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WE’RE GOING DOWN DOWN INANULLIARAN
AND SUGAR WE’RE GOING DOWN SWINGIN’
I’LL BE YANUMBAWAH WITHABULLIN
ALLUDIGA CORNFLAKES COCKITENBOOLIT
The best Doctor! My Doctor! Nine will always be the best! LOOK AT HIS FUCKING EARS!!!
Donna Noble, folks.
TBH, don’t like Donna.
reasons to date me
- i’ll want to hang out all the time
- i’ll tell lots of terrible jokes
- i’ll always want to share your food
- i’ll text you 24/7
reasons not to date me
- see above
you really don’t
not at fucking
It appears absolutely no one realizes this character (assuming this story takes place during the time in which it was filmed) grew up during The Troubles of Northern Ireland.
You don’t know if he’s Northern Irish. You don’t know if he’s Catholic. You don’t know if he grew up watching his people get murdered by Loyalist Protestants and British soldiers who carried heavy racial prejudice against Irish Catholics (hellooo, Bloody Sunday anyone?), who had for centuries been characterized as barbaric, racially inferior, lowly people who needed to be wiped out or converted. Attacks by the IRA, and therefore retaliation by the British, didn’t completely cease until 1998, I believe? This film came out in 2002.
You don’t know if he was an Irishman who grew up in England. Bomb attacks carried out by the IRA in England kindled misplaced aggression toward innocent Irish civilians living among the English population and Irish people were verbally and physically attacked and their businesses targeted. Perhaps similar to how ordinary Muslims bear the brunt of aggression after attacks by Muslim extremists…
You can still find yourself threatened and demeaned if you’re a Catholic in Northern Ireland or if you’re a Protestant in Ireland and some older dude in a pub in a smaller town straight up asks you if you’re Catholic or not and you’re afraid what’ll happen if you don’t lie about who you are.
You can still hear casual racism toward Irish people in everyday life and in publicly broadcast media in the UK.
You can still see and hear “Kill All Irish” and other pretty heavy anti-Irish sentiment among Loyalists in Northern Ireland who don’t consider themselves Irish at all.
Just because it now appears that the island of Ireland has been allowed to move on from war and their appearance and culture generally allows them to blend into and reap the benefits of the White European demographic doesn’t mean that this character does not have the background suitable to fully empathize with her. Maybe he does, maybe he doesn’t, we just don’t know his story.
But I guess you’ve never been demeaned as a Paddy or a Taig so you wouldn’t understand what it feels like, would you?
i have never hit reblog so hard. bless this commentary.
I’m glad this person busted out with some fucking truth because the lord did not give me the patience to deal with this shit today.
it is so typical of people on this website to comment with their dumbass opinions without knowing the context.
everybody who commented above is fucking ignorant. all of you go home. on top of the Irish being attacked, oppressed and degraded in their own country to the point where their own language is dying, you must’ve missed the part of American history when they weren’t wanted here after the potato famine and would be beaten if seen on the streets, and were forced to become indentured servants and would die without paying off their debts. my grandmother moved to our neighborhood back when mostly British people lived here, and if they saw her or anyone with red hair on the street they’d beat them bloody and throw things at them and call them micks, which is a derogatory term for an Irish person. a group of English-American kids saw a boy taking her to a dance and jumped him and kicked him in the head for dating a taig.
but nobody on tumblr cares about that because Irish people are white people and white people are always the enemy apparently.
Nope. It’s not even the “all white people are the enemy” thing.
The problem here is the vast majority of the tumblr SJ community are absurdly US Centrist.
They don’t know that culture is different outside of America, they don’t know that there is a vastly different history outside of America and they don’t care because it’s not America.
This is a HUGE part of why America pisses of the rest of the world so much, because they are as Imperialist as all fuck and its this really insidious, pervasive kind of imperialism that pretends it’s not imperialist.
Even the American SJ folk who claim they are anti Imperialist are furthering this Imperialist attitude by making absolutely no effort to understand that the rest of the world has it’s own history and while the rest of the world has the same issues they take different shapes.
Now let me make some things clear about English/Irish relations.
Sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up it’s time to learn.
In the eight hundred years of English Occupation the Irish culture was systematically targeted and destroyed.
The Brehon Laws, the entirely unique legal system of Ireland were outlawed.
The Irish royal lines were almost entirely wiped out.
Every single town, city and location in the country was renamed in this horrible, bastardised anglicised version of our language.
Every single piece of land was taken from us and given to members of the British aristocracy who charged punitive rents to the native Irish.
Between 1641 and 1652 the population of Ireland was more than halved by intentional genocide and, wait for it, abduction of the Native Irish to use as slaves. Over 300,000 were taken into slavery and 500,000 just brutally murdered.
The widespread use of Irish slaves continued well into the 17th century.
Because Irish Slaves were much cheaper than African slaves (5 pounds sterling as opposed to 50 pounds sterling) they were treated more harshly, being a less valuable investment.
You know that myth of PoC American famillies having Irish surnames because they were owned by Irish slave owners?
Well it’s exactly that, a myth.
This is where “mulatto” slaves come in.
What’s a “Mulatto” slave? Why it’s what happens when you, as a decent, hardworking slave owner force your female Irish slaves and male African slaves to breed to produce mid-coloured slaves that fetch a higher price than the pure Irish.
This practice wasn’t outlawed until 1681 and even then it was just because the established Slave Dealers were complaining about it cutting into their profits?
The reason you don’t here about Irish slaves, and the reason they are often referred to as something nicer like “indentured servants” in the few history books that mention them at all is a reason that’s bad for people both of African and Irish descent.
It was intentionally ignored and swept under the rug that there had been white slaves to justify the dehumanisation of black people.
The enslavement and dehumanisation of one race was denied and erased to justify the enslavement and dehumanisation of another.
1829 is when the English finally decided the native Irish were allowed have civil rights.
Before that we had no freedom of religion and were barely allowed to own things.
That’s right, the Irish had rights in Ireland for little more than thirty years before the US Emancipation Proclamation (1863), a whole thirty four years more.
Out of eight hundred years of occupation.
Woo, we were so lucky.
Of course, this was referred to as “Catholic Emancipation” to make it sound nicer (because religious based oppression is so much better than race based oppression) but considering that something like 90% of the native Irish population was Catholic it’s pretty clear what they were targeting.
1845-1849 was when Ireland was hit by the Great Famine. Of which there are now tons of jokes regarding potatoes.
I’m not one of those crazy conspiracy theorists who insists that the English intentionally started the famine to kill all of the Irish, I don’t believe germ warfare was on that stage in the eighteen-fuicking-hundreds.
But it IS obvious it was seen as a good opportunity.
Very few measures were taken to help with this issue by the English government whose responsibility it was.
The ever popular Workhouse sceheme was instituted, workhouses were common in England at the time already and they were essentially a form of legalised slavery. You would live there and be provided food in exchange for performing hard labour.
Maize was imported from America and given to wealthy land owners in Ireland with the supposed intention of them farming it and selling it cheap to the native Irish.
However the vast majority of the Maize grown was sold back to the English government, so on the whole this measure made little to no difference.
For many people the only thing to do was emigrate to America in hopes of getting work there and sending money home to their families. Sometimes entire families would move.
This is where the Coffin Ships come in.
Coffin Ships involved packing as many people into a ship as possible in exchange for an extortionate sum of money and feeding them just enough to keep them alive.
Coffin Ships had a mortality rate of roughly 30% and their use lead to the Canadian Typhus epidemic of 1847.
Oh and lets not forget the fact that England asked the Ottoman empire to reduce their intended monetary donation to Ireland because it was bigger than theirs.
OR the fact that when the Ottoman Empire decided to send us a metric fuckton of food instead THE ENGLISH TRIED TO SINK THE FUCKING SHIP!
And let’s not forget that fucking Choctaw Nation, WHO HAD THEIR OWN FUCKING PROBLEMS gave more meaningful help to the starving Irish than THE NATION THAT HAD FORCIBLY ASSUMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR WELFARE!
Before the famine the population of Ireland was roughly eight million.
By the time the famine ended the population of Ireland was reduced to four million.
Ireland’s current population is somewhere around six million.
The Great Famine was an exercise in genocide through deliberate inaction.
1881 was when the English first started to consider letting the Irish buy land in their own damn country.
This was also the first mention of Tennant’s rights for the Irish and legal protection for Irish tennant farmers who previously could just be kicked out or have their rent jacked up to the sky whenever the landlord (Always British or of British descent) felt like it. There were several more land reform acts after this, but guess what? It wasn’t until 1903 that the Irish actually got to have an influence on them.
Throughout the nineteen hundreds the Gaelic League and the Gaelic Athletics Association, two organisations that existed with the sole purpose of reviving our stolen culture (Gaelic League focusing mostly on the Irish Language) were targeted, attacked and close to outlawed as they were seen as a political threat to English rule (fair enough, the GAA did double as a training school for paramilitaries).
Eventually, after WWII we finally achieved independence.; Something that was only taken seriously because of protracted and exhaustive use of geurilla warfare tactics against the English occupiers, mostly lead by Michael Collins one of the SINGLE MOST BADASS MOTHERFUCKERS IN HISTORY SERIOUSLY, GO LOOK THE GUY UP!
What about today?
Well, that Lucky Charms Leprechaun you guys like so much is based entirely off an image of the Irish created in an old English propaganda comic justifying the fact that the Irish did not have rights.
So yeah, please boycott the fuck out of Lucky Charms, they are racist as shit.
Today, in England, Irish people are still very high on the list of “potential terrorists”.
All famous and well liked Irish people appear in lists of Britain’s greatest people despite the fact that Ireland is not part of Britain.
But I guess the English just can’t accept that we are not their property.
However if these same people do anything wrong they are immediately Irish again.
Our sister nation, Scotland is being held and forced to remain in a political union they do not want, their wishes being entirely ignored by the English government.
The Irish language is barely above the level of a dead language.
The Irish religion was entirely crushed to the point where we don’t even really know what it was anymore.
We are only now, one hundred years later, starting to come out of the influence of England and what the English did to our country and how it effects our politics and position in the world.
The population of Ireland still has not recovered from the effects of the famine.
Can everyone please reblog this in hopes of this shithead being caught. If his face goes viral there is a much better chance of him being arrested.
Because people are cruel.
Signal boost the fucking shit out of this, followers. I don’t care if you’re an RP blog or whatever, if someone sees this and has the indecency to ignore it,
Patricio Millar is a soldier of the embassy in Santaigo. As such he should be held to the highest morals and should exhibit exemplary behavior. Instead, Mr Millar chose to cruelly abuse his own dogs, photograph the horrors and post the pictures on social media for the world to see. He punched and throttled one, buried it in sand up to its neck and docked its tail without anesthesia. There is photographic proof of these acts. We are sure he has committed more heinous acts of abuse toward these poor trapped dogs.What is especially frightening is that he has no remorse. In fact he is proud of it..posting pictures on Facebook like there is nothing wrong with it. As is well known, animal abusers of this type very often graduate to hurting and sometimes killing human beings.This man is that type as his nonchalance about exhibiting pictures of himself committing such cruel deeds ( not to mention criminal offenses) shows.
We call upon you to make sure this man is sentenced to the maximum under the Chilean laws .
Petition still needs over 3000 signatures.
STEER CLEAR OF THESE GUYS!
Get them all fired, broken up withn and evicted. Ideally strangled to death but that’s illegal. Dox away my friends
These people, are the reason that I hate humanity.