Carl Sagan Mythmaker high priest of atheism

Carl Sagan – Mythmaker & the Priests of Science

America’s most popular science writer was a lousy historian! Carl Sagan (1934-1996) was a revered and immensely popular public figure around the time of the Space Race. He was a gifted communicator whose mass appeal arose from his style, skill and ability to bring his audience on a journey of the imagination, regaining their childhood…

American women protest England's reign of terror in Ireland

Debunked – Historical Misogyny

Una Mullally writing for the Irish Times asks “Out of 697 Dublin mayors, why have only eight been women?” Una did not intend to dispel the false notion of Ireland historically being a misogynistic nation but for those who can peer past the excitable headline, that is exactly what she achieved. Written for women’s day…

Garden-of-Rememberence Statue of the Children of Lir

Little Mistakes Grow into Big False Impressions

Little mistakes that go unchallenged are one of the primary contributors to false history. Here is one which is not easily spotted in the ITV news. There is a little bit of sexism in thrown into this ITV news article which claims that an Irish memorial was dedicated to Irishmen. The memorial is at the…

Tuam Septic tank lie

Dumped in a septic tank!

‘This erroneous assertion that 800 bodies were dumped in a septic tank. That is not true’. Prof Diarmaid Ferriter – van der Horst interview 2014 The fifth interim report (15th March 2019) the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes states: In the light of a great deal of inaccurate commentary about the Tuam…

The Tuam mother and baby home mass grave lie

The Mass Grave Lie

Would you consider your local cemetery to be a mass grave, perhaps an old burial ground with no headstones or grave markers? The term mass grave is used to imply a criminal act, but mass graves have a short time component. A criminal mass grave is defined by the United Nations as a burial site…

Mother and Baby Home lie - Tuam was a children's home

The Mother and Baby Home Lie

The home at Tuam was never called a Mother and Baby Home. Its official name was St. Mary’s Children’s Home and in all the historical sources it is referred to as Tuam Children’s Home or simply as the children’s home. It has been falsely renamed as a Mother and Baby Home to bolster the falsehood…

The TTuam unmarked graves lie

The Unmarked Grave Site Lie

Almost every photo taken of the memorial garden where some children from the Tuam Children’s Home are buried show a gate with a Christian cross marking the site our as a cemetery. A second gate bears a cross also and in the corner is a Catholic Marian shrine. These were in place long before the…

Mother and baby homes - the starvation lie

The Starvation Lie

The chief lie upon which the mother and baby scandal relies upon is the claim that babies were starved to death. This relies on a small number of death certificates which record the cause of death as due to ‘marasmus‘. Marasmus is a type of malnutrition that is mostly caused by disease or birth defects.…

Prof Diarmaid Ferriter - children hiddes as an embarrasment to chatholic ireland

Getting rid of an Embarrassment to Catholic Ireland!

Soon after the Tuam story went global in 2014, University College Dublin’s Professor of Modern History, Diarmaid Ferriter, wrote ‘the State and Church colluded to get rid of an embarrassment to Catholic Ireland’. Irish Independent, 6 June 2014. For Ferriter, it was only Catholic Ireland that was disposing of its embarrassment but for years before…

Mother and Baby Homes - False History Debunked

Mother and Baby Homes

It has been called a holocaust, mass murder of babies with tales of abuse by a small but influential cabal of the country’s axe grinders. What does it say about Ireland’s  historians when the country’s most decorated historian is not a historian and the taxpayer, a turkey that has allowed itself to be plucked of…