Once the Shankhill Road in Belfast was known as the heartland of working class Ulster Unionism, Protestantism and everything that put a very large no, into No Surrender!
What are we to make then of the news that on Saturday 25th September the Spectrum Centre on the Shankhill plays host to 'Belfast Wake Up Call'. This is a whole day of 9/11 'truth' activism, 2012 prophesies, analysis of state mind control and exposure of 'global elite paedophilia'. With speakers including Jim Corr and music from Gareth Icke (yes the son of the turquoise one) this promises to be something different from the narrow minded, right wing, conspiracy based view of the world that so often used to pass for politics on the Shankhill?
Welcome to the politics of change.
But what of the balance and cross border initiatives that we have come to expect in the new Northern Ireland?
I am pleased to announce that next week Belfast Wake Up Call will relocate to the Falls Road, with the following speakers booked:
Annie Machon "The Need for a Modernised and Fit For Purpose MI5"
David Shayler "Were The Jews behind The Northern Ireland Troubles?"
Chris Bovey alias Dr Hemp "Why Republicans have nothing to fear from drugs in their communities"
Reinvestigate 9/11 (Speaker tbc) "The Path To Truth: Lobbying MP's at Westminster"
All talks will be simultaneously translated into Gaelic, with Ulster-Scots also available upon written request.