> Before I "turn the Wheel of Dharma" for those of mine own heart scattered
>internationally who read my every *word* and whom I finally am reaching--after
>being literally held incommunicado in a "paper gulag," a "Bhuto v. Finley," ala
>the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case in which Arkansas Att. Gen. Bill Clinton
>argued on behalf of a 'what we have here is a failure to communicate' prison
>warden, much like the current Dept. of InJustice's Janet Reno laughed out of
>the U.S, Supreme Court for defending 'sch-too-pid cop tricks' as 'whatever
>political correctness necessary' type of color-of-law *dirty tricks* of a
>political ill-nature--just as Nixon misued Executive Branch authority with IRS
>"Triple-Red-Seal" secret police as the "fink division" in legal, academic,
>political, financial, media and entertainment "spheres of influence," as has
>too been well-described by Law Professors like Thomas I. Emerson of Harvard
>U.from published legal articles dating to the late 70's to be dismissed as
>"paranoid conspiracy theories," as mine own opposition in allegely legal
>"forums" claim regarding the *puzzling* barrage of email hacking and piratings,
>U.S. Mail thefts, interference with my bodily privacy, civil and constitutional
>rights, liberties and *privliges* due *any person* as myself under our U.S.
>Constitution and Bill of Rights that I am forced to patiently endure at the
>"dirty hands of *another's* ignorant "got da Reich"...
AND SO FORTH AND SO ON . . .
I am really trying, desperately, as it were, to understand what you have
taken the time to write. I am totally confused. I find the
autobiographical references quite interesting and I have no doubt that
Gardner was impressed with your talent . . . but what is the bottom line on
the Black Irish research you have obviously spent much time pursuing? I
have read and re-read your post three times. Are you saying that the
"myth" of the Black Irish was constructed as part of a plot to subjugate
anglos by inferring that all races stemmed from Ethiopian tribes? I am
lost. You also seem to be making a case for caution against dividing
ethnocity into various "superior" and "inferior" groups, which I am sure
everyone would agree with, but then it appeared you contradicted this
I, for one, really appreciate all the differing views I read on this list.
I am trying to reach "a higher consciousness" too, as doubtless are most
thinking people. However, I still don't understand your premise or your
conclusions concerning the term, "Black Irish."
As a sidebar, I must remark: Your writing stylistics and the allusions you
incorporate, Rudra-or-whomever, markedly remind me of Pulitzer Prize
winner John Kennedy Toole, author of "A Confederacy of Dunces." However,
Toole committed suicide in 1969. It is as though you have resurrected his
character, "Ignatius J. Reilly," and are using his voice just to play with
us a bit.
What say you?
And what is the "bottom line" on your theory about the meaning of the term