Just How Astro-Turfed Were The 1960's & 70s Counter Cultures?

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Peacock
Gold Member
Nonsense. The food was sold by the farmers. The alternative was a never ending welfare state for the Irish, paid for by the British government, 100 years before any welfare for the British ever existed.

Right, because farmers who are starving to death would willingly sell their food...

There were similar arguments being made by globalist apologists about the Holodomor, with NYT Pullitzer Prize writer Duranty saying they were just some losses along the way in the Soviet agrarian Five Year Plan, along with some bad crops. The British had their own Five Year Plan in Ireland to depopulate a hostile population.
 

El Draque

Robin
Right, because farmers who are starving to death would willingly sell their food...

There were similar arguments being made by globalist apologists about the Holodomor, with NYT Pullitzer Prize writer Duranty saying they were just some losses along the way in the Soviet agrarian Five Year Plan, along with some bad crops. The British had their own Five Year Plan in Ireland to depopulate a hostile population.

They obviously weren't starving to death, being landowners who had diversified their crops, and had surplus to sell.
 

El Draque

Robin
At this point should just make a separate thread Re the Irish Famine.

This thread's had some very good posts re the original subject matter, it'd be a shame to derail it.
 
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