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Anti-irish racism & Propaganda. From da Brits and elsewhere.

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Orwell was anti-Irish.

"Catholics in England, the bulk of them very poor Irish labourers, were the only really conscious, logical intelligent enemies that democracy has got in England... They were a silent drag on Labour Party policy but are not sufficiently under the thumb of their priests to be fascist in sympathy."
It would seem he was anti-Catholic, given hhe loathed fascism. I'm curious as to why he believed that priests were sympathetic to it, though?
 
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It's funny reading the first few pages of this thread where a certain lunatic, who no longer posts here, is liking many posts critical of Jews, yet he's over on GPO now crying about others being antisemitic. He must have a bad case of bipolar syndrome or something.
 

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there were some nasty violent priests in the Spain of General Franco


Given what happened to priests in the Soviet Union, it's no wonder many were fiercely opposed to the socialists. Personally, whilst I am sympathetic to the struggles of the poor, particularly during the nineteenth and early twentieth century, one only has to look at how people suffered last century at the hands of socialist states to see why it should be resisted.
 
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Given what happened to priests in the Soviet Union, it's no wonder many were fiercely opposed to the socialists. Personally, whilst I am sympathetic to the struggles of the poor, particularly during the nineteenth and early twentieth century, one only has to look at how people suffered last century at the hands of socialist states to see why it should be resisted.
well Socialism and Religion both promise a paradise.

And all they have ever delivered to Mankind is conflict and chaos.
 
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well Socialism and Religion both promise a paradise. And all they have ever delivered to Mankind is conflict and chaos.
I cannot speak for other faiths, but Christianity has certainly never promised any such thing! On the contrary, there's the possibility one can end up in hell. I think a lot of people find a lot of reassurance in faith, too. What do you think the meaning of life is, then - consumer goods and TV? Perhaps alcohol and sex, too?
 
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I cannot speak for other faiths, but Christianity has certainly never promised any such thing! On the contrary, there's the possibility one can end up in hell. I think a lot of people find a lot of reassurance in faith, too. What do you think the meaning of life is, then - consumer goods and TV? Perhaps alcohol and sex, too?
Christianity's main promise was a paradise in an afterlife. It is its main selling point.

many other religions, from ancient times, made no such promise. Greek & Roman religions for starters. And the Druids here were rather vague on the whole idea.

getting back to the main subject of the OP, i have always found the BBC to be fairly cold towards the irish. They insist on saying 'Londonderry' and i do not recall a newsreader with an irish accent in my lifetime. The Southern irish are always the comedians or do light entertainment.....never an authoritative voice on a serious programme.
 
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