Easter Rising 1916 (Youtube Video)

Jan 2010
349
Ireland
Yes we were. The average Briton cannot comprehend Irish Nationalism's hypocrisy and bigotry.
Good lord. Is this the siege mentality? Unionists are convinced that the Irish hate them but the reality is that nobody south of Dundalk knows or even cares all that much about you. The Republic is a modern country, confident in its own skin, secular.

The sad part is that British people either actively dislike or flat out don't know very much about Northern Unionists.
 

annelouise17

Ad Honorem
Aug 2011
5,442
Amerikay
Very Good Parnell, But de Valeria was not the sole survivor , Thomas Ashe made it so did the Countess. De Valeria's American Citizenship had nothing to do with his not being shot. It was just luck in a way.
 
Sep 2013
1,454
Ulster
Good lord. Is this the siege mentality? Unionists are convinced that the Irish hate them but the reality is that nobody south of Dundalk knows or even cares all that much about you. The Republic is a modern country, confident in its own skin, secular.

The sad part is that British people either actively dislike or flat out don't know very much about Northern Unionists.
I would suggest one develops a siege mentality because they are constantly under siege. Even to this very day that is the case.
 

SirOrmondeWinter

Ad Honorem
Dec 2011
3,556
Good lord. Is this the siege mentality? Unionists are convinced that the Irish hate them but the reality is that nobody south of Dundalk knows or even cares all that much about you. The Republic is a modern country, confident in its own skin, secular.

The sad part is that British people either actively dislike or flat out don't know very much about Northern Unionists.
Unionists ARE the Irish! Your use of this phraseology reveals your mindset and it is abhorrent. The Republic is getting there through the Shamrock Awakening but obviously by your remarks it still has a ways to go.
The rest of Britain doesn't regard Unionists as any different from anyone else, we're all Britons and we're just a tiny part of the UK, the Troubles were the only thing that made us any different was the Troubles but now the IRA are defeated.
 

Kevinmeath

Ad Honoris
May 2011
14,038
Navan, Ireland
In which sense was Pearse a proto-Fascist?
Well perhaps being a right-wing Nationalist who dimissed democracy and embraced, even positively promoted violence.

Believed that in some mystical way he represented the 'real Ireland'.
 
Dec 2018
113
North Dublin
Well perhaps being a right-wing Nationalist who dimissed democracy and embraced, even positively promoted violence.

Believed that in some mystical way he represented the 'real Ireland'.
The democracy which replaced him ended up being controlled by petit-bourgeois Catholic "gombeens", though. Maybe he had a point.
 

Kevinmeath

Ad Honoris
May 2011
14,038
Navan, Ireland
The democracy which replaced him ended up being controlled by petit-bourgeois Catholic "gombeens", though. Maybe he had a point.
No not really, the Irish got the government they voted for, it represented what they were like it or not.

It also evolved into a modern largely secular prosperous republic.
 
Dec 2018
113
North Dublin
No not really, the Irish got the government they voted for, it represented what they were like it or not.

It also evolved into a modern largely secular prosperous republic.
The Irish are largely mentally deficient and shouldn't be trusted en masse. It is only prosperous for gombeens and foreigners. Do you have any idea what the rate of long-term unemployment is? The statistics do not include those who are on "jobpath" projects or whatever other crap. No one in the country is properly educated or cultured. It's a mess.
 

SirOrmondeWinter

Ad Honorem
Dec 2011
3,556
In which sense was Pearse a proto-Fascist?
A man who believed in murdering his fellow countrymen for not fitting into his blinkered and homogenous vision of what Ireland should be and supported the German military dictatorship in it's rape of Western Europe.