Originally Posted by Fuaranach
Why are 40,000 Irish dying for the British Empire more worthy of commemoration than 40,000 English dying for the British Empire? A thug is a thug no matter where they come from. I'd side with the English guys in the GPO than the Irish-born British soldiers in your army, so your very English recruiting sergeant attempt at rising my sympathy for "The poor Irish fighting for their country" is hilarious. I'm firmly, and steadfastly, with the Arthur McBrides of Irish history
If the Russians, etc were continuing to occupy part of my country, I'm sure I'd develop the requisite response to that. As they're not, and as this indeed is not a thread seeking sympathy for the footsoldiers of the Russian Empire,... (this shouldn't be rocket science, but it seems to be)
You come across as such a rather troubled person, with each of your beautifully constructive missives absolutely bristling with anger.
You now appear to have labelled each and every man who served in the British expeditionary forces in four devastating years of war as a ‘thug’.
So many millions of human stories of heroism, sacrifice, terrible loss, skill, endurance, humour, bravery, misery, boredom, excitement fear, ingenuity, etc, but you can do no more than to label all those men as ‘thugs’.
Now, I’m not sure if the red mist that clouds your vision is so thick that you truly believe that, or you are using such language in a callous, viscous fashion for the shock factor so as to draw out an angry response that you would surely see as a moral victory.
Either way, it’s far from subtle, and my personal opinion is you couldn’t be more wrong, or more ignorant, although honestly I think somebody as clearly obsessive as you are deserves only pity.
Enjoy bickering away in the thread for evermore, but I’ll be ignoring you. Others should do the same.