Sunday, October 14, 2007

It's The Iran-Iraq Of The Culture War

Does the ladder of victimhood really exist ? Consider that the BBC's employment of ex-Sun editor Kelvin Mackenzie as a pundit is under fire, not because he's a known fraud who was the main player in smearing nearly a hundred dead civilians, many of them children. Nope, libs are down with that, it's just claiming the People's Republic of Caledonia isn't much of a place for business they can't stand.

Still, I can't help thinking that they may just have found the only bad reason to criticise Mackenzie. Consider the basic chutzpah of it all. These people keep quoting William Wallace's line about England being a land foreign to them, but now a foreigner in the aforementioned foreign land has spoken out against them, they claim the right to impose their views of permitted speech on this foreign land. Huh ?

At risk of stating the obvious, Mackenzie is a pundit known for extreme rhetoric, while the SNP is an successful Scottish political party that doesn't so much have a platform as a series of unhinged conspiracy theories - I'm thinking Scottish claims to victimhood will have to wait until being a semi-literate anti-English bigot is no longer considered a plus point with the Scottish electorate.

Ironically enough, nothing makes Mackenzie's point like the reaction to his appearance. Scots trundle along to the polling station to vote for a bunch of Neanderthal racists, but cast themselves as victims when someone points out the blindingly obvious point that socialism doesn't exactly encourage the entrepreneurial spirit. See, that's the other knock on socialism: it's turned a bunch of hard-drinking sociopaths into whiny girly men.

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