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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Shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968, Robert Francis Kennedy, who was then running for the Democratic Party’s nomination as presidential candidate that year, was assassinated by Sirhan Bishara Sirhan. Like his older brother, JFK, RFK was one of the most significant characters in the history of that watershed era. http://www.rfkassassination.com/
http://carmelites.info/museum/ as a Lay Carmelite, I always have found it quite important to keep up with developments in the wide world of Carmel. Please visit this site & check out that the Carmelite Order has done throughout the centuries ever since the Middle Ages.