Thursday, April 07, 2005


Thursday Thoughts:British Ignorance

Following on from my earlier post, I'd like to know why the Brits are so ignorant about Irish politics? Did Ireland's brave freedom fighters screw up the perfect, narrow view of the world that the Brits enjoyed? The glory of the empire, jolly ho! If so, that's too damn bad. History is indeed written by the winners and unfortunately the British version which pollutes the minds of so many in mainland Britain has failed to establish a foothold here in Ireland. We know the real truth and it is clear that when it comes to Irish politics, the best policy for British people is to remember the old saying, "Tis better to be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt".

Show a young child a picture of Ireland on a map and I'm sure they'll see the division of Ireland to be wrong. I know I certainly did from a young age and the older I've gotten the more convinced I've become that it is completely and absolutely wrong. I'm sure if you showed a little British boy or girl a picture of Ireland they would see partition as wrong. Unfortunately, as they grow older, they are taught to accept that as being the right thing for Ireland and for the glory of the Empire. It is, to put it bluntly, a load of bollocks! Sadly, a significant amount of British people continue to believe that partition and the actions of Britain at the time were justifiable. Well, they were not.

The British public would do well to realise that Ireland's problems are a direct result of their own country's lust for power. The British like to have an opinion on Irish matters but they're not too knowledgeable about them in truth. The best thing for mainland Brits to do would be to do what their ancestors should've done a long time ago - mind their own business!


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