Outrageous optimism and the need for belief in the long term future of the Orange tradition

This #SluggerReport was recored on Monday and takes a deliberately and outrageously optimistic (although far from naive) view of the Orange Institutions and their future role in society. Taking a leaf out of Carmin Medina’s book (that Optimism is the greatest act of rebellion)

I don’t try to deny the dark nihilism that Phil sees in the reckless bonfire culture is there, but rather I suggest we are all conniving at feeding it through a certain comfortable pessimism that this is the way it always has been and always will be.