I hadn’t planned to write anything more about the 11th July night in Northern Ireland.
I’ve written so many posts about it. You can search through the archives and read them all, if you wish.
It’s the same old, same old sectarian hate-fest that’s been going on for years and years and years – an exodus of ordinary decent people from the North of Ireland (unless they live in some upper-class secluded area where they neither see nor hear no evil) , lawless bonfire collectors and builders, danger and damage to houses, a set-piece of hate crime
The police, whether
the now defunct RUC or the
PSNI, stand back, watch and mouth platitudes about “not being able to do anything”
Comment: This is your day job, mates.
You get your salary for combatting hate crime.
When are you going to start earning your keep?
Unionists/Loyalists say “it’s our culture. It’s just a fun-day/evening/night out for the childer” as they burn the flags of the Republic of Ireland, Poland, and anywhere else that’s the object of their irrational hatred this year.
They would probably burn a Catholic too if they could get their hands on one!
They endanger their own houses and hospitals.
CREDIT: CHARLES MCQUILLAN
Yet the Orange Order washes its hands of the “Bonfire Culture”
“Nothing to do with us” it says “We don’t organise any bonfires”
Query: Who do you think you’re fooling?
This year the DUP’s narrow vision will be on parade with the whole UK watching.
Remember: One-third of DUP members belong to the Orange Order.
Over half of DUP elected officials are members of the Orange order,
A majority of the 10 MPs currently propping up the Conservatives are members of the Orange Order.
Tonight Orangeism/Loyalism has truly plunged to the depths of its anti-Catholic, anti-Irish prejudice.
No doubt it was emboldened by the DUP hold over Mrs May and the Tory administration in Westminster.
A bonfire on Clonduff Road, East Belfast has strung up a black coffin with a picture of the late Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, Mr Martin Mc Guinness
You may remember Mr Mc Guinness died of a serious illness earlier this year.
Mr Clinton, former President of the USA spoke at his funeral which was attended by statesmen from all over the world.
And hundreds and hundreds of ordinary decent Irish people.
These are the hundreds, if not thousands, of people the Unionists/Loyalists have now offended profoundly.
Mr Mc Guinness spent the last 20 years of his life trying to reach out to DUP leaders as representatives of NI Unionists and bigots, the Orange Order and Loyalist paramilitary organizations..
He got nowhere – as he himself admitted in the end.
Unionist and Loyalist MLAs wouldn’t even say “Good morning” if they met him in the lift or along one of Stormont’s interminable corridors.
Rumours (which may or may not be true) are that the man behind this bullying policy of “sending Sinn Feiners to Coventry” was allegedly no other than our very own North Belfast MP, Privy Councillor, Arch Orangeman, Doddsy himself!
Nigel Dodds, MP, deputy leader of the DUP, PM Theresa May’s right-hand man!
Comments: 1) There is something very very sick in these people.
This behaviour is beyond abnormal .
It’s pathological! It’s the product of a diseased mind.
A diseased mind that was fostered by the UK and is now part of the UK government
2) Some non-Unionists in Northern Ireland said:
“this was to be expected”
“ it’s not even surprising”
“I was surprised there weren’t more, to be honest”
Queries: How do you feel now, PM Theresa May?
You bribed a bigotted sectarian party any decent person would be ashamed of – just to keep you in power?
Is this what England wants?
Is this what Wales and Scotland want?
Because you need to know – this is what NI has had for over 100 years
Her Majesty’s Roman Catholic subjects in Northern Ireland have faced unrelenting violence, bigotry and sectarianism for over a century, supported by all Westminster governments.
Orange and British culture in NI now amounts to gigantic hate bonfires and their stolen pallets, confrontational “religious” marches, the RHI, “dark money” and other financial scandals, Loyalist paramilitaries, an anti- women and anti-LGBT rights agenda, ingrained prejudice against Irish people and anti-Catholic sectarianism.
And you wonder why some would do anything to escape your grasp?
Even hunger-strike to their deaths?
Pics and Refs
An effigy of former Sinn Fein Martin McGuinness bonfire on Clonduff Road in east Belfast, ahead of the key date in the protestant loyal order marching season – the Twelfth of July. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday July 11, 2017. See PA story ULSTER Twelfth. Photo credit should read: PA Wire