Irish patriot Roger Casement mentions Macedonia!

As the Irish patriot Roger Casement (executed by the British after the 1916 uprising in Ireland) put it:
“I know of two tragic histories in the world – that of Ireland and that of Macedonia. Both of them have been deprived and tormented.”
Casement was speaking primarily of the Macedonians who then inhabited the lands that fell within the borders of the ancient Macedonian homeland.

From the book “Macedonia and Greece: The Struggle to Define a New Balkan Nation” by John Shea, 1997, page 8.

For more information about Macedonia and the Macedonians please visit:

http://www.macedoniantruth.org
http://www.macedoniantruth.org/forum/

11 Responses to “Irish patriot Roger Casement mentions Macedonia!”

  1. David Edenden Says:

    http://david-edenden.blogspot.com/2007/03/roger-casement-on-macedonia.html

    Sunday, March 25, 2007
    Roger Casement on Macedonia

    This excerpt from John Shea’s book illustrates the unity in pain between the Macedonian and Irish people. It is a follow-up to my Happy St. Patrick’s post. Download his book for free “The Crime Against Europe” which has two pages on Macedonia

    Macedonia and Greece – The Struggle to Define a New Balkan Nation,
    John Shea, McFarland and Company Inc., North Carolina, 1997

    My readings have established to my satisfaction the weakness of the Greek historical argument. It is also clear to me that national aspirations were alive and well in Macedonia long before Tito arrived on the scene. But by and large the Macedonians have had a pretty miserable time of it, dominated by one greater power or another for much of their history, a domination most recently perpetrated by the same European nations who were slow to support the Macedonians in the 1990s. As the Irish patriot Roger Casement (executed by the British after the 1916 uprising in Ireland) put it: “I know of two tragic histories in the world – that of Ireland, and that of Macedonia. Both of them have been deprived and tormented.”

    Casement was speaking primarily of the Macedonians who then inhabited the lands that fell within the borders of the ancient Macedonian homeland. A majority of them were Slavic speakers when Greece conquered a large part of Macedonia, taking it from the Turks, just before the First World War. Casement’s rather eloquent lines by themselves must cause us to ponder Greek claims that a non-Greek Macedonia was merely a Communist invention. ”

    Posted by David Edenden at Sunday, March 25, 2007

  2. Mario Says:

    My comment does nothing have to do with Roger Casement’s statement, but I think it should be published…

    http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=XrWNWVNJMOg

    @Makedonika
    Where did you find all these informations? It’s unbelievable…

  3. makedonika Says:

    @Mario

    I read books, old and new……😉
    you just have to look, there is plenty of information about Macedonia and the Macedonians!

  4. spase Says:

    apsolutely exelent artikle and book, and I’ll like to know more about this author if is possible send me more information about him.

  5. makedonika Says:

    @spase

    would you like to know more about Roger Casement or John Shea?

  6. spase Says:

    You are allright,which one I need to pointed ,I’m intersted for Jonh Shea especially for that book about Macedonia. I’m macedonian with limited english knowledge,but I’ll try my best to say something any way. Macedonia belongs to macedonian and people who lives there macedonian heritage every man especially in the balkan try to take for them selfes. If the world an knoledge this apsurd konflikt for the hetitage and give right to macedonians not to greek or bulgar or srbs or albanians to manipulate the histori will benefit world not just macedonian. Please understand my point in right way.

    • makedonika Says:

      @Spase

      The book is available thru Amazon is costs about US$ 30, here is a direct link to it.

      http://www.amazon.com/Macedonia-Greece-Struggle-Define-Balkan/dp/0786437677/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241606321&sr=8-1

    • blagoja Says:

      The first writen book about Macedonian issues by Dr. John Shea was “The Real Macedonians” in 1992 (ISBN 0 646 10504 3) and publish by the Macedonian-Australian Human Rights Association, Newcastle – Australia. As the problems escalate beatween macedonians and greeks in Australia he was working on his second book “Macedonia and Greece” The Struggle to Define a New Balkan Nation. Dr John Shea is well respected and honoured by the Macedonian Community in Newcastle and Australia for his contribution to wards macedonian struggle for full independance and recognition.

  7. Dejan Says:

    Yes dear Subsaharians and Slavo-greeks,the true came again on surface-believed or not.Its time to take your heads out of the sand and to hear what the world know and have to say about us,the Macedonians.Break the clouds around greek heads and trie to see the sun-and the true.

  8. makedonika Says:

    PLEASE VISIT:

    http://www.macedoniantruth.org
    http://www.macedoniantruth.org/forum/

    Povelete na ovaj nov Blog i Forum!

  9. Pitlochry Says:

    That is why as a Macedonian I love Ireland, and the Irish and why I understand their troubles.


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