Posted by larry o dwyer on October 12, 2008 at 22:24:32:
In Reply to: POLITICAL MATURITY ? posted by RAMBLER on October 07, 2008 at 18:40:35:
For years the men who died and fought in the first world war were faced with being called "british hangmen" or "Sasanna". To this day it was seen as some to be "poltically incorrest to honor them" Rambler, I'd advise you to take a little ramble around the place and get some much needed fresh air if you think that the famine is a politically sensitive area or if it more sensitive than honoring the dead irishmen who fought in woorld war one!!
The reason theres a peace park is because someone had the motivation and vision for its construction not because all of a sudden it became politically correct to do so. Now if you want to make a plaque at the sacred heart home go on ahead and do it, no one will stop you and I doubt you'd get many objections from people the famine isnt a taboo subject, every year theres a famine walk, over in Westport there's a Famine ship. Suee theres any amount of plaques scattered around the place honoring the famine. The people who died in World War one died for their country IRELAND and I think it's about time that the people of Castlebar honored them. I find it sickening hat someone is trying to begrudge such a monument with saying its not "balanced" in what way is it NOT balanced??
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