Irish-Americans… or at least Americans who call themselves Irish have given us and have inspired:
-The Dropkick Murphys
-The Westies; a psychotic group of ultra violent career criminals in Hell’s Kitchen that were called one of the most savage organizations in the long history of New York street gangs by Rudolph Guliani
-Whitey Bulger: arguably one the most dishonorable and most impressive mob kingpins in recent history ( he’s second only to Osama on the FBI’s most wanted list)
-The bad guys in “Last Man Standing”
-the movie and book SLEEPERS
-the movie Mystic River
-The upcoming movie the Departed
-One of the main characters in Bullet
-DIRTY FUCKING HARRY CALLAHAN
-The song “Jump Around”
-Jack Dempsy: one of the greatest boxers of all time
-The American street gang
-The drive-by shooting (Mad Dog Coll, look it up!)
-I assume you are indicating the working-class, green-wearing, intoxicated, obnoxious, loud, humorous, red-faced, quick tempered, American individual who was brawling in that Boston bar called the Shamrock Pub.
-Fine, if I call him an Irish-American guy will you shut the fuck up, you globally-conscious bastard?!?
Can I see your Irish-American passport? Oh i'm sorry it doesn't exist because you are a poser.
This whole identity seems to be popular amongst people who seem to be attracted to aligning with and relating to a nationality that is often seen to be; a minority, hard done by, repressed, and most importantly of all, WHITE. Yes, that is why it is regarded by some to be attractive to be strongly linked to this diaspora, YOU ARE HARD DONE BY, AND WHITE!!!!!!!!!! amazing! That, in my opinion, is why so many people want to be an Irish American, for them it is much better than being 'Mexican' or 'Black'. You're just American, get over it.