We have an inate problem while talking about N.Ireland no one and I mean no one tells the truth.
No one rioted or committed any offence except for defending their street from the Brits that were welcomed in, in the first place. Sure lets skip over why soldiers started getting the bad press they did, in the beginning the first gunman to be killed in N.I. was a loyalist who tied himself to a chimney, he was shot by British soldiers.
It was the people who allowed the IRA to re-emerge, so they could murder the very soldiers they welcomed in and were protecting them. The problems came about because the IRA were killing the very people sent to protect their community. Now this is conscrued as some sort of Unionist beligerance.
In the beginning the protestant and catholic sides were treated the same by the army, until they got stabbed in the back by the very people they came to protect. When the army started defending themselves against the IRA suddenly they are the villian of the peace, just remember the Army brought some peace and stability to N.I. it was the terrorists and their back stabbing supporters that escalated the problems.
Times were changing people were getting disgusted that jobs were advertised on religous basis and working class were just that working class no matter what religion, nothing was done to change that.The most important factor was the civil rights march Ulster people standing side by side it was the terrorist who drove the wedge in not the soldiers.
So don't weep for any terrorist as they got what the back stabbing piece of human crap they were deserved.
Will this crap solve or soothe anything,the mope can be wrote from any perspective and all it does is instill anger and gets us nowhere.
I came to this site with a sincere will to learn more of my "IRISH" side and what I have found is something completely alien to me based on half truths,bigots and those who think they know.
I was warned and did not believe, by a well known trad singer that this is not the true spirit or represents what he knows about the trad music scene. Too republican too bitter something that is only found in the likes of pubs in Boston and N.York, Irishness threw in peoples faces, rather than embracing it's audience,it kills the spirit of the music.
This is what I will do revert to my keep it away from me,want nothing to do with it and will not expose my family to it and what is it, my so called Irish side because it is just as bigoted as the "unionist" part.