Saturday, March 17, 2018
TKC MUST READ!!! BLOGGER FACT CHECKS IRISH PERSECUTION COMPLEX!!!
There's no doubt that not so long ago Irish-Americans had it bad and confronted much of the same anti-immigrant, nativist rhetoric which still exists today among the nastiest factions of the extreme right-wing.
However, this formerly local artist with a blog that has a great many worthwhile KCMO Irish references offers this important perspective on the culture of victimization now sweeping the planet . . .
Irish KC: Stop, Stop, For The Love of God, Stop, With the Irish Slaves Nonsense
Money line . . .
"There are many forms of slavery, and we use the term today often in a general sense, but if we’re going to compare peoples in the same time period and the same places, like the white Irish with the black Africans, in colonial times, there was no comparison. Being a servant, an indentured one, Irish and white, was far better than being a chattel slave, African and black.
"So by all means, and on this day, remember this horrible dark time in history for the Irish - but do not use that to play down the greater suffering and oppression of Africans and their descendants, nor the racial significance of it."
You decide . . .