Big Think is one of my favourite websites dedicated to, well, big thinking. It deals with all sorts of ideas and scenarios for the 21st century as well as touching upon the more obscure aspects of culture, science and even geography. So imagine my surprise to be greeted with this headline in the Strange Maps section: “619 – Is Ulster Doomed? Scenarios for Repartition”
Yikes! Actually it’s not too bad an article examining the concept of the repartition of the island-nation of Ireland, a plan trotted out every now and again by politicians from the British Unionist minority in the north-east of the country and by their right-wing nationalist allies in Britain. Of course those who favour it the most (aside from the late Margaret Thatcher during her tenure as British prime minister) are the members of the British terror factions who drew up several detailed plans in the 1970s and early 1990s charting the manner in which it could be accomplished. Basically the plan was mass ethnic cleansing of the Irish Nationalist population of the counties of Antrim, Down and parts of Armagh and Derry (something Thatcher advocated too in her own way, unsurprisingly).
The article is well worth reading, not least for the many mentions of the late and sorely missed Irish blogger Horseman and his website “Ulster Is Doomed”. He long ago predicted the slow demographic death of “Northern Ireland” and so far his predictions have proved true.