So…more riots, drunken yobs, water cannon and MLAs knocked unconscious with hurled bricks.
There’s an easy way to avoid this. Let’s not have “parades”. None. Nada.
For as long as I’ve had the ability to reason I’ve wondered about the point of Orange parades.
For the participants, parades are a very public method of displaying mass bigotry. And a handy excuse to get drunk in a field. And drunkenness is a wonderful means of suppressing any latent sense of control/decency.
So-called Unionist politicians claim that parading is about ‘culture’. No. Parading is about lack of culture. Lack of breeding. Lack of decency. Lack of interest in creating any sense of normalcy in an endemically tribal and primitive society.
The time has come for parading bigotry to be condemned. It’s not enough to call for peaceful parades. It’s time to call for no parades.
That way, we don’t need parades commissions. All we need is decency.