I don’t think many people at this site are in need of an explanation as to what was wrong with Alexandria Occasio-Cortez’s objection to the statue of Father Damien. So I’ll just link a couple of songs about Damien, from Tom Russell’s album The Rose of Roscrae.
A Crust of Bread, a Slice of Fish, a Cup of Water
The protagonist of the album, which is set in the American West, is an Irish immigrant and outlaw named Johnny: when he hears Damien’s story, it inspires him to seek his own redemption.
5 thoughts on “Father Damien”
I guarantee you Saint Sandy the Idiot thought it was a statue of some missionary sent to convert the Hawaiians.
Yeah, believing the opposite of what she says will usually put you closer to the truth.
Here is the essay by Robert Louis Stevenson that was mentioned in one of the songs:
…an 1889-style fisking!
Thank you for the links to Russell – our daughter is quite fond of him and I now see why.
Ginny…Tom Russell is a great singer-songwriter, who is not nearly as well-known as he deserves to be.
I reviewed his album ‘The Man From God Knows Where’, a song-cycle about the American immigrant experience based in part on the experiences of his own Norwegian and Irish ancestors. The perspective of Sitting Bull is also included.
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