Video conversation: Ireland Will Leave Us
‘We’re entering a very dark phase, It’s going to be a hard, hard Winter. But we need to go through this, in order to become aware of how grave and urgent our situation is.’
Ireland Will Leave Us . . . For Want of Love
On Gemma O’Doherty’s livestream on All Saints’ Day, to review the extended torpor that has been 2022 thus far: the waiting, the apprehension, the constant undertone of official menace and gaslighting, the continuing crimes of officialdom and media, the cover-ups, the escalating degeneration of our institutions and their personnel — and, all the while, the relentless stripping down of the Ireland we have known and loved, and its stealthy replacement by an alien entity in which the indigenous peoples are no longer cherished or even welcome. Soon, if we continue in our present pattern of conduct, we will awake one day to find that our dear land is no longer there; it will have left us, like a weary lover, for want of passion.
Photograph: Lislary sunset, April 2022
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