Monday, August 24, 2009

The furore over the release of the "Lockerbie One" seems to be gathering pace, with a group of our "Special Friends" from across the pond having started a website calling for a boycott of England and Scotland...

http://www.boycottscotland.com

Having read their site from top to toe, i was minded to send them the following mail...


It was with some sadness I read your prolific and verbose diatribe on why "England and Scotland should be boycotted". My sadness was for the usual myopic "woe is us" attitude you have taken against a decision made by elected men and women in a free and democratic country. Or at least allegedly free and democratic. Do not misunderstand me, I have full sympathy for the men, women and children who perished on the plane, equal in measure to the sympathy I hold for innocent civilians murdered by American "Blackwater" terrorists in Iraq or those classed as "collateral damage" after raids in Iraq and Afghanistan. Human life is sacred, no matter what creed or colour and as a race of people the USA occupies no moral high ground whatsoever when it comes to killing people to further its business or political interests. Whether it be in Nicaragua, Iraq, the homelands of the Sioux or elsewhere on this "muddy ball" that we call home.

The freed bomber, should have remained in custody until the end of his life, for what he did. That is without question. But your campaign to destroy the jobs of ordinary men and women in the United Kingdom is as twisted as the intelligence you used to tell us that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction.
As a society, for years, you funded the IRA, sponsoring murders,kneecappings and summary torture and execution on the streets of Northern Ireland and bombings on the streets of the UK, yet it was only with 9/11 and the harsh results of terrorism being hammered home on American soil, you ceased your funding of murderers on our soil.

Now you cry wolf, now you shed tears of anger, because our leaders have decided to free this man. I do not agree with it, but I live in a democracy and the decision to free him was taken under a "democratic umbrella". That democracy was hard fought and won, by the generations who gave their lives during WW2 to ensure tyranny did not win. Sadly you cannot turn democracy on and off. Not all the decisions made will be agreed with by the majority, but the most important thing, is that the decisions are made with the political mandate, which has been handed to those in power, by those who have exercised their right to vote. I personally did not agree with our soldiers being sent to Iraq or Afghanistan, but I voted for the government and therefore abide by their decisions.

SO please stop this small minded anti British/Scottish nonsense and cast the microscope over the blood your countrymen have on their hands. The bible tells us: "Let he whom hath no sin, cast the first stone", perhaps you should put your basket of stones down and use them to "build bridges" instead.......

2 comments:

atypicalheroine said...

It's a rare thing to find blogs unconcerned with political correctness. Your slice of the blogosphere is a breath of fresh air.

By the by, love your avatar.

Ian said...

Why thankyou fair lady. Political correctness is sadly the bane of the modern age. It represses us and forces us to "bottle up" our true emotive feelings. My Avatar is from the movie "V for Vendetta",an all too realistic film of what our country is becoming. May the wind set fair in your sails and good luck in your quest for an Irishman!