Quoting Simon Kingston in reply to David Fouchey
DF>> descendants have every right to feel and say things along the
DF>>lines of vicious, cruel, avaricious and so on
DF>> when referring to the English invaders. It is certainly still
DF>>quite common for the English press to refer to the
DF>> "heroics" of the local British Thugs in Northern Ireland while
DF>>calling the native Irish partisans who are trying
DF>> to throw off the yolk of an imposed foreign power "Terrorists",
DF>>"Brutes" and "Animals".
SK> If this comment is intended as a joke then I assure you as an
SK>Irishman that I don't find it even slightly amusing , if by some
SK>fantastic mischance you actually believe the drivel you're sending
SK>may I ask you never to come anywhere near my country as we've
SK>suffered quite enough from the misdirected attentions of people such
SK>as you in the last twenty-five years.
I echo your sentiments.
I recall that when a group of political zealots was seeking to affiliate
my Trade Union to the "Troops Out" movement it was quite noticeable that
very few of those proposing this had any claim to Irish descent. They
were predominantly English (Oh yes, please note this ye of
trans-Atlantic stock) and working to an agenda set by one of the smaller
factions of the far-left.
Without exception, our members from Northern Ireland (where our Union
transcends the 'divide') opposed the suggestion vehemently.
They seemed to think that Northern Ireland needed the support of the
Socialist Workers' Party about as much as a nuclear explosion!
As to throwing off the 'yolk', I suppose it might be egg-citing!
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