Have you ever been in the womb of a young girl, as a foetus, for nine months after she had been raped? I have. I came out of that womb with a raging hate. The girl had come from southern Ireland to work as a domestic servant in London in 1924. Her education was exactly nil, being educated in an R.C. country. To be pregnant outside marriage was equivalent to an anathema, and in the worst case caused the girl to commit suicide. Down through my life I have often wished she had. Let me explain: I’ve learnt from over 81 years of life, that life, to put it mildly, is very unfair.
Will you please wait while I yawn if you think I’m looking for sympathy; your sympathy should be directed to the poor girl who was raped.. What I want to know is, who the heck decided that this young girl was to be raped, and that I was to be born a bastard? I am fully aware that there are untold hundreds of millions of other human beings who are born with a strike against them at their birth which is worse than that with which I was lumbered. He who is born with black skin in a white mans’ country can, because of that unfortunate occurrence, be burnt alive, or, if he is lucky, be lynched instead.
Or what about being born a Jew? Recently you had the death penalty over your head if you were unfortunate enough to have been born a Jew, in an enlightened European Christian country! White man! The most wicked, the most brutal, the most rapacious of all the species.
We speak of nature ’Red in tooth and claw’ and this charge is adequately justified, for, in this world, it is difficult to find a more compassionless, a more brutal, a more rapacious part of this world; difficult, yes, but if you search deep enough, and reach down into the depths of hell, you will succeed. For, what will you find there? You will find ‘White man’ clad in the scourge of mankind; a religion, a false religion; a religion clad to deceive - in all the pomp and ceremony of Rome: The Roman Catholic Religion.
Oh! And by the way, I forgot to mention it, being taken up by lesser tragedies. That young girl mentioned above who was raped; she killed herself.
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