Friday, August 15, 2008

On dealing with the unspeakable

I have noticed online that supporters of the self-proclaimed 32 County Sovereignty Movement as well as supporters of Michael McKevitt have whined that the Real Irish Republican Army is being "framed" for the Omagh bombing. They blame everyone bar their "heroes". They nauseate me.

How to deal with these despicable cranks if I encounter them in person, handing out leaflets on the street?

  • Don't stoop to their level - if anger rises, stuff fists in pockets.
  • Don't give them the satisfaction of listening to their conspiracies - walk on.
  • Above all else, strive to be better than them - their "heroes" committed an atrocity in self-righteous anger, so avoid acting in self-righteous anger as much as humanly possible.

It's not easy, but it's something to aim for.

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