Phoenix Rising – 3 Fenian Flames

“One true religion” from circa 4200 avalaibile

ROMA – “Viva l’Italia libera”: è quanto ha scritto il premier Matteo Renzi in un tweet nella ricorrenza del 69esimo anniversario della Liberazione dall’occupazione nazifascista. “Un grazie – aggiunge Renzi – ai ribelli di allora. Scorrono i loro nomi: Silvano, Eda, Giorgio, Liliana, Elia e tanti altri. Viva l’Italia libera #unamattina”. Ma il tweet di Renzi suscita immediatamente la risposta polemica dello storico Marco Revelli esponente della lista Tsipras. “I ribelli di allora – ha detto il professore –  sono gli stessi di oggi, che si ribellano a chi vuole manomettere la loro Costituzione in senso autoritario e oligarchico. Il 25 aprile difendiamo la Costituzione nata dalla Resistenza”

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So the 1967 Rising failed?
The Fenians were overwhelmingly peasant and worker in membership and had no support among the general population. They distrusted the upper and middle classes. They made consistent anti-landlord propaganda in their paper and they were at war with the Catholic Church (which actively supported the UK connection) in such an outspoken way as has not been dared by any group since

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De Valera  certainly didn’t make that mistake again.
He personally supervised the writing of the 1937 Constitution. A draft was presented personally to the Vatican for review and comment on two occasions even though the “special position” of Catholicism was held to derive merely from its greater number of adherents. De Valera did resist pressure from right-wing Catholic groups to make Catholicism an established church or to declare it the “one true religion”.

What did the Fenians achieve?
They were partly…

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