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Bob Pacquin BS: Celtic/White Supremicist Connections? (53* d) RE: BS: Celtic/White Supremicist Connections? 21 May 04


Cuilionn,

Thanks for your ramble, it lends some depth, width and breadth here--

For those confused by Old Bob's fondness for the third person, Sorry. He likes to do it for fun, more than anything else--and figures that it is harmless enough--better than calling complete strangers nasty names, as some like to do, and Old Bob has had a shortage of fun in recent years, though that is another story--

For Ron Olesko, Old Bob will try to sum up the "Racist Elements in the Celtic Revival Rap" which he has heard at on occasion in academic circles(sometimes Old Bob runs in academic circles, sometimes just circles)--

The concept is that "Celtic Revival" is about the idea that there is something superior about Celtic people and Celtic things, and that you can't just decide to be Celtic, you have to be "Of Celtic Blood"--

--The simple point being that the idea that one group of people is superior to another based simply on their "Blood" is a racist idea.

Then all this Celtic Myth stuff gets wound out, along with the Celtic History based on educated guessing, like "Guest" above mentioned, which invariably gets called "Pseudo-History" and it gets compared to the Aryan Myth that the Nazis created--

Sooner or later everyone gets bored and they go out for a Guiness or some such thing, and everyone thinks, "Well, that's an interesting point" but no one takes it very seriously because they all figure that most everyone involved in the Celtic thing really is just doing it because it is fun and they like the music and dance and pipes and beer--

And Old Bob figures this too, partly because he likes to think the best of people, and partly because he used to live in a part of an unnamed Eas Coast City that was so Irish that even the Jews were Irish, and always felt welcome everywhere he went, and once even got a certificate making him an "Honorary Irishman"--

So Old Bob ran across this discussion thread, which doesn't seem fake at all, and got a little sick feeling--


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