When it comes to mindless knuckle-dragging sectarian hatred, no-one does it better than The Orange Order. How this organisation, which celebrates a famine in Ireland, is not proscribed, truly beggars belief. Terrorist organisations like the UVF and UDA are proscribed, but you’ll find them alive and kicking in The Orange Order as they conspire to assassinate the author of this piece.
The Orange Order asserts its rights to defend and promote their Protestant traditions and culture, such as this reworking of The Lord’s Prayer (Mathew 6: 9-13)
“Our father who art in Whinhall,
The Haw be thy favourite band,
Thy Taigies come,
When they hear the drum,
As we march down Mavisbank,
Forgive us our intoxication,
As we forgive those intoxicated beside us,
Lead us proudly into the temptation of
playing our dubious tunes all the louder.”
Would it be fair to conclude that this bastardised version of The Lord’s Prayer is indicative of a bastardised Protestant tradition? A tradition that openly stigmatises Catholics with on this occasion the pejorative use of ‘Taigies’? How Glasgow City Council allow these bigots to march down ‘The Queen’s Highway’ is beyond my comprehension. But then this is the same organisation that gave Ibrox Stadium a safety certificate. GCC are either asleep at the wheel or have been infiltrated by The Orange Order.
The Orange Order celebrates genocide. They celebrate the net export of Northern Ireland crops to Liverpool as those in the south of Ireland died of starvation and consumption. One would find it difficult to pass a cigarette paper between The Orange Order and The Klu Klux Klan. An Orange Order Flute Band awarded first prize in their fancy dress competition to a man and woman dressed as Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun while two children wore rags branded with a yellow star-shaped patch which Jewish people were made to wear in Nazi Germany. This photograph which was posted on Facebook is on a page designed to promote the activities of The Orange Order. Evidently Jewish children on their way to the gas chamber is not only acceptable, but used as an advert for recruitment. The pictures were posted on the Whinhall True Blues Flute Band page and were taken at annual Halloween parties held in the Airdrie and District Orange Hall and Social Club in 2010 and 2013.
Another entrant to a previous year’s party organised by the same flute band dressed as the Pope and wore a noose around his neck. Two men clutched a soft toy clad in a child-size Celtic football strip at their crotches – which is believed to be a reference to abuse by Catholic clergy.
The images have been uncovered two weeks after the leadership of the Orange Order gave triumphalist speeches at Glasgow Green celebrating the election of members as councillors in Scotland and talking up the UK Government’s deal with the DUP as an indication that “the future is Orange”. (As reported in The Herald). The odious Theresa May in a desperate bid to retain power has made a £1.5b Faustian pact with the DUP, of which a former MP suggested sending Catholics to the gas chamber.
This will come as a surprise to readers but I would choose the SNP over this shotgun marriage of a Government on any day of the week.
Rather than condemn the actions of their brethren , the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland stated:
“We understand that the press has a role to play, but there is a difference between holding to account and pursuing a baseless agenda to attack and demonise our Protestant culture and heritage.”
Forgive me if I demur. How does dressing up children to denote that they are destined for concentration camps and the gas chamber uphold Protestant culture and heritage? How do flute band members dressed as Catholic clergy simulating sodomy with members of Celtic Boys Club promote the best ideals of the Protestant religion?
I posit that Martin Luther and John Knox would laugh in the face of your faux Protestant culture as you and your vile tribe are merely bigots in fancy dress.