Mudcat Café message #790234 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #51762   Message #790234
Posted By: Teribus
24-Sep-02 - 09:47 AM
Thread Name: BS: Traveller Discrimination in the USA
Subject: RE: Traveller Discrimination in the USA
InOBU, I would like to draw your attention to the following quote from Ard Mhacha

"My contention is that the idea of genocide had taken firm root in Irish political consciousness long before Mitchell published his most influential works on the subject. And it is also my contention that while genocide was not committed, what happened during and as a result of the clearances had the look of genocide to a great many Irish contemporaries. Ard Mhacha."

You state - "Well, I see there are some misconceptions here, first of all Pavane, Irish Travellers came to the us in the terror years of the Irish Famine, which your government used as a tool of genocide in our nation... "

I think what Ard Mhacha says is correct and without doubt provides the most accurate and concise summation on the subject I have ever seen written. Your statement on the otherhand is false, inflamatory and myth perpetuating.