The relationship of nationalism with the emotional and mental states of love and hate are complicated but also immensely misunderstood by those within the movement as well as more obviously, without the movement.
John Waters and Gemma O'Doherty have told the High Court that laws introduced by the State due to the Covid-19 pandemic are "unprecedented" and amount to an "effective suspension" of constitutional rights.
Bobby Sands died 35 years ago today: how The Irish Times covered the news
"The people are asleep!", or "Once we provide them with information they will know what is going on!", these are the excuses given to a population that, in my opinion, are not as ignorant of what is going on in our country right now as others are led to believe. Let me put my case forward to explain why I believe most Irish people bare full responsibility for the demise of our nation.
A phrase that has become as quintessentially Irish as 'I'm grand' or 'he wouldn't know his arse from his elbow' is the popular , ' ah sure, what's the harm?'. While the former are harmless, at times, feckless phrases harbouring no major societal repercussions, the latter has had a significant detrimental effect that is far beyond the trivial.
Salem village, Massachusetts is forever linked with the witch trials that began during the spring of 1692. A group of young girls in Salem Village, claimed to be possessed by the devil and accused several local women of witchcraft. A wave of hysteria spread throughout colonial Massachusetts where unsubstantiated accusation morphed into uncorroborated guilt. A mere rumour could propagate, gaining weight as it travelled, culminating in the most severe repercussions for the accused.