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Well the sectarian Neanderthals were at it again in Ulster; is it time to ban these anachronistic events and bring their mind set into the 21st century?

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Nor me, I live in Warrington.

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Banning the Marches will only increase support for these loonatics, turning moderates into radicals, I'm not a defeatist but I can't see an easy solution to this problem it's so deep rooted. The so called peace is constantly teetering on the edge.

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Banning the Marches will only increase support for these loonatics,

Have to agree alg. For many in the Protestant community it is a fun day out for the kids. and in most places it goes past without a hitch

 

BTW would anyone consider banning St Patricks day marches?

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It would indeed be a long term project Alg, and would take several generations to phase out - starting with the eradication of "faith" schools and the introduction of one secular education system, that emphasised a common heritage rather than a divisive one. Of course, an improved economy and employment, might provide less time and energy for such nonsensical activity. It's frankly amazing, that in an age where we've landed men on the moon and developed technologies, that folk thought as science fiction merely a generation ago; we still suffer such violence based on primitive historical sectarian myth.

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There are so many still alive from both sides that remember and participated in the troubles and lost close relatives either in active operations or as innocent bystanders being in the wrong place at the wrong time who have passed on the 'wrong' message within their family which still continues 'stoking the fire'  within their respective communities and as has been said it needs drastic re-education to eradicate the hatred and that is going to take a long long time.

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Yes Alg, but it's steeped in a 300yr old myth, King Billy and Shamus a Caca, Battle of the Boyne etc; where the peasants of both sides were used and abused by the rich and powerfull, who exploited their ignorance and supersticions. That ignorance and supersticion sadly persists to this day, and a common, secular education is required to phase it out. This isn't just an Ulster problem, it's a global one.

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