Thursday, August 11, 2005

Mo Chraoibhin Cno! (My Cluster of Nuts!)

Tonight, my heart was wrung with sadness. I was being read and taught from the book

"The Story of the Irish Race"

by Seumas MacManus. In it, the author depicted in detail the horrors of the 17th century Cromwellian atrocities perpetrated against the Irish Catholics. The abased cruelty lasted well into the times of Queen Victoria of England and the Irish Famine. All this was done in the name of planting a more "civilized" land.

My stomach turns in disgust.

I do not think that any man or woman, who dares to read this book, can help but shed tears for a people long gone but not forgotten.

Now I understand. Dear God in Heaven, do I understand!

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