they were crying out for immirgants
You forget one of the main destinations for Irish emmigrants throughout history - Great Britain.
They were so crying out for you that they were putting out "No Irish Need Apply" signs :)I'm a dacint boy, just landed from the town of Ballyfad;
I want a situation: yis, I want it mighty bad.
I saw a place advartised. It's the thing for me, says I;
But the dirty spalpeen ended with: No Irish need apply.
Whoo! says I; but that's an insult -- though to get the place I'll try.
So, I wint to see the blaggar with: No Irish need apply.
Come on, Ireland4ever - sing along with me...I started off to find the house, I got it mighty soon;
There I found the ould chap saited: he was reading the TRIBUNE.
I tould him what I came for, whin he in a rage did fly:
No! says he, you are a Paddy, and no Irish need apply!
The Americans were so crying out for you that they described you as "the scum of Europe".
The entire world was crying out for uneducated, hungry, half-civilized Irish peasants :)
Seriously, how stupid can you get? The number of Irish that emmigrated from their beloved
"motherland" is multiple times higher than the entire population of Ireland - tells you something
about them, doesn't it?
Oh, and please - and I mean PLEEEEEEASE, don't give me that famine excuse again. Was there a famine
in Ireland in the second half of 20th century? In 1970s? In 1980s? No, of course there wasn't; but still,
Irish, blinded by their greed, emmigrated in droves.
You must surely be talking about your nation. I mean - the English invaded you, slaughtered you,
treated like animals and even created those pseudo-scientific racist theories about you, depicting
you as monkeys...
... etc. etc., they f*cked you in every possible hole they could find, and what did the proud Irish
do? What did they do in response to the English invasion, persecutions and crimes? I tell you what
they did - they abandoned their native language and started speaking English instead.
Why did they start speaking English? Oh, well - you know, it was easier to get a job, to make a career
and all that. That's what I call opportunism
- abandoning your own language for the language
of conquerors who were raping and murdering you - abandoning it for personal gains and convenience.
It would have been easy for Poles to start talking Russian (the languages are, after all, similar to some
extent) or even German, but we never did. You don't abandon your native language for the language
of those who murder you (unless you're Irish, then it is perfectly acceptable to do such thing.)
So, you better wait until majority of Irish starts speaking Irish Gaelic as their first language, before
you come here and lecture people on opportunism :)