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22-11-2020, 01:35   #61
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Unlike most of the western world , we do not suffer from white guilt.
We where **** upon by imperialism, and dont feel we have to atone for the white devils past transgressions, it make for a surprise when POC play the race card and paddy tells them to **** off.
The well know trait of the Irish hot temper and willingness to throw down will take the wind out of the sails of the POC who would normally take umbrage at being one upped in the victim stakes.

You couldn't be more wrong. We were knee deep in imperialism. An approx 1/3 of the British army at one stage was made up of Irish. We were as much a part of imperialism as the average Yorkshire, Cardiff or Glasgow lad.


History can be quite uncomfortable at times. Not least for black people where people of their own race were often the ones selling them to the white people.


Lots of Irish people decried the Easter rising. Lots of Nationalist tradition people in NI are happy with the status quo.



Its not as black or white as you think.
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Stay in Ireland and starve in misery, or join the British army and get food/paid

What did I say that was wrong? Uncomfortable maybe, but not wrong.


The reason the Irish joined the British army is the same reason Jock from Scotland joined, Taffy from Wales, and Jaime from Northern England, money and a bit of adventure away from very boring, largely subsistence lives.
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Yep, as i guessed, Anglo Irish apologist

So you're simply going to ignore and throw childish comments. I could be the 3rd Earl of snooty Castle and as its an anonymous forum I could simply lie.


Instead of trying to come up with a reason for what I'm saying debate the content. Unless you can't and need to hide behind childish insults.
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More proof that i hit the nail on the head.

As much as I'd love to engage with an intellect as obvious as yours I doubt you'll be here a long time under this username.
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Is there an arguement here for some Cake?
Only for afternoon tea, and only with pinkie up.
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Only for afternoon tea, and only with pinkie up.
You can stick yer pinkie where you like once we can have Cake
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So you're simply going to ignore and throw childish comments. I could be the 3rd Earl of snooty Castle and as its an anonymous forum I could simply lie.


Instead of trying to come up with a reason for what I'm saying debate the content. Unless you can't and need to hide behind childish insults.
You're dealing with the kind of people who couldn't imagine Irish men joining the likes of the Connaught Rangers, Dublin Fusiliers, Munster Fusiliers for any reason other than being a stock nationalist bogeyman; West Brit, traitor, whatever you want to call it.

People still have fingers plugging their ears going la la la over the Civil War. The next set of centenaries are going to make for some uncomfortable reading. Such folks can only understand the White hat/Black hat narrative of a cowboy movie.
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Only for afternoon tea, and only with pinkie up.
Good to see pinkie (pinky) being used here along with afternoon tea. Good old British English word, not an "Americanism" as was claimed on another thread.
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That was the joke.
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Surely upper middle. I am firmly middle class and from a working class background and I know nobody who owns a horse, or has risen one. I know people who have ridden camels though. That was me, on a trip to Arabia. Wouldn't recommend. Horrible animals.

If you mean interest in the horses as in popping down to the bookies, then there is that.
Depends where you are from in Ireland, horses would be kept by members of all sections of society in Donegal, same for dogs, the further south you go the more class barriers seem to appear or " notions of bigness" as we would call them.
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I think you're talking about a time when education was elitist.

If you cannot think of many Irish people of varied backgrounds that have had a global impact in the OPs categories you're highly unlikely to be a candidate yourself.
Most Irish with a global impact were of Protestant background. That's fact.
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Most Irish with a global impact were of Protestant background. That's fact.

Shur, gwan... the floor is yours. Name them.


As I said, the ones you'll mention came from a time when education was for the wealthy, which was largely the protesrant landed class. But, do please name these people that were a product of Irish culture, these Irish people.



And if you feel the need to identify those by hair colour or those that were left handed fire away.

And should we claim the likes of Conan Doyle, just because of religion. :rollseyes:

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