Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Or, as libtards deem it: a holiday for racist, bigot, homophobes. That’s right, pasty faced white people are celebrating their hatred by wearing green, marching in parades, and getting drunk. According to them, this isn’t about the patron saint of Ireland. This is about gingers thumbing their nose at the OTHERS!
You think that’s absurd? Well, to any normal person it would be, but not to the self-loathing. Salon.com is notorious for their hatred of mainstream America. It shouldn’t surprise anyone they found a writer of Irish descent to parrot their disgust of all things whitey. Here is an excerpt from Andrew O’Hehir’s article:
But the end of the IRA’s guerrilla war had a less salubrious effect on the Irish-American population, and I say that in full awareness that on the surface that’s an offensive statement. What I mean is that the last connection between Irish-American identity and genuine history was severed, and all we’re left with now is a fading and largely bogus afterlife. On one hand, Irishness is a nonspecific global brand of pseudo-old pubs, watered-down Guinness, “Celtic” tattoos and vague New Age spirituality, designed to make white people feel faintly cool without doing any of the hard work of actually learning anything. On the other, it’s Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Pat Buchanan and Rep. Peter King, Long Island’s longtime Republican congressman (and IRA supporter), consistently representing the most stereotypical grade of racist, xenophobic, small-minded, right-wing Irish-American intolerance. When you think of the face of white rage in America, it belongs to a red-faced Irish dude on Fox News.
Did I mention this guy is white and Irish? You wouldn’t think it from the venom he spews. Maybe this is just a rant against Fox News and republican politicians. But the next excerpt will promptly dismiss that:
But Irish-Americans rapidly absorbed the lesson that the way to succeed in their new country was to reject the politics of class and shared economic interests and embrace the politics of race. One disgraceful result was the New York draft riots of 1863, the low point of Irish-black relations in American history, when Irish immigrants by the thousands turned on their black neighbors in a thinly disguised race riot. Irish-Americans were under no delusions that the ruling class of Anglo Protestants liked or trusted them, and anti-Irish and/or anti-Catholic bigotry endured in diluted form well into the 20th century. But by allying themselves with a system of white supremacy, the Irish in America were granted a share of power and privilege — most notably in urban machine politics, and the police and fire departments of every major city.
As Joan’s book and many other sources have discussed, over the course of the last century the bulk of the Irish-American population drifted rightward through the Democratic Party and then out the other side into Archie Bunker-land.
So what this guy is ultimately pissed off about is Irish immigrants embraced the American Creed. They acculturated and became mainstream citizens. Of course, Mr. O’Hehir sees your average white American as a right-wing racist, bigot, homophobe. We’ve come to recognize the left’s hateful view of America. Without a doubt, to them, a chicken is a member of the KKK simply because it's white.