It is a given. A Shay Given.
Think National. Act Local. Oh- and superstition is just the dark matter of human history.
Erigena, will the coffee be better because an Irish person served it to you? Doubt it somehow.
Your culture as you know it is constantly evolving, this idea that you somehow have some sort of sacrosanct isolated Irish culture is an idea beyond ridiculous. The constant evolution of culture is a natural phenomenen with the world becoming more globalised its going to happen. Based on the concept of culture and attitude we would have to bar the internet and scrap outside influences. Dont let me stop you munching on soda bread reading books about the 800 years of English occupation while you tap your foot to the Chieftans or some other toor eye diddley eye outfit. From me sitting here our culture is changing and this is exciting. Seeing the evolution of the Hiberno English language, the incoming electronica influence on our music etc . Culture in Ireland is constantly evolving and always will do. If the only culture you want is a yeast infection somewhere under yer armpits be my guest...
Actually the "sacrosanct isolated Irish culture" was FF's ripping us off.
In particular they stole from Irish musicians - it's discussed at great length on this site - and justice had to be sought in the USA as FF aborted all the Gardai investigations;
Btw, never could stand the Chieftains - but here's a question
Can you name all the brilliant Ireland-based Polish and nigerian bands making such a an impact in this multicultural Ireland?
Can you name any making an impact anywhere?
FF in excelsis
While petty extremism is to be avoided, there's no doubt that the fact that sovereignty is an 'extremist' notion these days gives a platform to the likes of Erigena who seem intent on blaming immigrants for a crisis caused by rich bankers and their political pals and media collaborators, not just in Ireland but all over the World. People like Erigena are to be pitied. They stay here their whole lives and blame everyone else for their problems just because a Nigerian talks loud on the phone on their bus or because their colleagues are Polish.
Mind you Fluffy I would not be too internationalist for fear of giving into a globalized world. Our right to determine our own national destiny is not something we should give up lightly, but there are of course much better ways to assert that right than blaming other oppressed people.
What would make you laugh is the fact that the Irish are in fact an emigrant people and idiots such as the author of this thread spout their racist nonsense which is not just small minded, but hypocritical. We are desperate for a Republican movement in this state. We don't need to be dragged back to the 17th century.