Are (some) Irish people, the only people in the world, who feel the need to offer "parity of esteem" to their aggressors in their Independence struggle?

Should we "remember" the British intelligence men shot the morning of Bloody Sunday with some kind of "pity"?

Where, anywhere, in the world, does this happen?

Why would it happen?

Is there a section on a Cenotaph in Britain with the names of Kevin Barry, Dick Mc Kee, Peader Clancy or Sean Treacy on it?
I have no issue with the British people remembering their war dead. I've no issue with British people wearing a poppy.

But why do some Irish people feel that we need to "remember" them too?

What is it with that mentality?
Is there a wall in Lexington remembering the Redcoats who fell in the American Independence struggle?

Or one in Kenya somewhere?

That the names of British soldiers who died in 1916, are on a remembrance wall in Glasnevin, is a source of shame in my opinion.
Let the British nation and British people remember their dead. But lets stop pretending that we should care so much about a nation and army, that did everything possible to deny Ireland her right to nationhood.

And still does.

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The bitterness of the attacks by FG towards SF is not simply political, its existential. It's from not only a political party, but from a certain class of people, fighting for their very future, and what they see as their birthright.

Look at the dynastical nature of FF and FG
they have generations of families who carved up the spoils of power in Ireland. People who were born not only to be TDs, but judges, civil servants, state board members, media jobs, cllrs, etc, charity executives etc etc. For every FF person in a high office job, there is a
FG "mirror" also in one. Labour got crumbs from the table. High level trade union jobs, low level State board jobs, and they didn't rock the boat.

SF threatens that. SF do not have the people "embedded in the fabric of power".. so FF and FG are frightened they'll rip it up
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