The Highland Clearances hard recruiting sergeants Scottish regiments for English battles potato famine later economic dearth and half a million Scots not to mention Irish directly or by circumstance driven from their land
As was for the Iraqi Kurds so was for the Gaelic ones ‘You see,’ said the Iranian scholar: ‘We are looking at a common history’ an archetypal commonality of suppurating colonisation perpetuation and re-perpetuation broken emigrants breaking First Nations hunting Aborigines, indenturing Africans Calvinist Apartheid oppressed turned oppressor lowest common denominator of brutality
And England ! You carver-up of nations for perpetual advantage! Divided self’s divide-and-rule worldview Yes, you, England ! dear England you too were cleft within your soul viscerally cauterised much further back in time by Roman and by Norman yokes of robber barons lords of war and land that laid you low
But still I sense your taproot yet to winnow from the karmic curse Winstanley’s England , Blake and Mary Webb Benjamin Zephaniah and Elizabeth Fry and George Monbiot in the Manchester Guardian and even a Great Chain of Liverpool Bishops grooving with Jah people in their struggle, their desperation their elation and their elevation
And did those feet on green and pleasant land? Of course they did! Aye … England … Sill writhing in the birth pangs of your great vocation See you, England … Jerusalem England !
I'm a woman, a Witch, a mother, a grandmother, an eco-feminist, a gardener, a reader, a writer, and a priestess of the Great Mother Earth. Hecate appears in the
Homeric Ode to Demeter, which tells of Hades who caught Persophone
"up reluctant on his golden car and bare her away lamenting. . . . But no one, either of the deathless gods or of mortal men, heard her voice, nor yet the olive-trees bearing rich fruit: only tenderhearted Hecate, bright-coiffed, the daughter of Persaeus, heard the girl from her cave . . . ."