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    “ We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. ”
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    Lectures by Brian Hanley, a very reputable Irish historian.

    "The Easter Rising and its Consequences"

    Looking forward to listening to them -

    http://www.dublincity.ie/story/dubli...s-consequences
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    Back to normal.

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    100 years today since Michael Mallin was executed.

    His 102 year old son talks about Mallin and the Rising in this documentary film by Marcus Howard.

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    So, the Canadian Ambassador took down a protestor who shouted at a ceremony to honour British soldiers.

    The protestor was a republican and was at the ceremony by invitation as his grandfather fought for the British army. He says he will fight charges.

    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/irela...rges-1.2663181
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    It is the ambassador that should be charged, or at the very least severely reprimanded for this egregious breach of diplomatic protocol.
    "If you go far enough to either extreme of the political spectrum, Communist or fascist, you'll find hard-eyed men with guns who believe that anybody who doesn't think as they do should be incarcerated or exterminated. " - Jim Garrison, Former DA, New Orleans.

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    Just reading a classic Irish Times article from April 30th, by Paddy Woodworth billed "Patrick Pearse - Lover of Nature, Advocate of Bloodshed" on the front cover and "Nature Lover and War Monger" on the inside page.

    For Woodward it was "an interesting challenge to find, at an excellent new exhibition at the Pearse Museum, at St. Enda's Park in Dublin, that the quintessential 1916 patriot was eloquently passionate about his love for the natural world. Woodward elaborates on Pearse's passion for nature and wildlife as part of education at St Enda's.

    He notes that Pearse would not kill a butterfly to add to the school's collection but collected dead ones "It was dead already - we are under geasa (taboo) not to kill wild things."

    This does not at all fit in with Woodward's prejudices about Pearse, so he describes this Ghandi-like approach as "curious, as this was a time when naturalists embraced hunting and fishing. One might have thought that hunting formed an essential parts of the 'hardening' that Pearse said was one of the benefits of contact with nature'.

    Woodward claims (in truncated quotes) that "Pearse vividly celebrates a peculiar harsh vision of the natural world: 'So day and night there is red murder in the greenwood, and in every greenwood in the world. It is murder and death that makes possible the terrible beatiful thing we call life. Life springs from death, life lives on death.... All of this would be very terrible were death really an evil thing...."

    Far from being 'peculiar' the notion that "Nature is red in tooth and claw" Tennyson, 1850" is pretty well a universal and unchallenged idea.

    But Woodward in a few lines is able to interpret this as "toxic ideologies. The Nazis were guilty of this."

    Meanwhile, out on the battlefields of WW1 milllions of boys and men were getting slaughtered and horribly maimed but Woodward does not bother to mention that at all, presumably because there was no way to blame Pearse for it.

    As usual, Pearse is systematically libelled.
    “ We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. ”
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    Quote Originally Posted by pluralist View Post
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...the-Irish.html

    Surprised by this as Heffer is rather right wing. Fair play to him all the same.
    Irish Ambassador criticises ‘snide’ ‘Daily Telegraph’ article about Ireland
    Simon Heffer suggests Ireland will leave EU and tax rate is all that keeps country viable
    about 4 hours ago
    Ronan McGreevy


    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/irela...land-1.2981554
    "If you go far enough to either extreme of the political spectrum, Communist or fascist, you'll find hard-eyed men with guns who believe that anybody who doesn't think as they do should be incarcerated or exterminated. " - Jim Garrison, Former DA, New Orleans.

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