> As regards the Great Hunger what can we say? Many many people died.
> Ireland was never the same again. I have no time to care who made what
> evil decisions (or not) - can we see if we can heal the hurt that still
> tears at the Irish psyche? The pain of an Gorta Mo/r is still with us,
> and surely that more than anything is what we should be addressing, not
> the pointless details of who did what to whom and for what supposed
What set me off on this, was Ray's unhistorical assertion that were were all one big
Irish family that starved themselves, just like any other upper class/lower class
I will not see our people dishonored in this way by false history.
In fact, a group invaded Ireland, persecuted the original inhabitants ruthlessly,
marginalized them economically, and failed to help them sufficiently when the famine
occured. We did NOT starve ourselves
As to whether it was evil, of course it was evil for 1,000,000 innocent people to die
Mise le meas, Tom