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    st333ve st333ve is offline

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    Irish government to officially mark "Potato Famine"

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7415927.stm

    The overly simplistic "Natural disaster" revised view on what happened to Ireland during Trevelyns plundering of Ireland is to be officially recognised and legitimised.
    The demise of the Irish language is also going to be intertwined into this "natural disaster" in another attempt to create a ridiculously simplistic selective look at our history.


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    The minister, a grandson of former Taoiseach and President Eamon De Valera, said: "The effects of the Great Famine are still evident today and its legacy has given Irish people an appreciation of issues such as food security and a strong commitment to humanitarian aid and relief.

    "If the Famine didn't happen, there could be 12 million people living in Ireland and eight million could be native Irish speakers."


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    Re: Irish government to officialy mark "Potato Famine"

    What, he didn't call it genocide?
    Why, he's worse than Hitler.
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    Re: Irish government to officialy mark "Potato Famine"

    He's wrong. The Irish language was already in big trouble.
    The only thing that could have saved it was an independent Irish legislature, civil service, judiciary, educational system, constabulary etc.

    The defeat of the 1798 Rebellion is what killed--or nearly so--the Irish language.
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    Re: Irish government to officialy mark "Potato Famine"

    Quote Originally Posted by QuizMaster
    What, he didn't call it genocide?
    Why, he's worse than Hitler.

    Well, he's certainly a Holocaust Denier. No two ways about it.
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    st333ve st333ve is offline

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    Re: Irish government to officialy mark "Potato Famine"

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    What, he didn't call it genocide?
    Why, he's worse than Hitler.

    "One million deaths wont be enough" - Trevelyn.


    He didnt have to say "Genocide", but he said nothing.

    Nothing will be said or remembered, facts dont matter when your busy trying hard to piss on the graves of your own people in fear of offending the British who probobly wouldnt care if it was all factual.
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    Re: Irish government to officialy mark "Potato Famine"

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuizMaster
    What, he didn't call it genocide?
    Why, he's worse than Hitler.

    Well, he's certainly a Holocaust Denier. No two ways about it.

    Its all a big joke to you and your ilk eh?
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    Re: Irish government to officialy mark "Potato Famine"

    There is a bit of an effort to turn the event into an Irish Genocide


    An arce of land will produce enough earth worms to keep a family in protein.
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    Re: Irish government to officialy mark "Potato Famine"

    Quote Originally Posted by st333ve
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7415927.stm

    The overly simplistic "Natural disaster" revised view on what happened to Ireland during Travalians plundering of Ireland is to be officially recognised and legitimised.
    The demise of the Irish language is also going to be intertwined into this "natural disaster" in another attempt to create a ridiculously simplistic selective look at our history.


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    The minister, a grandson of former Taoiseach and President Eamon De Valera, said: "The effects of the Great Famine are still evident today and its legacy has given Irish people an appreciation of issues such as food security and a strong commitment to humanitarian aid and relief.

    "If the Famine didn't happen, there could be 12 million people living in Ireland and eight million could be native Irish speakers."


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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7415927.stm
    It seems one should never underestimate the studipity of elected representatives. In keeping with our committment to Europe should we also have a rememberance day for the Bubonic Plague that ravaged mainland Europe.
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    Re: Irish government to officialy mark "Potato Famine"

    Quote Originally Posted by mairteenpak
    There is a bit of an effort to turn the event into an Irish Genocide


    An arce of land will produce enough earth worms to keep a family in protein.

    What, "let them eat worms"?
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    Re: Irish government to officialy mark "Potato Famine"

    Earthworms are a staple in parts of Africia.

    Many who survived in Ireland owed their survival to the humble earthworm.
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