Wednesday, March 09, 2005

This Sure Makes You Look Pretty Ugly… (an interesting swipe at Americans and religion all in one concise comment)

Originally posted by The Realist

For those who aren’t aware, the gun toting, American-funded, ‘give Ireland back to the Irish’ brigade have been making kind and generous offers to carry out slaughter. But will that stop our cousins from across the pond viewing the Republican cause through green-tinted lenses? Well, no. Adams is shortly going to be in Boston and Chicago drumming up cash to fund his party. Cue much whooping, Tricolore flying and novelty hat wearing from ‘Irish’ Americans.

Aha, now don’t get me wrong. I am not a Loyalist – so very, very far from it. I am against all such parties and ideas. Any political organisation run along divisive, religious doctrines should not be allowed to hold public office. End of. Charities? Go for it. Pressure groups? Sure. Prayer collectives? Why not – knock yourself out, it’s your time you’re wasting not mine. Personal freedom to exercise religious belief should always be protected, however such beliefs (and when you think about it, they are just that) should never, ever be allowed to hold any sway over public office or infringe on public life. To protect future generations, church schools must be banned from operating in Northern Ireland and the UK. And before anyone starts with the whole ‘society will collapse without religion’ nonsense, religion is not a pre-requisite for decent social policies or for a decent life, just ask the hamstrung horses of the old testament.

Now, as I understand it, Sinn Fein is (in the general sense of the word) a socialist party. Take out the ‘history’ and the religion and I wonder how many people on that Isle want to move away from the green-tiger booming capitalist life they are currently enjoying to the anti-capitalist beliefs of bye-gone days? Balaclavas and socialism are SO 1970s it’s not even funny. Perhaps the good people of Irish politics should spend a long, happy weekend in London, where millions and millions of people from thousands and thousands of backgrounds speaking hundreds and hundreds of languages live together in pretty much perfect harmony.

Now there’s a way of life to export back to your murderers and your bigots.

2 comments:

sparx said...

As Al Murray said To a cockney punter in his pub who was trying to celebrate paddys day, "The only thing less Irish than you is all Americans".

Claypot said...

"Perhaps the good people of Irish politics should spend a long, happy weekend in London, where millions and millions of people from thousands and thousands of backgrounds speaking hundreds and hundreds of languages live together in pretty much perfect harmony.

I can assure you most people in Ireland have nothing but disdain for the murderers in the North and their sectarianism. Opening the eyes of the millions of stuipd Americans will take some doing however. I once worked waiting tables in the US. One customer was sitting on his own, trying to make conversation with me. On his way out he pressed his 'tip' into my hand with the words 'for the cause'. It seriously took me about half an hour to figure out what the F*** he was talking about, but about 5 seconds to throw his filthy money in the bin.