Sunday 22 April 2018

Adams tries to gag Independent

Sinn Fein Leader Gerry Adams
Sinn Fein Leader Gerry Adams

Fionnan Sheehan

THE characteristic of any cult is the unquestioning faith its members have in the leader. The cult leader will condition his followers with emotional manipulation to make them trust his dictates and believe his every utterance. There's no room for any doubts to be explored and any challenge to the leader's omnipotence is automatically dismissed.

The unstinting loyalty of Sinn Fein supporters to Gerry Adams and his versions of his own past shows again why the party is so often compared to a sect. Half the country believes Adams is lying when he says he had no role in the murder of Jean McConville.

Less than a quarter of people believe that he wasn't involved.

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