A Happy St Patrick's Day to you all.
I would like to take this occasion to suggest that you find yourselves a copy of a Novel called Trinity, by Leon Uris. You should be able to find a used copy at Amazon for a few bucks.
Trinity is the story of modern Ireland, and how it came to be what it is.
As you read this book, take note of the clever schemes used in Ulster and Belfast to control the populace, take note of the way that Catholic and Protestant were played off against each other, in order to prevent the Irish people from organizing to demand their rights, or even humane labor laws.
Then think about how closely this parallels the current Democrat-Republican bullshit game, which is also used to pit us against each other, to trick us into fighting each other instead of banding together to demand our rights.
200 years have gone by, but the game of power is still played the same. The rich still play their dirty money games, exploiting the workers cruelly to wring the last drop of profit from every enterprise. And the crooked politicians still kiss their butts and scurry to do their bidding. After all, "the arse of the mighty tastes of money".