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An Sionnach Fionn – 400,000 And Rising

What An Sionnach Fionn stands against - censorship, the corruption of democracy and the dissemination of propaganda as fact
What An Sionnach Fionn stands against – censorship, the corruption of democracy and the dissemination of propaganda as fact (Íomhá: Indy Media Ireland)

A quick post to note that after two-and-a-half years of existence An Sionnach Fionn has now passed 400,000 views, the majority achieved in the last eighteen months. For a website expressing progressive Republican views on an island nation where such opinions are regarded as strictly verboten by much of the media establishment I am quite pleased with that modest number. The three most popular articles so far have been 2012’s Lets Speak The Truth: Those Who Hate Irish Speakers Do So Because They Are Racists… and 2013’s The 1969 Truthers and Death Squad Britain – The Past That Won’t Stay Hidden (with nearly a thousand “shares” each on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other social media). So can I just thank everyone who has helped make this possible through their support, media sharing, comments, emails, messages, tips and links (especially the latter two).

And for your consideration flexible democrat and British apologist-in-chief Eoghan Harris venting as only he can in the Sunday Independent newspaper:

“… it seems clear to me that one of the main causes is the manipulation of the internet by the agents of atavistic nationalism.

Increasingly, internet political sites are infiltrated by a band of anonymous fanatical nationalists.

But it won’t be long ironed out if IRA apologists are able to have a free run on the internet…”

And again here as he issues a call to arms on behalf of the Neo-Unionist group-think:

“…there is no sign that the State, the national broadcasters or civic leaders have enough interest acting in loco parentis on the moral side, particularly when it comes to protecting young Irish people from the propaganda of the Recurring IRA which is peddled on the internet.

Right now most Irish adolescents receive their historical education from the internet. By and large, it is dominated by a toxic nationalist lobby, preaching the grisly gospels of Anglophobia and anti-Unionism.”

Does he mean us? I think he does 😉

12 comments on “An Sionnach Fionn – 400,000 And Rising

  1. Well done – good source of facts – although dont always agree with the interpetation.

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  2. Comhghairdeas

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  3. Maith thú, An Sionnach. My favourite blog on the internet! Discovered it earlier this year. Love the incisive topics. You are not alone out there, An Sionnach! Comhghairdeas leat.

    About Harris, well, the less said the better. He’s more paranoid than a flag protester. InternetIRA.

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  4. an lorcánach

    Luke: Got ‘im! I got ‘im!
    Han Solo: Great, kid. Don’t get cocky.

    maith an fear, sionnach! -:) @

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  5. Maith thú. Níl duine ar bith ábalta an “genie” a chur ar ais ins an buidéal.

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  6. Comhghairdeas aris. I echo the above comments. I stumbled across your site by accident a couple of years ago and i am glad i did as i thought i knew alot about irish history, but i am now humbled because i realise i only knew a fraction of our history, thanks to your work. And although i wouldnt agree with everything, it has made me realise that although republicanism has its diversity it should be also remembered that we have more in common. Ni neart go cur le cheile.

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    • Thanks for that and I quite agree about the diversity of Republican opinion. That is as it should be. But we should also remember what unites us. My opinions are my own, though I do seem to have hit upon a particular political niche, but I do look to republicans of ever variety and allegiance for inspiration.

      The most important thing of all and the rule by which I try to abide: let republican speak to republican not as enemies but as friends, for even friends may disagree.

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  7. great news Séamas. You deserve every single one of your viewers. Onwards and upwards to that half million mark!!!

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