Hello Celtic-L List, (& John B., too):
Sometimes when you reply to a post, you can fail to keep things in
perspective. In talking about "modern-time Celts" and ethnic problems in the
US, Canada, and Europe, I failed to point out that there have always been
I recently remembered many years ago in college learning about the
Spartans slaughtering 20,000 Athenians on the Island of Sicily during the
Peloponesian War. And Rome was noted for its civil wars and the Spartacus
uprising saw slaves crucified up and down the length of Italy.
Many of us can now understand the earlier generations of
Anglo-Americans who resented the slew of non-Anglo immigrants who flooded
their cities in the mid 1800s and early 1900s. It made their lives much more
complicated. There was much confusion on all sides. But things have worked
out fairly well, anyway.
I am a real admirer of T.S. Elliot, in spite of any flaws. His 19
page WASTE LAND is one of the best poems of the 20th century. And his MURDER
IN THE CATHEDRAL and PRUFROCK are admirable. Sorry if I came across too
So, I'll conclude by wishing all Celts, Neo-Celts, Virtual Celts,
Make-Believe Celts, Informed Celts, Honorary Celts, True Blue Celts, Tartan
Celts, Reformed and Deformed Celts, and even non-Celtic Celts, who celebrate
Christmas a Merry Christmas; all those who celebrate Hanuka, a Happy Hanuka;
and all those who celebrate the Solstice a Happy Solstice!
in houston, Texas