Not sure what you mean there.
I thought it was until you started shifting the goalposts.
Exactly, it represents an identity, not an order. Glad we're in agreement.
huh? Orange was the colour choosen to represent people from my tradition and my identity - the Orange tradition, the Unionist tradition or whatever you want to call it. The OO is just one aspect of that. Orange wasn't chosen to represent all the Protestants of Ireland just because they were Protestants. It was chosen becuase that colour, like the green, repsents people from a cultural background that is orange i.e. connected to the Williamite tradition/the Unionist tradition/the Orange tradition. i.e. it doesnt included Green prods like Sean O'Casey. They're on your side of that flag.
Ok then, why did you choose to use Orangeman to describe the people who identify with the orange portion of the tricolour, even though many Protestants don't identify as orangemen?Some people won't be happy til theres not an Orangeman left on the island. Time to rethink the tri colour.
Mere protestants also threw me, coming from you.
Orangemen are part of that Orange tradition. Hence er, you know, the Orange colour. They didn't take their colour from that flag, the flag took it's colour from the largest organisation on the island that represented the Orange tradition. Not all Protestants are part of that Orange tradition, hence they're not represented by the Orange bit. Protestant doesn't equal Orange. It should, but it unfortunately doesn't.
Last edited by Schomberg; 5th October 2011 at 02:19 PM.
any comment on the OP by the way?
Last edited by Schomberg; 5th October 2011 at 02:21 PM.
As far as the OP just another stupid, pointless, sectarian attack.