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June 1, 2012

Mark asks…

How many people realize “ST patricks day” is racist?

I am a 58 year old black man and I lived in New york city since 1953(year i was born) I remember very well the drunken Irish hooligans who attended the parade throughout 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s(NYPD really cracked down on security after 9/11). I can tell you 99% of the parade attendees are white, new yorkers and catholics, the majority were Irish but there were huge groups of Italians, Polish, Germans, Eastern Europeans, Greeks, Puerto Ricans or really any type of White middle class Catholic who has an enclave in the city, they came from the outer boroughs(Brooklyn, Bronx(there is a big white part mainly in the North and East), Queens, Staten Island, Yonkers), Long Island, New Jersey, Westchester and Upstate to incite trouble in “the city”.

I could remember especially in the 60s, 70s and early 80s that groups of young drunken white hooligans running around attacking minorities or gays(in the village it happened many times), yelling out racial and homophobic slurs, there was many accusations of minority women being r@ped near the parade route by drunken white men, the NYPD police commissioner in the 1970s went as far as too say “St Patricks day is one day when the holding cells in New York City are filled up with young white guys. Of course back then you had people who could have stopped this, but many of the ones refused too and actually encouraged it(there were and still are plenty of old Archie Bunker types left in the city)

So why exactly is this celebrated? I’ve heard the same thing happens in other northern cities such as Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago where minorities are singled out, attacked and murdered.

Administrator answers:

As much as I agree that their behaviour is disgusting and vile. It does not make St Patricks Day racist.
The day does not have any ideas or rituals which revolve around racism and is to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland.

What it does represent is a day when people get drunk on mass. The alcohol combined with the lowering of moral constraints due to a group mentality leads to increased violence.

These individuals are the problem not the day itself. However it does sound like NY should be better policing the event if this kind of behaviour goes on.

Michael asks…

Would these be interesting names to name your children?

Would any of you ever consider these different names for your newborn son or daughter?

MALE:
1. Airline (as in Airline Inthyrath, former drag queen contestant on the reality series RuPaul’s “Drag Race”)
2. Buster
3. Eldra (as in football player Eldra Buckley and the real name of R&B singer El DeBarge)
4. Elmer
5. Euros (as in British TV director Euros Lyn)
6. Falcon (as in Falcon Heene, the little boy in the middle of 2009’s “balloon boy” incident)
7. Fruit (as in Chinese filmmaker Fruit Chan)
8. Jupiter (as in 16th century poet Jupiter Hammon)
9. Lala (Indian name)
10. Nacho (as in Spanish filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo)
11. Rhinelander (as in 17th century New York City fire commissioner Rhinelander Waldo)
12. Skandar (as in British actor Skandar Keynes from the “Chronicles of Narnia” films)

FEMALE:
1. America (as in actress America Ferrera)
2. Asia (as in actress Asia Argento)
3. Cherry
4. Dreama (as in actress Dreama Walker from the Gossip Girl TV series)
5. Durise
6. Fifi (as in Australian TV personality Fifi Box)
7. Golden (as in actress Golden Brooks)
8. Ki Toy (as in actress/model Ki Toy Johnson)
9. Nodesha (as in R&B singer Nodesha Felix)
10. Piano (as in Scientologist Piano Foster, head of actor Will Smith’s New Village Leadership Academy)
11. Tantece (African-American name)
12. Temple (as in university professor Temple Grandin, the basis for the Emmy-winning HBO film “Temple Grandin” starring Claire Danes)

Administrator answers:

MALE –
1. Airline – 0/10 – I definitely wouldn’t consider this name. I think it sounds ridiculous. Airline come here haah no, not working as a name.
2. Buster – 5/10 – I think it sounds more like a pet’s name or a nn for your kid. But it’d definitely work better than Airline.
3. Eldra – 7/10 – It’s different. I can see it as a name tho. It kind of reminds me of Ezra, so its getting there.
4. Elmer – 4/10 – At least its a name, but no. I wouldn’t name my kid this.
5. Euros – 2/10 – Doesn’t sound like a name to me. So, no.
6. Falcon – 2/10- No. I think it sounds like you’re trying to have a cool, unique name. I don’t want people to think I was trying too hard when I named my son lol
7. Fruit – 0/10 – Definitely not a name, doesn’t sound like a name, and will never be the name of my son.
8. Jupiter – 5/10 – Umm, I don’t think I would use Jupiter as a name. Too me it sounds more feminine for some reason.
9. Lala – 0/10 – Maybe for a girl, definitely not for a boy tho. Now-a-days a little boy named Lala would definitely be made fun of. Not even a celebrity kid could pull this one off.
10. Nacho – 7/10 – I knew a guy named Nacho. Its a nn for Ignacio, so yes I might use it. If I had to choose from this list.
11. Rhinelander – 0/10 – Umm, no. I think this sounds like a description not a name.
12. Skandar – 7/10 – Probably the best from the list. It just sounds like an exotic name, something unique and different unlike some of the others.

FEMALE –
1. America – 4/10 – It’s semi-accepted as a name, but considering I live in America, I think it would just be weird. To me its a country/a continent not a little girls name.
2. Asia – 8/10 – I can see this as a name completely. Its pretty and unique and could totally work.
3. Cherry – 0/10 – I would use this if I wanted my daughter to be a stripper, but other than that nope, I wouldn’t use it.
4. Dreama – 2/10 – It just sounds like you can’t pronounce Dreamer, which is a horse’s name. So no, I wouldn’t use this.

Ok, the only other female one I might consider is FiFi or Temple. Other than that they are kind of ridiculous.

Susan asks…

How many people realize “ST patricks day” is racist?

I am a 58 year old black man and I lived in New york city since 1953(year i was born) I remember very well the drunken Irish hooligans who attended the parade throughout 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s(NYPD really cracked down on security after 9/11). I can tell you 99% of the parade attendees are white, new yorkers and catholics, the majority were Irish but there were groups of Italians, Polish, Germans(The Germans up in the Northern Cities are Catholics like Hitler), Eastern Europeans(Mostly Albanians, Yugoslavians and Ukrainians), Greeks, Puerto Ricans or really any type of White middle class Catholic who has an enclave in the city, they came from the outer boroughs(Brooklyn, Bronx(there is a big white part mainly in the North and East), Queens, Staten Island, Yonkers), Long Island, New Jersey, Westchester and Upstate to incite trouble in “the city”.

I could remember especially in the 60s, 70s and early 80s that groups of young drunken white hooligans running around attacking minorities or gays(in the village it happened many times), yelling out racial and homophobic slurs, there was many accusations of minority women being r@ped near the parade route by drunken white men, the NYPD police commissioner in the 1970s went as far as too say “St Patricks day is one day when the holding cells in New York City are filled up with young white guys. Of course back then you had people who could have stopped this, but many of the ones refused too and actually encouraged it(there were and still are plenty of old Archie Bunker types left in the city)

So why exactly is this celebrated? I’ve heard the same thing happens in other northern cities such as Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago where minorities are singled out, attacked and murdered.

Administrator answers:

The real point of Saint Patrick’s Day is about celebrating the life of a wonderful saint who said “Yes!” to God.

Unfortunately, Popular Culture is very uncomfortable with anything religious and endeavors to take all religion out of religious holy days and make them into cultural holidays. Look at what they have done to Halloween (All Hallow’s Eve or the Eve of All Saints Day), Mardi Gras (the day before Ash Wednesday, Saint Valentine’s Day, and now Saint Patrick’s Day. They even try to take both Christ and the Mass out of Christmas.

Saint Patrick was born about 385 in Scotland. His parents, Calpurnius and Conchessa, were Catholic Romans living in Britain in charge of the colonies. This might even make Saint Patrick an Italian.

At the age of fourteen, raiders captured Patrick and took him as a slave to Ireland, a land of Druids and pagans. Patrick learned the Irish language and customs.

While a slave, Patrick’s faith in God grew and he wrote

“The love of God and his fear grew in me more and more, as did the faith, and my soul was raised, so that, in a single day, I have said as many as a hundred prayers and in the night, nearly the same.” “I prayed in the woods and on the mountain, even before dawn. I felt no hurt from the snow or ice or rain.”

When Patrick was twenty, he had a dream in which God told him to leave Ireland by going to the coast. He escaped and found a boat that took him back to Britain and his family.

Later Patrick dreamed that Irish were calling, “We beg you, holy youth, to come and walk among us once more.”

Patrick studied, became a priest, and, later, a bishop. In 433, he went to take the Gospel to Ireland.

Patrick preached the Gospel throughout Ireland, converted thousands, and began building churches.

Patrick is famous for using the shamrock (a three-leaf clover) to explain the Trinity.

Patrick preached for 40 years and died on March 17, 461 at Saul, where he had built the first church.

Patrick’s feast day is March 17 and he is the patron saint of Ireland.

For more information, see: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/11554a.htm

With love in Christ.

Richard asks…

How many people realize “ST patricks day” is racist?

I am a 58 year old black man and I lived in New york city since 1953(year i was born) I remember very well the drunken Irish hooligans who attended the parade throughout 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s(NYPD really cracked down on security after 9/11). I can tell you 99% of the parade attendees are white, new yorkers and catholics, the majority were Irish but there were groups of Italians, Polish, Germans(The Germans up in the Northern Cities are Catholics like Hitler), Eastern Europeans(Mostly Albanians, Yugoslavians and Ukrainians), Greeks, Puerto Ricans or really any type of White middle class Catholic who has an enclave in the city, they came from the outer boroughs(Brooklyn, Bronx(there is a big white part mainly in the North and East), Queens, Staten Island, Yonkers), Long Island, New Jersey, Westchester and Upstate to incite trouble in “the city”.

I could remember especially in the 60s, 70s and early 80s that groups of young drunken white hooligans running around attacking minorities or gays(in the village it happened many times), yelling out racial and homophobic slurs, there was many accusations of minority women being r@ped near the parade route by drunken white men, the NYPD police commissioner in the 1970s went as far as too say “St Patricks day is one day when the holding cells in New York City are filled up with young white guys.” Of course back then you had people who could have stopped this, but many of the ones refused too and actually encouraged it(there were and still are plenty of old Archie Bunker types left in the city)

So why exactly is this celebrated? I’ve heard the same thing happens in other northern cities such as Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago where minorities are singled out, attacked and murdered.

Administrator answers:

I’m over 50 and from NY. I never saw anything like that happen in any place I lived. I’ve lived all over the state and on LI, NYC and Upstate. Never saw this happen. Getting drunk, yes… Doing the other things… No way. Back then town were rather segregated and so, where were Irish guys going to find black women to do this to? They didn’t live in our neighborhoods or anywhere near us. As far as NYC, I went to those too. So, what the heck were black people doing there? No, I don’t remember anything other than drunk guys being locked up. Sounds like you are using this to pull the race card is right.

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