And the beat goes on………………….
Another July 12th round of rioting, street disturbances, house-burnings and general displays of sectarianism, racism and straight-forward fascism. Of course some people will protest that such incidences are in the minority, and make the news headlines precisely because of their relative rarity. The vast majority of events around the “Twelfth”, they argue, pass off without violence or confrontation (beyond a few bellicose speeches and hangovers in various fields and housing estates). Most of those who wear the sash of the Grand Orange Lodge Of Ireland, more commonly the Orange Order, are law-abiding people, most of their parades are peaceful, and most of the British and unionist bonfire-burnings or street-celebrations in the north of the country are free of inter-communal trouble. However, one is tempted to ask: so what?
The vast majority of those in the Ku Klux Klan obey the laws of…
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