Wow, talk about dragging up an old post for no reason SeanBM
This thread was the first thing that drew my attention after months of not being here, I was not informed this had become a chatroom and I had a limited time to answer.
and what part did you disagree with?
Its a stupid question because only outsiders seem obsesed with it,them and a few nutty extremists.
Simply not true, we had a civil war over it and most people have always wanted and still want reunification.
isthatu2: But,benifit of the doubt I will expand;
Those sort of questions alway degenerate into bun fights, plastic paddys from America usually chip in with bollox that hasnt been relevent since 1923,
I have yet to read such a quote but I haven't read the whole thread yet though.
I dislike the way some cave dwelling little boy who thinks he's a warrior chips in with inflamitary comments on the internet .
Anyone who was alive during the fighting does not want it back (except for a tiny minority that should not be free in society anyway).
(I'm a bit tired but just to make myself clear I am in no way refuring to you, just a comment from me)
isthatu2:catholic poles reflexedly take the republican side and all seem to forget that plenty,a majority of Irish people dont want a United ireland......
This has to be the most lame argument, shoving your head right in to the sand.
That somehow just being a Catholic Pole makes you take the republican side out of the blue and then you contradict yourself with a false statement that a majority of Irish people dont want a United ireland, so where do the Poles get any notion of reunification? all those "plastic paddies" in America?
Did you ever stop to think that Polish people (Catholic or other, as if that has anything got to do with it...) know what an occupation looks like? They understand what it means to lose one's country and finding out about the history of Ireland form an opinion?
isthatu2:If you want answers watch Micheal Collins and The wind that Shakes the barley....both shoit but mildly entertaining if you like simplistic boos hiss arnt the brits evil sort of stories,they seem popular around these parts :)
You are the greatest "pro-Empire" person I have read, which makes you quite interesting but that doesn't mean I agree.
Do you really think the sun shawn from the U.K's arse? Overlooking the racist despotism built on ethnic cleansing, enslavement, continual wars, illegal drug trafficing and savage repression, land theft and merciless exploitation and siding with the rich and powerful against the minority in their own country who were stripped of basic human rights? and just tell us how they got the locals to build shipyards and a textile industry and what a great job they did too?
No doubt things have improved, thank goodness but there is a long way to go yet.
I didn't ask if you were Irish, I asked if you had ever been to Ireland? I remember you saing something about your Dad being Irish but that doesn't mean you have been there and as you are talking on behalf of the Irish people, the majority at least, i feel the need to know if you have been or not.