Friday, March 3, 2017
I Wonder if This Lot Are Serious?
Click on the image to read the text. That was as close as I could get. (I always feel very self-conscious taking any kind of mobile phone picture, never mind a selfie. I have no idea how anyone has the guts to use a selfie stick, unless they are in a completely deserted area, and no rabbits or squirrels are looking.)
They might just be trying to provoke. I spent a lot of time in my anti-nationalist phases trying to provoke nationalists by speaking nostalgically of The Empire, etc.
Even in my cultural-but-not-political nationalist phase, I used to delight in telling people that I would happily give Ireland back to the British if only we had our own culture and traditions restored.
Now, I realise that politics and culture can't be so easily separated, and that politics has a shaping effect on culture. Even the fact that we have our own elections fosters a national consciousness. (And this is even an argument I would make for democracy.)