Tag Archives: Racism

Nathan Bedford Forrest And Raymond McCreesh

Conflict Resolution is a terrible thing. As I have always said, the best way to resolve a conflict is to have one side completely destroy the other. It is not exactly a moral stance. But the alternative …resolving a dispute … Continue reading

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Rally Against Racism

I thought that the turnout was pretty impressive. Sinn Fein members sprinkled among crowd with small placards. Greens and Labour NI had banners. Alliance and SDLP out in force but no banners. As I understood it, organisers had stipulated it … Continue reading

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So…Racism

We used to be far too busy with Sectarianism (a specifically local problem) to worry about one of the great global problems like Racism. As “Lord” Brookeborough, one of the founding fathers of the Norn Iron statelet put it (when … Continue reading

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John Smyth Junior

John Smyth junior sounds like an interesting person. Jailed yesterday for petrol bombing a house occupied by some Polish people. In other words he is either a racist or sectarian scumbag. But unusually he was a DUP candidate at the … Continue reading

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Burning Polish Flags

We should of course be outraged that flags of Poland were burned on “Orange” bonfires. Also it is outrageous that election posters of SDLP candidate Magdalena Wolska were burned in East Belfast. I declare a double interest. I am not … Continue reading

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PSNI Suspend Officers Over Racist & Sectarian Texts

The news that the Police Service of Born Iron has suspended four of its officers while it investigates racist and sectarian messages apparently sent (to each other)  by text is to be welcomed. The speedy suspension and the press conference … Continue reading

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Trayvon Martin RIP

One of the hardest things for Europeans to understand about United States is the Gun Culture…the right to bear arms….the National Rifle Association and all that. I thought that United States had changed. I am old enough to barely remember … Continue reading

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“We Won The War …And The HP Sauce!”

West Belfast circa 1962. When we played football against the boys from the other end of our street……..and we played for hours on end…….when one team reached ten goals it was half-time. And the first team to reach twenty goals … Continue reading

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This Football Season Just Got Worse………Evra & Saurez (continued)

There are two responses to the Patrice Evra-Luis Saurez incident today. The first response is to over-state it. And the second response is to under-state it. Earlier today…Manchester United played Liverpool at Old Trafford (Manchester). United won 2-1 but my … Continue reading

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Football Is Becoming Toxic

I watched the Liverpool-Tottenham Hotspur match last night. It was the first appearance of Luiz Saurez in eight games. He has now served his ban for racially abusing Patrice Evra of Manchester United. Saurez is due to play against Manchester United … Continue reading

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