Sul,—The " Loyalty " of the Six Counties of Ulster I have experienced since I was born in Portadown seventy years ago, and its brass faceduess has in no way altered, only that its big
drummers are Fifeing somewhat slower, and the tune of " Kick the Pope " has been mellowed to that of " Employ no Catholics."
Yes, the defenders of civil and religious liberty, as they call themselves, have now for some time been putting this " slogan " into practice, as their interpretation of the Sermon on the Mount, and it not only affects the industrial part of the inhabitants, but one must be a full pledged " Loyal " Orangeman before one is admitted a member of the Ulster Constabulary (so called). Now it will not require a Sherlock Holmes to discern what sort of custodians of law and order this police force will be, and are.
may as well state a fact Prue and now, not generally known, that it was this same " Sharnado " loyal crowd who ran a First Lord of the Admiralty out of town on Feb ruary 8, 1912. That First Lord was no other than the present Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, and the town was not in Clare, it was in Belfast. I was there on that same day in " Paradise " with Winston Churchill, who had a military force with him of horse and foot as large as that which his relative, John Churchill, commandeered when he won the Battle of Blenheim. Still the " Loyalists " prevailed, Churchill went, and the leader of the " Loyal " men of " Iliad " on that day was the present Lord Craigavon with his aide-de-camp, Londonderry.
Let it be understood that the men who stand for Irish Nationhood are fully aware that strategically and economically in the matter of foreign invasion, England and Ireland are inseparable.
The sectarianism practised behind the " artificial barrier " in the Six County area has no rightful place in the present battle for civilisation.
I am as confident of the outcome of the present struggle of 1940 as in 1915, and there are " Two Potters " who hold the clay in their hands, namely, Winston Churchill and Eamon De Valera (he has the most difficult job of any man in Europe). I trust these two will set about and shape it now. There is no time in this battle to analyse creeds or nationalities in our Commonwealth of Nations.
There have been invaders and concentration camps over there we know, but " us " a puppet to a German yoke—never. Irishmen will never agree with that which they know to be tyrannical, and an iron heel.
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