Posted By: December 30, 2020






By Fr. Sean Mc Manus. New Year’s Day. Friday, January 1, 2020


Hi, I’m Fr. Sean McManus, President of the Capitol Hill-based Irish National Caucus in Washington, DC, and Chief Judge of the World Peace Prize.


And this is our seventeenth social-media video on our One Ireland Petition and on England’s undemocratic Partition of Ireland.


For the past year, we have been preparing for the date of December 23, 2020— the 100th Anniversary of the Government of Ireland Act— commonly known as the “Partition Act”— enacted on December 23, 1920, by the London Parliament, with the assent of the King of England.


That racist (meaning anti-Irish) and sectarian (meaning anti-Catholic) Act of the London Parliament, cruelly and undemocratically, partitioned Ireland—ripping Six Counties in the north-east from the remaining 26 Counties.


However, the new bogus, artificial state of Northern Ireland did not actually come into existence

until sometime in 1921. Historians disagree on what the actual date should be… And that is another metaphor for the arbitrary nature of the artificial and gerrymandered State itself. Another

example of how ridiculous this mini-Statelet is, is the location of County Donegal. Donegal is the most northern County on the island of Ireland, yet, politically speaking, it is in Southern Ireland. What sort of sense does that make? For goodness sake? For goodness sake!


England’s partition of Ireland was not just undemocratic and unjust. It was pig-ignorant, culturally-historically insensitive, brutally disrespectful—a perfect example of the hubris of Empire.


The 100th Anniversary of the creation of Northern Ireland cannot and should not be celebrated.

It can only be regretted and deplored. Racism and sectarianism …should not be celebrated. Division and disunity… should not be honored. One hundred years of anti-Catholic discrimination…should not be celebrated. Institutionalized violence, imprisonment without charge or trial… should not be honored. Torture of political prisoners…should not be celebrated. Mass murder by the British Army… should not be glorified. England’s state-sponsored terrorism …should not be made acceptable. Nor should England’s state-sponsored assassinations be honored or covered up.


We cannot celebrate the Partition of Ireland, no more than Americans can celebrate the attempt

—supported by England—to partition the United States in the American Civil War. … No more than Americans can celebrate the oppressive Jim Crow laws and the disrespect shown to American Blacks. We cannot honor England’s racist hatred and religious bigotry in Northern Ireland. We must only honor hope, love, solidarity, and social justice.

And—if we are people of faith— we must believe as the American Protestant Old Testament Scholar Reverend Walter Brueggemann says: “In Biblical faith, the doing of justice is the primary expectation of God.” … And, if we are not people of faith, but of good-will, we must surely believe that social justice is the foundation stone of any decent country and state.

We, therefore, must continue to speak truth to power. We must build up The Beloved Community in all the 32 Counties of Ireland—One Nation, indivisible.


And that is the continuing relevancy and urgency of our One Ireland Petition:

“Ireland, too, has the right to be One Nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”


This splendid Petition has been signed by over 22,000 peace-loving people dedicated to

unity, solidarity, equality, and mutual respect—”with liberty and justice for all.”


Have you signed this splendid Petition? If not, why not? It is free and only takes a moment.


The Petition is on – On Facebook, on Twitter. And on

Please help to get as many Signers as possible throughout the year 2021.

Happy New Year to all peace- loving people.

God bless you all.

Thank you for watching.

God save Ireland.