I learned a new phrase last wk…Cultural Cringe.
It’s defined as the view that one’s own national culture is inferior to the culture of other countries.
It’s prevalent in countries that were former colonies.
I guess it’s very relevant today as we see more cancel culture. More Woke.
It’s something I associate with FG. Esp John Bruton.
Cringing at the Easter Rising, the war of ind, downplaying unionist wrongs, the hunger strikes…nationalism…even gaelic games. Some cringe at Dubliner songs.
Maybe they see themselves as more mature, more open-minded, more enlightened. Maybe it’s a class thing.
In terms of northern politics - they show their ‘maturity’ by attending a DUP conf. The irony is they seek validation from the taliban of politics.
Forget the politics…I just don’t understand people rejecting part of who they are.