Chris Fogarty challenges what he sees as the distortion of the historical record on Ireland in the 1840s.
Yesterday I asked Editors: “In the interests of truth regarding the 1845-1850 genocide of Ireland will your news organ publish a letter from me?” I sent it to The Irish Echo, The Irish American News, The Pensive Quill, historyireland.com, Author Ed Moloney, the American Irish Historical Society, The New York Times, and The Irish Times. I included some background data.
Having a rough idea as to the extent of news media corruption my inquiry is an attempt to determine its actual extent. Today, The Pensive Quill, alone, has replied, positively; thus establishing its bona fides. I will soon name all repliers and non-repliers.
The letter for which I seek publication starts here:
Will we allow Ireland to remain unique on Planet Earth; the only nation with a government that officially conceals a genocide of its own people by a foreign power? Will our news media continue to conceal the fact that the murder of some 5.2 million innocents required the deployment into Ireland of more than half (67 regiments) of Britain’s 130-regiment army?
Prof. Christine Kinealy, through her many “famine” books, and through approval by corrupt academia and news media, leads the Anglo-Irish campaign to keep the “Irish Famine/Gorta Mor” lie alive. As shown here-below, her modus operandus includes not only total concealment of the food removal but also deliberate falsifications of the record (to which falsifications Irish academia acquiesces). Here are two examples of Kinealy’s fabrications:
1) In her gushingly-approving review of Cormac O Grada’s The Great Irish Famine book in Fortnight magazine (April, 1990), Kinealy attributed to:
myths and misunderstandings the stories of ships full of grain leaving Ireland, of overcrowded famine graveyards, of callous landlords … which have been passed glibly from generation to generation.
Kinealy still conceals the genocidal actions of Ireland’s then-landlords (English) and glosses over the Holocaust mass graves that dot the map of Ireland, but she has been forced to cease concealing the fact that a torrent of Irish grain was exported while Ireland starved.
2) As part of her officially-lauded career, Kinealy also deliberately falsified a crucial utterance by Lord Clarendon, Britain’s Viceroy in Ireland. In Clarendon’s letter (July 5, 1847) to British Prime Minister Lord John Russell he wrote:
Sir Edward Blakeney says that the Country (sic) is tranquil, and if it were not for the harrassing (sic) duty of escorting provisions the troops would have little to do.
On page 119 of her A Death-Dealing Famine, Kinealy quoted that sentence but omitted its first four words; “Sir Edward Blakeney says…” making the sentence seem to be Clarendon’s own opinion instead of what it was, Blakeney’s statement. Once one knows that “Sir Edward Blakeney” is General Sir Edward Blakeney, the commander-in-chief of the sixty-seven regiments in Ireland throughout their food removal mission in 1845 through 1850, one understands that Kinealy HAD to “disappear” General Blakeney because his very existence and mission refute and expose her genocide-concealing, fraudulent career.
⏩ Chris Fogarty is author of Ireland 1845-1850: the Perfect Holocaust, and Who Kept it ‘Perfect’.