Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Magdalene the Irish Gulag


The Irish
Gulag Archipelago
Magdalene Laundries

Looking like a scene from Oliver Twist  - an early photograph of these terrible prisons where innocent Irish girls were enslaved and mistreated.

In the above photo, time has passed but the situation remains very much the same - in a harsh, bitter, self-righteous, and largely uncaring Ireland.

More time passes and yet the scene still remains largely unchanged.

Ireland Oh Ireland what have you done?
How blind and self-righteous were you,
Wrapped in an outer shell of religiosity,
While, with hard heart and blind eyes,
You failed your poor, weak and vulnerable.


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