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Thread: Cultural identity, nation states,communism and genetics

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    Default Cultural identity, nation states,communism and genetics

    Quote Originally Posted by Toland View Post
    there goes the neighbourhood
    Yes, the wiping clean of minds has gone very far in some cases...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cael View Post
    I've heard some of the Irish elite saying that the best thing about mass immigration into Ireland is that it weakens Gaelic culture and Irish Republicanism even further (I doubt if this is actually true, perhaps the sight of thousands of people speaking other languages has given us more courage to speak our own language - but the free state elite certainly hope its true.)

    Whatever about that,
    I'd certainly welcome
    the dilution of our clearly
    knackered gene-pool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john moriarty View Post
    Whatever about that,
    I'd certainly welcome
    the dilution of our clearly
    knackered gene-pool.
    Yes, some cross breeding with the Icelanders might do us a lot of good. Seems they are mostly of Gaelic genes anyway. Perhaps we can regain the backbone gene from them.
    Last edited by Cael; 17th October 2010 at 04:13 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cael View Post
    I've heard some of the Irish elite saying that the best thing about mass immigration into Ireland is that it weakens Gaelic culture and Irish Republicanism even further (I doubt if this is actually true, perhaps the sight of thousands of people speaking other languages has given us more courage to speak our own language - but the free state elite certainly hope its true.)
    I respect even paleoconservatism a lot more than new liberalism, at least paleoconservatism leaves something for the next generation and envisions continuity (consider our own situation as a counter example).

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    Cael,

    Controlled and regulated immigration ought not weaken Gaelic culture and the widely-held belief that we are all republicans by choosing to live in a republic rather than a monarchy, empire or totalitarian state.

    It is up to us Irish people of whatever political hue to foster our games, language, music, social past times, local, provincial and national identity as best we can. And I believe we do enjoy and take comfort from promoting our own cultural trditions. If others wish to join us in this, great. If not, I'm afraid we have a problem.

    By all means immigrants should be allowed retain their music, national holidays, and languages but if they wish to fit in, adopt Ireland as their new choice of homeland and avail of our kindnesses to them, they ought to make every effort to integrate.......while at the same time not abandoning the cultures of their countries of origin.

    P.S.: I do wish you would not use the old Unionist bigoted term of abuse of "the free state" to describe the Republic of Ireland/Eire. You are bigger than that.

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    Ireand needs a Pinochet style leader who will be able to appoint free market economists to the cabinet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john moriarty View Post
    They seem to have some sense
    of accountability when it comes
    to their PM anyway - as recent
    legal events suggest.
    And they didnt bend over and take a Nama up the ass...

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    Quote Originally Posted by True Republican View Post
    Ireand needs a Pinochet style leader who will be able to appoint free market economists to the cabinet.
    Oh yes, lets have some more "free market economists," we arent half bankrupt enough yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warren Poynt View Post

    P.S.: I do wish you would not use the old Unionist bigoted term of abuse of "the free state" to describe the Republic of Ireland/Eire. You are bigger than that.

    Irish Republicans do not refer to the 26 county lacky free state as anything but the "the free state." The Irish Republic has 32 counties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warren Poynt View Post
    P.S.: I do wish you would not use the old Unionist bigoted term of abuse of "the free state" to describe the Republic of Ireland/Eire. You are bigger than that.
    Ya What ?

    CONSTITUTION OF THE IRISH FREE STATE

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