Irish People, they no happy.
German woman, she make nasty article about Irish People in Swiss paper.
Cork 96FM, they translate article.
Irish People, they read translation.
You see, people like to herd themselves into groups and then they like to comment on other people in other groups and they often say nasty things about these other groups often based on certain typical behaviours. Now the people in the groups being commented on, they tend not to like that. So what do they do in response?
Exactly the same thing.
So we have a German person saying nasty things about the Irish in a Swiss paper and then we get the Irish people, in turn, saying nasty things about the Germans and Swiss.
I could get quite pissy at this point. I could point to a number of things that have happened to me and my family while in this Emerald Isle that point to the stereotypes that people have about the Irish and I could be very very pissy about it.
But I won’t.
Because I don’t believe that the answer to someone being an inconsiderate arse hat in my direction is to be an inconsiderate arse hat back.
I think that’s childish. It’s about Give and Take, ultimately. If you don’t want to take it don’t give it out. And if someone gives out to you, just take it. Otherwise we lead to escalation. And it all gets out of hand.
Do we need the two most neutral countries in Europe, Switzerland and Ireland, fighting each other?