The True Face of The Sectarian Statelet

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The chances are that in a few months’ time the six county sectarian statelet will have reverted back to enforced normalisation mode with Irish Republican ‘dissidents’ being daily denounced as the greatest threat to peace, a false mantra echoed by the various establishment parties and assorted ‘Stormonteers’, including pro-state Republicans who once upon a time also maintained that the North was unreformable.

However, as seasoned observers of the Irish dialectic will be only too aware, the reality of the sectarian statelet is at it’s most visible during the marching season, when those whose critical faculties have not yet been dulled by the patronage of pro-establishment ‘community work’ or drowned in the baby milk of the conflict resolution mirage, clearly observe the supremacist monster roar and trample on anything resembling progression.  In much the same way as Loyalists were taken out of their box circa 1966 at the beginning of the recent conflict, at the behest of Unionist politicians and directed by Kitsonian British security services, we see similar occurring on a micro scale in Ardoyne, Short Strand, Carrickhill and elsewhere.

One need only watch the contrast in the accommodating treatment of Loyalist protesters by the PSNI, compared to the aggressive tactics used against those from anti-establishment Irish Republican groups, to observe the bias and irreformable nature of the armed guardians of the statelet.  In recent weeks thousands of Loyalist marchers, paramilitary bands, many carrying UVF flags are escorted past the likes of Carrickhill, hurling calculated sectarian insults at a line of silent, peaceful protesters carrying placards, yet the PSNI choose to face-off the peaceful nationalist protesters, while Orange supremacists blow their bugles of hate outside a nearby Catholic church.

An observer from Canada, just couldn’t believe what he was viewing and related to the author that even in North America (which has a less than enviable record where civil rights are concerned) this would be tantamount to allowing the KKK to march through Watts on a regular basis.  Of course, we in the North especially are well au fait with such comparisons but the importance of such supremacism is that via the global medias’s microscope the true DNA of an undemocratic statelet  based on a sectarian headcount is graphically exposed.

Unfortunately, when the ‘public band’ of supremacist Loyalism is placed back into it’s box for another year, the Stromonteers, without a hint of shame will not doubt profit from the usual series of junkets and speaking tours bizarrely attempting to export the ‘Northern Ireland’ solution to other troubled lands.  God help those troubled regions, as the partitoned, Stormont model. certainly won’t..

Alex McGuigan,



4 Responses to “The True Face of The Sectarian Statelet”

  1. Very incisive commentary of the realities of the intractable problems afflicting Northern Ireland in your first blog which are seasonally inflamed by the supremacist marching season. As a ‘mainstream’ journalist, constrained by the realities of publishing, I welcome
    The Plough and the Stars as a breath of fresh air. Keep it up!

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