The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #168067   Message #4059522
Posted By: An Buachaill Caol Dubh
16-Jun-20 - 09:20 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Union Flag and English values
Subject: RE: BS: The Union Flag and English values
Captain Swing, now or at any other time, certain slogans would be deemed inappropriately divisive, until enough people made enough noise to drown out any disagreement or compel everyone to make the same noises. No doubt support in the right quarters is helpful too, both in popularising and in suppressing. I wonder whether anyone should insist that he is going to "take a Wounded Knee" in solidarity with all those routinely subjected to oppression in the USA; and if any object to the modification of another phrase currently fashionable, on what grounds?
JeffB, what an entertaining post. The potential menagerie scurrying around the Old Queen's Coat of Many Compromises would have been the funniest part, were it not for the proposed acronym for the former State. I didn't overlook the thoughts behind the posting, of course, as serious as those posted above concerning the likelihood of Ireland becoming a united nation once again.
Och, and Nigel Parsons: you might be right, maybe no, but my own attitude to what we call the Flag, or indeed to the Old Queen, can readily be deduced from the last three words of what is already a minor addendum, by the way.