July 13, 2005

The Irish-Haters in Ireland

All over the rest of the world, Catholics and Protestants are able to make common cause on all kinds of issues. All over the civilized world, priorities have shifted and people are united against Islamo-fascism.

But not in Northern Ireland, where the attitude is one of preaching hate and passing it along to their children.

It's the "lite" version of Palestinian culture, with poisonous attitudes passed along from generation to generation.

We all deserve to be left alone. I come from a free society, and I think it should be legal for the Orangemen to march. But when they do it year after year through Catholic neighborhoods, yelling "F--- the Pope," burning Irish flags, and hoisting the Union Jack (which should not be associated with that kind of thuggery this week—or any week) they halt human progress and disgrace all that is good in English society.

The English were the first people to organize to abolish slavery. Despite the dark side of England's Imperial period, it's done a lot of good throughout human history. To remain in the shadows of its legacy and refuse to step into the light is dispicable in the age of terrorism.

These people are living in a sick and twisted past.

Posted by Attila at July 13, 2005 01:25 PM | TrackBack

The Irishman now our contempt is beneath.
He cheats when he can, and lies in his teeth.
He blows up policemen, or so I have heard,
And blames it on Cromwell and William the Third.

The English, the English, the English are best!
I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest!

Posted by: Casca at July 13, 2005 05:36 PM

One of the best sites for stuff on N. Ireland is www.nuzhound.com. It's non-partisan and links to articles from both loyalist and republican newspapers.

Unfortunately, you have to register.

Posted by: Daniel at July 13, 2005 08:17 PM

People can be bastards. On the other hand, when you figure that all they have to do is go 50 miles or so and they are with their kin, why stay?

Posted by: Walter E. Wallis at July 13, 2005 10:01 PM

Presumably, they want to keep their existing houses and lifestyles. I'm not asking that they leave--only that they STFU.

Posted by: Attila Girl at July 14, 2005 09:42 AM

There's a lot to be said for dealing with Islam in such a way that people don't pick up the same kinds of multigenerational grievances from our actions. Or at least, making sure that a manageably small number of people do.

Posted by: Neil the Ethical Werewolf at July 15, 2005 04:25 AM

Celts love a good fight. The tint of blood keeps the hair red.

Posted by: Ciggy at July 15, 2005 07:45 AM

Neil, the implication is that we can do something that will make a difference in how Islamic extremists see us.

Not likely.

Posted by: Attila Girl at July 15, 2005 09:21 AM

I was talking about the Greens going South. Sometimes it is better to move. I can't imagine what my life would have been like if my daddy had not tie a mattress on the roof of his car and brought us out of the dust bowl in 1936.

Posted by: Walter E. Wallis at July 15, 2005 11:04 AM

There's no way we can convince Islamic extremists to like us. But we have to convince moderate Muslims not to become Islamic extremists.

Posted by: Neil the Ethical Werewolf at July 15, 2005 01:14 PM

Alternatively, they can wake up and smell the coffee.

Posted by: Attila Girl at July 15, 2005 11:14 PM

"There's a lot to be said for dealing with Islam in such a way that people don't pick up the same kinds of multigenerational grievances from our actions. Or at least, making sure that a manageably small number of people do. "

Lets pretend that we've done something to make the Arabs 'mad' at America for the sake of argument. Just because the Arabs may be mad at the United States, they have no right to kill Americans. America has to teach these Arabs that they have no right and no business murdering Americans and those who persist in believing that they have such a right will be eliminated.

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