In Skintland we do irony differently here. Big Kipper Nigel Farago pointed out a few (ironic) home truths to the Skintish natives and the Radical Butcher’s Apron Burner Nationalist wing spontaneously combusted in fury, faux outrage and targeted hatred. AhDinnaeKen investigates:
By Ray Cysts
CONSIDER THE following from the VisitSkintland website:
“Situated within a dysfunctional Europe, Skintland is a ‘progressive’ nation built on dynamic creative chips on shooders and the fabulously scizophrenic warmth of its people.
“Here you will find a wide range of Skintish assertions from information on its diverse and dramatic delusions, to tales from its fascinatingly fractious underdog history, to facts about Skintland’s intolerant population, deep fried economy and methadone industry.”
And the website goes on and on, selling the vision of a welcoming and friendly wee country, unless of course you happen to be a basturt English Kipper and hold opposing views to the Nationalists who live here.
Then you see another side of the Skintish character – the ugly vile intolerant, prohibitive hubris of the institutionalised confirmation victim.
As Burns wrote: “O wad some Pow’r the giftie gie us, To see oursels as ithers see us!”
Big Kipper Nigel Farago saw this side o’ the Skints yesterday. And, as a Nationalist himself, it takes one to know one.
Speaking to BBC Skintland today he said: “I have heard that there are some parts of Skintish Nationalism which are akin to fascism, but yesterday I saw it face to face.”
Mr Farago was subjected to a barracking interview by the Nationalist biased Radio Skintland which he abruptly halted a few minutes in, having had a bellyfull of the interviewer’s sneering ‘Skintish values’.
Before he hung up he also left his naysayers with a very uncomfortable home truth about the plasticine parliament at Whollyrude.
In reference to his own party he said: “We don’t represent a professional political elite based in Edinburgh who have basically sold out any realistic ideas of independence to the European Union, we represent real people here in Skintland.”
Just how real his people are is a moot point. But he certainly sees Whollyrude for the collective cabal of oxymorons, allegedly representing the aspirations of the Skints, that it is.
Well done Mr Farago. You certainly showed the world the ugly side of ‘Skintish values’.