Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

And You Decked Some Fucking Blackshirt Who Was Cursing All The Yids…

Patrick looked after sheep.
Snakes are alright.
So are the light of the sun,
The brightness of the moon,
The splendour of fire,
The flashing of lightning,
The swiftness of wind,
The depth of sea,
The stability of earth,
The compactness of rocks.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

Hear also : Freedom Denied: the St Patrick’s Battalion

During the two-year war between the United States and Mexico which began in 1846, a large contingent of conscripted soldiers, most of them Irish Catholic, deserted the American army to fight alongside the Mexicans. Known as the St Patrick’s Battalion, or Los San Patricios, the story of this rebel group, and their battle against the more powerful forces of the US army, has become part of national folklore in both Mexico and Ireland.

Writer and producer Colm McNaughton follows in the footsteps of Los San Patricios and, along the way, discovers the complex play between history, memory and identity in contemporary Mexico.

About @ndy

I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like anarchy. I don't like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2021 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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