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(   "Peace Walls" in Northern Ireland are to be taken down over the next ten years. In other news, Peace Walls are still up in Northern Ireland to keep the Protestants and Catholics from killing each other   ( divider line
    More: Misc, Northern Ireland, Protestants, Catholics, peace lines, Martin McGuinness, Sinn Fein, peace  
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1970 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Jun 2013 at 8:20 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-06-14 09:07:14 AM  
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liam76: mbillips: The IRA are full of crap. Northern Ireland is majority Protestant, and the majority WANT to remain part of the U.K. There was a lot of anti-Catholic oppression in Northern Ireland that led to the Troubles, but there's no legitimacy to the argument that Northern Ireland is "occupied." When the land was confiscated from Catholics, it was taken from hereditary nobles who inherited it from people who conquered it with the sword. You can't biatch about other nobility kicking your nobility's ass; that's what nobles do

I agree with the sentiment that it was long enough ago, however the fighing for Ireland when England was taking it over wasn't noble vs noble.

Plantation. English ascendancy displacing entire regions of natives in a land grab.
2013-06-14 08:31:31 AM  
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Farce-Side: When we were in middle school, a buddy's family had two Irish girls come stay at his house for the summer, one protestant and one catholic.  Sort of a "Look how tolerant America is" exchange type deal.  They got along great with each other, but everybody else thought they were total biatches, and shunned them socially.

Your school's xenophobia probably accomplished something for peace in Northern Ireland.
2013-06-14 07:56:20 AM  
2 votes:
Religions of Peace?
2013-06-14 09:11:53 AM  
1 vote:
Whatever your opinion of the troubles, there are two movies you should see

and Five Minutes Of Heaven
2013-06-14 08:43:18 AM  
1 vote:

Carn: edmo: Religions of Peace?

Don't be silly, only evil muslims kill each other and blow people up.  It's not like there's a catholic terrorist organization or anything.

I am John, Lord Marbury, Earl of Croy, Marquis of Needham and Dolby, Baronet of Brycey, England's ambassador to the United States, and a terrorist is a terrorist even if he wears a green necktie and sings "Danny Boy". Yes, you can call me John.
2013-06-14 08:39:41 AM  
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Carn: It's not like there's a catholic terrorist organization or anything.

If your family all goes to the same church, that does not make your family a religious organization.
2013-06-14 08:22:38 AM  
1 vote:
Good fences make good neighbors.
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