One of the things I like most about doing the blog is reading the searches that lead into it. Some are funny, some are sad, some are downright ignorant. They are all interesting, however, as they give you some idea of what is out there. Here are some examples from the last couple of days.
GOMBEEN NATION GOOGLE SEARCHES:
dublin 15 hell hole
kevin myers niggers
what happened to michael flatley and riverdance
how to end a letter in Irish
nude on toilet
brian cowen naked
jobs in the gaeltacht
are the irish racist
abortion in ireland tax relief
pyjamas as day wear in dublin
can irish speed cameras work at night
saint john statute head buried selling your house
gombeen nation gay marriage
gombeen nation hitler
gombeen nation islam
gombeen nation jews
The last few, you might guess, came from a right-wing Irish nationalist site. It seems they flagged and discussed Gombeen Nation in a “red alert” thread. As it happens, I kind of expect nationalists to be right wing – at least you know what you're dealing with there.
It’s the doctrinaire “republican socialists” pushing an exclusive homogenous Irish identity, while simultaneously spouting left-wing rhetoric, that I really can’t stand. They are the ones who most muddy the political waters here, and prevent any kind of progress. Right-wing nationalists espouse the most unappealing aspects of jingoism and chauvinism, but at least they are honest about their bigotry.
It seems our far-right friends were surprised that Gombeen Nation didn’t have any posts about gay marriage. Well, not being gay, it’s not something I’ve ever spent a great deal of time pondering. What is it, not secure in your sexuality lads? But for the record I support it.
They were probably a bit puzzled by the blog’s opposition to Islamic fundamentalism too. You see, I don’t consider the blog to be left-wing. Too many supposedly “left-wingers” are part and parcel of the establishment.
They might also be a bit puzzled by the blog’s consistent opposition to the safety commissars of the Road Safety Authority, who want to blight the land with speed cameras and suspension-wrecking road humps. Similarly, they are disconcerted by the blog's opposition to the elitist promotion of "de language".
However, probably the most insulting thing they said about your beloved Gombeen Man was:
"The asshole went mad because people drive with lights during the daytime. The wanker in the same breath boasted about his shitty Qashqai."
I had a good laugh at that one. A Qashqai? Puh-leease!!!
Just shows how wrong their analysis can be.
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