The Orange Order, a British Protestant and Unionist political fraternal organization with links to the DUP, has laughably been accused of singing a racist song at one of their rallies. The “Famine Song” is a primarily anti-Catholic and anti-Irish Scottish folk song – and apparently has been banned – but the men of the Orange Order sang it proudly during their recent parade in Glasgow, Scotland on July 1st.
The first verse of the Famine Song goes:
I often wonder where they would have been
If we hadn’t have taken them in
Fed them and washed them
Thousands in Glasgow alone
From Ireland they came
Brought us nothing but trouble and shame
Well the famine is over
Why don’t they go home?
Scottish police are now investigating the Orange Order for singing a song that “urge people to leave Scotland because of their racial origin.”
The Scots and the Irish are genetically closely related, so certainly race in the broader sense wasn’t the issue when the song was originally penned. Rather it was the much narrower sense of ethnic and religious (or theological) identity. Nonetheless, the song clearly sends an anti-immigration and pro-homogeneity message, which is why it disturbs the British liberal elites so much. I just hope the men of the Orange Order are uncucked enough to realize the obvious fact that if you don’t want Irish Catholics from across the narrow Irish sea in your country, African and Arabic Muslims and other non-whites should most certainly not have ever even been considered as candidates to cross their national threshold in the first place. The Scottish pride on display in the footage of the event may indicate that this actually is the case.