Adjusting to a united Ireland

On occasion, Slugger gets some really great comments – intelligent and thought-provoking stuff. And they can get a bit lost in the chaos.

So I thought I’d highlight Nathan’s thoughts on the challenges that face northern Protestants, post any unification of Ireland (in response to this post).

A United Ireland will mean entirely different things for different northern Protestants. There will be those who will appreciate the new opportunities that a United Ireland may bring e.g. scope for the formation of new political parties and possible mergers and amalgamations between existing political parties, new anthem and flag…

And then they’ll be those who will be prepared to self-inflict upon themselves, a second-class role in the civic life of the Irish nation. As a result, they’ll be destined to the same fate as some of those Protestants that reside in the border region – withdrawn, fearful, tribal…

Read the whole thing here (fourth comment down).