Re: Northern Ireland (was Re: Nanotech Restrictions)

From: Charlie Stross (
Date: Wed Apr 26 2000 - 08:07:11 MDT

On Wed, Apr 26, 2000 at 06:47:52AM -0700, Brian D Williams wrote:
> I don't consider the decendants of a forced resettlement to be
> native.

Then there ain't no white Australians ...

> Although I agree that anyone born in Ireland is Irish by
> defination. The issue has never been strictly Catholic/Protestant,
> it's about British rule.

The Unionists are Irish by your definition ... and non-native, by your
previous definition. Which do you want to use?

> The first step to a solution is to remove the British troops, if
> peacekeeping troops are required for a while they should be U.N.
> peacekeepers.
Volunteers, please? ;-)

> No British troops, no more walks through Catholic neighborhoods.
> The British aren't interested in peace, they're interested in a
> solution that leaves them with a military victory.
> And I will open my mouth any time I please, We have a saying here
> in Chicago,

Ah, got it.

(How many pubs have you been evacuated from because of bomb threats?
My score's only three, plus one railway station ...)

-- Charlie

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