Saint Patrick’s Day (What I Don’t Like)

There are always two opposites expressed about Saint Patrick’s Day. One, its a great way to celebrate our Irish heritage. But sadly the other is to portray the Irish as a bunch of drunks. I really get angry with this attitude that its an opportunity to spend the whole day drinking beer,(green at that). Its stereotyping and offensive, the Irish don’t suggest Canadians are all drunks on Canada Day? Or Americans are drunks on the 4th July. How many people with a real Irish Heritage do you think you’ll find in the pubs on the 17th. Many more non-Irish would be my bet. As a nation Ireland has struggled more than most, yet have spread there knowledge and charm in books,music and theatre throughout the world. The Irish didn’t keep slaves, but they were slaves,They never came as conquerors but they know what its like to be conquered. They have never imposed their beliefs on others yet have added greatly in the civilized world. Something you might think about when next you claim you are not a racist.
Cheers and keep reading

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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