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Frithbheart32

The Loyalist Question-A last resort?

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The other night out of insomnia I got thinking of Amnesty policy for when the Republic comes as a last resort in the Unionist question, especially given the last few weeks carry on.

 

It may seem extremist perhaps xenophobic but I think an amnesty for a voluntary exodus of the Fundementalist Protestant/Unionist population who despite being given offered fair treatment and being able to reap the benefits of the socialist Republic, point blank refuse to accept to be citizens of that Republic and wish to promote racism and two tiered society based on religious supremacy,

That these mass internal hostile elements to the Republic as a last resort be offered amnesty to revoke their Irish citizenship and be deported to Britain which they claim citizenship.

 

This is not new in revolutionary thinking, Castro afforded thousands of anti-revolutionary Hardline Catholic Cubans an amnesty to leave Cuba and make way to the States in the 70s, given these Cubans had already exiled their own children to Florida out of fear they would be brainwashed by Communists in schools.

 

Im sure many Protestant Unionists will see sense and accept the Republic but there is worrying porportion I believe wont and will pose a threat in the North East of the Island.

 

A amnesty for an exodus of hardline unioinism/fundementalist Protestants to Britain,

Whats comrades views on this?

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I dont think the hardcore Unionists will be the only problem, or even the majority of the problem. It will be the fundamentalist capitalists, both north and south, that will be the main problem. I think what Castro did made a lot of sense. These people wouldn't be happy in a Communist Ireland, and would be constantly trying to subvert it.

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I'm not so sure that hardline Protestants won't come to embrace the Republic, or even to embrace a 32 County Free State. With the border gone, there will be no material base to sustain Protestant separation. I don't underestimate that some will resort to violence as an initial response, but within a generation I think the Protestant population would be fully incorporated into a United Ireland. This may not have been true after initial partition when Catholic Ireland was still very Catholic, but in today's secular society there's really no reason for Protestants to feel alienated from the state. Of course working class Protestants in a 32 County Free State would be just as alienated as the working class are now. The only people who will be alienated from a socialist republic are of course the propertied classes. But either way, the dynamic in a 32 County State, bourgeois or socialist, would be vastly different. I don't think we have to worry about Protestants leaving. Some will, but most won't. Those who do will be mostly middle class, and will probably be vastly outnumbered by Catholic middle classes who would be much more comfortable living in Britain than in a socialist Ireland.

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