Many people have recently been asking me what is the difference between a Religious run Institution and a Concentration Camp. And why use the word Rape rather than Abuse. These questions are because I have been using Concentration Camps, and Rape recently in my writings on my website www.tuambabies.org The confusion of a few of my followers on my blog posts, are because they view and associate Concentration Camps with the Nazis and as Nazi death camps. Whereas Abuse is the preferred word of the Media when reporting stories about child rape..I will also use RAPE where possible instead of Abuse. These question are Fair comments, I will try to clarify why I now use Concentration Camps rather than Religious run Institutions in Ireland and Rape instead of Abuse.
1. Linguists have a bunch of fancy words to describe language evolution, like say- “Abuse” often spelled with a lowercase a, has worked its way into everyday speech, a favourite word of the Catholic Bishops. “Abuse” has been successfully encouraged by the other enablers, the willing Irish Press… The correct word and a word that frightens both the Irish Catholic Church and the Irish Government, is “RAPE,” “Child RAPE.” Abuse doesn’t sound as bad as Rape, Sexual Abuse verses Sexual Rape, you see Sexual Rape is stronger term to use, whereas Sexual Abuse can be a more passive term.
2. So, a Concentration Camp, is an internment centre for various groups of people, like Political Prisoners, Minority Groups who are confined for reasons of state security, exploitation, or punishment. Usually by executive decree at least in Ireland, issued by the Irish Catholic Church who ran Ireland. Persons are placed in such camps often on the basis of identification with a particular ethnic or political group rather than as individuals and without benefit either of indictment or fair trial. Over 185,000 women and 170,000 children where place in a series of Concentration Camps in Ireland known as Religious run Institutions. None of the unwed women, girls or their children committed any crimes, also none of them where charged with any state or local crimes. In fact they, the women/girls and their children were not even arrested or charged by the Irish Police. They the women/girls were dragged out of their homes by the Catholic Church, the local Parish Priest and a few nosey local scandalmongers, including members of their own families.
Religious run Institutions, like the infamous Magdalene Asylums, or the other name used was Magdalene Laundries. Also the notorious Industrial Schools, and Religious run Orphanages. All these so called Religious run Institutions, run by The Cult, were also death camps, no different than the Concentration Camps, of both Germany and Britain.
In these 28 Religious run Institutions/ Concentration Camps nobody committed a crime, the unwed mothers didn’t, nor did their children. Yet many of the women were held for many years in these Concentration Camps. Even to this day, hard to believe, some of the women, in their late 70s and 80s cannot leave, they have sadly become institutionalised still working as slaves for the Nuns.
I myself was 18 years in such Concentration Camps, in fact I was born in one, St. Patrick’s on the Navan Road, Dublin the biggest Mother and Baby Home in Ireland.
Concentration Camps are to be distinguished from State Prisons interning people lawfully convicted of civil or criminal crimes in the Law Courts. Also Concentration Camps are not Prisoner-of-War Camps in which captured Military Personnel are held under the Law of War. The Concentration Camps are also to be distinguished from refugee Camps or detention and relocation centres for the temporary accommodation of large numbers of displaced people.
Ireland’s established Concentration Camps or Religious run Institutions because the Clerics, The Cult who ran Ireland were in essence a Totalitarian Regime. To a considerable extent, the Concentration Camps or Religious run Institutions served as the special Prisons of The Cult. The Concentration Camps or Religious run Institutions were under the administration of the Irish Catholic Church and were used as forced-labour camps, operated by a succession of sadistic Religious Orders, organisations of Nuns, Priest and Christian Brothers for profit.
The Concentration Camp inmates, unmarried women and their children were used as a supplementary labour supply, and such Concentration Camps mushroomed throughout Ireland. Inmates were required to work without wages, very little food, and very long hours. And most shockingly, those women and children who were unable to work usually died of starvation, beatings, and torture. The other women and their children who did not starve often died of overwork. Further, medical experimentation was conducted throughout the Religious run Concentration Camps of Ireland. New toxins and antitoxins were tried out, on both unsuspecting women and their vulnerable children. The conditions in all the Religious run Concentration Camps were Dickensesque in scope.
Children as young as six months were experimented on, with untested new drugs, many of the children died, because their unfed bodies couldn’t cope with the poisonous toxins injected into their already weaken bodies. Medical Studies made of the effects of artificially induced diseases, all by experimenting on living human beings, the unwed women and their children. More shockingly thousands of children died in these Religious run Concentration Camps and their frail, rejected bodies were dumped into cesspools and septic tanks of the Religious run Concentration Camps. Some children who died during the illegal drug experiments, their bodies were sold by the Religious Orders into Ireland’s Medical Schools for both profit and dissection by student doctors.
The inmates, the pregnant girls and women who came to the Mother and Baby Homes, were forced in many cases to abandon their babies. Some of the newborns were left to die of starvation, other newborns were stolen to be sold abroad, later. A few of the new mothers were told that their newborn had died, but in reality the baby didn’t die but was removed from the Mother and Baby Home and trafficked abroad. All the mothers were enslaved in the Religious run Concentration Camps and worked in their Camp Laundries, without pay. This form of dehumanisation was combined, and amplified to the maximum by rigid religious ideology and grinding poverty. The Cult authorised all the Parishes and its Priests in Ireland to place any ungodly girl or woman or child with so called loose morals into “protective custody,” a euphemism for indefinite detention in the Religious run Concentration Camps.
The metaphor of Religion encouraged the inhumanity of the Religious Orders, which they called toughness, licensed physical violence and hatred against unwed women and their vulnerable children. The Religious Orders used both ruthless discipline and verbal abuse daily, that made everyday life in the Religious run Concentration Camps unbearable. As the Catholic Priests and Nuns preached daily, in their Religious run Concentration Camps, that evil women will cause Christian men to compromise and sin. They, the women are on the wrong path and will bring you down with them. Beware! In every nice-sized church there are worldly women put there by Satan to trap godly men. The sound of a malevolent incantation, the nonsensical talk that The Cult and its Clerics believe and because it is written in their Holy Bible. After all, according to the Clerics, Scripture lets us know to stay away from evil women, they are greedy, rebellious, un-submissive, wicked, adulterous, gossiping, slandering, and sexually immoral women. I wonder what they ready think of their own Mothers, Sisters, Aunts and all the other female members of their families.
All the Religious run Concentration Camps lacked proper sanitary facilities, including lights, and especially heating, considering the amount of inmates help within them. For example in the Laundry Camps, one or two toilets for a few hundred women, no toilet paper, most cases then not, constantly overflowing toilets. Primitive showers or rusted bathtub, with very tepid, dirty water. No toothbrushes, one or two used dirty towels. Many of the women went dirty for a long time, lice and rodents were a huge problem for the inmates and all the Religious run Concentration Camps were infested with mice and rats.
It’s obvious that being an inmate of the Religious run Concentration Camps was a terrible personal experience. It is a fact of life, that the Nuns and other Religious Orders treated the inmates ruthlessly, with brutal beatings, starvations, humiliation and sophisticated cruelty. To The Cult and the Religious Orders that ran the Religious Concentration Camps that the value of human life of its inmates was worthless. All of the inmates of the Religious run Concentration Camps became victims of the constant cold and dampness, inexhaustible hunger, endless brutality and painful death.
We mustn’t forget that many thousands of vulnerable children in these Religious run Concentration Camps were used in cruel pseudo-medical experiments. As were their mothers, the use of inmates for experiments were a part of the Cult’s money making machine, both in life and death. We know that even in death the child was worth more, sold of to the medical schools in Ireland. Over €100 million Euros in todays money was generated for the Irish Catholic Church, by the use of slave labour at all the Religious run Concentration in Ireland.
Despite tens of thousands of documents of evidence of thousands of Survivors still alive, there are still people and organisations, both within the Irish Government and the Irish Catholic Church which deny and hide the evidence, that thousands of children and women died, missing or were murdered in the Religious run Concentration Camps of Ireland. The Religious run Concentration Camps of Ireland were a place of genocide, and that is sadly an inescapable fact.
Both the Irish Government and the Irish Catholic Church did everything in their power to hide from the Irish public the truth about the extreme brutality and murder of innocent women and their children in all the Religious run Concentration Camps of Ireland. Now we must exhume the past, immediately, to understand what really happened in these Irish Government sanctioned Religious run Concentration Camps of Ireland. We must have the unvarnished truth no matter how painful to both the Irish People and the Irish Catholic Church in order to put to rest the atrocities, once and for all of ruthlessness of The Cult, that ruled Ireland for themselves and Rome. Owen Felix O’Neill