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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

What happened to that crazy girl Sinead O'Connor?


Eighteen years ago, Sinead O'Connor was famous for being pretty and bald headed and singing a song written by Prince. Then she went on Saturday Night Live, sang the song War by Bob Marley a cappella, then said we had to fight the real enemy and tore up a picture of the pope.

She was reviled. How was the pope the real enemy? She was dismissed as some sort of lunatic.

This is what she has to say today. She had a point then, she has a point now. Different pope, same hierarchy, same problem.

Not a lunatic, but a survivor of a nasty system that has still not seen the complete light of day.

I wish her Godspeed.

4 comments:

namastenancy said...

Unfortunately, the Catholic Church is not the only institution that protects the predators at the expense of the victim. There's a whole industry out there to denigrate whatever a rape or incest victim says which mean that those who have suffered the abuse, suffer it again. And sometimes again and again.
But those who abuse in the name of religion - like those who abuse within the family -well, there should be a new circle of hell for such scum.

Matty Boy said...

And then there's the trouble with the Vatican Bank.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/21/vatican-bank-facing-money_n_732947.html

I remember the story back in the 1980s, but the only person who covered it was a crazy conspiracy theorist on KFJC. Padre Mickey and The Lovely Mona will surely remember this as well.

Abu Scooter said...

Hey, was that crazy theorist Dave Emery? I remember him spinning some amazing yarns back in the late 1990s.

Matty Boy said...

It was Dave, but he spells his last name Emory.