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happy St. Patrick’s Day

17 Mar

Today, because it’s St. Patrick’s Day, we pay a lovely homage to the land of my mother’s ancestors.   The Irish, throughout their long & glorious history, have always been the victims of persecution & discrimination.  The English Protestants have always given them a bad deal in their own country.  The American Protestants have rooked them blind over here consistently treating them much worse than they’ve treated the blacks, Jews & other minorities.  Unfortunately I’ve never gotten a chance to go to Ireland but I’ve always heard that it’s quite an exceptionally beautiful country.  This entry isn’t meant in any way as a deep serious historical commentary on Ireland or its history.  It’s only intended as a simple doffing of the hat to a fine country & culture.  Many twentieth century Irishman, such as Michael Colllins, James Joyce & Eamonn de Valera, & Irish~Americans, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Flannery O’Connor & The Kennedy family have contributed to making the world quite an especially interesting place.

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Posted by on March 17, 2011 in current events, history

 

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