Morrissey and Robbie Keane appreciation time
Morrissey and Robbie Keane appreciation time
The Irish Americans got good jobs, and they even got into office - they became part of the communities. We tried to do that here in England but they didn’t want us. We were just the butt of the joke. We were stupid or drunk. We had to hide who we were. When I went to visit my sister in Chicago I wasn’t surprised that she had got involved in the civil rights movement, but one night we went to dinner with my cousins and they were being racist. They talked about black people the way the English talked about us. I told them they were being hypocrites. I was only sixteen but I couldn’t believe it. They didn’t really take much notice of what I said. Now you see the Irish in England do it too. There is a difference between the Irish Americans and the Irish in Britain, but there’s also a difference between the Irish that remember what it was like, and the Irish with big cars and houses that think they’re better than other immigrants.I asked my Mum why she felt the culture of Irish Americans differed from that of the Irish in England and this was her answer. I thought it was kind of ace. (via titotansey)
Anonymous asked: Windmills always turn anti-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland.
Anonymous asked: how do you feel about northern irish people who identify as irish
omfg im not going to bother even attempting to answer this cause you obviously know nothing about Irish history do your own fucking research ughhh
Anonymous asked: hey, i'm a canadian who is half filipina, half irish, and my irish side has been in an irish valley settlement farming for 4 generations. i know my family history pretty well, up until the 1700s, and vaguely until the 1400s. i get generally offended if someone says i don't count as irish-canadian. since we've come here, we've called ourselves irish-canadian. the same sentiment goes with filipino-canadian, since if i'm neither, then i don't have an identity. i am justified in this, right?
Without a doubt. Its just plain racism that all people of Irish descent are just assumed to be white. And that everyone in Ireland is white. it annoys me a lot, to say the least.
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Johnny Rotten’s book title is also in the same context.
Some discussion on the subject over @ www.politics.ie
I mean, when you’re Irish, alcoholism is triviliased. It’s sometimes impossible to have an actual conversation about alcohol abuse/alcoholism with a non-Irish, ‘cause “you’re Irish…you’re meant to be like that
John (who is a wonderful human and if you’re not following him you should)
This is one of the things I find to be the most irritating about most of my American friends who have been to Ireland, or profess to be interested in Irish culture.
What that usually means in the States is they like Flogging Molly or Dropkick Murphys (which are both grand bands, but, come on) and you can bet your arse they like drinking. A lot. When I was staying with my (American) friend in Dublin, the vast majority of the conversation revolved around alcohol. And getting pissed and going to clubs.
Never once did one of them stop to appreciate the culture they were staying in, besides to gush about how pretty some of the guys they’d drunkenly made out with were. They still refer to each other as “the clan” but their willingness to learn more about the culture stopped there.
The next time you make a crack at an Irishman for not drinking, think for a minute. When your culture is stereotyped for being a load of drunkards and someone is making an active effort to curb that problem, saying shit like “Well, what’s the point of living in Ireland/being Irish if you’re not going to drink?”
Gabh mo leithscéal? Dún do chlab agus sui sios.
Ireland is so much more than an ale soaked nation. Either try to educate yourself or get out of my face.
Anonymous asked: Fellow Irishman here. I just wanted to congratulate you on reinforcing the stereotypes that us Irish are stupid and angry with this immature blog of yours. Of all the problems out beautiful country is facing, do you really think stereotypes and "cultural appropriation" are the worst ones? If you do, then I advise you to get off your computer, go into the real world and grow up. Sincerely, a father of two who would be deeply ashamed if his children turned into such rude, ignorant brats like you.
thanks for the input cula bula