Posted by WTP on July 05, 2002 at 17:22:45:
In Reply to: Re: reg anti english abuse on this bb posted by From the banks of Lake Michigan on July 05, 2002 at 07:28:31:
Im fed up of these whining crypto-republican's with a persecution complex blaming all their and the worlds problems on something called "English Colonialisim".
For a start Ireland was NEVER a colony but an integral part of the UK. The difference being that unlike in REAL colonies Irish people (even in penal times) were represented in Westminster on the same basis as people from any other part of the UK. Indeed as pointed out elsewhere Irish people wilfully and eagerly supported and participated in "English" colonialisim around the world and had ireland been an independent country at this point in history would have been as heavily involved in colonialisim, slave trading and genocide as any other European maratime nation.