Myers is probably right at least twice a day on the stopped clock principle. To be honest, it's his breathless adolescent writing style that gets me more than his opinions, some of which are not all that wrong.Probably one of my final posts on this forum for awhile which I'm sure will please some of my green comrades petunia
Myers, usually a cringe worthy know-it-all but he's hit the nail on the proverbial head with his latest piece, a few uncomfortable truths about Ireland and the Irish. We do need to take a good long hard look in the mirror sometime. it's not always someones else fault :roll:
Kevin Myers: Isn't a childish desire to be popular a reason why our toenails are teetering on the abyss? - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie
I can only speak for myself but assuming anyone feels that way for the sake of the argument, they are Irish, and that's the point. IMO, it's like having Pat Delaney or Paul Higgins say "I'm French or Scandinavian" respectively because they have Norman or Viking ancestry way back. We're not talking first and second generation here for almost all people...we're talking 20 generations of being born and bred in Ireland in the case of Plantation settlers and maybe 10-20 for others like Huguenots or English gentry settlers. I have some of that ancestry myself, including Palatine German from the 1700s. I don't consider myself German. It's just too long ago and too long in Ireland to make a case for that. I'm foreign to Germany, England, Scotland, France and Scandinavia because I am.Interesting post by the way O'SB.
Seriously though I would not worry about the ramblings of idiots like Myers or Schomberg. Someone earlier referred to them as self hating jews. Theyre not. Both absolutely hate the concept of a free and independent Ireland and both wish to a return for the nations subservience to mother England.
They are not Irish and why they remain in this country is a mystery to me.
Really their work should be committed "to the flames" as Hume said.