Irish Slavery & So-called Myths

my mother, mary kate mitchell, from sligo, told me stories like the following essay,  She  also confided in me: the cruelty she and her sister Bridget (my Godmother) endured from the black adn tans when she was a teenager, circ 1915. After my mother's death, my Unclel Michael, aka Maick the Sarge, (my mothers oldest brother) confirmed the story. Also my first cousin, Thomas Mitchell, now a successful contractor in Dublin, took me to the flower garden on Kilmaccannon Road, about a mile west of the Mitchell homestead, to the palce where my molther and her sister, Bridget were attacked.  There is more to this story which i will not share.

The following story is apparently controversial, at least to one of my grandsons.  But I for one, as a student of Irish culture and Black Slavery believe the story. 

i hope some of the poverty pimps get a chance to read this.

During the 1650s, over 100,000 Irish children aged 10 to 14 were taken from their parents and sold as slaves in the West Indies, Virginia and New England. In this decade, 52,000 Irish (mostly women and children) were sold to Barbados and Virginia.

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Admirable and Execrable-Jesuits

Jesuits have never been shy about naming schools and other institutions after “Ours” (as they
refer to each other)—Loyola, Xavier, Gonzaga, Canisius, Marquette. I went to Campion High
School, where I was on the Bellarmine Debating Society, before entering St. Stanislaus
Seminary—all three of them named for Jesuit saints. So one might have expected the first
Jesuit pope to take his papal name from a Jesuit saint; there are, conveniently, two called
Francis—Saint Francis Xavier and Saint Francis Borja (general of the order from 1565 to

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Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171...
During rendition of the national anthem, when the flag is displayed, all present (except those in uniform) are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Or, at the very least, "Stand and Face It".

Senator Obama replied:
"As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking sides." "There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression..." "The anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all that sort of thing."
Obama continued: "The National Anthem should be 'swapped' for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song 'I'd Like To Teach the World To Sing'. If that were our anthem, then, I might salute it. In my opinion, we should consider reinventing our National Anthem as well as 'redesign' our Flag to better offer our enemies hope and love.   It’s my intention, if elected, to disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middle East Brethren. If we,as a Nation of warring people, conduct ourselves like the nations of Islam, where peace prevails, perhaps a state or period of mutual accord could exist between our governments". When I Become President, I will seek a pact of agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom from disquieting oppressive thoughts. We as a Nation, have placed upon the nations of Islam, an unfair injustice which is WHY my wife disrespects the Flag and she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past".

"Of course now, I have found myself about to become The President of the United States and I have put my hatred aside. I will use my power to bring CHANGE to this Nation, and offer the people a new path.  My wife and I look forward to becoming our Country's First black Family. Indeed, CHANGE is about to overwhelm the United States of America."

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