The Troubles   Leave a comment

I class myself as an Ulsterman, my mother was Ulster, my father I know not, and by the Will of Danu I was born in England. Thus some would say I am lucky because I have missed all of the troubles, others will say that I am English because I was born here.

No I am not having a go at the Christian Faith, that is not my way, as you who know me will know, but still there are “The Troubles” again. I know that the people are sick to the back teeth of the violence against them and the Police. But from what I know and have heard there is one group who are strangely quiet on this subject. The Church, both of them.

The Marches are only part of the problem glorifying past victories. The British Government is another part of the problem, segregating the Catholic and Protestant communities in the first place. But from what I have been told and read from those living through the troubles is that indoctrination starts in school, in both Paths, and the church is involved in the teaching. I had Nuns teaching in my Junior School, which was a RC School. But I was taught in England, and thus not about the US and Them.

The indoctrination is about US and Them mentality, what they did to us and what we did to them. Even if we pull down all of the walls, and moved half the population to another area the church would still be the same. The thing is this, when I heard about the Omagh Bombing, which killed equal numbers of both paths, I cried real tears. I was really disgusted and I though why was it happening still.

A while ago I read a piece on Yahoo News about the young being friendly across the regions and I read with hope that the troubles were over. But it appears that that is a premature hope. And then we have the whole Catholic workhouse thing, where under orders from the Church and state, young woman were put into workhouses there they were abused by the Nuns. And still more, still priests are abusing the young of both sexes and in some cases they are abusing fellow priests due to their high rank.

While most honest Christians are very good people, Mum and HRH the Queen to name but two, but I have known Catholic Priests who were really nice people and very helpful, thoughtful, understanding and considerate people. It is not the entire Church, nor the Faith, which is bad and corrupt, just certain aspects of the leadership, especially in Ulster, Erin and Alba (Scotland).

The Men and Woman of Ulster really need to take a long hard look at not the Faith, if it gives them comfort, but those who preach peace and love in one hand and do nothing to about the violence and sexual assault which goes on in the name of God the Father.

With one side wanting Rule by London and the other side wanting Rule by Dublin my people are missing their god given right. To Rule themselves. Before they were Irish or part of the UK We were Ulster. We had our own King and thus Kingdom. We were one of the Five Kingdoms of Erin, with Donegal as the seventh county. In-fact Counties Donegal and Derry work together closely with the archaeology of the areas. But in all of their wisdom the British left Donegal in Irish hands when they granted Ireland Independence, keeping the 6 counties of what we now call Ulster.

In all of my readings I have yet to find evidence that my Pre-Christian ancestors went to war because of the way someone said a prayer. Yes they may have had slightly different Gods for some aspects, namely Love and War, but they only went to war over normal things like greed and honour. And yet when I brought this up I received such a torrent of abuse I was taken aback that it came from an Ulster Woman, but a Christian none the less.

Alba is gaining independence from the UK, Wales is considering it, but until Ulster unites under their own flag, they will always be subjugated by England, always poor, and deprived of it’s ability to make life better for it’s people. NO money, no work, no prospects, no way to live.

We once, oh so long ago, were the best sailors and craftsmen, Our weapons traded across all Europe, Our Copper and Bronze and Gold bedecked every known nation from Northern Europe to the Med, and yet who remembers this? In-fact the people who are classed as Irish and those who are now Scots all came from a small tribe from the Antrim and Derry areas of Ulster before 7000 BC. But we as a people seem to have forgotten this, and we happily destroy our Kith and Kin over a Faith that was never our own and never truly believed in, because we still believe in the Fey and Fairy mounds and the Shee riding the winds. Our capital was in County Derry, not Belfast, which was only a Norman and Norse trading settlement.

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