Originally Posted by globetrotter
I was wondering what C's historical heros would have thought of this letter? I can't imagine that C would make a good terrorist if you can't be bothered to get his hands dirty or take a grayhound.
I dunno, seems like a good Patrick Pearse type to me: lots of populist rhetoric and bravado, but then the Easter Rising comes and you see he doesn't care about imposing costs on other people, he just wants to look like a big shot by making a grand declaration on the steps of the Post Office after hundreds of others sacrificed themselves to stage that moment. But hey, acting Irish is really cool, even if you're a lifelong American with only Irish ancestry to claim! The kids seem to love that Flogging Molly band, and Irish car bombs are a blast to drink, especially when you do it on Saint Paddy's Day with a pint of green-dyed Guinness!
Well maybe since he's already got his ticket, a book of Sean O'Casey plays might be a better donation. The Plough and the Stars and Juno and the Paycock are two good tragedies that show why the "Rah Rah Ireland" gimmick is not only annoying, but dangerous.