Gerry Adams, President of Sinn Féin and long time member of the IRA Army Council, revealed a little of his more sinister side tonight with a couple of unguarded tweets.
The first, blatantly using racist language. The second using a word which has long since been used as an offensive slur towards a section of the Northern Ireland community.
Both tweets have since been deleted, but we will await to see if the normal rules apply and national newspapers push the ‘public outrage’ at such language.
Gerry Adams is a friend to Jeremy Corbyn and his cronies, the regressive left always viewing the IRA as ‘Freedom Fighters’, instead of the murderous criminals that they were.
We must not forget though, the past history of this man. He was best summed up in ‘Dirty War’, by Martin Dillon.
This newly invigorated Labour Party has aligned itself with some very peculiar allies lately.
Update: Gerry says he wasn’t being racist, merely taken out of context.
Gerry Adams gets his ‘excuse’ out.
Alex Kane nails it though. pic.twitter.com/XBUJt1V2E6
— UK Rants (@uk_rants) May 2, 2016
“My tweets about the film Django have triggered a lot of interest. Anyone who has seen the film, as I did last evening, and who is familiar with the plight of nationalists in the north until recently, would know that my tweets about the film and the use of the N-word were ironic and not intended to cause any offence whatsoever.
“Attempts to suggest that I am a racist are without credibility. I am opposed to racism and have been all my life.
“The fact is that nationalists in the north, including those from Ballymurphy, were treated in much the same way as African Americans until we stood up for ourselves.
“If anyone is genuinely offended by my use of the N-word they misunderstand or misrepresent the context in which it was used. For this reason I deleted the tweets.”