posted on Jul, 26 2004 @ 09:03 PM
But off the topic of super thick pub draughts sickboy, while I dont discount Irelands struggle, to say that we in the USA havent grown up with war in
our land would be grossly incorrect. While Im not proud of it, we live in one of the most violent societies in the world. I am about the same age as
you (27) and I have grown up in a major city with plenty of violence in my backyard. Where do we start? Gang wars (bloods, crips, etc.), drug turf
wars (I live in an area of Phoenix with alot of bikers, and right now the hells angels and mongols are at war over meth sales rights), and oh yeah, US
postal workers. Northern Ireland Im sure was a dangerous place, but there are areas in every major city in the US that can be just as dangerous. We
live in a heavily armed society, most of us have guns, and we werent strangers to violence in our homeland, even before 9/11, which just added to the
ways to die violently in this country. And because this country is so divided by race, religion, gang, nationality, musical preference, etc., we could
never unite against the government the way you did in your country, your population consisting mostly of white Irish catholics, were all birds of a
feather, making it alot easier to unify for a common cause. And it is also the fact that America is so diverse, that means those who preach hate for
America (not you sickboy, because you stated that you dont) also preach hate for the world, because we are the world, every nationality resides here.
And as I said before, if people around the world want to see this @$$ of a president voted out, let the American people know we're still your
friends, we'll respond in kind.
P.S. Back to the Guinness discussion, what does "sure tis yee life and soul O'ar!" mean? I have to brush up on my 'Irebonics'!
[edit on 26-7-2004 by jd27]