Double bind:an unavoidable choice between two or more equally unsatisfactory alternatives
Double bind: an ambiguous message that leaves you diminished by whatever response you make to it.
Oliver Cromwell campaign against the Irish 1649
Battle of the Boyne 1690 William III (Protestant) defeats James II (Catholic)
Solanum tuberosum the potato
THE CRASH OF 1845 Why didn't the government see it coming? 175 REPORTS ON IRISH AGRICULTURE
British Free Trade Policies: "Even if it were practicable at the moment to open our depots [of food reserves] it would be prejudicial to owners of grain, inasmuch as at present extraordinary prices can be realized."
Sir Charles Trevelyan, Minister of the Treasury: "The problem of Irish overpopulation being altogether beyond the power of man, the cure had been supplied by the direct stroke of an all-wise Providence."
Seven leaders of the Easter Rising of 1916 executed by firing squad by the British Government Padraig Pearse, James Connolly, Thomas Clarke, Thomas MacDonagh, Sean MacDermott, Joseph Plunkett & Eamonn Ceannt
Ireland divided never shall be free Ireland divided calls to you and me For all your sake abandon all your fears Ireland is calling, calling for volunteers