MacAesop’s Fables # 19 – The Charger and the Miller

Our nineteenth Sunday outpouring of sanctimony and self-righteous morality to be taken as seriously as the Just Say Yes (please) Campaign’s commmitment to professionalism.

“Will ye no come back again” sing the Caledonian eejits living in the misty past.

A CHARGER, feeling the infirmities of age, was sent to work in a mill instead of going out to battle. But when he was compelled to grind instead of serving in the wars, he bewailed his change of fortune and called to mind his former state, saying, “Ah Miller, I had indeed to go campaigning before, but I was barbed from counter to tail, and a man went along to groom me; and now I cannot understand what ailed me to prefer the mill before the battle.”

“Forbear,” said the miller to him, “harping on what was of yore, for it is the common lot of mortals to sustain the ups and downs of fortune.”

Analysis: Oil, Darien, Culloden, Act of Union, Empire, Wars of Independence, Flodden, Highland clearances etc etc. As Confuscius once said: “To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.” So where do the Independinistas go from here?

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  1. Please i want the moral as oon as possible

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