Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America

  • some might find this worth a read at 1.99...



    https://www.amazon.com/Born-Fi…617&tag=bookbubemail12-20


    mothers side is such IIRC... although may be some of that fathers side as well...

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer: “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”


    Presbyterian Rev. Gilbert Tennant:

    “He that suffers his life to be taken from him by one who has no authority for that purpose, when he might preserve it by defense, incurs the Guilt of self murder since God has enjoined him to seek the continuance of his life, and Nature itself teaches every creature to defend itself.”

  • My granps came from the Scots area in question.. grandma came from the irish part. They were as ornery as any two you would ever meet. Loved em.


    lazs

    "Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something."



    Pancho Villa, last words (1877 - 1923)

  • Any celts, my father in law was a serious brawler. A while back like way back he was probably in his forties, he got into an argument at union hall and the other fellow offended him, the kid was a golden gloves champ and a good boxer. The old man waited by the kids car beat the shit out of him and said (leisurely) you may be a boxer but you're no fighter.


    A friend of his told me that at his wake. The old man was measured and respectful. He didn't talk much either.

  • Still are... Socialist shitholes to be exact.

    That's cause all the freedom loving ones left n came to America! :thumbsup:biggrin

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer: “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”


    Presbyterian Rev. Gilbert Tennant:

    “He that suffers his life to be taken from him by one who has no authority for that purpose, when he might preserve it by defense, incurs the Guilt of self murder since God has enjoined him to seek the continuance of his life, and Nature itself teaches every creature to defend itself.”

  • I think that the good Scots Irish immigration thing was a relatively short time in history probly ending around the turn of the century (the 20th) by then contrasts in ruling class vs peasants and the british empire were about over.. now they are more complacent.


    lazs

    "Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something."



    Pancho Villa, last words (1877 - 1923)

  • I like him, he's not left enough for those people tho. I live in VA, have to admit he was an ok senator

    A narrative doesn’t require truth to remain viable, it requires the capacity to punish.

    “Diversity is our Strength” is made ludicrous by the entirety of human experience and conflict.

    But since you can be fired for denying it, there it sits like a turd on a silver tray.