Remembering the Life of Patrick Mac Manus

zondag 7 augustus om 0:00 – 07 december om 23:30

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Patrick has become very ill and has entered hospital. He bade farewell to his facebook friends earlier today. This is NOT a premature “Rest in Peace” message but a “Continue to Resist in Peace… Work for Peace” event as ongoing as the spirit of Patrick himself.

Patrick, a humanist with no supernatural beliefs in a deity, believed “We ourselves can create a better world…” His political view was simple and heroic: International solidarity with the oppressed.
One of his favourite quotations:
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”—
Desmond Tutu

We say not “Goodbye” but, as Patrick said of the Freedom Flotilla just a month ago, “Godspeed.” We honor his life, his light, and his tireless work on behalf of the oppressed. It is likely he will have but a few more sunrises to celebrate in this world. But I am certain that the spirits of all great humanitarians are planning one helluva welcome home party.

Please consider keeping a Mediterranean fig / olive candle lit for our Patrick.

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