Mirror Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?

For now we see through a glass, darkly

Through the looking-glass

Smoke and mirrors…

Control the facts you control the argument

Here are the facts!!

The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others. John Locke

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6 thoughts on “About

  1. Since the Brits have always controlled the media, enforced censorship, as well as remaining allies with the U.S., for example, the facts never see the light of day. I’ve lived in the States for too long, but my heart remains in the 32 counties of Ireland.
    By writing, reporting and tweeting the FACTS, I’ve had many people show their support. Still, the brits are like rabid dogs who go for the jugular and never let up.
    My cynicism is coupled with hope. And I couldn’t be more proud of the young mural artists who remain enlightened, yet tough…like generations before them. I’ve seen no other city or country paint murals of N. Mandela or M.L.King. And then, paint over said murals-repeatedly-after Loyalists deface them with paint-balloons and scurry away like scared rats.
    From W. Belfast to Derry and beyond … there are no people quite like the Irish Republican people. None at all.
    ~Tiocfaidh ár lá~ B.Sinéad Kelly


  2. It’s important to note that Paisley was not a member of the Loyal Orange Lodge ….he joined the independents which are very different


    • Welcome Garth and thanks for your comment. I agree Mr Paisley was a member of the Independent Orange Order. And joined with Mr Trimble from the traditional orange order in the Drumcree blockade which led directly to the deaths of the Quinn children.
      The independent orange order says “we reject Romanism, Ritualism, Sacramentalism, Unitarianism and Ecumenism. Ecumenical contact with the Church of Rome is contrary to the Word of God, subversive to the Gospel of Free Grace and detrimental to the well being of the state”.
      “Membership of the Institution is drawn from a wide range of Protestant denominations and is conditional on a profession of Protestantism”. http://www.iloi.org/religious-affairs/
      The independent orange order is associated with Free Presbyterianism and the Caleb Foundation, which is an evangelical pressure group https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_Orange_Order

      I am not quite sure from your comment whether you think it was better for Mr Paisley to belong to the independent orange order or the traditional orange order.
      I suggest the damage he did to the protestant people of Ulster (and to the people of Ulster in general) was due to his lust for power, whatever form of orange order he belonged to.


  3. I just came across your description of Ian Paisley life, especially the “facts” around the disappearance of Maura Lyons. Most of it is bullshit and I wonder about the photos you include. Do you want people to think that they are genuine? As Trump would say. Fake News.


  4. The facts around the disappearance of Maura Lyons are all documented from reports of the time.
    See the reference lists –

    As are all the other events I described in Ian Paisley’s life

    Facts are not Fake news

    Some pics are of the time – some are used to reinforce the message of the text.
    Ever heard of artistic licence?
    Pics are all sourced, at least on first appearance , in the reference lists.
    As is good practice.

    Some people like pics, some people don’t.
    You obviously find it hard to deal with both facts and pics.
    Holding the mirror up to reality is something you seem to find hard to deal with
    Maybe you should start making an attempt?


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