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The Awesome Berbaslug wrote: anyway, does anyone know why Unionists are going so mental, just because the butchers apron isn't going to be flown over city hall. There seems to be some fairly serious disturbances over this flag, with the alliance party getting it in the neck
Keyzer wrote: I would imagine it's because these particular Unionists are bigoted, knuckle-dragging scum of the earth to whom a flag largely synonymous with subjugation, bloodshed and imperialism is more important than, say, being concerned about their fellow human beings.
The Awesome Berbaslug!!! wrote: hmm, you have a tendency to see such things as more innocuous than the really are
If that is the reaction it generates then it's no wonder some Unionist knobheads like it waving above City hall and marching up and down streets wafting it about to all and sundry.
a flag largely synonymous with subjugation, bloodshed and imperialism
Diable Rouge wrote: It's 90% mindless aggro, but 10% is arguably a loyalist sense of alienation that neither Unionist party is defending working-class Protestant communities, while their republican counterparts are reaping the SF rewards, so the issue just proved a convenient catalyst to express pent-up angst
Sean of the Shed wrote: I might be appearing naive here, but if less significance was attached to the Union Jack by Republicans, then maybe it would undermine the symbolism it currently has with the idiots amongst the Unionists
sw2boropetrovsk wrote: So, is the possibility of Scottish independence a thing in Northern Ireland? Just it makes me think that it's the big undiscussed question in the conversation here, but could mean that the whole current settlement, such as it is, could unravel
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