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Subject: Re: "Occupation" agus "Racism"
From: Eoghan Craig Ballard <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Eoghan Craig Ballard <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 6 Feb 1995 19:48:12 EST

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Dubhairt Jeff Morrison:
>There has been a somewhat heated discussion on Gaelic-L in which referrence
>was made to the "Occupation" of America by so-called European invaders. Since
>this is something that strikes close to home (litteraly)[sic],...I AM an
>American. I grew up in the Powder River Basin/Black Hills region of Wyoming.
>This was the area the Souix fought hard to
>keep ... It is my home. My family has lived in that area LONGER than it was
>ever occupied by the Souix. I have many friends among the Souix, and none of
>them has ever expressed a desire for me to move out. My ancestors were not
>invaders, ...They were immigrants who left their homeland thanks to things such
>as the >highland clearances, the patatoe [sic] famine, endentured [sic]
>servitude and >the like. They found a home in America as have many millions of
>immigrants from all over the world. Yes, the United States as a nation over-ran
>the existing population through settlements and outright war. So did the Celts
>invade the British Isles at the expense of the existing population there. So
>did the Romans, Saxons, Vikings, etc. Do we still hear of a "Norman
Mar Puncanach agus Eireannach ag an am ceadna, cha rabh me abalta gan
freagairt a thabhairt don ramhailligh seo. Ar an chead chos, ba cheart le ra
nar dhuirt a chuid chairde rud ar bith dosan fa an coinneal smaointibh ata
ar intinn acu maidir le ceist an bhfuil failte chuige no nach bhfuil.
Caithfidh go bhfuil deagh charadas eadarthu, ach ba bhog smaointeamh e a ra
go bhfuil duine inteach sasta ar bri a chuid tost! Ar an dara chos, ta a lan
rudai lag ina hairgiuint anseo. Os cionn rud ar bith eile bhi na cosulachtai
chulturtha eidir na Sasanaigh agus na hEireannaigh (go mor mhor i dtaobh a
chuid  teicneoliochta ag am an ghabhaltas) i bhfad nios comhgarach do na
cheile na a bhi eadar na hEorpai a thanaic go Meiricae agus na hInndiaigh a
bhi annseo. Ta mise annseo le ra nach bhfuil gach aon Puncanach ar aon le Jeff.
                        * Regina, Regina Pigmeorum, Veni! *

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