The sad loss of our common rituals

Oliver Plunkett

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Firstly, for those that have never read The Gulag Archipelago, order it today and you will garner some insight into the forces working to subvert civilization today. As Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn pointed out, to conquer a people, or soften them up for Revolution, and the New Order to follow, you must first cut them off from their roots, even make them hate their roots and heritage. Who can argue that is not where we are at in Ireland today. A great cultural patrimony has been stolen from the people by the forces of secular globalism:

 
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This coming Sunday is Whitsun, the feast commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit to Christ’s disciples, fifty days after Easter. Wait, is that right? Wasn’t Easter Sunday more than seven weeks ago? If you have any real sense of what ‘seven weeks’ actually means in this strange season, when days and weeks are all alike and the usual landmarks of time have gone astray, you’re doing better than me.

Anyway, it is Whitsun. From the Middle Ages until the first half of the 20th century, Whitsun and the week that followed was the chief summer holiday of the year in Britain. It was a time for all kinds of communal merry-making, varying over the centuries but consistent in spirit: the season for feasts and fairs, dancing and drinking, school and church processions, and generally having a good time.
 
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