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Loyalist bonfires commentating Battle of the Boyne in the North today

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Despite warnings from even the DUP and the Orange Order over the dangers of such large gatherings at present, bonfires commentating the victory of King William III at the Battle of the Boyne will be going ahead. The King also known as William of Orange, or King Billy and his victory at the Boyne forms a major part of Northern Loyalist culture. The Battle of the Boyne was of course a disaster for Irish Catholics with the introduction of the Penal Laws which for the next century and a half seen Catholic rituals and practices outlawed across the land.

One can only hope areas of the North including Belfast and Derry don't explode into violence tonight because from what it looks like from here, it's certainly close to doing just that.


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FairstoodtheWind

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Nationalist would do well to learn from Loyalists' dogged committment to their traditions and rituals in the face of the same Red Fascists who would do away with all people's cultures.
 

Karloff

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Nationalist would do well to learn from Loyalists' dogged committment to their traditions and rituals in the face of the same Red Fascists who would do away with all people's cultures.

Loyalism survives in the current form because it has the blessing and support of London. It's not down to their 'doggedness' or any other quality. It's because it happens to be an ideological branch close to the trunk of a lot of the power that runs the world today. Cromwell will always be saluted for the same reason. The other leaders and historical figures in the UK prior to the 18thC (some exceptions like Lizzie I) are fair game for abuse and vitriol because they are considered to have been 'on the wrong side of history'.
 

GodsDog

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They were bitching on RTE about social distancing at a Sinn Fein Funeral a week or so ago.
Now look at the fuckers!!
 

TommyTayto

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In fairness to Arlene Foster she has asked for sectarian messages not to be put on bonfires. The loyalist neanderthals wouldn't of course listen.
 

ladyboyne

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Nationalists would do well to learn from Loyalists' dogged commitment to their traditions and rituals in the face of the same Red Fascists who would do away with all people's cultures.
Culture and their enforcement on those not interested in such a stone-age outlook are the real enemies of our freedoms. . Just take notice of the history of the religious and Jesus freaks and how they used different cultures to commit genocide on each other. One could start with the Battle of Kosovo then the reformation, The Scottish witch burnings, and Northern Ireland today and see what followers of this Jesus guy have done to the human race.
 

DrPat2

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Culture and their enforcement on those not interested in such a stone-age outlook are the real enemies of our freedoms. . Just take notice of the history of the religious and Jesus freaks and how they used different cultures to commit genocide on each other. One could start with the Battle of Kosovo then the reformation, The Scottish witch burnings, and Northern Ireland today and see what followers of this Jesus guy have done to the human race.
Do you have to bring your dislike of Christianity into virtually all your posts?
 

ladyboyne

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Do you have to bring your dislike of Christianity into virtually all your posts?
Do you support murderous religious dogmas, that claim to be peace-loving but in fact has led to some of the worst holocausts and murder in human history?

All religions and human cultural beliefs are smoke and mirrors, Mind control.
 

El Chaval.

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Loyalism survives in the current form because it has the blessing and support of London. It's not down to their 'doggedness' or any other quality. It's because it happens to be an ideological branch close to the trunk of a lot of the power that runs the world today. Cromwell will always be saluted for the same reason. The other leaders and historical figures in the UK prior to the 18thC (some exceptions like Lizzie I) are fair game for abuse and vitriol because they are considered to have been 'on the wrong side of history'.
You think multicult /BAME London gives a fig about Prods in the North?
 

TommyTayto

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Do you support murderous religious dogmas, that claim to be peace-loving but in fact has led to some of the worst holocausts and murder in human history?

All religions and human cultural beliefs are smoke and mirrors, Mind control.
So do you believe that cultural beliefs such empathy, citizenship etc are mind control ?
 
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