Thursday, August 20, 2009

See? Segregation Works!

It would seem segregation does work - in Northern Ireland, at least.

First started in in the early 1970's in response to "The Troubles", so-called "peace lines", more than 40 in number still separate Catholics and Protestants.

The "peace lines" are actually walls averaging 25 feet in height, are made of steel, brick, concrete, and iron, and stretch over 13 miles. Most of these walls are located in Belfast.

The Berlin Wall separating East and West Germany stood for 28 years. The British ruled Northern Irish have managed to beat that record.

And from the reports I have, the residents of these segregated towns don't want the walls to come down.

So we see Britain's response to social strife and animosity - build walls, build more bad blood.

The Brits certainly have learned how to keep the peace.

For how long?

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