Did I celebrate or commemorate 1916? No, I didn’t go to any of the organised events.
Did I boycott the events, taking the view that the Rising was neither justified nor effective? No, I didn’t. I’m unsure about my feelings. I’m not great on those commemorations anyway, especially those organised by the establishment (whatever that is). I had other things on.
Speaking of Boycott, wasn’t he a 19th Century absentee British landlord who evicted his tenants over some Land League organised action of theirs, the kind of persecutions that the Republicans rose up against in 1916? Yes, that’s the fellow.
So, they were justified in The Rising? I don’t know. Continue reading “1916, Some Questions”