Firstly, Northern Ireland is not your normal western liberal democracy. As Mick Fealty said, there exists two worlds in Northern Ireland. One is progressive, cosmopolitan, tolerant, ambitious. The other is a minority that extorts, blackmails and wields arbitrary power over a moderate majority. The politicians are complicit with these economic vandals and thugs.
Today, we are beginning to tear down the so-called 'peace walls' erected to physically separate feuding communities. The police force has seen an overhaul, with the Royal Ulster Constabulary having been replaced by the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Yet time and again sectarianism continues to rear its ugly head.