Repost: A Little St. Patrick’s Day History Lesson


I pulled this off of my friend Samir’s blog [back in 2006, when i posted this, his blog was on myspace but he’s since deleted his account] because I was thinking the same thing and he did all the writing. If you disagree, post it here and we can have a lively discussion.
I might have written this with a little less agressiveness (everything italicized below is Samir’s) but the sentiments are the same – and I mean no insults to those of you living your lives as happy christians.

For all of you who are planning on celebrating St. Patricks day today, I thought I’d fill you in on a little history that you’re probably not aware of. Being half Irish myself (if you look closely you can see the freckles) I’m very disturbed that so many people blindly celebrate the life of a man that they know nothing about. So here’s your schoolin’ bitches.

I know some of my readers, and some of my friends, are christians. If you are one of these people you already know that not only do I not care what your religious point of view is, I respect your opinion, even though it is not my own. But, by now you’re surely wondering where this is going so I’ll get to the point.

Patrick recieved sainthood because of his role in bringing christianity to Ireland. That is well known fact. What isn’t taught in schools, and ESPECIALLY in church, is that in order to do this he had to take tens of thousands of lives. He came to the country to “civilize the savages” that were the majority at that time. These so called savages were Druids. Peaceful, earthy type folk who worshiped the world around them and all the great things it offered. They lived in complete harmony with nature, and harmed no one. They lived predominantly in the woods, or forests. They practiced connection with nature in every way, including free, and natural sexuality, which angered Partick and his ilk to no end. How dare someone think they are free to do what they chose with their genitalia. Alas, they didn’t worship Patricks god, so they had to go. He traveled throughout Ireland converting the people to weak or weary to fight. The ones who did put up a fight, and stand up for their beliefs, and way of life, were murdered. Men women and children alike were slaughtered without a shred of conscience. No one was spared.There was no tolerance for freedom of choice. Jesus or death. After he had converted and or killed the whole of the Druid population, he burned all of their records. History, art, folklore, and life practices. Can’t have any of those “villainous teachings”*(see the true meaning of the word at the bottom) raising their ugly heads and causing trouble for the church. To this day Irish peoples the world over are almost all Catholics. They have no real grasp of what Druidry, Celtics, or their own ancestors, were. An entire civilization was wiped out, all in the name of a supposedly loving and compassionate god. Therefore on March 17th of each year, I wear black. I wear black to mourn the loss of a race of people who only wanted to live in peace, their own way, and not bother, or be bothered by anyone else. An entire civilization erased by a man who couldn’t stand the thought of anyone else in the world thinking differently from him. And for this murder, this genocide, a monster was immortalized, Connonized, for his efforts. It is not at all unlike Hitlers attempt to wipe Jews and Judaism off the face of the planet, although not on nearly as large a scale. So if you are Irish, or plan on celebrating today, take a long look at what you’re drinking to. Maybe you should wear black and do what us Irish folk (even halfies) do best. Have a wake. Get shit faced drunk and party for the ones who are gone. Celebrate the lifes that were lost, and what they stood for.

If you made it this far, I applaud you. I’m sorry to be such a buzzkill, but someone has to take the initiative to educate the skull orchard that is the human race in the new millenium.

* The word Villain comes from the Latin word Villa, meaning country house. Villain means literally “one who dwells in the country”. Patrick assumed that all country dwelling peoples were Druids, and therefore bad people. Thus the word Villain, or “one who dwells in the country” became synonomous with an evil person.

I’m going to go sit in the woods and mourn now.

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4 Responses to “Repost: A Little St. Patrick’s Day History Lesson”

  1. Anonymous

    Dear Adriene,

    I aplaud you 100% for telling the truth. I have arguments here at the office with all of those who wear the wonderful green.

    Gaelle Jewett

  2. Theo

    Hi Adriene

    Sadly Patrick was far from the only one. St Olaf, who converted Norway, was a brutal shit. But instead of a wake, perhaps you should think about reclaiming St Patrick’s day in the name of one of the old Celtic gods. Reverse the Christian strategy and simultaneously turn it into something positive.

    I know nothing about the pre-Christian gods of Ireland, but if you suggest one, I’ll raise a glass to him or her this evening.

  3. rachel wiener

    While this sounds quite plausible it would be nice if the sources were cited. I think it’s pretty difficult to verify what really happened back then and there are many contradicting legends/stories about St. Patrick. I definitely believe that Ireland and much of the world would have been better off left to their pagan ways though.

  4. adriene

    Without digging too much, here’s an example of personal family history that includes specifics.
    Christianity is such a large force out there, it’s hard to wade thru that info on this hand-held device, to find more sources. As evidenced in so many countries around the world with weakened indiginous culture trying to exist next to white culture brought in by missionaries, Christian crusaders were really good at destroying evidence of anything non-Christian, as a way of “helping.”
    (have you seen Rabbit Proof Fence? Heartbreaking and a true story)
    More sources to come.