well Greg thats a whole lot of effort and i have to say its commendable that you wish to educate someone to your way of thinking and go to such lengths to do so.
I use the term west brit, would you prefer seoneen?, as I feel there is a great amount of revisionism on this site, compared to say an historical site regarding Irish history, yes I have studied history and just not to agree with your point does not make me ignorant. I happen to believe that the negative points of our colonial past outweigh the positives while most of you here are happy to have some outstanding architecture as a reminder of such happy times.
I belive this is looking at the past through red white and blue tinted glasses.
This is not an anti-brit tirade, it's an anti-irish rant. Those here who feel we should be back in the commonwealth etc.
My head out of An Phoblacht? You are so predictable, the typical response to someone who may speak in negative terms of british influence in Irelands social preogression, is co boring. and juvenile rhetoric too I hasten to add Greg.
Much more juvenile that the employment of the term west brit.
I really appreciate the structures we have been left with, but I do not think they have come about in a way in which I feel proud of them or many other people do. they were not bulit for the Irish for the pride of the Irish, so I cant help feel im left having to love someone else child.
Nuy the way my point about Aierlan was that she wrote of us being excited at having ringside seats for the empires forward strides... well I happen to think we still look to our neighbour too much for direction and leadership and to have the idea that Aierlan is overjoyed by being on the british coattails, a bit like ireland's masses of premiership supporters, is in my opinion, quite sad.
Rory W. You are only not being anti-british because you support an english team? What a childish statement. Does that imply those who do not support an english team are free to be anti-british without hypocrisy. I dont support an english team, so I am free from hypocrisy. Great stuff. Thanks!
I lived in england for three years, and have studied there too, to suggest that I need to rewrite my history or theirs to do this and appreciate both states is bizarre, Most of us on this site are for a progressive and exciting Irish society and surroundings, so why do so many of you fall back to your 'yes master' mode and wish we could be more british.
Not anti-british, anti-anti-irish.
Cheers again Greg, ill check them out.