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Bruce, Caroline

Irish Revisionist History: A Personal View

If you look through the obscure topics of libraries, some of the
lesser-traveled corners of the internet, or inside clauderainsrm's head, you will discover that Irish Revisionist
History has a long and sordid past.

By virtue of the fact that Irish Revisionist History is, as they say,
historic, it follows that the subject does have a history, as, without
one, we would be stuck with Irish Revisionist Present-dayity and Irish
Revisionist Futuriciousitude (you'll forgive me for slipping into
technical jargon. It's what we Irish Revisionist History buffs call
made-up, and it happens all the time in the Irish Revisionist
History biz).

So to which school of thought do I subscribe? Do I subscribe to the
first Irish Revisionist History school of thought to show itself, or the
second, third, or fourth? Or have I, in the painstaking research on the
subject which I never got around to doing, developed my own theory?

To properly grasp my view on the subject of Irish Revisionist History,
one must first gain an understanding of just what, precisely, is meant
by the term. When was it coined? Why, and by whom? What was his or her
motivation in doing so, did it reflect a personal bias, or a truly
objective vision with regards to the subject matter?

Once you grasp the above, please enlighten me, for I have no idea at all
what Irish Revisionist History is.


You really have to stop doing things like this!!! I'm trying to be productive, and then I see entries from you and I just have to read them. GRIN!!!! Loved the entry though!!! Oh yeah, and of course I love the writer too. GRIN!!!!
Too much time on your hands little brother? hahahahhahahahah
I Googled "Irish Revisionist History" to find out what it was.

It brought me here.


That is just absolutely hysterical!!!! What are the chances? SMILE!!
Isn't it historical too? lol
Yep, it's true! You were third on the list Google gave me. LOL
I did a Google search for Irish revisionist history, ans sure enough, the third result was my own entry, not an hour after I wrote it. That's impressive.
Me too.
Apparently there is a group of Idol contestants playing "Topic Bingo".

One of spaces that is still empty was "Irish Revisionist History". I figured I'd give someone a freebie space for Christmas.*g*

Well, I consider such things a challenge. I knew nothing about Irish Revisionist History, so I considered that all the more reason to darn well sit down and write something about it. <GRIN>
You're not alone in that one. ;)
Irish Revisionist History comes from the legend of the Irish saint who went around restoring sight to the snakes of Ireland on the night midway between Halloween and Christmas, which is why we celebrate Thanksgiving by sacrificing turkeys (large birds eat snakes, you know), and why the color green is a Christmas color and stuff like that. I am not familiar with the entire story, but that's the gist of it, I'm pretty sure. I am surprised you are not familiar with this; you seem so culturally literate otherwise.
Well well well, the things one learns. I bet I know things about Mennonite culture that you don't. &l5;SMILE>
But is it about how much you know, or how much total crap you can stuff into one comment? Oh, wait--I forget that I'm talking to the master of ... musings ... ?
The total crap went into the main message. Or at least, such was the intent.
Thanks for sharing this, sine when I saw the topic, I was wondering if Gary had lost his mind!
I am the one who has lost my mind. I am so sorry--I was just kidding with that comment. None of it is true; I made it all up. I truly apologize. It is true what my thirteen year old daughter tells me: I am not funny. Forgive me, I hope? And, if you knew I was kidding and were just playing along, then I apologize again, for this ... such is the nature of written communication--or miscommunication ... oh, boy. I'm sorry.
Oh, but you are truly funny!!! Yes, I may have believed it, but since history doesn't interest me in the first place, it really didn't stick anyway. GRIN!! In any case, it definitely sounded good.
Are you kidding? You're a riot! I completely fell for that stuff, and I am still laughing hysterically. Keep it up, my dear, keep it up!!!!!!!!!!
This is great!
Merry Irish Revisionist History Day!
I took an incredibly interesting class in Irish history when I was in college, that tried to be as straight forward as possible. Sadly I mostly remember that the professor was hot and spoke in a fabulous brogue, so I can't help with the details.