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Paul Larkin

Chroniclers are privileged to enter where they list, to come and go through keyholes, to ride upon the wind, to overcome in their soarings up and down, all obstacles of distance, time and place.
Charles Dickens - Barnaby Rudge, Chapter The Ninth

Journalism and the Orange Broederbond

Picture this

We are still in South Africa. The World Cup is still on and a right wing, fundamentalist Protestant militia called the Broederbond (a white supremacist organisation which has fraternal links with Ireland’s Orange Order and related masonic lodges) has decided to exploit the media vuvuzela around this international soccer tournament to profess its right to hold a “Trek” through a black township. Why? Well because when the whites first planted the country this was one of their traditional routes and their rights as white settlers have to be upheld at all costs.

The worldwide liberal media is up in arms with correspondents waxing indignantly about racism, the history of white colonialism and the curse of social systems based on Apartheid. The heroic struggle of the indigenous blacks, whose dress, languages and customs were banned, gets special features in all media outlets.

Meanwhile in the North of Ireland, the British settler militia... Léigh an t-alt uilig - Read Full Article....


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