IRISH LOVE ENGLISH
Saint Patrick Was English
get soused it's o.k.
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-------.. It has always been a fascination to us the way the domestic "Irish" allow other ethnicities to define them.
.. Let's all celebrate being Irish by getting drunk and celebrating the rowdy and bawdy behavior that is the stereotype.
.. Heck, drinking on the feast day was illegal in Ireland until 1970. It's still frowned upon during this traditional feast day.
.. Let's all wear green because the green Irish Catholic Confederation flag with the harp is a national symbol and, because the shamrock was adopted by the Friendly Brothers Of Saint Patrick in 1750. A symbol with distinctly exclusive and racist overtones.
.. It's just fine to be brash, crass, drunk, rowdy, belligerent, lawless, hateful, and insular because "I'm Irish:" at least that's what everybody says.
.. Americans that are in Ireland on this day will be bewildered. No giant pub crawling mobs will be found as they are in Butte, Montana where it's just fine to be drunk. Heck it's expected of the most Irish metropolitan city in the U.S.A.
.. Americans in Ireland on this day had better go to church and return home to a genteel feast in honor of the man that Irish brigands captured and tortured. He forgave the Irish and converted them all to Catholic Christianity. Along the way he drove out all the non existent snakes.
.. There is one sanctioned drunken parade in Ireland. It's the shortest St. Patrick's Day parade in the world. It's 100 yards long and traverses the distance between the two pubs in Dripsey, County Cork, Ireland.
..Today people even revel in the wearing of leprechaun costumes. This is just a contemporary reenactment of the derogatory 19th century caricatures of the Irish; oh well it's O.K. - we're Irish.
.. Pshaw, the original leprechauns didn't even live in Ireland, they lived in the middle of the ocean and tried to drown you; they were mean spirited and were conjured up to mock the Irish.
.. We're continuing to eat boiled Irish bacon, (cured in our own kitchen,) and we continue to eat Irish pancakes, (by far the best pancakes in the world,) and we drink a bottle or two of fine Scottish Ale, like any proper person with decent taste buds would in Ireland.
.. Guinness, as we all know, is an acquired taste for those that would be Irish.
.. They will probably gall some English trout - it's O.K., we're Irish too.
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