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Posted by Irish and European on June 04, 2004 at 21:54:02:
In Reply to: Re: Europe is not important to our lives at all posted by Jack on June 04, 2004 at 20:36:11:
Ireland being part of the EU doesnt make us any less Irish.
Same as Italy being part of the EU doesnt make them any less Italian Sovenia being part of the EU doesnt make them any less Slovenian Sweden being part of the EU doesnt make them any less Swedish etc.
You dont hear people arguing that Texas should seceed from the US in order that the inhabitants become somehow "more Texan" !
Any culture that needs to be "defended" against other cultures to survive quite frankly isint worth defending and Anyone who maintains that the Irish identity and culture cannot survive and grow richer alongside the other European cultures obviously has little confidence in his or her Irishness.