The subject bill is shocking and raises very serious questions.
Why are some in Ireland's government planning an annual Famine Commemoration Day when Ireland's consciences such as George Bernard Shaw have always railed against the old, discredited lie of famine? Is Ireland's government unique on Earth in concealing a genocide of its own people? A Marist Brother, after a lifetime of otherwise exemplary teaching in Co. Roscommon was asked by ex-pupils; "If you now admit it was genocide, why did you teach us all famine?" His shocking, unacceptable reply: "I had no choice; I had to teach the curriculum as presented to me by the government."
We hope Ireland's government doesn't further impugn itself by establishing a meaningless date to "commemorate" a lie; a "famine" that was actually a genocide. There already is a commemoration date, truthfully commemorating the actual event.
For the past two decades November 3rd has been Irish Holocaust (An t-Ár Mór) Commemoration Day in Ireland, the U.S., Canada, Argentina, England, Scotland, Australia, and New Zealand. There is a reason. On November 3, 1845 a twenty-two man delegation of Irishmen visited British Lord Heytesbury at his Vice-Regal Lodge in Phoenix Park. They notified the lord that people were beginning to starve to death and urged him to stop the food removal and to halt all brewing and distilling to save grain for human consumption. The lord ignored their pleas and read to them from a paper about potatoes and blight, casting doubt upon the latter, before showing them the door.
Heytesbury thus triggered two historic events:
1) the official start of the Holocaust (referred to as such in the Cork Examiner, by Michael Davitt, et al.), and
2) the official start of the "famine" lie now perpetuated by the similarly false and exculpatory "Great Hunger/An Gorta Mor" as people increasingly reject the "famine" falsehood. The reality of the Holocaust/An t-Ár Mór is that it took more than half of Britain's army to perpetrate it. Of Britain's entire army of 130 regiments, sixty-seven regiments were deployed to wrest Ireland's abundant livestock, grains and dairy- and poultry-products away from their producers to the ports for export thus filling many hundreds of mass graves across Ireland. Ireland's landlords, then English, and with the clout to deploy Britain’s armed forces, were later bought out by the Crown and departed Ireland in 1900-1910.
Because my wife and I oppose genocide we install monuments over those scandalously unmarked, derelict mass graves.
All of the evidence of genocide is contained in my "Ireland, 1845-1850: the Perfect Holocaust, and Who Kept it 'Perfect'." A glimpse of its contents can be seen in my decades-old www.irishholocaust.org. Click on its map.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Christopher Fogarty (ex-Co. Roscommon)
900 N. Lake Shore Dr.; Unit 1507
Chicago, IL 60611