The Irish should not apologise for the long fight against the British Empire, nor should we stop singing about it.
In our songs and our poems we remember the many millions of Irish murdered by Britain, and we celebrate our many great victories against them.
The defeat of the British Empire in large parts of rural Ireland in 1919-21 remains one of the highpoints of the people’s history of the world. It inspired many other peoples to fight for their freedom.
Had we not lost the North, had we had the energy and resources to drive the armed rapists and childkillers of the British Army from our Island entirely, there would have been no 3 decades of war in the sectarian state of Northern Ireland in the late 20th Century. It is the presence of the British Empire on this island which is, was, and always will be the cause of war on this Island.
Where are the peoples who did not resist with all their might the world-robbing forces of the British Empire?
I will tell you where.
They are nowhere.
They were wiped out of existence along with thousands of nations and cultures by the British Empire. Nobody knows their songs nor recalls the very language in which they were written.
The Irish exist because we resisted. Without resistance their would no Ireland and no Irish, no songs and no soccer team.
Be proud and be grateful of all who fought back and sing their glory at the top of your voice.