Someone has expressed support for the Irish language and the rights of Irish-speaking citizens and communities in an English language newspaper in Ireland? Shock! Horror! How long before the Anglophone supremacists arrive?
From the Irish Independent:
“IRISH rugby international Luke Fitzgerald has called for more money to be put into promoting wider use of the Irish language and helping people develop their Irish language skills.
Speaking a day after Ireland’s bruising encounter with France, the Leinster and Ireland winger said he would like to see “a big revival of the Irish language”.
A fluent Irish speaker himself, the 25-year-old Dubliner said that despite the tough economic circumstances it was still important to put money into the language as it gave people a sense of Irishness.”
Watch out! Here come the Angloban!
“nijinski: The Irish language was for many years used as an elitist barrier to those of us who were not proficient in it… It was a disgraceful use of discrimination by a privileged minority of self appointed culture ayatollahs. Irish is a dead language. It is not spoken by the Irish people.”
“MetroMan1: The boggers with no clue as to how to run a traffic light system get to run the country…and doesn’t that in itself answer a multitude of questions… complete discrimination against those of us who don’t hail from gaeltacht areas. Watch out for the gaelgor nazis response to this ….will tell you all you need to know. This language should have died out decades ago, around the time we sold ourselves to Europe.”
“Tomtack: …the Irish language is dead in the water, and good riddance to it.”
“MetroMan1: …the ‘ruling’ class NOW coming from a Dublin based mandarin and banking class, they are no more than a generation or two from the bog and their standards are agricultural and animalistic ie. self, self, self. They have no understanding of modern urban society and how it should work. …there is only contempt for the years wasted on trying to keep up with the kids from Irish speaking backgrounds and teachers from bogholes who discriminated in their favour….(and still do). Languages die as societys, borders, geography and peoples change…its Darwinian, its natural, stop trying to hold the rest of us back just so we can have a faux national language and can bleat about being oirish…”
Ah, nothing like the good old-fashioned racism of a few English-speaking bigots to remind one of where one’s place truly is in modern Ireland.
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