The Easter Rising tide of historical nonsense

There’s a lot of balderdash talked in the last couple of weeks about the Easter Rising being ‘undemocratic’. So it was as people today view democracy. However that doesn’t mean the existing government in Ireland was democratic. It wasn’t, not in our terms today, that is 
BLOOD thought he knew the native mind; He said you must be firm, but kind. A mutiny resulted. He stood upon a little mound Cast his lethargic eyes around, And said beneath his breath: 'Whatever happens, we have got The Maxim Gun, and they have not.' The belt-fed Maxim fired 550 rounds a minute. One soldier could operate it. The British mainly, but the French and Germans wrought havoc with it in Africa in the last twenty years of the nineteenth century until the Germans came up with a better machine gun. There’s a lot of balderdash talked in the last cou[...]

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