CSI Las Vegas is great. Less so CSI Miami and CSI New York.
But “CSI” is nothing to do with Crime Scene Investigation in Belfast. Im not actually sure about what the initials stand for…probably Community Strategy for Integration or some such nonsense beloved of LetsGetlongerists and Conflict Resolutionists.
This is a function of Government in the hands of the Office of the Coalition Leaders Peter Robinson DUP and Martin McGuinness Sinn Fein. They have some kinda obligation to churn out a strategy to make Norn Iron more cohesive. It is not without irony that neither Robbo or Marty want a cohesive society. They owe their positions to a divided society. To be honest Im not that fussed on a cohesive society either.
So apparently there is a new CSI strategy published today. All lip service and box ticking of course. I expect a full analysis will appear on Slugger O’Toole ( they love that kinda thing). I couldnt be arsed even looking at it. And for GODS sake dont tell me whats in it.
But I notice on Facebook that there isa recommendation for cross community summer camps…which is of course minimalist. We cant have integrated education but we can have summer camps.
I actually agree with this. I think Donegal…the Glenties and Gaoth Dobhair would be excellent. Take the kids out of Belfast, Carrickfergus and Crossmaglen. They can engage in such activities as learning Gaelic Football, Hurling, Camogie, Ceili Dancing, Gaeilge language. There is actually a structure already in place. Its called the Gaeltacht. And as optional extras there is the opportunity to smoke cigarettes.
I hope summer camps are in July during marching season and our young rioters from two communities can be kept off the streets. Maybe form a cross community Wee Bastards group….derived from the warm glow of satisfaction we get from watching recreational rioting on TV News and we say things like “would you look at that wee bastard…he is no more than ten years old”
The Nazis herded German youth into summer camps. The LetsGetAlongerists have the same idea. Re-Education. Social Engineering. But like a lot of cross-community, letsgetalongerist crap, there is no doubt somebody might make a few quid out of it…or “job creation” as politicians call it.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. I remember the good old days in the 1970s when Catholic and Protestant children were sent off to USA for a month by well meaning do-gooders. Back to the Future.