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Posted by shanoah on May 1, 2009

As far as which god, perhaps “Acts of Loki“?

And, yeah, people are always getting crushed, all through history. Hollywood would have you believe that the underdog will rise up and defeat the big evil villian/corporation/government 9 times out 10, because that’s what people like to hear about. But it doesn’t always work out that way. Or even a majority of times. That’s when the times that it does are so special.

And sometimes, like the dust bowls, there really isn’t a villain to point at. Just a lot of loss of life and people being ground down, like in the dust bowls. And in Ireland, it would have been the potato famine. Witness this classic Irish song, Kilkelly. It is a series of letters to a son who went to America. And these are real letters, not anything the songwriter made up.

The song’s by Peter Jones (or his relatives, really), but is sung by Robbie O’Connell, being accompanied by Mick Moloney.


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