A Wasted Generation
A Wasted Generation
Thomas "Dixie Elliott"
The problem with the likes of myself is that we are part of a wasted generation; wasted by the very same gobshites now cosying up to each other in government. The Paisleyites who rallied the mobs against Rome Rule and the likes of McGuinness and Adams who told us the war wouldn’t end until the Brits left.
It was they who opposed the Sunningdale Agreement – later reworded as the GFA – in 1973.
Adams from prison referred to the IRA leadership in 1975/76, who called the then ceasefire, as ‘so called Peacemakers’ and set about overthrowing them.
The bigots and the former generals on the hill now tell us to move on but why the fuck didn’t they move back then? Why didn’t they become so called Peacemakers in 1973 instead of waiting another 20 years?
Did we have to wait until the people started voting for the warmongers on the DUP and PSF side? Was that what it was really all about – a war for votes – for political power … so called?
I’ve heard the excuse from some members of PSF that the Unionists wouldn’t have accepted us back then. However after the 1994 ceasefire it took a hell of a long time and the dumping of Republicanism before the Unionists finally accepted a Shinner about the place – if they ever really did.
That’s the problem, if I or others oppose the crap that passes for government, we are opposed to peace. If we call those who sacrificed young men and women traitors for becoming Tory lackeys we want a return to the past. We have to move on they now tell us, as if we were hooligans gathered on street corners.
Move on where? I ask.
There is no war in the South nor is there a war in England and look at the shiteholes those places are – where drug dealing and crime is the best chance, outside of politics, of making a decent living. West Belfast; a stronghold of PSF since 1983, has along with Derry become the most under deprived areas in the so called ‘UK’. Ah but Gerry and Martin gave us peace so lets be grateful for that if nothing else.
I believe deep down the politicians need a so called ‘acceptable level of violence’ so that they can hide behind the ‘Peace Process’ I also believe as Republicans we can swipe that rug from under their feet by leaving the gun and bomb in the past.
But who am I? Only someone who has grown older as part of a wasted generation. Someone told to move on by the ‘Thought Police’ with no idea where they now want us to go.