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Re: St Patricks Day Parade under fire....

Postby hotandhumid » Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:06 am

[quote="JR8"][quote="Barnsley"]Actually the part of the road that was closed , is closed every weekend , so there were no exceptions made :D[/quote]

Perhaps it's more of a case of the locals in their hair-shirts, not being able to tolerate others having fun.[/quote]


@Barnsley - I'll repeat what I wrote for your benefit: the key issue is not about party-pooping, but rather the inequity of privileges between an indigenous community and an expatriate one.
Lets air-condition the entire island please

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Re: St Patricks Day Parade under fire....

Postby JR8 » Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:21 am

hotandhumid wrote: @Barnsley - I'll repeat what I wrote for your benefit: the key issue is not about party-pooping, but rather the inequity of privileges between an indigenous community and an expatriate one.


Is being able to peacefully celebrate your own culture a privilege?

How did we get to that point? :-k

More seriously, isn't this is a case of 'I can't party, therefore no one must be allowed to?'
'Do it or do not do it: You will regret both' - Kierkegaard

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Re: St Patricks Day Parade under fire....

Postby hotandhumid » Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:31 am

I think the upset is with the perceived double-standards between Thaipusam and St Pat's.
The privileges I mentioned refer to the closure of roads and permission for al-fresco drinking for SPD, which were far more muted in the case of Thaipusam. So it is understandable that people question such a disparity and I hardly think that they were targeting the Irish community.
Lets air-condition the entire island please


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