still dominate the websites and thinking of all dissident republicans today, he notes.


1. EWI - September 6, 2016

O’Callaghan fulfills the ‘absolute classic’ role of the informer and paid agent of the British state, a cause (whether or not he’s still on the payroll) he continues to serve.

Fun fact: it’s completely glossed over in Black Mass (the Johnny Depp movie) but the ‘informer’ murdered in the story was actually killed to cover for O’Callaghan, by then a British agent.


2. An Sionnach Fionn - September 6, 2016

LOL! O’Callaghan is, as stated above, the textbook example of an Irish informer from the 1800s onwards. He is a walking stereotype of the British agent in Irish revolutionary circles. I could name scores of indivduals from the pages of history who proceeded him. His whole life is now a search for self-justification. However desperately concieved.


3. WorldbyStorm - September 6, 2016

In a way it’s kind of tragic.


Florrie O'Donoghue - September 7, 2016

Rejected by friends and family, a solitary life in Britain, forced to invent ever more fantastical stories in order to get his 5-minute slot on Sky News twice a year to wax lyrical about the activities of modern-day militant republicans, friends with Ruth Dudley Edwards.

It is tragic, aye.


WorldbyStorm - September 7, 2016

Tragic but I have zero sympathy for him.


4. Tawdy - September 6, 2016

Sean O who?


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