Mudcat Café message #382038 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #29862   Message #382038
Posted By: Grab
25-Jan-01 - 08:46 AM
Thread Name: Queen Victoria
Subject: RE: Queen Victoria
JimmyC, no we mustn't forget them. But equally we mustn't keep bringing them up either! As far as I'm concerned, Fiolar's post is a valid bit of history, BUT IT'S HISTORY! Sorry to shout, but it is. Sure, the landowners treated their tenants like crap. Sure, what they did was wrong. But why do ppl keep dragging this stuff up? For God's sake, if the Americans who think of themselves as "Irish" can't accept what that happened 6 generations ago is dead and dust, what hope is there for more recent stuff?

There's a saying that those who ignore the past are doomed to repeat it. I'd add a rebuttal to that - those who pay too much attention to the past can't change the future.