Tuesday, June 3, 2014

800 dead babies

It's all "history," of course, but without ingesting and digesting the past, how can anyone get anything more than a blurred understanding of the present?
In a town in western Ireland, where castle ruins pepper green landscapes, there’s a six-foot stone wall that once surrounded a place called the Home. Between 1925 and 1961, thousands of “fallen women” and their “illegitimate” children passed through the Home, run by the Bon Secours nuns in Tuam.
And it was on this site at a septic tank or cistern crammed with the bones of at least 800 babies has been unearthed.

1 comment:

  1. Life is so easily thrown away while praising it's value. I remember hearing or reading that europeans accomplished the genocides of the americas because the natives couldn't believe such evils possible. They were astonished to death. I am astonished regularly, from the safety of my home.