The debate "Americans shouldn't celebrate Saint Patrick's day" was started by
March 17, 2015, 2:59 pm.
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I_Voyager posted 2 arguments, ItsMateo posted 1 argument, Getmurked posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.
sickboyblonde, wmd, transfanboy and 3 visitors agree.
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Yeah, but so what? Christmas is hijacked by toy companies, Halloween has become the ultimate Cosplay event, Easter is mostly just an excuse to participate in orgies these days. Things change, and sometimes things which once meant one thing now mean another. The latin word for scabbard was vagina, villains were just farmers from the west side. Why crystallize the past in our present? Let's write it down, remember the past, and glory in the change of today. Want everyone to celebrate saint George's day? Then make it a thing on Youtube and it'll go the way of Saint Patties day.
No use belly aching over the day to day decisions of people. We just keep living life until we die, let's reserve judgement and confusion for the problems which we conflict over, and the problems of politics and human suffering, and not make new reasons to conflict over arbitrary things.
americas a free country. its not a national holiday, so thats why your not off work or school. but here, in america, we have people of many descents, who want to celebrate thier holidays. the irish will celebrate saint paddys(paddy is the correct abv.) because they can in this country, and they should be able too. if someone not irish wants to celebrate, then they can, we are allowed too, and its not against any american ideals, its just a fun holiday.
St Patty's Day is just another holiday..it doesn't matter if your Irish or not. If we really did incorporate race into the holidays we celebrate, we might as well just tell everyone to stop celebrating other holidays. Such as telling "non-Americans" to not celebrate Independance Day, or Thanksgiving. There are other holidays, Cinco de Mayo, that are mostly meant for other races. But in the end, such as @I_Voyager said, we are all humans. And let's just have fun and celebrate together!
I see what you mean, however, why do we then not all celebrate saint George's day for example? we probably have more English descendent families than Irish in the united states. I see no foundation to celebrate it and that's the problem. Simply, its used as a day to get drunk and perpetuate Irish stereotypes.
That's silly. All foundations for celebration are on shakey grounds
anywho. I'm human, I'll celebrate any human celebration I feel inclined too, and if someone says I'm barred from a special club because of some arbitrary thought structure, I'll tell then tell them to go f**k themselves.