|wtf japan - 2008-08-07 |
Best Youtube comment: "Yeah, well Ireland hates God more!"
|IrishWhiskey - 2008-08-07 |
Oh yeah? Well you guys are shitty dancers!
|bakune young - 2008-08-07 |
|jesustweak - 2008-08-07 |
But is the Lord's smiting rod (McTurgid) covered Fag poo (O'nasty)?
|sheikurbouti - 2008-08-07 |
So there's no lesbian spit or fag feces in hell? I'm expecting very big torments when I arrive, and to be deprived of these seems like... well... kind of a rip-off.
|baleen - 2008-08-07 |
At this point he's basically asking to be murdered.
Would the killer even be convicted?
I mean, this is the rhetorical equivalent of running back and forth across the lanes of a freeway at 2 AM, you cant really blame the unlucky car who finally hit him.
Fortunately the Irish are more sensible than that.
Only extreme nationalists like IRA-supporters place the symbol of the flag above the values its supposed to represent.
Don't get me wrong, we'll still kick his ass just on principle.
There's nothing sensible about not flipping out when someone tramples your flag. Do I have to explain to you what symbolism is?
Sorry Billy, but Ireland finds the American overreaction to flag insults and making kids pledge allegiance each day, to be creepy. Its not because we are any less proud or patriotic. Its because we remember full well that the men and women who died for Ireland died for their people and their freedoms, not for the object used to symbolize them. If you use the symbol to subvert the meaning, then you've defiled its purpose. And reacting like a loon when a sad little man attempts to insult us, does just that.
Of course you are free to come over and tell us precisely how we should respect our own country. Be sure to mention how great Bush is and the evils of homosexuality too.
god i hate uppity cunts who unironically speak for the GOOD SECTION of their country, no matter where they hail.
Yea! Fuckin people talkin bout their fuckin countries. Fuckin fuckwads.
Trivia Fact: Americans have a list of secret Flag Rules drummed into their heads as children. If you display an American flag in severe violation of those rules, like touching the ground, or beneath several other flags, it'll really annoy Americans.
Phelps and his peculiar, obnoxious lot thrive on attention. It's as simple as that. When they decided to start into protesting at the funerals of those killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, a lot of the media seemed to start ignoring them. Now they've got to go to extra lengths to grab the attention Papa Phelps needs.
That's my theory, anyway. For those who've never read it:
theres absolutely nothing wrong with talking up your country, but once you get into that pious EXCEPT FOR ALL THE CRAZY ASSHOLE TERRORISTS, NO ONE IS DUMB ENOUGH IN MY SENSIBLE COUNTRY TO CARE ABOUT NATIONAL SYMBOLS AT ALL PERIOD territory, you become more ignorant than irritating.
i guarantee you that if you go into a pub in Donegal and start pissing on the Irish flag while calling Eire a country of faggots hated by God, youre going to get alot more than just 60-year-old ex-IRA crazies on your case. if you dont believe me, feel free to prove me wrong.
Although I admit I spoke too broadly, that last comparison is ridiculous. Calling everyone faggots and pissing on flags would get your ass kicked in Switzerland, or a Buddhist monastery.
And yeah, there are reactionaries in both countries, but in terms of official policy and standard practice, I think its objectively clear that most of Ireland is less reactionary (not so much the northern part). You just don't see Irish 'Fox News' reports about people properly disposing of flags. Its not a matter of which country is better, but which approach I think is better.
|CornOnTheCabre - 2008-08-07 |
well, heres hoping this video (and them) never end up in Boston
wait a second, who am I kidding, someone make this shit happen NOW
|Merkwuerdigeliebe - 2008-08-07 |
BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Ireland is named 'best country'
Nov 17, 2004 ... Ireland is named 'best country' ... The worst of the 111 countries to live in was considered to be Zimbabwe..."
|RockBolt - 2008-08-07 |
I'd say that constitutes a ringing endorsement for Ireland
|Aoi - 2008-08-07 |
This is just sad, really. They couldn't even make the effort to ship one of their kids to Ireland? Is the only reason they actually try to come to Canada because they can score some maple syrup on the trip, or does god hate maple syrup, too?
|KnowFuture - 2008-08-08 |
It's utterly mystifying what exactly the purpose of their little performances is...I mean, what are the odds that some perfectly normal person is going to happen by and be persuaded by this shit?
I think I read that they think it's all too late for us to be saved so all they're doing at now is being dicks about our imminent deaths and eternal damnation.
|phalsebob - 2008-08-08 |
Hope he doesn't meet Phil MacCracken. He's nuts.
|Cap'n Profan!ty - 2008-08-08 |
wait is that an anti-soviet sign they're holding up what
|JackDenials - 2008-08-08 |
These stars are for IrishWhiskey on Americans' attitude towards their flag. To quote Sick-boy: "beautifully fuckin' illustrated".
Fair enough, I was being too broad in my statements, mostly reacting to Billy and that recent "Mexican flag being cut down" video. And there are Irishmen would break a bottle over your head for disrespecting the flag or singing God Save the Queen in the wrong pub.
Overall though, Irish kids aren't required to salute the flag and we're suspicious of attempts to indoctrinate nationalism, except of course at sporting events. And I think its a healthier attitude.
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