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Or rather not.
Some rather patriotic American has created a website, boycottscotland.com, to blame Scotland for the release of the Lockerbie bomber, Abdel Baset al-Megrahi. Now, I’ll admit to not being sure myself whether his release was for the best or not. However, as was said at the time, he showed no compassion for what he did, but by showing it ourselves, we are proving ourselves to be better than the terrorists.
Anyway, this website is quite, unintentionally, funny. Better though is the accompanying Twitter account. Let’s have a look at a few of the gems so far posted.
I boycott any country where I can’t speak there language.
This was in response to somebody creating a spoof Twitter account named “boycott wales”! However, he seems strangely serious in his response. Of course, being able to spell in your own language would be a good start – it’s “their” language.
Simon Cowell should leave American idol & get replaced by a REAL American idol, Mr. Asskicker himself Jack Bauer from 24.
Now, I’m not necessarily a Simon Cowell groupie, but I can see two things here. First of all, Simon has never put himself forward as an “American” idol, as he is very much British (although, I believe, lives in their country and contributes to their economy). Secondly, are they seriously suggesting that the alternative is a FICTIONAL character (I’m guessing a grip of reality is an issue here) and, specifically, because he “kicks ass”? No stereotyping of the angry, violent, gun-totting American then.
You have your freedom Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue
He is talking about the UK isn’t he? Or does he believe that only the USA has those colours in their flag?
Scots need to go back where they came from. We can have whiskey party here – you’re either with us or against us.
The huge irony of telling a particular country folk to return to where they came from, from a country that, with the exception of the Native American, is built upon those who came from other nations, is not lost on me.
Look at this flag, Scotland. it’s the AMERICAN FLAG. Case closed.
Their Twitter icon is the flag of the USA, which is the flag I’m assuming they’re referring to. However, the comment is pretty surreal. Why does pointing out a flag mean the end of any argument?
Their location on Twitter shows as “REAL America”. That’s in preference to that fake America that keeps being mentioned.
Now, I can understand that many people are unhappy with the decision that the Scottish minister has made. Quite why all this then becomes the fault of the whole of Scotland – and in some cases, the UK – I’m not quite sure. But at least, use some reasoned, well thought out, argument.
They follow Fox News on Twitter, which makes sense.
Thankfully, an alternative website has been created – boycottscotland.co.uk. That’s also funny, but intentionally so.