Re: Re: Easter I916 Commemorative Military Parades to return to Dublin
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i think maybe the issue is patriotism not nationalism.
This from an An Taisce book from 1982 called ‘Ireland’s Architecture- a shared heritage’, on conservation north and south of the border:
“Are we in Ireland suffering from too much nationalism and too little patriotism? … We are so proud of the colours (orange and green) that we have painted our house that we have forgotten to be proud of the house itself.”
(John Lewis-Crosby, Chairman of the Ulster Architectural Heritage Society.)
on the basis of my socio-cultural and ethnic identity
I don’t think you can equate Ireland with homogeneity any longer I’m afraid, PDLL (if you ever could). You’d find more commonality in football, where choice operates more than in the arbitrary area of nationality, which is only an accident of birth. As jimg says, human first, Irish second.
Have we forgotten what the three colours in the Tricolour represent?