The 11th Night, Belfast, 2017

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 burn pictures and effigies of Sinn Fein and SDLP politicians, Republican hunger-strikers, emblems of the Catholic religion.

They  would probably burn a Catholic too if they could get their hands on one!

A loyalist bonfire at Bloomfield Walkway in Belfast
They endanger their own houses and hospitals.

An Orange bandsman plays his flute during the 11th night bonfire at the Belfast New Mossley housing estate in 2015

An Orange bandsman plays his flute during the 11th night bonfire at the Belfast New Mossley housing estate in 2015 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


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

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..

Risultati immagini per martin mc guinness

Risultati immagini per martin mc guinness and peter robinson

Risultati immagini per martin mc guinness
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 then


Irish Catholics and non-Unionists feel alienated from the UK?

And you wonder why some would do anything to escape your grasp?

Even hunger-strike to their deaths?

Immagine correlata

 

Pics and Refs

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/black-coffin-bearing-martin-mcguinnesss-face-placed-on-northern-ireland-bonfire-35916813.html

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

https://www.jarofquotes.com/view.php?id=you-ask-me-why

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/what-was-the-battle-of-the-boyne/

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/my-health-has-absolutely-nothing-to-do-with-this-mcguinness-resigns-as-deputy-first-minister-35353238.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-38552926

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/politics/stormont-deal-agreed-to-resolve-northern-ireland-crisis-corporation-tax-to-be-lowered-to-125-500-million-to-tackle-ni-issues-34209884.html

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/07/protestant-parade-northern-ireland/533151/

 

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9 thoughts on “The 11th Night, Belfast, 2017

  1. The loyalist and unionist are a weird lot for us Australians , I have shown some of the people at work the news concerning these two days and we all shake our heads and say WTF, of course we find it hilarious and what’s the deal with all the fu@ken marching

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    • welcome to the site Modicumfracas and thank you for your comments, the lovely song and sharing our info among your friends, neighbours and workmates.

      Really appreciated, believe me!! I hope you all keep looking in and adding your thoughts

      as far as regards your query “what’s the deal with all the fu@ken marching” – up to 4,00 marches a year and counting in an area with a population of 1.8 million (just about a large city) –

      I am afraid I cannot give you a rational explanation-
      OK Orange Order Marches are seen as triumphalist, rubbing the Papish noses in a drubbing they received in 1690, celebrating “religious and civil liberties” or “Britishness” or “The Somme” or whatever comes to mind!

      But . . . . . and it’s a big BUT

      The Orange Order itself offers no rational explanation
      “The parading tradition which the Orange Order upholds is an honourable and historic tradition, which was the norm for other fraternities in the past”.

      What does that sentence mean?

      “People the world over love to parade. There is a seemingly endless list of parades throughout the world ranging from the Carnival in Rio through Mardi Gras in New Orleans 4th July across the United States of America, Bastille Day in France, St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin and New York to the Lord Mayor’s Show in London.”
      Apart from the underpinning values, one annual parade like the French Bastille Day, St Patrick’s Day or the London Lord mayor’s Parade can hardly be compared to 4,000 a year and counting!!!

      http://www.grandorangelodge.co.uk/parading#.WWf4CYTyiUk

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