Americans collectively believe that a potato famine ravaged Ireland from roughly 1845-50, causing a decimation of its population. As we shall see, the truth is that the Queen's government intentionally perpetrated an ethnic genocide on the Irish people.
One estimate of the number of people murdered by the British government given by irishholocaust.org hovers around 5.2 million which was roughly half of the Irish population of 1841. British imperialists usually cite a famine, almost invariably given as a potato famine, as the cause for the devastation. The maliciousness of this lie is that the Irish people never relied upon potatoes for their sustenance. Potatoes were a late and minor arrival to the Irish diet.
As the aforementioned source notes, the Irish diet traditionally consisted of meats, dairy, grains, vegetables, and fruits. The assertion that potatoes were a foundation of the Irish diet is a malicious and scurrilous lie.
Since the English never successfully pacified the freedom minded Irish, aristocratic British Prime Minister John Russell deployed 200,000 British troops to systematically remove enough food from Ireland to feed 18 million people, in order to crush them with brutal starvation. Royal garrisons literally occupied Irish farms and farm communities to enforce the confiscation of food, with more troops infesting the seaports to deny entry of food, and to ensure the deportation of all food possible.
Part of the food shortage in England stemmed from the Corn Laws of the UK which imposed ruinous tariffs on importers of grains. When the European potato crops failed in 1844 and 1845, it was the English who were disadvantaged due to their dependence on potatoes - not the Irish. Since the landed aristocracy needed to earn its lucre off the backs of the poor, its Corn Laws guaranteed high grain prices domestically which forced the lower classes to rely on potatoes.
In regards to the genocide, irishholocaust.org writes:
Queen Victoria's economist, Nassau Senior, expressed his fear that existing policies "will not kill more than one million Irish in 1848 and that will scarcely be enough to do much good."6 When an eye-witness urged a stop to the genocide-in-progress, Trevelyan replied: "We must not complain of what we really want to obtain."7
Thus we can see that it was the express and explicit policy of Queen Victoria and Russell's government to exterminate as many Irish as it possibly could. The royal government also enlisted the Catholic church to aid in the systematic starvation, something which should surprise no one who is acquainted with that religious order's pedophilia.
It is time people recognized the British royals for what they were and are - blood lusting murdering psychopaths.
-, The Mass Graves of Ireland, irishholocaust.org, 1995, accessed 4/12/2020, www.irishholocaust.org
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