l notice that your unpatriotic moan about Irexit did not attract a single comment nor gather a single penny in contributions. Says it all really.
Thanks for your question Richard, nice to know you read something other than the Daily Mail Online.
Patriotism is an abstract concept, one our country has struggled with since its foundations. Ultimately patriotism lead to the civil war as both sides of the dispute shed blood as a result of opposing faiths in different ideals and patriotic beliefs. I mention purely to demonstrate the calamity of unbinding will and to highlight your inadequate use of the term, as I too would consider myself a patriot, albeit one of rational and sound mind who believes our future remains as part of a European Union which has brought us great wealth, opportunity and much improved social standards.
Secondly the purpose of the article was to capture the events of the conference, perhaps you could call it an online soapbox, what I attract as a result is usually negative in nature so sometimes the less the better. However there is never any real harm in challenging your beliefs as it will either strengthen your resolve, broaden your mind, or initiate your deprogramming from cult like groups such as Irexit.
Alas I must admit I have not received a penny in contributions from creating the most comprehensive account of the Irexit Conference, that too says plenty, but I take some solace in knowing that a record of events now exists as I know many people were curious about the event but didn’t attend for fear of being associated with a group of xenophobic maga morons.
“We are a vibrant first-world country, but we have a humbling third-world memory.”
Mary McAleese, 1997