Monday, November 27, 2006

Separation

Please, dear reader, will you do Minge a small number of favours?

Look at this news story.

Now consider this: How long, do you suppose, it will be, after dissolution of the union, before the Picts tire of being ruled from Edinburgh?

I don't want a dissolution of the unio
n, I don't want to be a foreigner in my own country. Would you want that for your poor little Minge, would you?

Of course, I'm looking at the question from an entirely selfish point of view.

Looking at it another way: Are there any sound social or economic arguments for the dissolution of the union? I can't see that there are. Or, perhaps, in my blind lust for brotherly love, friendship and social cohesion, I'm simply not looking for answers to questions I'd find difficult to accept.

Oh, yes, I did say there were favours, plural.

Please look at this story and then this one. Tell me what you think. Go on, I dare you.

Scotland's Roman Catholic leader said the real truth behind the figures was "blatant anti-Catholicism."

Scotland's Minge said, "Catholics are blatantly anti anything which isn't Catholic."

Scotland's sensible majority said, "An idiot is a stupid person with a mental age below three years, while a moron is a stupid person with a mental age of between seven to twelve years. Scotland's Roman Catholic leader is clearly not a moron."

Oh, have a look at this, too. Yes, and they preach peace and love. I know.

You couldn't make it up, could you, dear reader?

Am I anti-Catholic? No, not exclusively. I happen to think all organised religion does mankind no favours whatsoever.

I am a wicked boy, in the evil sense, not the fabulous sense. For this, I have the delicious Anjou Wu to thank.

Maintaining the theme, not only of Scotland but of separation, please click here to read 50 years in two paragraphs. You'll be glad you did, dear reader.

7 comments:

Moncrief Speaks said...

Why oh why, in this age of increased globalization and integration, when the EU is expanding and getting more unified, would the people of Scotland and England choose to dissolve the union? Help an outsider understand. Aren't the countries' parliaments already pretty devolved, with Scotland making most of the laws for Scotland? What is the point? Why make a small country (relatively) smaller? Some of your readers should be able to explain.

Minge said...

Old hatreds and petty jealousies.

Anonymous said...

If they're private schools I guess they can do what they want but...where's the love??

As for the split. I've no idea. Quebec wants to split from the rest of Canada but, of course, with their money coming from everywhere and not just themselves. Whatever.

Minge said...

They're not private schools, they're faith schools funded by the state. They claim people are anti-Catholic, yet refuse to employ Jews, Protestants, members of other religions or atheists. Why should the state fund such bigotry? I just don't understand it.

Anonymous said...

Most of the religion based schools here charge fees so they can do as they like.

If yours are state funded I think they have to be much more open as everyone pays taxes. They pretty much have to employ anyone and maybe have policies in place that the employees respect certain values? Dunno. Religion and politics/state make bad bed fellows.

Anonymous said...

Me again.

I think each child here comes with a certain dollar value for schooling no matter where they go to school. Above and beyond that the private schools have to pay salaries, purchase suppies etc. Public schools get full gov't funding.

Brian said...

If you dissolved, the Scottish Parliament wouldn't be able to point and laugh at the Queen in her short chair. And that would be a shame. Because I love telling people that story.

I've been debating with myself: am I anti-organized religion (as I've always told myself I am) or am I anti-any thought process that makes allowances for hatred and intolerance? The sticking point, for me, is that there are some organized religious factions that are VERY accepting of all people and don't pervert the interpretation of religious doctrine to suit their own whim, as the Catholics tend to do (you can't eat meat on Friday...oh, wait, you can....oh, wait, no you can't....IF IT'S THE "WORD OF GOD," WHY ARE YOU CHANGING YOUR MIND?!?)

It's all about power. That's what it all boils down to. Hatred and intolerance exist because someone stands to better their life by having power. Yes, maybe organized religion provides the perfect venue to seek that power out but what's to be done when there are those groups that are getting it right with messages of peace and love?