well what do u expect. ur trashing their nation. if a bunch o brits were trashin Ireland would u just swallow? maybe u would but i wouldn't.
I wouldn't either.
Also, America is a state, not a nation. They aren't the same. Which is why I laugh at the idea of "American nationalism" and even more absurd ideas like "Texan nationalism"! The nation
. What a joke. But I'm digressing, I'm just highlighting that the American concept of the nation is confused with the state. This is really a different thread topic though, sorry for my digression.
so yes most on this board are Americans. trashing their home will cause a reaction. considering u wont tell them your nation though u claim to be Irish what do u expect of them?
I'd just like to clear something up: Ireland is my nation. It is not the state of my birth or residence at this time, but blood and identity transcend states and borders and my heart and loyalty rests with Ireland alone. If somebody wants to criticise Ireland and the Irish, let them. We can talk about it.
did u not onc epost u were in new york? rather then shake a finger at peoples homes why not offer an alternative?
what catholic nation founded by catholics which has a catholic gov and catholic laws would u recommend Americans relocate to?
This thread is about the United States, so I commented on the United States and criticised it. If a thread about Ireland comes up, anyone can say what they want about it. That's fine. Now, to my knowledge there are no good Catholic states. But that does not mean I can't criticise America and it's people. I'm not singling them out - I'm fairly certain I've commented on Britain/England and it's people as well. If a thread comes up about something and I have something to say about the topic of that thread, I'll say it. You're taking this much too personally, and reading much too heavily into what I said. Are you even American?
As for places better than America, I personally would prefer to live in Ireland and generally speaking most European countries (European cultures are far superior to that of America, but that's just my opinion and that's why I'd pick Europe over the US) except Britain, which heavily resembles the US. I'm not even telling them to leave the US (Americans stay in America, please
), I'm criticising their state - their state being the subject of this thread. There's nothing wrong with that. As I said, let them say whatever they want about Ireland, and we can talk about that.
But none of this really has anything to do with the thread, we're just rambling now. My point was that America was always going to be a disaster due to characteristics of its founders/early influencers, for want of a better term, which I thought was relevant to the thread's topic.