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Old 03-13-2019, 03:12 PM
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I check the junior groupchat one moment and its all "hey I love u guys have a good break" "yea I love u too take care of yourselves"
and then I come back like ten minutes later and theres like 30 new snaps of everyone yelling at each other over the question "each year in the us do u think more people die bc of alcohol or are born bc of alcohol?"
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Old 03-25-2019, 02:09 AM
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sometimes, at two in the morning, i don’t sleep bc i’ve been listening to óró sé do bheatha bhaile and thinking abt how truly fucking weird irish-american identity is for the past two hours.

like, st patrick’s was a saints day that then became a celebration of heritage when it wasn’t a good thing, and now being irish american is v normal, and it’s when everyone regardless of ancestry goes and gets trashed and makes a mess on a holy day in order to celebrate a people who tend to struggle w/ alcoholism due to genetics, poverty, and generational trauma.

and if your family came over in the famine, then you are here because of an attempted genocide? it was no coincidence that the most people died in the areas with the largest irish-speaking populations. there was never a food shortage, the english instead let a million people starve to death and would only offer aid if people renounced their faith and culture.

but also, coming to america (after a bit) erased the whole “the irish are genetically inferior” thing the english has going on bc that’s not a thing over here. coming to america meant that irish americans no longer had to live under colonialism or fight for freedom, which irish people have had to struggle with continuously. but it also kinda stripped us of our culture, giving us little to no chance to actually learn our traditions and language etc. so then it becomes that irish americans ofc aren’t really irish, and are far from.

also super important once arriving in america irish americans were in a position of power over people of color and got to rise up the social ladder by exploiting people of color (anyone who goes “the irish faced discrimination too!” is a fucking dick and is missing the point)

you have this weird deal going on where you’re only really here bc of colonialism and discrimination and genocide but it has long since stopped affecting you or your family and you benefit off the misfortune of others as opposed to other ethnic groups who are here for the same reasons but still struggle with those issues today

so then, irish americans got to trade their culture and language and heritage for a position of power in america? but also dealing with the famine it wasn’t really a choice it was go or die? and by leaving ireland we didn’t have to deal with the next ~170 years of fighting and hardships, but also now don’t have a chance to really learn our language or music or traditions or culture? and can they even be considered ours as well considering that it’s been almost two hundred years?



anyway this is just nola ranting abt not having a real sense of cultural identity thank u for putting up with my bullshit and goodnight

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Old 03-25-2019, 09:41 PM
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man i'm not rly irish-american but i feel ya

American cultural identity tends to be "we're a young op country trying our best and making big mistakes" and that's about it, we have a p strong literary and musical tradition for our age, but we aLL COME FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE almost. And those places tend to be older and richer, better at remembering things.

I'm still proud to be American, and that's enough for me most days, but I'm an utter mutt whose name comes from Latin America and whose face is definitely German-Irish. So I feel you when it comes to being confused about cultural identity
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Old 03-25-2019, 10:49 PM
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yeah american identity in general is so weird lmao. because you’re not what your ancestors were, like i’m not italian and i’m not irish, but “american” isn’t really a cultural thing. and idk i think that having a sense of cultural identity is really important to people! it’s hugely important to my friends who are immigrants or children of immigrants, and it’s something i wish i had but i don’t. i feel so disconnected from my roots which is definitely a widespread american thing- for most people here your ancestors immigrated not-that-long-ago but still long enough to create a huge rift between you and their birthplace.

america is a melting pot but i think that means that we all individually lose something. sometimes people take this to mean i don’t think there should be cultural sharing or mixing which is not it at all! belonging to multiple strong cultures is really great! i just think that in a melting pot nation instead of having a few different cultural identities you can align yourself with you just ..... have none
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Old 03-26-2019, 12:09 AM
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pls ignore i’ve just been thinking abt this a lot bc of st. patrick’s day and also being home and free to go to a bunch of ceilidhs



any kind of american cultural identity is weird but to me irish american identity is especially weird bc while our ancestors faced colonialism and discrimination and cultural and literal genocide in ireland, as americans we were able to give that all up.

this is different from most other white americans, who were not under the same pressures, who were not living under an evil and violent colonial power.

but this is also different from other groups who were living under the same pressures, also suffering at the hands of a colonial oppressor. people of color who fled the same things that the irish did did not get to escape discrimination in america. they got to flee some things, but remained obviously and visibly different and stayed lower in society.

but also because the irish were able to successfully and entirely flee their troubles by coming to america, the erasure of irish culture in america was more prominent. there was that 1-2 generation period where being irish was bad, with the “irish need not apply” signs and cops refusing to serve irish neighborhoods. but you weren’t visibly different, and if you spoke english and shed your accent you weren’t audibly different. irish americans could get rid of their stigma by shedding everything from their culture- working to drop their accents, re-writing or entirely changing their names at ellis island, not teaching their children gaelige or any identifying cultural traditions. there was a pressure to get rid of anything identifying you as irish but also it was possible to do that because stripped of everything irish, you’re just another white american.
this stigma against irish americans didn’t last long but it lasted long enough that most irish americans don’t know their culture because it was discarded in order to belong.

for me irish american identity stuff kinda boils down to
consciously or subconsciously, willingly or unwillingly, our ancestors made a trade for us. for a life free of oppression, discrimination, colonialism and it’s myriad consequences, they gave up our language, traditions, and culture.
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Old 04-01-2019, 02:32 PM
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I'm probably about 70% Canadian. I live in New Hampshire and have only been to Canada when I was little, but. I am probably 20% Irish, 5% Swedish, and 5% Scottish, so I'm somewhat of a mutt. I don't really look like anything but your average New Englander- brown hair, freckles, and skin that burns instead of tans. I know this doesn't matter and you're just going to ignore this but I'm going to try to be more active (schoolwork gets in the way, I'm working on a couple of writing pieces I have yet to abandon, and I'm really actually getting good at digital art so I'm also trying to focus on that.) Sorry for wasting your time.
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Old 04-01-2019, 09:10 PM
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I'm probably about 70% Canadian. I live in New Hampshire and have only been to Canada when I was little, but. I am probably 20% Irish, 5% Swedish, and 5% Scottish, so I'm somewhat of a mutt. I don't really look like anything but your average New Englander- brown hair, freckles, and skin that burns instead of tans. I know this doesn't matter and you're just going to ignore this but I'm going to try to be more active (schoolwork gets in the way, I'm working on a couple of writing pieces I have yet to abandon, and I'm really actually getting good at digital art so I'm also trying to focus on that.) Sorry for wasting your time.
No need to apologize. Any activity is cool. Good to see you around again btw Kayla, I keep fading in and out of this website too xD Wanna use the Fangirling House together?
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Old 04-02-2019, 01:58 AM
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I'm probably about 70% Canadian. I live in New Hampshire and have only been to Canada when I was little, but. I am probably 20% Irish, 5% Swedish, and 5% Scottish, so I'm somewhat of a mutt. I don't really look like anything but your average New Englander- brown hair, freckles, and skin that burns instead of tans. I know this doesn't matter and you're just going to ignore this but I'm going to try to be more active (schoolwork gets in the way, I'm working on a couple of writing pieces I have yet to abandon, and I'm really actually getting good at digital art so I'm also trying to focus on that.) Sorry for wasting your time.
hey! I'm a mutt too . I've lived in Canada my entire life so if someone were to ask I would say I'm Canadian, but I'm actually 25% American, 25% Irish, and 25% Scottish. The Canadian part is Métis.

The numbers probably aren't that cut-and-dry except for the Métis (we have paperwork to prove that part), but that's what my estimate is based on my grandparents.
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Old 04-06-2019, 09:50 PM
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kidpubbers as souls

old souls
Snow
Esther
Owen

new souls
Ena
Quartz
Werty
Olivia
Justin

caught in-between souls
Ari
Nola - oldish
Elliot
Lena - oldish
Luna
Jay
Elias

if I missed you speak up!
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Old 04-07-2019, 01:26 PM
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kidpubbers as souls

old souls
Snow
Esther
Owen

new souls
Ena
Quartz
Werty
Olivia
Justin

caught in-between souls
Ari
Nola - oldish
Elliot
Lena - oldish
Luna
Jay
Elias

if I missed you speak up!
i mean i dont even exist on this website anymore but eHEM i exist
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