if you’re irish and you complain about britain “erasing culture” but can’t even speak the language/ don’t know shit about ireland before 1910 then just shut your cakehole nobody cares
Them being Irish and not being able to speak the language/not knowing shit about Ireland before 1910 is a direct result of Britain erasing culture, you goddamn Vitamin D-deficient circus clown
It’s like how every year during Maori language week, some grotty piece of unrefrigerated stilton asks why do we spend so much money on a language less than 3% of the country speaks when the answer is that we are only one generation away from the time when teachers used to beat children for speaking te reo at school
People like the OP are the reason I am afraid to talk much about my culture and heritage. Because Irish are now deemed white, we’re not allowed to have a culture.
White American sameness assimilated our cultures to foster that us vs them mentality, so the best way to fight against that is just own what you are. All whiteness is political, in that it exists in opposition to everything else via racialized power dynamics that are total bullshit. But in truth you’re Irish, or Polish, or Swedish, etc… Owning your unique culture, while rejecting white imperialism’s erasure of it and everyone else, is exactly how to save it, and fuck what anyone else says. The concept of neutral whiteness (particularly American whiteness) is what’s alienating people from their actual cultures. I’m only half Irish, but I started learning Gaeilge to preserve something worth keeping.
I am also learning Gaelic, tho slowly, its kind of hard to find teachers, but that being said, I am pretty well versed in my culture, my grandmother at the very least, gave me a good foundation as to what to search for..