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    Hey QP,

    Hows the chopping going? I want to pick your brain for a sec.You give the impression of being very proud of your heritage which is great.You also seem to have a very knowlegable grasp of history which again is great.

    What is your opinion of the influx of different cultures coming into this country?Escorts or otherwise ,just keen to know your views on this.

    Sincerely,
    Westside

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfpounder View Post
    Hey QP,

    Hows the chopping going? I want to pick your brain for a sec.You give the impression of being very proud of your heritage which is great.You also seem to have a very knowlegable grasp of history which again is great.

    What is your opinion of the influx of different cultures coming into this country?Escorts or otherwise ,just keen to know your views on this.

    Sincerely,
    Westside

    High West, hope things are good Leeside...

    To you question West.. I love the way things are now, I’m only 34 but as anyone Irish my age or more will tell you, Ireland in the 70’s and even much of 80’s was just wall to wall monotone pasty white, foxy drab and dreary, I was born in London and was only there for few months but at school that was enough to single me out for attention, and I was as white and Irish as the rest of them, they could only have known I was technically English from there parents, so that would give some insight as to how backward we were not so long ago, I love to see Children at the GAA pitch of every hue pulling lumps out of each other with a hurley, I think it’s Multiculturalism at work at it’s best, and thing’s can only improve as that generation grows older and has been totally at ease with each other from Childhood.

    The thing I love in particular is how African and Indian Women dress, they light up the street in the colors and style of dress, and I’d give my eye teeth to have the style that African Men have in there dress, they are to a Man always immacukety turned out and make me look like I went on a 24 hour tapathon with Michael Flatly in my wellies.

    I also love the idea of that town in Galway, (I think its Tuam) that’s practically Brazilian now, I have a soft spot for the Brazilians, and if I could be any nationality other then Irish it would be them. People have raised concerns about that large a percentage increase, but I guarantee that those same people have maybe 20 relations in Irish enclaves in Boston and elsewhere and can’t see the hypocrisy of there stance.

    Basically West, its swings and roundabouts, We were flung far and wide to the vagaries of English Lords, and where we landed were not welcomed initially, but took root and prospered.

    People coming here have been flung by the vagaries of economics and will regrettably also face some hostility from people with no inkling of our past, but will also take root and prosper, and after a decade or so when African and East Europeans names are a regular feature of teams taking part in all Ireland Sunday, we’ll look back, shake our heads and wonder what all the fuss was about...

    As for heritage, I’m immensely proud to be born Irish, especially proud of our peacekeepers around the world, we punch far above our weight in that regard. We have a fantastic little corner here, with a unique mindset and collective personally that sets us apart. but I do feel were slipping just a little in the craze for consumption that’s gone on, issues of racism have served to highlight the slipping of the mask were famous for of a 100 thousand welcomes, were now maybe on 90 thousand and pray it doesn’t slip further. It’s the one regrettable feature of the last decade

    I understand the level of consumption that’s gone on because I feel as a nation the last decade has been our collective late teenage years IE just left school, first wage packet, and determined to blow the lot, and think that’s out of our system now and have woken up to a hangover and will enter our twenties soon as a nation, and focus on whats important, and that’s not necessarily having or pretending to have it all at the expense of your bank managers nerves and hairline.

    We gave 800 years as children who were to be seen and not heard, but now were a confident nation, and god help anyone who trys to shut us up or box us in (IE Lisbon ref) and I welcome all to ours shores whose wish to better themselves, and as result better us as well...

    Cead Mille Failte...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quarterpoundher View Post
    High West, hope things are good Leeside...

    To you question West.. I love the way things are now, Iím only 34 but as anyone Irish my age or more will tell you, Ireland in the 70ís and even much of 80ís was just wall to wall monotone pasty white, foxy drab and dreary, I was born in London and was only there for few months but at school that was enough to single me out for attention, and I was as white and Irish as the rest of them, they could only have known I was technically English from there parents, so that would give some insight as to how backward we were not so long ago, I love to see Children at the GAA pitch of every hue pulling lumps out of each other with a hurley, I think itís Multiculturalism at work at itís best, and thingís can only improve as that generation grows older and has been totally at ease with each other from Childhood.

    The thing I love in particular is how African and Indian Women dress, they light up the street in the colors and style of dress, and Iíd give my eye teeth to have the style that African Men have in there dress, they are to a Man always immacukety turned out and make me look like I went on a 24 hour tapathon with Michael Flatly in my wellies.

    I also love the idea of that town in Galway, (I think its Tuam) thatís practically Brazilian now, I have a soft spot for the Brazilians, and if I could be any nationality other then Irish it would be them. People have raised concerns about that large a percentage increase, but I guarantee that those same people have maybe 20 relations in Irish enclaves in Boston and elsewhere and canít see the hypocrisy of there stance.

    Basically West, its swings and roundabouts, We were flung far and wide to the vagaries of English Lords, and where we landed were not welcomed initially, but took root and prospered.

    People coming here have been flung by the vagaries of economics and will regrettably also face some hostility from people with no inkling of our past, but will also take root and prosper, and after a decade or so when African and East Europeans names are a regular feature of teams taking part in all Ireland Sunday, weíll look back, shake our heads and wonder what all the fuss was about...

    As for heritage, Iím immensely proud to be born Irish, especially proud of our peacekeepers around the world, we punch far above our weight in that regard. We have a fantastic little corner here, with a unique mindset and collective personally that sets us apart. but I do feel were slipping just a little in the craze for consumption thatís gone on, issues of racism have served to highlight the slipping of the mask were famous for of a 100 thousand welcomes, were now maybe on 90 thousand and pray it doesnít slip further. Itís the one regrettable feature of the last decade

    I understand the level of consumption thatís gone on because I feel as a nation the last decade has been our collective late teenage years IE just left school, first wage packet, and determined to blow the lot, and think thatís out of our system now and have woken up to a hangover and will enter our twenties soon as a nation, and focus on whats important, and thatís not necessarily having or pretending to have it all at the expense of your bank managers nerves and hairline.

    We gave 800 years as children who were to be seen and not heard, but now were a confident nation, and god help anyone who trys to shut us up or box us in (IE Lisbon ref) and I welcome all to ours shores whose wish to better themselves, and as result better us as well...

    Cead Mille Failte...
    Thanks for that.Just wondering on it.I think it s a good thing now but at one time i didnt.I come from a strange mix.My grandfather (fathers side, was very pro british) with the attitude of we go and fight for England and thats what they did (all were killed) ,my grandmother (fathers side again) was a direct relation of John O Leary who founded the IRB which eventually became the IRA, so as you could see i had a natural sceptical view of foreign ppl and a sort of uprising view to teh whole thing.Interesting thing is my visits to an agency changed all of that.I now view foreigners regardless of colour ,race etc as equal and one with me but there was a time when i didnt.Not racism as such but more my pro Irish background.Anyway i agree with your post.Thanks again for the view.

    Westside.

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    West, nothing wrong with being proud of what you are, and you showed you have the noodle to challenge your own perceptions and change your outlook on things, and that’s all anyone can ask, and fair play, but the problem I have with ultra nationalist org's. is there insistence on hating everyone else in order to try and give validity to there aims, I’m referring to neo-nazi type outfits that are prevalent around the world, and I think theres a small element here gaining strength also, although thankfully the Irish Mindset is naturally averse to that way of thinking in the main, and they will only ever be a tiny schism in our society,but none the less a threat, what I’d say to them is to lower the left hand that’s in a perpetual nazi salute and give the right hand a break. Really interesting about your Rep. connections, my Grandfather was in his 20’s in 1916-22 but only plays a small part in it, the odd skirmish, gun running, hiding Materials, our thatched cottage was in line of site of a major rural outpost near by and he kept an eye on them, that sort of stuff, as you gathered I have an interest in History and decided to ask him about this era once, and although he was a kind soul the merest mention of anything to do with it got a very cold response from him, I never even found out if he was pro or anti treaty, proudest moment of my life was when the army fired a 21 gun volley over his coffin, I still have the casing that a soldier gave me. The farm we have now is as a result of the land commission to divide up English Estates. I lost out on a huge pool of knowledge, as I never asked him again. Yer probably thinking he had a lucky escape.

    My views on the modern era Rep movement are different though, I don’t support violence to gain reunification as much as I’d like that, as the cold hard facts are that the majority there don’t want it.
    Where as the majority here back then wanted Independence. This is an awfully short paragraph to make such a sweeping statement like that, but I feel I’m drifting back to my long post ways here, and my doc says I’m making good progress in my bid to overcome my word addiction and can’t risk falling of the wagon.

    Best Regards, QPH...

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    Well said Westie. I had a similar conversion, though not on the road to Damascus or to a brothel for that matter. It was more on the road to chez moi, i.e. a very nice black escort on an outcall showed me that people are basically the same the world over. I now welcome ladies of all shades and hues of brown to Ireland. They certainly beat the pasty coloured locals with spray on tannes any day of the week.

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