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Bloody Sunday

I just followed a link on Mat’s blog and it inadventently led me to this.

Well, I mean, the Tories have a vested interest so of course they would denounce it as Irish propaganda, but the fact of the matter is the British Army fucked up big time that day, whatever actually happened, and while arguments made by some Republicans that Bloody Sunday directly led to over 30 years (and counting) of unrest don’t hold water – the situation was such that the Troubles would have happened anyway – there’s no question that it was a catalyst, maybe the catalyst.

There was a piece about this in the Guardian earlier this week by Mark Lawson that tells it better than I could right now. Lawson also makes a particularly valid point about this film potentially being taken as gospel, which of course it shouldn’t, but middle America doesn’t really have a history of reading between the lines.