Author showed a serious lack of self awareness in his criticism of Irish nationalism
A letter from Jaime Hyland:
It is hard to see much more than desperate and ill-veiled chauvinism in Philip Wilson’s use (April 14, see link below) of a formerly valid argument now well beyond its sell-by date (ie the undeniable and shameful history of uncritical acceptance of theological power in the Republic of Ireland in the past).
Mr Wilson’s words reek of a serious lack of self-awareness.
He suggests that the almost universal approval of the EU in the south is based on a quasi-theological commitment similar to the old attachment to the Roman Catholic Church, clearly implying that southerners are somehow especially prone to religious and quasi-religious irrationality.
Of course he does not apply a similar optic to his own loyalties and emotional attachments.
There is much besides wrong with the attitudes displayed in Mr Wilson’s piece, but this example of self-serving nonsense is enough to be getting on with.
Jaime Hyland, Berlin, Germany
A message from the Editor:
Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.
With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our advertisers — and consequently the revenue we receive — we are more reliant than ever on you taking out a digital subscription.
Subscribe to newsletter.co.uk and enjoy unlimited access to the best Northern Ireland and UK news and information online and on our app. With a digital subscription, you can read more than 5 articles, see fewer ads, enjoy faster load times, and get access to exclusive newsletters and content. Visit https://www.newsletter.co.uk/subscriptions now to sign up.
Our journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them. By supporting us, we are able to support you in providing trusted, fact-checked content for this website.