Spotlight on the DUP

_81702664_duplogoPrimarily, my descent is from the so-called Celtic fringe of the British Isles and thankfully these areas are also the least ‘diverse’ although it should be mentioned that there are regions of England, like the south-west, which I know are still fairly homogenous and haven’t seen an influx of intruders. Sadly, however, England as a whole seems to be far too open to migration with the eternal urbanite having essentially sold their cities wholesale to non-Whites. London, Leicester, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, all have White minorities or are fast on their way to such a future; and this is to say nothing of the indigenes! The cities of Scotland too, and even Wales, are seeing an influx, but the largest problems in those countries seem to be not so much migration (yet), but just the fact that their dominating political parties are such useless collections of swine. The left firmly dominates, yet the old industrial areas are now de-industrialised and Labour has for decades now proved it cares more about middle-class non-Whites than the poorest representatives of the native working classes. There too we find the tories who as in England have proven they are not worthy of that name. They have not conserved anything. Sadly, the largest separatist parties are just as unworthy of the term nationalist, being proponents of open cultural marxism, unnecessary international bodies and globalism more generally.

But there may be one saving grace in the UK and that is the formerly beleaguered Northern Ireland. Just as communism had the effect of keeping Eastern Europe more socially conservative than the West, perhaps the ethno-political conflict in the six counties has made the Northern Irish less willing to accept the latest liberal fashions. Or maybe it is something more peculiar to the Ulster Scots, because it is largely they, I believe, who determine the political outcomes of Northern Ireland. Or maybe it is all simply due to Ian Paisley and his abrasive and domineering presence which was felt in that country until his death in 2014. Whatever the case, Northern Ireland is the only country in the UK without gay marriage or a liberal abortion policy.

It was Ian Paisley who founded the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), the largest party in Northern Ireland and the one which is now in the global spotlight thanks to its coalition with the British Conservative party after Thursday’s election. There is much to dislike about Paisley and I’ve never cared for the Orange Order or the often mindless worship of that limp-wristed Dutchmen William of Orange (who many claim was a homosexual, but then again it is fashionable nowadays to call all variety of historical figures sodomites so I don’t know how valid such claims are), but at least the Ulster Scots as a whole have retained some actual conservatism. They are against the EU, they are against gay marriage and other recent gay and trans narratives being pushed throughout the Occident. Kudos to them for retaining that much at least.

Obviously the DUP is far from perfect. For starters, it’s a political party and as such has all the problems that that entails. This includes, among other things, corruption and bureaucratic ineptitude, which is most obviously seen in the recent ‘cash-for-ash’ scandal. And of course there is always the issue of democracy. We can try and use it to fix the current system of things but ultimately I doubt it can be relied upon. Democracy alone won’t save the Occident because what needs to happen is for their to be a complete cultural restoration and voting in this or that party just won’t result in such an occurrence.

I fear too that the DUP are riddled with Zionists. During the Troubles the leftist IRA, INLA and other groups (violent or otherwise) that favored a united Ireland also came out in support of the PLO and a free Palestine. In a knee-jerk reaction many loyalists came out as pro-Israel. I’m sure this hasn’t changed since 1998.

Of course leftist rags in the rest of the UK want their readers to be concerned about the prospects of a DUP-Conservative coalition, although given how far the tories have fallen I don’t think they need worry about the DUP influencing the social agenda of May. If anything it will be other way around, with the tories watering down the DUP’s social conservatism. Already, Ruth Davidson, the mannish lesbian at the head of the Scottish branch of the Conservative party is calling for London to do what it can to impose the gay agenda on Northern Ireland. Apparently, “[Davidson] said the prime minister agreed to try to use her influence to advance LGBTI rights in Northern Ireland.” Once again the tories show just how unworthy of that name they truly are!

Interestingly enough, many Catholic Irish who are more than just Catholic in name only, have actually started supporting the DUP because the SDLP and Sinn Féin have degenerated from Irish nationalists to your standard, run-of-the-mill cultural marxists. As Malachi O’Doherty ruminated last year,

The issue had risen to unexpected relevance with the prosecution of a young woman who had self-administered abortion pills. Both Sinn Féin and the SDLP are now caught in a dilemma over this issue and stand to lose voters whichever way they move. They can placate the conservative Catholics by holding fast to “pro-life” positions and lose the newly secular liberals; or they can go with them, as the Green party did to its advantage, and lose the religious. Yet even among conservative Catholics who do want a united Ireland, some have put their moral causes before the constitutional question. In East Derry last week, a group of conservative Catholics campaigned for the DUP as the party most likely to resist abortion reform and the legalisation of same-sex marriage. Last year the Catholic church also supported DUP efforts to introduce a conscience clause allowing tradespeople to discriminate against gay people. This election has signalled a change in the old model of two mirror-image communities at odds with each other, equally committed to their separate sovereignty claims. In short, for many nationalists, there are some things more important to them than getting rid of the border. Yet it can probably be said with confidence that there are fewer in the unionist/Protestant community who are as blase about the Union. Nationalism was already ahead of unionism in divesting itself of the religious input into its politics. Thirty years ago, murals in nationalist areas showed hunger strikers praying in their cells with the Virgin Mary watching over them. Today that would be unthinkable. If the trend continues, of one community being far more concerned about the union than the other is about a united Ireland, a possible consequence will be that the solid phalanx of Protestant unionism will dominate the political scene while the more liberal, social and moral issues will divide the former Catholic/nationalists.

If he is correct than soon the greatest issue in Northern Ireland will not be debate over continuing their union with Great Britain or joining the rest of Ireland, but will be as it is in say Poland or Hungary: to accept further liberal intrusion or resist? Its hard to say, but I’ve often heard it said that the Irish segment is growing while the Ulster Scots is dwindling. Of course, I’ve also heard the opposite, but if it is true that the Irish are growing, then will that mean the end of Northern Ireland as a bastion of social conservatism on that island? Because the traditionally Irish parties are also more leftist. Sadly, however, religiosity is declining among Protestants as well as Catholics so while compared to her neighbours Northern Ireland is not as far gone, it is still under serious threat.

For the moment, however, it would seem that of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom it is Northern Ireland that is in the least ruinous position.


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4 Responses to Spotlight on the DUP

  1. “Primarily, my descent is from the so-called Celtic fringe of the British Isles and thankfully these areas are also the least ‘diverse’ ”

    Doesn’t you being a “Celt” make you the the “Diversity” in someone else’s country?


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