In all honesty, joking aside, I wish it wasn't about "them vs us". The truth is such: the North is embracing peace. I realize that there are some obvious holdouts (i.e. loyalists) but the struggle has moved to a different level. I am proud to be a Republican, but even more so, I'm proud to be Irish and that's what it comes down to. I don't feel the desire to strengthen my cultural pride by attacking others'. I like the uniqueness that each one of us has (and some of us are definitely more unique than others!) Eventually, I hope that all Irish men and women will rediscover the love of their culture, language, and history instead of some seeing themselves as purely the defenders of "Ulster" and living under the control of a government that attempted to strip them off so much of their identity and heritage.