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Saturday, March 13, 2010


I am reminded of how my father, a native of Stoke-on-Trent in England felt about the British injustices in Ireland. His and his family's social situation was in many ways equal; at least in the sense of knowing poverty and class distinctions. My grandfather and great grandfather were brought up in orphanages, and ultimately worked as coal miners. On those rare occasions when we would discuss his past, Pop Glover compared his grandparents life with that of the suppressed people of Ireland: sheer and hopeless poverty. Nowhere in the world was the phrase "the 'haves' and the 'have nots' " more relevant than in the British Isles.

1 comment:

Mack said...

The greatest favor all our of ancestors did for us was getting
on that ship and coming to America.
I so agree with the sentiments of this. I always say "Harry the
Fishmonger in the East End was
never responsible for Brit crimes
against Ireland as nobody asked
him". In fact folks like Gandhi
used the British peoples sense
of justice and fairness against
the UK Government to free his