I’m reblogging here an article by Joe Mc Veigh on Jude Collins website
“I wonder if they are capable of changing. I wonder if they are serious about building a future together with their neighbours as outlined in various legally binding Agreements”.
Like myself, Joe has his doubts –
Unionist/Loyalist intransigence is very real
The second part of Joe’s article deals with convincing Unionists/Loyalists that they have everything to gain in a Re-United Ireland.
They may well have – but
They don’t want it under any circumstances
Convincing will have no effect.
Sinn Fein and the SDLP are also great at giving advice to Unionists/Loyalists
“the DUP should condemn 11th night bonfires, the UDA and the UVF”
And so on and so forth
Advise and Suggest as much as you want –
Suggestions, recommendations, pleas for rationality, friendly outreach, have made , and will make, no or a minimal impact on DUP/Unionist/Loyalist/Orange Order behaviour.
They will in fact just drive them into contrary behaviour patterns and further intransigence.
Time to stop, call a halt
They’re an irrelevance to the bigger picture in three countries but their sectarian bigotry holds us all hostage – never more so than today as they support the May government at Westminster
As James Connolly said
Begging, pleading with Unionists/Loyalists/Orange Order to consider, accept, mitigate their attitude towards the Irish Nationalist/Republican point of view has got us
When Unionists/Loyalists treat Catholics/Nationalists/Republicans badly,
and do it again and again and again,
and Catholics/Nationalists/Republicans keep waiting and hoping that they will change and treat us well,
or at least not harm us , then we are being abused.
Time for Irish men and women to ignore the Unionists/Loyalists/Orange Order
Time to press on regardless for what we want
If Unionists/Loyalists can fit in – fine
If they can’t – they’ll have to learn to