MOAN SAYS that Bullingdon toff David Cameron’s planned celebrations of the Great War will help the Nationalists in their Quest for Grievance.
By Moan McVulpine – putting the grief in grievance
SCOTLAND LOST a higher proportion of its young men in the Great War than England, according to Joan McCarthyalpine.
That means we* have even more right to feel aggrieved against our Westminster overlords than anyone else in the UK she implies.
She has a point to a degree. Claiming that Scots reacted with horror at £50 million plans to celebrate the Great Carnage, she deliberately misses out the reaction from the rest of the country.
With her usual lack of nuance, she would have us believe that the English will be wholeheartedly behind the celebrations. Doesn’t she remember the million man march against the proposed war in Iraq?
Moan doesn’t think so.
Or maybe she’s being selective with facts to build yet another grievance narrative against the basturt English.
It certainly seems that way.
Like most wars, the Great War was fought over protection of trade rights, resources, power and prestige.
Why anyone – apart maybe those from the playing fields of Eton – would want to celebrate the start of such wanton slaughter leaves you breathless.
But it’s worth remembering that General Haig, a man celebrated with his own statue in Edinburgh, was a bona fide Scotsman.
He executed a strategy of ‘attrition’ without variation over a period of three years on the Western Front. This ensured the consistent misery, death and horror witnessed in the trenches over that period.
Commanders like Haig used to refer to daily casualty reports as “wastage”.
It didn’t matter to him whether you were Scots, Irish, English, Welsh or from the Empire.
Who knows what the casualty rate would have been without such a patriotic Scotsman at the helm.
And, worth remembering, Haig still managed to increase trade on his whisky company’s interests while he gaily sent young men to their premature deaths.
Like most of her tirades, it’s not so much what Joanie says that tells the story. It’s whit she disnae say.
And that’s just like the Nationalists from top to bottom.
How many freedom loving Nationalists do you hear protesting that Firstminster SuperSalm should be raising the Tibetan case with the Chinese authorities?
Instead we have a Tweet celebrating the news that, for the first time, the Chinese population will get the chance to watch live Scottish football games. Woohoo!
I bet the Tibetans are happy about that.