- Jun 5, 2017
It's shocking but true that the penny still hasn't dropped yet among a seemingly significant number of unionists that they are now just another minority and can no longer control politics here.This dude must be spinning in his grave like an electric clothes dryer:
If you don’t act properly now, before we know where we are, we shall find ourselves in the minority instead of the majority
Lord Brookeborough, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (1943-1963).
For some reason unknown to me, Google on my phone often prioritises links to the letters page of the News Letter where I get an insight into the thoughts of ordinary unionists (usually from predominantly unionist areas), complaining incessantly about the capitulation to nationalists, concessions on the Irish language, DUP sell-outs etc. etc. ad nauseum.
It just seems so odd to me that these people still haven't realised that they can no longer dictate what is and isn't acceptable to them, or that in a shared society they must respect the fact that other people, culturally different from them, and who are also taxpayers, have the right to have their wishes respected.
It strikes me that these people would be a lot less disgruntled if they accepted that they were just another minority nowadays. Part of the problem I suspect is that they live in a bubble where contact with nationalists/nationalists is negligible, and thus inflate the importance of the influence of their world-view, through a lack of exposure to alternative political viewpoints.