19/08/2015 Leave a comment
Some thoughts after last Saturdays disaster for the racists and fascists of National Action and North West Infidels . Firstly, they were defeated by the combined effort of anarchists, socialists, footie lads, black community, Irish community, elderly, young people, trade unionists and ordinary joe public. Both the counter demos organised by the UAF and AFN were effective and done the job to varying degrees of success. In the end, the fascists were out numbered by the people of Liverpool and were soundly defeated.
Local loyalists and Orange Order members didnt turn out to support the racists but either did they turn out to oppose them. Their simple hatred of the Left and Irish community wouldn’t allow them to do so and as seen in the recent past, they will need to co-operate with the racists at some point in the future to attack Irish community public events in Liverpool. Its a symbiotic relationship that needs each other in order to achieve potentional success, in a shared hatred of anything that promotes Irish community growth.
Loyalism and Orangeism is a strange entity in Liverpool. Contrary to popular belief, Loyalism/Orangeism is not linked to protestant Irish immigration to Liverpool. It is purely English in its historical nature and its goal has always been to thwart the progress of the Irish catholic community in Liverpool, servile adherance to British imperialism and support the maintenace of the protestant British royal family.
If there is one thing to certainly wind up a Liverpool loyalist or Orange Order member is to ask the simple question, when was the last time Queen Eliabeth II ever attended an Orange parade? The simple answer is never. The English Queen won’t touch them with a barge pole, which certainly is an inconvinient truth for the loyal people of Liverpool’s Orange community despite their loyalty to the British crown and all of its successors.
While Elisabeth Windsor has given the Orange Order a massive swerve, she has however laid a wreath in memory of all those who fought for Irish freedom and the formation of an independent Irish state. This happened in 2010 and forms another inconvinient truth for loyalism and Orangeism in Liverpool. It really is a good example of unrequinted love by Liverpool’s Loyal servants.
So back to the fascists. They will be back. They have an existant partnership with Liverpool Loyalism and Orangeism, and what better way to get back on the ground in Liverpool than to target the next major Irish street-based event. I kid you not. The battle against intolerance is not over. A simple call to arms by either Fascists or Loyalists to oppose the non-existent IRA in Liverpool would suffice and in the past provided us with bizarre images of a Black woman (below) shouting abuse behind a line of NF poster carriers back in 2012 in Liverpool, when CNE Liverpool commemorated the Liverpool Irish who fought against fascism in Spain.
Finally, Mayor Joe Anderson’s assertion that HE should have the right to decide on who does and who doesnt march in Liverpool is worrying. Joe can’t be trusted. In 2013, in response to another threatened mobilisation by Fascists, Loyalists and Orangeism, against the annual James Larkin March and Rally, Joe made headlines in the Liverpool Echo that he would ban all contencious marches in Liverpool. Joe is not only a threat to Fascists but also a threat to other communities and the broader Left.
They haven’t gone away ye know, so it will be time to unite against the racists and fascists in the very near future I would say…. so No Pasaran!