posted on Aug, 24 2008 @ 06:36 PM
reply to post by Freeborn
Nationality is transparent, not opaque. The land you identify with is the land you belong in .. your English, doesn't matter what your heritage was,
or perhaps your Irish, that would depend upon what you see when you look into your self.
America is devoid of culture. Sure, you see America all over the place, but most American's directly identify with another nation that, deep down or
right up top they directly identify with. Essentially many American's are American first, German/Irish/French/African/Mexican/English/etc second.
Some, like Italians and the Irish identify more so with their "other half" ..
In the end, this is not our native land, we where sent here for various reasons .. and I find it a testament to the Human Soul that someone descended
from a distant land can hold an internal connection with that land.
I might have been born in America, but I fly an Irish flag next to my American one, and when I visit Ireland I identify with the people and the
culture far more then the Godless and cold naked streets of America.
44 million American's descended from just a few million Irish. And there has always been a strong American connection to Ireland. In may-Sept. in
my region we hold over 20 Irish festivals celebrating Ireland.. far more then any other nationality, and far surpassing festivals celebrating being