"Awa tae Scotland for compassion. We’ve democracy, oil, war, votes, blood, retribution and revenge tae maun and sclave tae this modern world."
maun: manage, strengthen, grow.
"Away to Scotland for compassion. We have democracy, oil, war, votes, blood, retribution and revenge to build and broadcast to this modern world."
Gathering populist topics to shout about your agreement is a sure way to get votes.
But how long does it take to find you’ve sold out your principals?
And how quickly does the new position become the norm with our human ability to so easily deceive and convince ourselves that what exists now is true.
I’m dismayed that so many are implying that they rate retribution and revenge above compassion.
I wonder if Bin Laden is delighted or mortified that his enemies have wrought so much more destruction than he could have managed.
I include in this the near destruction of the global economy by the merchant bankers and their accomplices.
Anyone else and it would have been branded as a major terrorist act.
There will be many deaths too, but the cause and effect is too indirect to blame anyone enough for it to stand up in law.
Bombs make it easy to shout and blame.
What about the slow blossomings that kill many incrementally. Death by motor vehicle. Poverty.
Why are massive resources thrown at sudden tragedies and pitiful resources at slow, but just as big or bigger, tragedies? Is it because personal sustained effort bores us?
Perhaps politicians should try leading instead of chasing votes.
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