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the butchers apron

by i Monday, May. 07, 2007 at 5:19 PM

strip search the queen...

Irish Freedom Committee condemns Brit queen visit to US

Irish Freedom Committee®
Saoirse (at) irishfreedomcommittee.net
National Chairman - Joe Dillon, P.O. Box 220182, Boston MA 02122
National Offices - P.O. Box 11417, Chicago IL 60611 USA

Irish Freedom Committee condemns Brit queen visit to US

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Queen’s visit an insult to America

The Irish Freedom Committee denounces this weekend’s visit to Virginia and Washington by the queen of England, and the crass display of stolen wealth, monarchy and imperialism she brings to the US. We decry and condemn the total waste of US taxpayers' money as politicians in official Washington and elsewhere fall over themselves to honor representatives of a monarchy that is unashamed of it's centuries old history of barbarity and inhumanity to other peoples.

As the matriarch of the one of the wealthiest families in the world -- not one of whose members can be credited with an honest day's work, being paid by public welfare -- arrives in this country, the anglophiles and sycophants who bow and curtsy before these "regals" thereby refuse to honor and recall the enormous sacrifices of those who fought two wars to gain America's freedom from the original "Evil Empire".

We believe it was Mahatma Ghandi who coined the phrase "The Butcher’s Apron" to describe the British flag. The name is fitting for a flag that presided over the rape, pillage, exploitation, and genocide of so many nations across the globe, including the United States. As Irish Americans, we well remember the legacy of Britain’s bloody apron in driving our ancestors out of Ireland, and into a land which been similarly raped, pillaged, and robbed of natural resources owned by it’s Native American population.

We see nothing to celebrate in the 400 year anniversary of the genocide of Native Americans begun at the British settlement at Jamestown, or the mass enslavement of Africans that followed under the edicts of Britain’s queen Elizabeth. We are disgusted that this visit occurs on the 26th anniversary of the death of Bobby Sands at Long
Kesh prison, a cruel and agonizing death on hunger strike, under the watch of the British monarchy.

After 400 years, it's quite a pitiful sight to witness so many Americans, purportedly in possession of their faculties, who blithely forget or ignore this nations struggle for freedom from that very country before whose "dignitaries" they fawn. The toadying displays this weekend over this ancient symbol of British colonial rule have no place in the United States. We condemn the presence of this relic of colonialism, genocide, slavery and imperialism on our ground, and we ask Americans to remember the Britain’s bloody legacy instead.

God save this nation of 50 independent states!!
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