The most recent decision taken by the unelected quango, the parades commission, serves once again as evidence of their one sided and biased approach to the decision making process.
The commission serves as a blunt instrument in the cultural war against all things Protestant. Their hatred for our community is clear and their open distain for our culture and traditions shines through every determination.
This is all part of the agenda to criminalise Protestant culture. Nationalist residents groups will never be satisfied. They will find offence no matter what.
Our band, the Bangor Protestant Boys, have been blamed by the fascist quango because we played Sloop John B within ‘earshot’ of St Patricks. There is no mention of the fact that this was totally lawfully and did not breach any of the commissions laughable and ludicrous conditions.
Some may believe the best way forward is to continue to offer up concession after concession to try and ‘expose’ the naked hatred of Nationalists. This will not work. It was tried and tested in 2012 with the decision to send a token return parade up the Crumlin Road. Was that good enough? No, it only lead to the complete banning of the parade the following year.
The quote ‘appeasement only makes the aggressor more aggressive ‘ has never been more apt than when applied to the parading situation in Northern Ireland. They are offended by our music, our hymns, our uniforms, our flags and our traditions.
The truth is that they are offended by Protestants and they won’t stop until there isn’t any expression of Protestant culture.
Continuing to pander and try and find some common ground is a bit like expecting a lion not to eat you because you didn’t eat it.
It is appeasement and concessions that has brought us to the place we are now. Piece by peace.