Thursday, 7 December 2017
Saturday, 3 June 2017
Politics, elections and referendums seem to bring out the worst in human nature and the upcoming
election is no exception.
Throughout history the ruling classes across the world have used various means to control and sustain their dominance over the servile multitudes. In modern times, it’s all much more sophisticated but they still require us all to fit neatly into their wee boxes so they can manipulate and keep the system under control.
Left versus Right has long been the magic formula to keep the masses from figuring out the master game plan. It is the prominent tool used to deliver the tried and tested strategy of dividing and conquering the masses. You don’t even need to classify yourself: they will do it for you if you are confused.
Friday, 20 January 2017
Rabbie Burns 1759—1796:
The Pride of Ulster-Scots
[Wee Book. Willie Drennan 2004]
The poet Rabbie Burns is often described as the Scottish National Bard, and quite understandably so. But Burns, like Shakespeare and Joyce, was certainly studied and admired far out beyond his homeland and by people of completely different ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds. No wonder, as he was a great liver of life and lover of life - had profound insights into humanity and an uncanny ability to express this orally and in writing.