Saturday, March 10, 2018

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If Pigs Might Fly

Sean Mallory responds to a recent letter from civic unionism.

Not to be outdone by their Nationalist counterparts, and unlike 1912 and the Covenant, armed only with a peann luaidhe, 100+ Unionist luminaries, most of which turned out to be more of a 40w bulb variety, published a letter in ink and not blood, demanding that they get their share of the equal rights agenda and that equal rights were not the sole possession of Nationalists.

A bizarre stance by Unionism, given that they rely and retain inequality for their very existence. What the letter has highlighted to Nationalism is the complete lack of Unionist understanding of what equality is about.

As one Nationalist pointed out: “It's akin to Martin Luther King's assassin demanding that he stand still!"

A final thought for the Unionist signatories demanding a share of the equality agenda to ponder:

Let us consider - all those years ago, Rosa Parks sat defiantly on her seat in the segregated section of the bus, against James F Blake’s virulent demands for her to vacate her seat for a white passenger as the Whites Only section was full. I’m sure if Mr Blake had just taken a moment to explain to Ms Parks that ownership of the equality agenda was not hers or the black people's alone, she would have been more understanding and perhaps even compliant towards his earnest request.

But then again if pigs might fly! 

Sean Mallory is a Tyrone republican and TPQ columnist 


Steve R said...

Bitter to the end, eh Sean?