POTD- Hunt Street

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  • Zachariah Tiffins Foot

    ‘Prods’ is incorrectly spelt.

  • I’ve been able to get what most of MP’s recent photos have been trying to say on here (“East Belfast is Hun, East Belfast is Scum”) but this one I’m struggling with.

    I may well be guilty of possessing “a naivety and a distinct lack of understanding of arts”… but, still, I really don’t get the *point* of this photo.

    Maybe it doesn’t have a *point*?
    Indeed, does *culture* need a point?
    Depending on our individual religious/racial/class bigotries, can we make up our own point from photos such as this?

    A question that representatives from the local “Arts Community” could perhaps give us *less-culturally-enlightened* guidance on.

  • Nunoftheabove

    …..worrying number of priests settling in the area ?

  • ranger1640

    PM, seems to have had a lack of St Patrick’s day photos form Belfast’s holy land. Were the drags of the day lay in the gutter side by side. Fag buts, beer tins, Buckfast bottles and tricolor bunting. For a counter view MP, try visiting west Belfast and see the scribblings from the west Belfast hoods or the IBA.

  • Comrade Stalin

    The photos are interesting in their capacity to generate some of the worst kneejerk whataboutery on Slugger over the past few years – and much of it coming from seasoned commentators too.

  • Zachariah Tiffins Foot

    I’m most certainly no art critic and therefore my view may not be ‘legitimate’ but a literal interpretation of the photograph could be, considering the daubings, the position of the fence and the sign on the fence, that pervs are not permitted inside the fenced area.

    Unfortunately that puts MP on the perv side of things.

  • Nunoftheabove

    It could also be intending to indicate that the pervs have, as they say, ‘done one’ and have, as such, escaped ‘out’ of the cage.

  • “I’ve been able to get what most of MP’s recent photos have been trying to say on here (“East Belfast is Hun, East Belfast is Scum”) but this one I’m struggling with.”

    Just not me then Oneill

  • The photos are interesting in their capacity to generate some of the worst kneejerk whataboutery on Slugger over the past few years – and much of it coming from seasoned commentators too

    Turgon, Mark McGregor, Donnelly etc are all upfront about their political preferences/biases/prejudices in their posts- you wouldn’t have a problem presumably with people dealing with those preferences/biases/prejudices in the following comments?

    If Turgon remarks about an SF/IRA connection you, amongst others, are very quick to cry hypocrisy highlighting TUV connections with less than savoury loyalist characters.

    “Whataboutery”, yes, of course it is, but why should Turgon, Mark and Donnelly be given a free run to propagate their views, if such inconsistencies exist?

    The Photoman, once he decides to wander into the same polemical territory , is imo fair game for the same type of comments.

    If his photographs concentrate exclusively on sectarian grafitti that occur in the hun quarters of E Belfast, then people are entitled to wonder if that is the only type of sectarian grafitti he sees, is that the only type of sectarian grafitti he has a problem with and, let’s be frank here, whether he thus then believes sectarianism is solely a problem for the Prods to sort out.

    If the answer is “yes” then fine (or not “fine”, but at least it would be more honest).

    Hiding behind such photographs leaving such questions unanswered, with the invariable snide attempt at a pithy comment is, on the other hand, out and out cowardice.

    Seen this poster last week, and I couldn’t help thinking of MP and a lot of the supporters on here when I saw it. Hope he and they take the point

    http://tinyurl.com/6fopapj

  • ayeYerMa

    I think there is a point to this photograph, and the reactions of most posters so far highlights it very well.

    My interpretation is that graffiti has been popping up more frequently in Belfast that has absolutely nothing to do with the “traditional” (and IMO unhealthy) “orange and green” sectarian labels that the political system and media continuously thrust upon us.

    I’ve seen quite a lot of this kind of trend recently. Around the Sandy Row area quite a lot of similar graffiti has appeared as a reaction to news that several registered sex offenders have been housed in the area. Probably a similar story here.

    Just goes to show the profile of the average Slugger commentator – only thinking in their own little pathetic parochial mindset where everything in NI must be interpreted and given a label in terms of “orange and green” (with no dissent allowed). The “Peace Process” has only made this unhealthy and illogical form of thinking and labelling more prevalent, especially with such abominations such as mandatory “community designation”. A more accurate name for the highly undemocratic concept of “power sharing” would be “community disintegration”.

  • joeCanuck

    Sometimes a pipe is just a pipe.