Perfect response to 100th Anniversary of England’s partition of Ireland “ One Ireland, indivisible …” Internet Petition. by Fr Sean McManus



CAPITOL HILL. Monday, August 17, 2020— The popular and fast-growing internet Petition of the Capitol Hill-based Irish National Caucus is now being seen as a perfect response to the approaching 100th Anniversary of England’s partition of Ireland.

Fr. Sean Mc Manus, Caucus president, said: “Our 1974 founding motto, ‘Ireland, too, has the right to be One Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all’ —
https://www.change.org/IrelandOneNation—serves as a perfect response for the worldwide Irish to England’s partition of Ireland. As of this date, the Petition has been signed by 14, 265 people.

December 23, 1920, is an infamous day in England’s long infamous history in Ireland. For on that day, the London Parliament imperially enacted its Government of Ireland Act (“Partition Act”). In an act of State-terrorism, this Act violently ripped six small counties—Fermanagh, Tyrone, Derry, Antrim, Down, and Armagh (about one-sixth of Ireland)—from the other 26 Counties of Ireland, with frightful and deadly consequences.

The new mini-state of the Six Counties/Northern Ireland came into existence later in 1921….But the racist/sectarian Act was done on December 23, 1920, in England’s Parliament—where all infamous deeds regarding Ireland were done (with some still being done, despite the Good Friday Agreement). It was not the Orangemen who enacted the Government of Ireland Act. It was the London Parliament, with the Royal Consent of King George V, and the buck stops there, and nowhere else.”

Fr. McManus explained: “ I use the term England rather than British because one can hardly blame Wales or Scotland—despite villains like Lloyd George or Lord “Bloody” Balfour— especially since Scotland now seems to be heading towards independence.

It was always England that was the major culprit; it just dragged Wales and Scotland along in its evil Empire that spread and institutionalized racism/sectarianism (the twin evils of the British Empire) across about one-quarter of the earth.”

Fr. Mc Manus continued:“This Act was criminal, undemocratic, racist (anti-Irish) and sectarian (anti-Catholic), cruelly and obscenely enacted two days before Christmas … England’s Christmas gift to long-suffering Ireland.
The only way that England would be able to hold on to a part of Ireland was through the creation of an artificial, gerrymandered, anti-Catholic state in which Catholics would be systematically discriminated against and excluded from all power. Anti-Catholicism became, in effect, the State Religion of the Six Counties/Northern Ireland.

The Good Friday Agreement, thank God, mostly brought an end to the violence by all sides —British Army/police, Unionists, IRA, etc.— and showed the world that the sectarian, anti-Catholic state of The North/Northern Ireland was a failed State. It was founded on the deeply undemocratic predicate that the artificially created  Unionist/Protestant majority —created by England’s damn Border— would endure forever. … The hubris of Empire!

Today, experts seem to agree that the 2021 Census will show that the 1920 two-to-one undemocratically created Protestant majority has vanished, with Nationalists/Republicans/ Catholics being numerically equal. Furthermore, the Brexit madness has changed everything, showing, among other things, that England cares little about Catholics or Protestants in Northern Ireland. As Lord Palmerston (1874-1865) said: ‘England has no eternal friends, England has no perpetual enemies, England has only eternal and perpetual interests.’ And as General de Gaulle said: ‘For England when she was stronger, there is no alliance which holds, no treaty which is respected, no truth which matters.’”

Fr. Mc Manus concluded: “Our motto—based, of course, on the American Pledge of Allegiance— offers the vision of The Beloved Community: unity, solidarity, equality, mutual respect, with ‘liberty and justice for all.’ The Irish National Caucus urges the worldwide Irish and  all who respect international human rights and justice to please sign this splendid Petition—
https://www.change.org/IrelandOneNation ’’

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