reading about the proposal of a non-segregated cemetery
at Cross on the Irvinestown Road near Enniskillen,
I can't say that I was surprised to see that Sinn
Fein (the Party of Partition) had raised objections
to the burying of Republican/Nationalist/Catholic
stiffs amongst the Loyalist/Protestant stiffs, but
what did amaze me was that the Ulster Unionists had
no objections, so I decided to do a bit of detective
work, to find out what the Loyalist population actually
made a few telephone calls to former associates in
the area and found that the feeling within the Protestant
community was exactly the same as the Party of Partition's.
the Unionists were not truly representing the feelings
within their own electorate.
former associate told me that their biggest objection
was, "Good Orangemen could be buried in ground
that was consecrated by a Roman Catholic priest."
Considering that I was born a Protestant myself and
have yet to meet a "Good Orangeman", and
was left imagining some poor eejit being buried, dressed
in all his Orange regalia, silently screaming "NO!"
at the top of his voice, it was all I could do to
stop myself from bursting out laughing and offending
this former associate.
Do these people not realise that they are paying homage
to a hunch-backed, homosexual, Dutch, vertically challenged,
that there is anything wrong with being any single
one of the above things but all five at the same time,
I ask you? And yet another tip of the hat to the little
gentleman in the dark velvet suit!
the unenlightened amongst Blanket readers,
William was killed by falling from his horse named
Sorrel, which wasn't white, contrary to popular misconception,
after it stumbled on a molehill)
Now, to the Party of Partition, I see that their own
personal police force (the PIRA) have been re-enforcing
the will of the leadership on fellow republicans fom
the 32 County Sovereignty Movement with the shooting
of Prisoner's Welfare activist George McCall. I wonder
if they have been taking lessons from their recruit
from the RUC, after all, shooting republican activists
is something that the RUC have always had a special
McCall's crime? Daring to tell the truth about the
can a party which uses Freedom (SAOIRSE) as
its banner justify this type of activity on its behalf
and even worse, how can the people who committed this
act, who themselves fought a thirty year war for 32
County Sovereignty, justify it?
dead men must be turning in their graves!
it seems that things on the political front in Nortern
Ireland haven't really changed since the beginning
of the Peace Process. The Unionists still disagree
for the sake of disagreement and Sinn Fein have lived
up to their reputation as the Party of Partition.
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