Loyalists should not trust London or Dublin

Father Des Wilson argues that the only people Loyalist communities can trust is the Republican movement.

  • fair_deal

    For those who rejected my comments that nationalism did not accept that Unionism can have rational basis for the issues it raises I give you the following comment:

    “rational political opposition from republicans and nationalists on the one side, violent anti-intellectual opposition from the unionists on the other.”

  • idunnomeself

    Very hard to play the ball after reading this

    Total tribal nonsense, blind to the nature of his own side and ignorant, dismissive and insulting to the other

    This piece plays to the gallery, reinforcing bitter, devisive dogma and characturing the other side. Which probably explains why loyalists will never go to him for advice, or indeed believe a word that comes out of his mouth.

  • Democratic

    This is the second rant from (Father?)Des Wilson I have read in recent weeks and this one makes makes even more disappointing reading than the last one – a bitter, cynical, dismissive and patronising article but at least imaginative on his ideas of widely held Unionist views. I especially find amusing his sarcastic take on the dangers of “preachers” – what does he think of his (former?)position and what he is using it for today! Also was it just me or did the good Father’s article contain a definite sympathic tone for the plight of the IRA. (with his narrow view he sort of reminds me of someone else whom he appears to be making veiled criticism of in his “preachers” rants – his opposite number perhaps?)

  • Antrim Springfarm

    An astounding piece of bias from a ‘religious’ figure. This follows on from another Fr’s obsession with Linfield Fc not playing catholics (when they have had too numerous to mention).

    Also takes me back to when Fr Denis Faul used to call for all the release of IRA prisioners – lovely.

  • GavBelfast

    Man of the cloth?

    That’s one dangerous sounding man.

  • spirit-level

    The truth is only dangerous to those who would deny it.

  • Jimmy_Sands

    AR,

    The comparison with Mgr Faul is grossly unfair. He has at no small personal risk regularly stood up to provisionalism. It’ll be a cold day in hell before Squinter offers him a column.

  • Dave

    Remember these thoughts were and probably still are going through the mind of a priest?

    That explains everything, is this what the preach on Sundays?

    No wonder the Catholic population are shit scared of them.

  • GavBelfast

    “Truth”, spirit-level?

    How come?

  • Mrs Levee

    I may be wrong Dave but I am fairly sure that Fr Des no longer preaches on Sundays. In fact due to his political views and his wish to constantly express them I understand that he was taken out of a parish and is no longer practices as such.

  • Mrs Levee

    I may be wrong Dave but I am fairly sure that Fr Des no longer preaches on Sundays. In fact due to his political views and his wish to constantly express them I understand that he was taken out of a parish and is no longer practicing as such.

  • Dave

    Mr Levee

    Phew! one down, how many more are there like him?

  • Comrade Stalin

    Dave, I’m no fan of Catholicism but I’d be surprised if Fr Des’ hate-filled bitter old bile is at all representative of the view of the RC church.

    Father Des is just an RC version of Ian Paisley. One thing he doesn’t have, though, is an electoral mandate.

  • GavBelfast

    I would be more than a little concerned about the impact the hate that is spewed-forth from Des has on those who refuse to read beyond ghentto publications.

    How on earth can his invective be at all helpful?