A commentator takes Rohan Swee to task on his thoughts. You can read the full comment here.
I'd like to respond to a few points he makes.
"Ireland pre the 1980s was underdeveloped, backward (seems like we're still workin on this one) and insular. If you're Irish you'll know pretty damned well there were parts down the country where ud seriously suspect inbreeding of the worst kind. We became rich and wealthy because we used the EU to our full advantage. We got so much money in grants, loans and payments for infrastructure and set aside fields that we were dragged up to somewhere near the European average after a couple of decades."
True we were backward, but Ireland was not always so. We lead the world in the Middle Ages and developed advanced astronomy thousands of years ago. My own view is that we were backward because the Church had a stranglehold on the country, stifling debate, inquiry and innovation.
The EU aid was important, but if you add it up it came to less than half of 1% of our GDP over the relevant period. Now compare that to what Africa received, and they’re still in the shit.
" And on a wider point European and Western wealth as it exists now was not built over what "Rohan" calls "centuries of sacrifice".......it was built on centuries of using greater power and military strength to take advantage of every corner of the globe and rape mineral wealth to our hearts content."
Surely you don't believe that, my friend? That the only or main source of Europe’s wealth was the colonies? Ask yourself why Europe was able to dominate almost the world, with only a tiny percentage of its population. Because we were more advanced than the colonies. Colonisation has taken place since the beginning of time.
"Rohan needs to learn some history- political & economic..."
Maybe, but it seems you do too.
In any event, none of this takes away from the central thesis and the purpose of this blog: that large-scale, culturally-incompatible immigration, especially from Africa, is a disaster for any Western country.