How the Irish Saved Civilization

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    The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe is [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Irish-Saved-Civilization-Hinges-History/dp/0385418493"]a non-fiction historical book written by Thomas Cahill[/ame].

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    Interesting Intro discussing the "racism" preventing mainstream examination of the historically important role of the Irish.

    Basic Premise: The Irish preserved classic literature while A. The Roman Empire Imploded, and B. Barbarians destroyed the rotten infrastructure.

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    Stick a potato up your ass :D
     
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    I thought the Chinese preserved Journey to the West
     
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    Racist!

    Vegetable Hater!!!
     
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    The chinese don't know Playdo, Sucrates, or Arispoodle
     
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    We Irish peeps have historically not gotten the credit we deserved.

    It's only very recent history that Irish people (in America at least) were accepted into the "white race" and treated with dignity and respect, allowed to take more than menial jobs that barely provided sustenance to their families.

    In the past, the Irish were ridiculed as "White *******" and compared unfavorably with blacks and monkeys. They were also kidnapped from their beds and made into slaves in the West Indies and Indentured Servants in the US.

    In honor and recognition of my brave ancestors who left the shores of Northern Ireland several generations ago, in search of freedom and prosperity for thier children, their grandchildren, great-grandchildren etc, I take today, THE ONE DAY OF THE YEAR when being Irish is celebrated world-wide, to educate the uneducated about The Irish.

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    Below are links to very interesting reading (including the works of Frederick Douglass and W.E.B. DuBois), with regard to the Irish and the parallel conditions in which Negroes and the Irish often found themselves.

    March 1996 Michigan Today---Comparisons of African slaves and Irish peasants

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    Much more at the link above!

    The Irish Slave Trade – The Forgotten “White” Slaves – Rasta Livewire

    More at links above.....

    THANK YOU, DEAR RELATIVES, FOR YOUR GREAT SACRIFICES FOR ME AND MINE!

    Tá grá agam duit!!!!
     
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    Thanks for the railroads, now go back were ya came from.

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    You pissed off the Romans. When Greek civilization spread, the animosity didn't go away.

    Was it you or the Scots that the Brits enslaved?

    We're not celebrating the Irish. Hell, we're not even celebrating Saint Patrick. We're celebrating beer, public drunkenness, and sleazy celtic women. It's really not a day focused around Irish pride. :eusa_shhh:
     
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    It's an old story: the Irish saved Western Civilization. Nothing new here except your outing as a Western-centrist racist. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Scuze Moi, but it's pronounced SO-Crates.
     
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    Its about time.:tongue:
     

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