Mudcat Café message #155783 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16574   Message #155783
Posted By: InOBU
30-Dec-99 - 04:16 PM
Thread Name: Wasn't this about music?
Subject: RE: Wasn't this about music?
Comparing the KKK to the IRA? Or do I miss a point?
1. Music of both
KKK Best song...
I am a good ol rebel - good tune - words suck.
IRA Best song
How can you pick one of the thousands?
Unfinished Revolution? Great tune, good words, references struggles against oppression around the world.
2. Inspiration to organise.
KKK Race hatred and white suppremisy
IRA The setting aside of a government elected by the people in 1911, by force of arms, and subsiqently resistance to a system which denighed equal jobs housing and voting rights to a people for reason of their national and religious heritage.
3. Membership
KKKOpen membership, whites only
IRA, any dedicated person reguardless of race religion or sex, qualification, sober, and sane, and reliable.
4. Tactics
KKK indecriminate lynching and racial itimidation
IRA following the articals of war to oppose the army of one of the most powerful nations on the planet.
Similarities
They both are made up of human beings, (though it pains me to say that about the KKK).
Just a short note on a previous post above, I have a cracked rib from coughing too much, so I cant sit and type, I have to lie down and grown awhile, about the rib, not the fractured rhetoric, no offence, I get a little impatent when in agony...
Best wishes for peace and understanding in the new year,
When in New York come hear Sorcha Dorcha (my band) if you like Uileann pipes - Bagatelle WENDSAY NIGHTS 8 - 10 (12 Saint Marks Place) (keeping this musical!)
Again best wishes
Ouch
Larry