Saturday, 10 January 2015

Keeping the Herd Hungry.

I was just listening to an old Irish ballad called Lone Shanakyle. Shanakyle is the site of a common famine pit in Ireland, in which thousands of victims were buried during the famine years.

It occurred to me to wonder whether the famine years are given prominence in the schools curriculum, not as an historical curiosity, but as a lesson in what happens when the social elite and a complicit government collude to protect pecuniary and political interests at the expense of ordinary people.

I doubt they are. People might start wondering about the food banks that have suddenly sprouted in Britain and are groaning under the strain.

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