Dear Shankill Mirror
This letter begins with a simple but hearfelt, Thank You All for your support. The City Grand Chapterís decision to hold its first ever Last Saturday demonstration in Belfast in 2012 was met with intolerable, inconsistent and biased determinations from the unelected and unwanted Parades Commission. The City Grand Chapter had only wanted to be part of the tremendous Covenant Centenary celebrations within our City. As the parade proceeded from the Belfast Orange Hall we have never seen so many supporters in Belfast. It was evident that the PUL community had turned out to ensure that our cultural identity and rights would not be eroded or denied. The signs of support from the community were clear for the City Grand Chapter and our loyal friends from Scotland and England to see with not only the crowds in attendance but the fact that flags representing our institution were flying from lampposts up and down the Shankill, the very heart of the Empire. On Donegal Street the parade faced the usual vile sectarian abuse from the Ďpeacefulí protestors with no reaction from parade participants much to the disappointment of the waiting throng of republican biased media and cameramen.
The City Grand Chapter is indebted to you all and we look forward to your continuing support as we continue to face those that wish to enforce an apartheid system in our beloved Ulster. The enemies of Ulster are all round us but United we Stand, No Surrender.
The Sir Knights of the City of Belfast grand Black Chapter
Do people still talk like this and believe this nonsense?
I suppose calling yourself a Sir Knight is a bit of a giveaway. (Who appoints these knights, if it's the British Royals, they'll need to get word to William and Kate's PR people pretty pronto.)