Bloody Sunday

1972: Bloody Sunday in Derry

The examples of “war by mistake” echo through history.

For those headed to DC, keep that in mind.


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22 responses to “Bloody Sunday

  1. My thoughts exactly. And the evil forces that would like to “stop the music” and cause conditions leading to martial law would not be above throwing some fed SWAT flash-bangs from the roof of a govt building, or out of the window of an undercover govt vehicle. At a tense moment, that is all it would take to ignite CW2.

  2. Reblogged this on Reality Check and commented:
    Don’t forget the Bonus Army in Washington:

    The Bonus Army was the popular name of an assemblage of some 43,000 marchers—17,000 World War I veterans, their families, and affiliated groups—who gathered in Washington, D.C., in the spring and summer of 1932 to demand cash-payment redemption of their service certificates. Its organizers called it the Bonus Expeditionary Force to echo the name of World War I’s American Expeditionary Force, while the media called it the Bonus March. It was led by Walter W. Waters, a former Army sergeant.

    • Semper Fi, 0321

      The worst part was the US Army officers who carried out the attack, the marchers had served under them in WW1, and then they were later idolized as heroes in WW2. People have very short memories.

      • No. The BA wanted their WW I bloodcheck bonus before it was due, Good on Mac for scattering them. He was a real, fighting soldier. Unlike comsymp George C. Marshall’s pet poodle Eisenhower. This weekend in DC? Yawn. There’ll be blood, and not only mine, when Regime Enforcers visit me at 3 AM. Prolly not until.

  3. I can guarantee this weekend is going to be tense for everyone in attendance. My prayers are with each and every single person that will be there protesting against what has become tyranny in our government. I pray for peace, but if there is to be no peaceful solution to the problems in the government that we face today, then I hope to get it done and over with so we may move on and give our children a life of peace. Much love and respect to all of you that are headed that way and wish the husband and I could join you. We will however not be making any financial transactions over the weekend in support. Love and Respect my brothers and sisters and Patriots!!

  4. Great post CA. After our local Celtic festival last weekend I suppose Derry was fresh in my mind, for that’s what I thought of when I heard about the march this weekend. As desperate as the Progs appear at this stage of the game, I would put absolutely nothing past them.

  5. GMTA. I posted a followup about the Bonus Marchers this morning before I saw these comments.

    • My grandfather was there with my mother (then 7 rs old). You never mentioned Douglas MacArthur’s name in my family’s circle. He was a POS then and later shown to be a visible coward, deserting his men when fleeing Corregidor.

      • Gringo lies. FDR ordered McA off Corregidor. He put together a new army in Australia, drove the Japs out of the SW Pacific, rebuilt postwar Japan, and saved the situation in Korea. Then spent the rest of his life fighting the communists in Washington.

        • A man is entitled to believe what he wants. I take no offense at being called a liar by a man I’ve never met and whose character is unknown to me.

      • MacArthur had his defects, but cowardice was not one of them.

  6. Soap box , Ballot box , Cartridge box , Pine box .

  7. We may need a bloody Sunday. Bloody Sunday is what put the populace of the six counties firmly behind the PIRA. Until then they thought that they may still have had a peaceful solution and rather frowned on the PIRA’s sniping and bombing campaign.

  8. A Reckoning…

    100 heads, people. 100 heads.

    We have more than sufficient numbers to make it unwinnable for our Enemy.

  9. Gentlemen, think long and hard about what you wish for. And then think again. Consider the lessons of the Yugoslavian civil war, which was assuredly NOT ‘civil’ at all. Consider Sherman’s march to the sea, and the results of that conflict. Think about the MauMau in Kenya and Rhodesia, and the ongoing internal strife in the Middle East.

    “War does not determine who is right, war determines who is left.” Are you sure you want to ‘open up that deadly box, unchain the chains, and unlock the locks?’ *I* do not. The only thing I want less is to bequeath serfdom in a police state to the next generation, and for that reason I will stand up for my rights and my liberty, come what may.

    With respect, Jay352, what put most of the Irish Catholics behind the Organization was not the killings per se, but the demonstrated loss of legitimacy those deaths represented. If we can get those presently exercising authority here in these presently united States to demonstrate their own loss of legitimacy without blood being shed, so much the better.

    KJ, we are all fated to the pine box whether or not we ever use the other four, which includes the jury box, too.

    Now with all that said, I will be on the Mall on Sunday, DV, and we shall see what we shall see. *I* intend to see my late uncle’s memorial; what else I may see is up to others. And may God defend the right.

    • Historian,
      None of us WANT a fight. We just know that it is coming, and we want it to be over as soon as can be. We want it to be now while we are able and willing to fight it. We dont want it to be in 10 years after the slow progress towards complete clamp down is almost accomplished. I am not ready for it YET. I have more training to do that I would rather not do “on the job”.
      If it touches off then so be it.

    • I agree absolutely with you. One premise of the Pira that separated them from the IRA was that they sawd no other choice than an armed struggle. Bloody Sunday made it apparent that the PIRA was correct.

  10. RobRoySimmons

    It might be that the “Right” could actually own the streets this time. Of course the moral high ground would soon be ceded back to the “left” by the GOP and their Paycon stepanfetchits. Anyway the Empire must wither and a free people emerge.

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  12. if i recall my ira history right, the provo’s were already on warm standby christmas of ’71. bloody sunday was just the triggering event that got them the cheering crowds when they actually started their shooting spree. not sure we have the same situation here and now. although we have many groups on luke-warm standby, nobody is actually ready to commit to making d.c into the northern ireland of 2014. besides, firearms are illegal once you cross that bridge into d.c. (insert sarcasm here)