An unusually high degree of coverage has been given to the 25th anniversary of the Shankill bombing by the local MSM.
Grassroots Unionists are generally encouraged to remember the litany of atrocities committed against them, however, the representatives of “Political Unionism” generally do not encourage grass-roots unionists to ask awkward questions about such atrocities.
For example, grass-roots unionists are not encouraged to ask, “Just how many of those involved in the bombing and bombings like it, were “agents of the state?”
Any grass root unionist who has the courage to ask such questions, is instantly berated as someone who is trying to deflect responsibility for the terror attack away from the IRA.
Unlike the majority of “Unionists” I do not buy into the ludicrous notion that organisations like RUC Special Branch, MI5 and other intelligence organisations of the state have clean hands.
Unionists who give unquestioning loyalty to the various arms of the so-called “British establishment,” do themselves no favours and should be treated with great suspicion by right thinking people.
It is not just the so-called “Irish Republicans” who have a vested interest in rewrting history, the so-called “British establishment” would like to rewrite history as well.
Responsibility for terrorism lies at the door of the terrorist groupings, however, when the state fails in its duty to detect, convict or execute the terrorists, thereby providing protection for innocent civilians, the state has become guilty as well.
A society well taught in Biblical principles would have no difficulty in understanding this precept, sadly the present society of N.Ireland is generally Biblically illiterate, thereby, there is virtually no understanding.
The points I have outlined here, are some of the reasons why I regard the current “legacy series” being run by the local lundyletter with contempt.
An outline of the basic Biblical duties of goverments are outlined below.
Exodus 18:21 Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:
Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
1 Peter 2:13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.