MacAesops Fables #29 – The First Astronomer

Our twenty-ninth Sunday outpouring of sanctimony and self-righteous morality to be taken as seriously as 12,500 Independence marchers in Edinborrow

“All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.” said Tonyblair Jenkins the head of the Just Say Yes campaign as he waved off the hapless Indy Rally marchers.

AN ASTRONOMER used to go out at night to observe the stars.

One evening, as he wandered through the suburbs with his whole attention fixed on the sky, he fell accidentally into a deep well.

While he lamented and bewailed his sores and bruises, and cried loudly for help, a neighbor ran to the well, and learning what had happened said: “Hark ye, old fellow, why, in striving to pry into what is in heaven, do you not manage to see what is on earth?”

Analysis: When the SNP obtained their first taste of power in 2007 many people thought the sky would fall in. It didn’t. The unprecedented landslide in 2011 meant that the SNP could claim a mandate for their scarcely mentioned p.28 manifesto referendum pledge.

Now, other than cosmetic puffery, everything is on hold in the name of frrreeeddddoooommm™. Cue numerous ‘eyes off the road car crashes’ such as Jakey Apartheid, FOI request denials, sectarian thoughtcrime legislation, and pointless wastes of money re the London Olympics. Hardly surprising that folks are beginning instead to question competencies and see familiar Westminster style politicking and patronising fudges. As one wise blogger mostly blogged: “‘you can’t trust First Astronomer Salmond because First Astronomer Salmond doesn’t trust you”.

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