This is probably the best forum for this.
You're two conflicting things. Discuss the conflict here.
I was raised, in the United States, in Boston, which is a very Irish city in the US.
My mother is Irish and Scottish by heritage, and as German as Scottish. But she is American, and her parents are/were American (my grandfather is dead, my granmother, though failing, is alive). My father is an Irish immigrant. He doesn't speak much about politics but he named me after a martyr
. There's a rebel song
about my name-sake and my naming, providing I turned out male (I am the eldest of 3, and the only surprise gender), was politically motivated regardless, after much debate (pretty humorous too). Only one sibling (Midsister) has a non-Irish name (it's Danish).
Now, aside from being someone who had pretty good access to his genealogy and doesn't have to supplement his whiteness with any tales of Native blood (you are what you are. If you can prove it, bully. If not, shut up), I don't mind telling you that I am an Irish nationalist. I am also a staunch unionist.
What the fuck you talking about Twid?
Ok. I would like to see a united Ireland in my lifetime (I say unification, because I have no illusions about our history. The only time we were unified was when we were part of the British Empire. There can be no reunification by definition). But I want to see it by democratic means. I want those other six counties to vote to be a part of the Republic. The war is over. I've said it before, active IRA units are waging a war of conquest. Just friggin' listen to their accents. They have more in common with Scotland than with us.
Everyone has the right to democratically choose their government. If the majority of Ulster wants to be part of the United Kingdom, let them. If you're American, shut up. If you are (part of the Republic) Irish, shut up. If you're Northern Irish, speak up. I suspect the breeding trend will cause unification anyway.
But beware! When unification happens, you will regret it, because your TroublesTM
will be equal but reversed. Nothing will change except the constitution you have. You will have angry Unionists. Very angry Unionists. The only difference is that the Republicans will have a slight majority. You are an entirely different country now. England saw to that in 1922. The division was GENIUS. You used to be Irish. Now you don't think so. More power to you.
My name-sake died for his country. And he died young. And he got it. Maybe not all 32 counties but he became a symbol. A rallying point. His death was ABHORRENT. He totally deserved it though. He was a traitor and a terrorist, and he killed members of the military that represented his Empire. But if a bunch of bumpkins to the west want to secede, let them. But close enough. We have Poblacht na hEireann noew. If you now consider yourselves separate in the "Kingdom of Ireland", just as I do, have at it. My name-sake died for the Republic that he never saw. You don't have to.
Nationalists, put down your fucking guns and vote. Unionists, put down your fucking guns and vote (and stop using my favorite band's mascot as your own)
. We'll see how this pans out in the future. And if you don't want to be part of the Republic, fuck you and God bless at the same time. We don't need you anyway. Jameson tastes better than LaPhroaig and you're a liar if you say otherwise.
This, right here, is a load of American bullshit, in South Boston, no less:
The equation is wrong. It should be Northern Ireland - (Republic of Ireland + United Kingdom) = Freedom.
Find your own way, Kingdom of Ireland. I, for one, have negative interest in annexing you, especially by violent means.
-Caoimhin de Barra O Maoilchiarain