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  •  Can't recall any tales about (5+ / 0-)

    Welsh need not apply signs.

    “that our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions, any more than our opinions in physics or geometry.” Thomas Jefferson

    by markdd on Wed Aug 29, 2012 at 01:08:09 PM PDT

    •  Welsh still 2nd-class in UK, FWIW (4+ / 0-)
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      My ex's Tory brother often put them down as their equivalent of "trailer trash."  In America, OTOH, Welsh-Americans qualify as 1st-class full-blooded WASPS.   And there's no trace of decent Welsh-Americans like Thomas Jefferson, Robert Morris, Hubert Humphrey, or Al Gore crying poor, pitiful me.   They focused on making a positive difference.  

      Thanks to the Right, one has to stipulate a "positive" difference as opposed to that "Road to Ruin" thing.

      "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold...The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity" -W.B. Yeats

      by LucyandByron on Wed Aug 29, 2012 at 01:28:21 PM PDT

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    •  Not in the US (1+ / 0-)
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      markdd

      But in the UK before the 20th century, the English tried very hard to wipe out both the Welsh language and the culture. They didn't win - but the Welsh haven't forgotten what they did.

      (Is it time for the pitchforks and torches yet?)

      by PJEvans on Wed Aug 29, 2012 at 06:28:22 PM PDT

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