Finn nails whinging Micks

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Many, if not most, countries have histories far more horrific than Ireland's, yet we are the world leader in whining self-pity. This excellent article by a Finnish woman compares Irish industrialised whinging victimology culture to Finnish stoicism.

A Finn's advice on happiness: 'It's time to let go of the victimhood Ireland

THE IRISH HAD 800 years of oppression by a coloniser; the Finns had 800 years of oppression by two colonisers.

The Irish had the Famine; the Finns had two famines that were even worse than the Irish one. The Irish had a civil war with 3,000 casualties; the Finns had a civil war with 30,000 casualties.

The Irish had the ‘emergency’ during the Second World War; the Finns had to fight for their independence and very existence in a war they did not want. The Irish lost six counties to which they can travel to at any time, and even live there if they so wish.

The Finns lost a province and 400,000 evacuees needed to be rehomed after a devastating war. Today they can visit their ancestral home only if they apply for a visa.
Finland lost 8.5% of her population to starvation in the famine of 1866. She lost 1/3 in the famine of 1695. She was invaded by the Red Army suffered 70,000 casualities in the winter of 1939, a winter which Mick spent munching on buttered potatoes and clutching his rosary beads.

Poor-mouth victimhood has become a way of life for a large section of the Irish population. This is encouraged by whinging left-liberal cucks in the Irish media and political class. Their relentless promotion of a fake victimhood narrative does not do the mental wellbeing of wider society any good. Instigators of the victimhood narrative such as Fr Peter McVerry, Joe Duffy etc etc etc have open access to the media, while self-confident, manly, get-off-your-butt narratives are dismissed. The fake "homelessness crisis" is a prime example , as is the moronic whining over Brexit and the evil Brits.

Stoicism is the ancient philosophical structure that seems absent from public discourse in this country. This is about solving real problems that you have control over, and accepting what you cannot. In the interests of our collective well-being, it is time to shut-the-fück-up, get on with it and expose the whingers for what they are.

 


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Many, if not most, countries have histories far more horrific than Ireland's, yet we are the world leader in whining self-pity.
You may have missed the news but Irish nationalists are on good terms with the British people. The nationalist people who live in the part of Ireland who have been occupied by the British are on good terms with the British.

Who is "whining over Brexit and the evil Brits."????

The only thing people want from the British is that they agree to the terms of the GFA.
 

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Many, if not most, countries have histories far more horrific than Ireland's, ...

I love Finland and they are the most lovely people especially when you go into the countryside. They put the Irish to shame in regard to education, lack of crime and keeping the place clean.

As for who has had the most horrific history..... they no loner exist.
 

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Disgraceful attack on the fine traditional of 800 years of moppery....
 

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Many, if not most, countries have histories far more horrific than Ireland's, yet we are the world leader in whining self-pity. This excellent article by a Finnish woman compares Irish industrialised whinging victimology culture to Finnish stoicism.

A Finn's advice on happiness: 'It's time to let go of the victimhood Ireland

Finland lost 8.5% of her population to starvation in the famine of 1866. She lost 1/3 in the famine of 1695. She was invaded by the Red Army suffered 70,000 casualities in the winter of 1939, a winter which Mick spent munching on buttered potatoes and clutching his rosary beads.

Poor-mouth victimhood has become a way of life for a large section of the Irish population. This is encouraged by whinging left-liberal cucks in the Irish media and political class. Their relentless promotion of a fake victimhood narrative does not do the mental wellbeing of wider society any good. Instigators of the victimhood narrative such as Fr Peter McVerry, Joe Duffy etc etc etc have open access to the media, while self-confident, manly, get-off-your-butt narratives are dismissed. The fake "homelessness crisis" is a prime example , as is the moronic whining over Brexit and the evil Brits.

Stoicism is the ancient philosophical structure that seems absent from public discourse in this country. This is about solving real problems that you have control over, and accepting what you cannot. In the interests of our collective well-being, it is time to shut-the-fück-up, get on with it and expose the whingers for what they are.

"Excellent article." Right.

Two colonial oppressors? I'm searching and for the life of me, I have yet to find a Swedish Cromwell or any equivalent. All of Europe experienced periodic famines over the centuries - including Ireland, of course.

Also - the Winter War was preceded by Stalin offering the Finns a huge amount of land as compensation for the occupation of the Karelian Isthmus. Mannerheim chose Operation Unthinkable instead and risked turning Finland into a Soviet puppet due to some manic idea about prestige. He then threw in his lot with the Nazis and again almost led the nation into ruin. Poking the bear, and all that.

The barometers for "happiest country in the world" is baffling. Does suicide rate not come into the question? Finland has a very high rate compared to most European countries.

The simple fact is that the Finns have been able to address more of their historical grievances and build a functioning State whereas we've been in limbo since day one.

You cannot overcome your past until you face it. You do not engage meaningfully with anything if you bury it and hope it just goes away. Trying to apply some pseudo-philosophical to what is essentially a rupture with the collective memory of the island is laughable.

If there is one issue with the Irish mentality, it is the collective group think of burying all issues as deep as possible for fear they might have to be confronted. That's the only way that a nation can continually trip itself up and make the same poor decisions, generation after generation, and still be amazed by the outcome.

Having some patronizing Finn tell us to get over the past doesn't quite erase it. You have to face the past, with all its horror, if you ever hope to move forward.

Irish people are awfully fond of burying their head in the sand. That is obviously not viable. But for us to forget the past would have the exact same effect in the longer term.
 

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Me ole gran was'nt that much of a bigot, but she sure had it in for the Finns:shock:: Nothing but Blonde displaced Englishmen, with an ice poker up their Ar**
 

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We did not do enough whinging in the pre-2009 period when a small number of our most powerful citizens in charge of government and financial institutions made decisions which bankrupt the country.

The media either said noting or told those few who were objecting to what was happening to shut up.
 

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Ah The Finns! Famously enthusiastically allied with The Nazi death cult machine. Forever bowed down with their inferiority complex towards the Swedes. Mass suicide rates and alcoholism. Socially retarded and forever banging on about Russians and rally drivers. Those guys. Next.
 

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We did not do enough whinging in the pre-2009 period when a small number of our most powerful citizens in charge of government and financial institutions made decisions which bankrupt the country.

The media either said noting or told those few who were objecting to what was happening to shut up.
The author of this post is reaching peak levels of Bertie Ahern-level denial.

'Sitting on the sidelines, cribbing and moaning is a lost opportunity. I don't know how people who engage in that don't commit suicide because frankly the only thing that motivates me is being able to actively change something,' he said.
https://www.rte.ie/news/2007/0704/90808-economy/
 

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Ah The Finns! Famously enthusiastically allied with The Nazi death cult machine. Forever bowed down with their inferiority complex towards the Swedes. Mass suicide rates and alcoholism. Socially retarded and forever banging on about Russians and rally drivers. Those guys. Next.

Maybe their secret is they drink even more than we do. So many trees to bump into, you'll come to no harm.

Still, nokia, saunas, valterii bottas and kimi raikonnen means it's not all vodka.
 

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[video=youtube;baHsoEAAMZU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baHsoEAAMZU[/video]
 

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Odd how the Finns still have their language after all this oppression
 

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I thought this was a thread about Shamrock Rovers' captain and St Patrick's Athletic.

Oh thread title is Micks not Paddys.
 
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Many, if not most, countries have histories far more horrific than Ireland's, yet we are the world leader in whining self-pity. This excellent article by a Finnish woman compares Irish industrialised whinging victimology culture to Finnish stoicism.
This is a tiny bit ripe coming from your good self.
 

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I love Finland and they are the most lovely people especially when you go into the countryside. They put the Irish to shame in regard to education, lack of crime and keeping the place clean.

As for who has had the most horrific history..... they no loner exist.
Lack of crime? Their homicide rate is horrific compared to ours.
 

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The writer attributes our place in the top 15 of happiness stakes to victimhood....?

We're one of the happiest nations in the world, for God's sake. Perhaps the writer misread 15 as 150?
 

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Dont think any of you actually read the article. :D

Where the poor woman went totally wrong is that she recommended that people in Ireland just pay more tax and trust the authorities, as people do in Finland, where public services function to a very high standard.

But Irish people dont want to pay more tax because they dont trust the authorities .... and they have very good reason not to.
 

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Do not worry the Orange order is still in full moppery mode:

[video=youtube;lJAuncc3GrE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJAuncc3GrE[/video]
Jaysus give us patience!

Why on earth does it alway, always have to turn into a competition!

Do you not realise how childish this is?
 

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in preparation for a massive War with Hitler, Stalin decided to do a little training exercise for the Red Army in humble Finland.

Got his ass kicked. Bravo the Finns.
 


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