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I find this article offensive and poorly researched about Irish people's 
history and political involvement.

Did the moderator actually read this?

Appears some academic wanting to show how much she knows. but reveals actually 
she knows very little.

She distorts and omits much to justify her not identifying as Irish.  But her 
ancestry were with the oppressors

so there is some understanding of why she promotes privilege and does not want 
to identify with the history

of the Irish masses.

She states her opposition to "identity politics" and knows or cares little 
about her attacking Irish Americans

as being most reactionary - with no mention of the Catholic Church or her own 
Protestant Church influence

to accept and adapt and comply to the U. S. rulers.  She herself has adapted 
and conformed with this article

that does no service or provide any awareness to those interested in a free 
Irish workers state and the

history of those with Irish ancestry who continued,and continue, to resist 
injustice, as part of "their heritage"

From: Marxism <marxism-boun...@lists.csbs.utah.edu> on behalf of Louis Proyect 
via Marxism <marxism@lists.csbs.utah.edu>
Sent: Sunday, September 9, 2018 5:54 AM
To: causecollec...@msn.com
Subject: [Marxism] Freedom and the Irish | Current Affairs

(Gerald Horne covers these distinctions in great depth in "The
Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism")

There was a sharp social division between Montserrat’s predominately
Irish laboring class and the English and Anglo-Irish planters who
governed the island. Still more Irish arrived in Montserrat starting in
1649, when the armies of Oliver Cromwell, then Lord Protector of
England, defeated the rebelling Irish Catholic gentry, and the English
government began deporting political prisoners to the Caribbean. Other
Irish criminals and so-called “sturdy beggars” were transported to the
island, too, as a penal measure. Unlike other Irish bonded laborers, who
“voluntarily” sold their freedom for a period of years, these deportees
were sent to the New World against their will. On arrival, the
prisoners’ labor was purchased for a specific period of time, usually
for 10 to 12 years. Though this term of indenture was long, it was, at
the very least, finite. The same could not be said for the African
chattel slaves who began to be imported around the same time. They had
virtually no hope of earning or waiting out their freedom.


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