The Gerard Conlon Memorial Lecture 2015 Democratic Bankruptcy by Michael Mansfield

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The Gerard Conlon Memorial Lecture 2015
Beginning with the dedication to Gerry Conlon in whose memory we were gathered for the inaugural Lecture in keeping with Gerry’s short and troubled journey through life Michael Mansfield summoned up the Collectivism in St Mary’s College on the fortieth anniversary, 23 January 2015 of Guiseppe Conlons death. His death in prison not going unnoticed under this Lectures range.
Election Year 2015
Michael Mansfield for so many years has seen the broad and the minutiae of the Law and State across the planet operate as he advocated on the rights of people where others declined thus discovering and reciting for us now the true connective tissue with which mankind has found itself bound into. This collectivism being manifest throughout a varied and wide ranging career.

A letter formed the central tenent of the lecture and it was written by Gerard Conlon. It was on the subject of Gerry Conlon’s expressed concerns on the kind of Democracy deficits Michael Mansfield takes up as Democratic Bankruptcy.

That letter appeared from the Gerry Conlon’s archive courtesy of Garth Pierce’s obtained and permitted publication of it on 24 December 2014.

It was a letter to Barack Obama, that well known ancient recidivist Irishman, whose continued practice of using drones to inflict a death trail in War zones outside the parameters of humanism and the false imprisonment of prisoners of difference within Guantanamo Bay haunts the world today

Describing in the letter the conditions of his capture, rendition, torture, beatings, interrogation, imprisonment and eventual stitch up by the British Intelligent Forces Gerard Conlon drew stark comparison with his own journey. Again it is forces operating alongside and directing the security forces, the police and army intelligence ensuring, ensured justice and the value of human life to be consigned to worthlessness rhetoric for the mss to consume in their name.

Just as that the Guildford Four faced, the prisoners of Guantanamo Bay whose journal dairies are currently continuing to be produced in The Guardian faced and had the strength to take expose hypocrisy to the world.

Against the British Sovereignty Establishment, the corrupt vested interests and the manifestly corrupt and contagiously violent and constantly morally and ethically bankrupt regimes of state and new fledgling terrorist anarchists Gerry Conlon sought alongside the elucide and clear thinking Mansfield to explain the workings from the Belly of the Beast, the extraordinary injustice visited upon him and that carried on in a form after release which tormented both him and Paddy Hill of the Birmingham Six, fellow framed prisoner – both entwined against their will in the same bind.

The mental bind and grip of innocence was a bodily interference as well as a mental colossus for which they could not agree on a word to describe the inner ‘guilt’ felt – for bringing the burden of innocence spent under guilt in the years across their families lives inside and outsiderison.

Paddy Hill described that. The strap inside his head I imagined keeping to himself for scrutiny alone the facts, the experience, the ongoing.

Most of us could not even conceive of the original violation of justice for it seems so possible but inconceivably in ours experience.
These servants of corruption who treat others the way they were and many continue to do, were born to the same humanity as us all.
How could they take so wrongfully, into their hands and minds,the lives of innocent people and produce the failures God warns us against?

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Michael Mansfield continued to read this letter. To take us into the field of universal commonality. The letter which Gerry never received a reply to.

The support for the Guantanamo prisoners was fierce and fulsome.
It contained vision, experience taught and learnt not by being suppressed by the anti-Christ of the beast that is the the perpetrator of violence, the facilitator who knows far less and is far greater the administer of evil than the fledgling defender who confronts evil.

There was an insular atrophied scattering of Politicians in the room who when Michael Mansfield continued to criticise the GB government, repeatedly refering to a lack of actual close insight to Northern Ireland he made the point clearly enough to suggest that he despised the duplicity of Politicians.

He estimates 200 of the Houses of Parliament MP’s have interests in companies they continually vote on affairs affecting them. “Conflicts of interest we used to call them” he said.
He bought up the thing most people have hitherto been outlay unaware of – the TTIP deal being fostered by Global corporations giving them globally the Power to sue Governments – Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
It is being hammered out – (post recent years Bildenberg no doubt) between US and EU handshakes. http://www.38DEGREES.ORG.UK/TTIP.

Our own Politicians rely on the trade as back offices lackeys and any industrialists worth their salt here who are true innovators and inverters will themselves find a gorilla in the room in form of the trade conflicts and resulting wars, yes wars are founded on a lot less than mere material access, thus caring forward in our name corporations largesse over people’s government. Sinn Fein are against it but other parties here are not yet coming clean with their position.

The parties here, Michael Mansfield for politeness sake, were kept onside without failing to bring to our attention issues they decline to engage on.
The sectarianism is abundant and clear as the mantra driving politics here and he has never made any bones about it being our downfall.
In the midst of him telling us things politically, the absences of some and the presence of others here at this lecture signified a great deal.
The hangers on to the Gerard Conlon legacy of course were there.
The quest for truth and justice – jolly god that is that is. Let’s rally.

While various people from the floor, during questions, illustrated on behalf of Michael Mansfield you might say, providing his arguments, it was a stream of stories of the type brought by Gerry Conlon’s revised for a different age. Now. Stories as well telling us that everyone knew – speaking again clearly to us shockingly the falsehoods of the peace, the failure of inquiry and investigation.

The returning Advice from Michael Mansfield was his own mantra to never give up. Your own humanity is of nothing compared to the pursuit of goodness abiding in us all and clearly the given gift of our lives and duration on earth forever enhanced by the love of ones neighbour.
Gerry Comlon a sought to his dying breath to speak up for the Ilene’s and the oppressed and the immensity of what he did was not lost amidst this gathering.

New Movements
The judiciary have been slain here in their pursuit of justice, something which Michael Mansfield said concerns him greatly.
The judiciary are the participating Legal voices. Some are advocates others judges and many aredily living floes to extermination. In some countries.
The public are still setting the agenda. Now the practice of using oral and written confessions has nearly entirely been removed due to the well known abuses. The movement has been to take back their lives.
As Martin Luther King said “Our paradigm is Justice.”

The Governments are inured from harm. They have representatives.
The MPs are succour only and e avoidance of damage is a career attribute often practiced by distance.

To create an alternative system out with the lack of agreement for a Supreme Court etc, to not involve with the London Treaty, is to come out from under these ludicrous English idiosyncrasies which is there for a tiny aloud out working which Hieda exposed we are protected from (either or is the fascism) 99% of adherence challenged is turned back to he state as a winning strident stupidity of the actual existence of it.
Sewell bridge is another strand for the Human Bill of Rights privacy is key and Article 3 prisoner detention wrongs exist.

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That was not something given any detail but it is on the same hinge Human Rights Legislation swings by.
One element made reference to by Michael Mansfield was the recent Oxfam highlighting of Global Poor and Global Wealth.
The often recited polemic of the 1% having 50% of the Worlds wealth includes most Europeans earning over £22,000 with their own accumulated or inherited wealth. It is a strange statistic. Hat is because it is wrong.

Who is in the one percent? Well it turns out are 2.9 million in the UK alone
which is twice that in China and less than France. To have £800,000 gets an entry. So a house valued at a million with £800,000 paid off gets the individual in although a married couple etc. Well there is a base point this illustrates where it came from (Credit Suisse) and it remains a valid statement showing how advanced the Western Economy is.

The next statistic which was equally broadcast able – some are not as they contain secret accumulations – was some 80 people hold as much wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion on the planet. Then there is the wealth gap and that for example 400 million live in abject poverty in India.
Have we figured out the accumulated billions Vladimir Putin has stockpiled and where it is deposited?

Concealment and Maxellisation
Several challenges to suppression of Government initiated inquiry were highlighted. Chief among these was the continual blockage of the Chilcot inquiry up to the commissioning of and subsequent to a raft of discovery.
Since evidence as accumulated, material gathered and some conclusions reached, chief among these the fact it was an unlawful war on Iraq. The obfuscation is only part of the Blair/Bush/Rumsfeld/Powell/Straw axis of evil taking the US and UK into a conflict now summoning reigns of terrorist driven anew, in reaction to the support for evil through manufactured conflict.

Into the Global conflict that belongs to that confined for centuries in its own pasture, comes the Middle East. The countries of Iran and Saudi Arabia which has spread into the adjoining countries dismantling thousands of years of keeping your enemy close. The attacks now on other religions have almost completed the destruction of other faiths.
Hate crime faith based is the clear basis of all the actions once perceived wholly Nationhood based, in which joint ethnicities had – not condoned but stood aside as ‘factions’ took up what was ‘justified’ as national cause.

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There is a hate at ever point of the Inquiry Process, I suggest, Mochael Mansfield has been involved in and continues to be involved in.

Take The Bloody Sunday Inquiry.
Seville conducted it. Michael Mansfield represented the unleashing of hate enraged Scottish Regimental and Government licensed murder.
The outcome though by some has been tarnished was a crucial turning point for many of the families with justice remaining incomplete.
The spiritual relief and achievement many of us were unable to be witness to but mere viewers seeing signals from the Guildhall on the carefully managed day, the almost simultaneous oral statement in the Commons put away anxieties without justice visible.
Catholics killed. Hate crime.
No one convicted. Loss of life.
The Chilcot Inquiry.
Censure exists. A Tony Blair and George Bush motive of hate, whether thought of in those terms but directing War, Violence at and directly upon and towards a perceived threat from a race and enclave wholly Muslim, took their respective Countries under their lying to their own Parliament’s threshold and beyond into a War. No second resolution.
In days were seen Shock and Awe.
No one convicted. Loss of life.
The Lawrence Inquiry. The cover-up of racial motivated murder was and still is a corrupted process. Being left to Noreen and Tony Lawrence to fight.
Only two people were ever convicted. Loss of life.
The Guildford Four Inquiry. Only when Gareth Pierce uncovered the British Government British Intellegence Force integral and directing the willing Police Force to frame four Catholics and the perceived antithesis of the British as conspiratorial Irish people, did exposure of the hatred of
Catholic Irish by the British in allowing any chosen person to fit a crime by hate. Stereotypical hate.
No one convicted either for the Bombing or conspiracy of cover-up.
Loss of life.
The Marchioness and Hillsborough Inquiries involved Police and State cover- up on behalf of the operators.
No one convicted. Loss of life.
These were not hate crimes but the facts presented by the operators concealed the facts requiring the material to be gathered, and in the case of Hillborough was only recently to reach a conclusion but without presently any convictions. The Marchioness was mowed down by a ship turning and 50 people died with one lookout for the boat hit.

Occupy and the Collective
Democratic hearings have emerged. The Peoples Tribunal – Commissions of Inquiry that being a lot like the Peace Foundation founded by among others Bertrand Russell. The Peace Foundation. Now there are Peoples Tribunals on Palestine, the NHS, Iran.
Michael Mansfield held up the Gerard Conlon strength of purpose inherent in him and contended it to exist in us. Whether you have been a part or part from (a lot has gone on on this road was the – well I gulped at the bombast from the Politician who came up with that separateness) the contamination of the Political Process and segregation to suit those ends Michael Mansfield noted in his view a change. All to slow from the sixties, seventies, etc,. Where a collectivism was in tandem.
He cited examples of Peoples Inquiry which he has been a part of and continues with. The Onion as he describes it unravels. The capacity resources multiply and the functions have been gathered by Ed Miller at MIT whose observation shows clearly we cannot nor do multi-task and instead Michael Mansfield has, in my mind, found the necessity for a Public Collectivism to arrange for us importance and direct mental and active focus. Occupy, Pussy Riot took up the important issues and prioritized and put it up on a frame each of us in the Public acknowledge.

Where we need to attend also is the ‘Molly?’ Collusion of the MP’s and the a Press. To come at that is to see the matters the Public are directed towards and away from are those salient issues we need pay attention to.
I believe it is the example of people’s inability to discern information to make decisions affecting their one lives. Being lead in certain directions.

The di-nemesis of the people it’s opposite attribute is an agent or act of retribution or punishment.

We are finding ways of taking individual causes commonly bound into a Public Collective framework.

Michael Mansfield has observed many things in other peoples lives and made them understand them beyond their experience.
As well as evaluating the source of the harm anyone has been subject to or in the loss of life the location of the responsibility causing their loss he resurrects this and them into the creative mind which is able to see.
Witness is now as well as now which has a current evaluative outcome if we chose and very often do take up. We are able to construct for the better understanding and advance of mankind; often that it cannot be repeated.

Gerard Conlon has personified all our life’s travails writ large in the midst of the dilution of ancient principles.

Imagine a time when the neurology and the minds capacity has returned, it won’t be found forward (the essay Religion: Something New) as our recurrent themes and lives forever indicate.

That return to forever to sub-edit The Mahivishnu Orchestra – many will never have heard them and I reject the impulse to take out this spontaneous connection here made will in my view be very dependant in how we approach the most important two things facing us.
The Population Optimum.
The Human Diet.

Both the movement to arrive at an optimum Human Population which is achievable with very simple and very small behaviour changes together with a reversal of diet and towards the plant based diet which the China Study evidences as our own conditioning resolution and itself the breakthrough required away from medical pharma dependency is paramount.

Thank you to the organisors of The Inagural The Gerard Conlon Memorial Lecture 2015 by Michael Mansfield.

Apologies for the concentration on the main central lecture of Michael Mansfield, to Paddy Hill whose own contribution told mostly unrepeatable in polite company

To in the background The Church of Saint Peters Falls Road who cared so long and so lastingly for the Conlon family in their lives and continued journey. Cherish also the possibility the wishes for Religious unity around our one Creator across this world within all worlds.

Canon Dougan. Morning service on 26 January 2015 chose these hymns.

‘To the one who is Love Divine, love is excelling.’

‘Be my Guardian and my guide.’

John Graham

26 January 2015

Belfast

Taking the Final Journey

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No longer can injustice plaque the life of Gerry Conlon. He has left us so young in his sixtieth year after suddenly cancer was found when a bout of pneumonia had put him in hospital. On everyday he had sought out and helped those who like him were wrongly jailed or discriminated against.

He abhorred privelige and he knew only to well the difference between rhetoric and the action. For this he became a force against prejudice, unveiling the protocols of all factions in power. His life was turned by the framing of the British Government of him and the others known as the Guildford four. I was closer to Guildford that night than Gerry Conlon as I lived in Surrey at that time. Gerry was actually in Dublin.

I was shocked as many were of this atrocity in a quiet town in Surrey. In my local in the town where I worked, which had given me a job, we shared the shock and tried to figure what intent and purpose lay behind it or indeed what possibly could this bring to the resolution of Ireland’s troubles.

Many things in common
To the English I was a Paddy an Irishman as everyone from the North was viewed and barely, if not at all, would there be any ill will or reference to being of the same mind as these murderers, as they understood these criminals were of a class of psychopathy that lay apart in so few but caused so much destruction.

Many older memories of the wars would surface in talk, the reason to again voice concern carried always, that it too needed to be laid in the past – as acts memorably unconsiable – given the cost and the earlier reckoning with a monster of a movement in Nazism and genocide.

There were real stories that I heard of the Second World War told with ferocity for the waste war brings and I felt moved by the direct honesty in contrast to its absence from the miserable human beings carrying out worthless damage and destruction as directed by people searching for an identity.

These speakers I heard were real ex soldiers lucky, they knew, to return.
The ideas they had were modern and equipped the generations subsequently. The Labour Party became suum cuique potentially but other powers conspired against it. The prayer in this era was real and supplicantry. Petitioners for a better future came in many forms, CND, Unionisation, Hospital and Education priorities raised, Cooperative agrarian, agriculturally and commercially. This was the life the Conlons gave their endeavors to as did many Ulster people. The Black and Masons though in the background, subservient to a monarchy that despised its baseless fraternity and were attentive, retained, and lauded the differences to fill their pockets.

There was a betrayal; once war was put behind that none expected, by bigoted racist wealthy zenophobes including the segment which attached itself to the conservative legacy of Sovereign alliance, the despots like Powell and his core hatred of other nations while he caused it to be hated from afar without reason.
This view is engrained in others of this as a basic racist part of Europe and it came while others considered universal human rights. This memory is held by some still externally and underlies those developing nations its own self determination though it is also a passenger of violence.

Why Torture?
Why did the jailers see it fit to torture Gerry Conlon and the others? Why was he tortured? What has altered in the state? Why is that the instruct of Jesus to love thy enemy so problematic to the merciless few?

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War is not the answer
This was an England with the people belonging to the traditions of equality and fairness, charity, fortitude, justice which hinged on cooperative complex arrangements. This a country framing a society which had brought out its sense of responsibility for the peril of others in the War and the Great War.

The fact others within their society used this set of values to establish a hierarchy of abattage and a country or set of post war countries on a permanent state of alert and continued engagement in the proliferation of weapons.

Where war had reduced men to the level of animals the future spoke of the baseless and without thought of the principles given through God by Jesus all groups were destined to disintegrate and become solitary in thought. The unity of purpose brought about by war was lost by the fact war did not explain the Word and God had for many left us to our own devices and the atrocities carried out by man were set apart from the promises of the Bible on this vast world affecting scale.

Ever since these those wars counties, groups, cities, towns, rural holdings were formidably aware of the loss war brings and they took up that calling or so it seemed on the surface for the memory of the fallen.

The fact that so many of their number that were lost had not the glory of the country at their front but the comradeship of the fellow troops in the reality of war, focused on an army advancing towards their families and annihilating families they did not know but knew as human like themselves. A global catastrophe was happening and its apparent cost or outcome could not even become clear until the facts surfaced, when surrender was achieved from the protagonists of violence.

Remembrance
It was a day of remember for us all on Saturday 28th June 2014 one week after Gerry Conlon passed away. To be among those there, to witness his life and passing, was making connections on so many of Gods signs.
The funeral was a final part and his fellow detainees carried their brother in love towards his rest. The higher Church was subdued by this witness, it gave back the spirit to the people this day on whose witness faith had risen to testify to our joining in the worship of God to the father of all things.

The orations were of the Bible and of memory but also when the address was given by Gareth Pierce it was a testament be reminder to us all we should never give up the just fight for Gerry’s sake, as others, as he had given his life in every respect to fighting this fight for and on behalf of others.
It was a leveling of the Word as human expression made us commonly accept that urge to be in our lives real. The Gareth Pierce tribute will be remembered wherever it is heard. In this place which carried so many Conlon family memories it spoke out beyond the walls.

Spiritual Resonance
The disciple Peter 1:2-11 actually responds to us knowing the failings often faced so requiring focus; to be constantly reminded of our role on earth in relation to each other. The important areas for spiritual development he urged – and you if you can replace your spirit source as it speaks to you – growth in faith, virtue, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness and love. (2 Peter1:5-7)
This is invaluable to us, it is fundamental we discover this renewal of the areas told through Peter. The abundance of return by adherence to this is unbounded and is immeasurable and the fruits of this knowledge of the truth path of God will be evident. The real rejection of this is the destruction all witness presently in the absence of belief. This is the true tenet of Gods Word.
A simple theological message brought by scripture of the narrow path we are asked to keep to in order to reach enlightenment. Sharing this is part of the message and that is exactly what Gerry Conlon was about in his short period of freedom. He tackled fiercely with true love for the human ever injustice and hurt and harm he came across. He implored, appealed to the unjust to respond and act as their souls tell them to. He never gave up.

This was a country the eventual victor, which probably used secretly torture to obtain information from captured soldiers. Just as the Nazis used
unsanctioned methods so the other armies would be also torturers.
This was a world facing annihilation on a vast scale.

In peace time those instruments are not part of a resolution. They are the product of policy. They continue to be used and will be used while we allow it to happen in our name. By not speaking up and heeding the likes of Amnesty International, a group outside of the UN conspiracy of Nations, the torturers and leadership destruction will not be stopped. History must have its outcomes and this adherence without learning how to avoid continued cycles of violence and cycles of killing young future generations perpetuates the human decaying mind.
The History is taken. It is not appreciated in Gods terms nor is it learnt.
Without reference to the God principles of which it is the fortune of history to have brought into the light for us, the perpetuators of the cycle have many years and recurrences of destruction ahead for us.

The power of god is the power of loving thy enemy as you love your neighbour. Is it the case that this suggests our neighbours themselves are as flawed as us. It does of course. It advances the possibility that we are often close to violence. The word of God asks, implores us to act by communicating IN the laws of God, to tell the story and basis of why we are asked to deal with our lives in a way which is to cause no harm to another.

Just as Ireland has over centuries sent men through poverty and through need to countries to fight and fall the English they sometimes fought alongside were on that line between life and death also.
The future sometimes reveals things and falsehoods of the pursuit of war while also advising how much human barbarity has been avoided and brought to a halt as a result of war. The cost is learnt also.

There is no basis of justification on the one hand for the bombing of which Gerry Conlon was falsely accused along with the three others of causing and on the other no basis for framing individuals of the crime. To charge them with crimes they did not commit, to continue once framed with a paucity of evidence and false statements to punish them through a facade of court trial with the cruelty of torture once convicted is an indictment of the whole system the British Government had constructed since the wars.
This being a throwback to madness of monarchy created using the protection of the reputation and subsequent propaganda all focused on sovereignty and religious service to the Crown.
This was also not the Great Britain the lost generations had fought to uphold and in whose name countless policies were subvened.
How could this happen except through the vile instructions found in the many layers of control of the Government, with its secular instruments and agencies, whose aims are for the retention of the sovereign power in use since Elizabetan times. Except this was not Elizabeth I but Elizabeth II whose service has been wrapped up in the second World war and the subsequent recovery. Without accident or design the status quo has been held to, without fail and in misguided allegiance to former goals and objectives.

The monarchy being also overtaken in their primacy by advantages taken by groups of unlikely victors in the spoils of war and their uncontested wealth accumulation.
Firstly sovereign depends on subservience and adherence to ancient outdated and misinterpreted manifestations taken from the scriptures. There is no such demand on those that have overtaken the role of sovereignty. Wealth also depends on the removal of religion and Gods values.
Hardly can a hypocrisy be so flagrant yet so ignored and so attributable.
They collectively not only have devoured any reputation of fairness they have set back to medieval times any possibility of hanging on to the equality and justice which the Bible has led us deeply in instruction despite of and however twisted and contrived exhortations made outside the true Word.
The discussions is warped and removed, mostly through choice of the people with most to loose and answer to, from the inate values which most of us are born with and are born into systems of variance which removes meaning from Gods word and replaces it with dogma and doctrine divided and divisive. This is clear on all continents.
The hypocrisy endemic in English Politics is no longer its own master. It is driven by the machine of knowing, the attachment to the written laws without any analysis. Total dependency is supreme and poisonous.
The ‘Bon savages of war’ are given their instructions still, as before except no longer will the so called savages take the certitudes of the Nations interest as their inner most value, more important than tenets of God found in the many alternatives to the Established Church. They as servants defending nations are sons and daughters of Victims more read to tell the real time purposes in place. In countries where analysis is undermined and the local press act as functionaries of the aggressor or not at all the people cannot be expected to realise the depth of their mis guidance.
So apparent is this the regimes they are allies of become dictatorships rapidly, once the initial surge and adoption of no going back has occurred.
They are taken prisoner by a cause and it is not one of freedom.

This world has many prisons filled with people whose reasons for being held are corrupt. Mexico oblivious to Human Rights, the USA also running a prison system which responds to Courts. 95 percent of court cases, or thereabouts, are convictions. These convictions are based on plea bargaining. The justice principle is not in place. Instead any case on which plea bargaining is rejected by the defendant it is then subject to the most draconian measures and sentencing regimes it is possible to enforce.
Then the prisoner becomes isolated within the incarceration with the minimum of priveliges and humane treatment. So when the USA speaks to others of their treatment of citizens the clear response would be to ask The USA to rid itself of such in humane unjust practices and prove to the world it upholds the values it expects of others. Instead it hectors and prevaricated while opposing nations which do not fit their own image of principles.

Religion in the USA has forgotten largely the morals and ethics which have evolved from the Bible and the Word of God.
They replace God with extraordinary visions of damnation and hellfire where there is no such instruwith religious practice by zealots unable to adjust to their neighbour.

Reading and making connections is in Religious terms required continually as it is accepting the flaws exist in mankind and we therefore need to re- associate ourselves daily in faith for the future of mankind.
At the forefront of Nazism was a belief in the principle of perfection which has never had a rational nor any element of goodness. It has been again taken by religious zealots of many diverse religions to be their own salvation without the fundamental realisation they too are flawed in the eyes of God and only God will be their salvation. It does not reside in the destruction of others.
Human nature carries in us not ultimate perfection. Our desire to express our community in societies of many shades, colours and unity is an outward expression of the inner denial. Within God resides in us.

 

 

Gerry Conlon had much to challenge God with but he chose instead to challenge his fellow man, his community, the world he knew with the ethics and believes which came to him naturally from his beliefs in the principles of good. This is perhaps a commitment made in respect of the devotion given to God by his parents to their own faith. Though in prison his mother prayed every day of his detention to God for his release and for justice to be found. Through the extraordinary devotion of his advocate Gareth Pierce who maintained the unparalleled presence of social care and support he undoubtedly needed after 15 years of intolerable hurt and harm.
Gareth Pierce acted selflessly in maintaining the connection with those she secured justice for. Finally at rest in paying tribute to his life and extraordinary tenacity she spoke about his having departed this life victorious. Gerry Conlon left this temporary world with his dignity and integrity intact.