The metapolitic surrounding the whole bonfire thing is pretty interesting. We have a few different actors at play. Very few of whom have the PUL working class interest at heart.
Sinn Fein love the bonfires and huge funding schemes as the whole setup plays into the narrative they present to their international benefactors. They are able to take photographs of young people rooting around in embers and so on. They are also able to ask for equal amounts themselves.
The £500,000 to the bonfires is untrue in reality. This is quite a clever narrative really the anti-prod alliance councillors, the BBC, the PSNI and the green and yellow press are able to present any funding awarded to the PUL working class community as “diversion” money. So any money at all can be rolled up by the BBC etc as “Bonfire money.”
We should start calling the Nationalist community money “Diversion from bombing funds” or something to that effect. This is why we need our own media.
This is a form of Propaganda that is designed to further alienate Protestants and helps to ensure poverty and exasperation in the community.
We have seen how narrative and press bias has been used against Brexit, we need to wake up to how these Common Purpose Globalists want to use the same methods to destroy our communities.
On the question of funding and interference in PUL areas, it is ill advised. These kind of schemes end up replacing positive economic programs that almost always draw better attention from the populace.
We should have more tourist based events, specially in Areas like the Shankill where there is a lot of latent culture, culture that bad policy and almost universal adversarialism has suppressed.