About McPherson's Rant


McPherson’s Rant is an old Scots Folk Song about a Robin Hood Type Character who was hanged.

There is no connection, unless you count the “rant” part.  The world’s a strange place and sometimes a “rant” at absurdity and unfairness is just what’s required.

Here you can expect to find examples of stupidity, irony and idiocy , especially relating to Hong Kong, and with particular attention to the SCMP, and its’ letters page. A common problem with many blogs is their failure to find something new to say, I find the SCMP, and it’s letters page, provides plenty of ammunition on a daily basis and will reference them frequently. If you have your own letter not getting published, put it on our comments section.





Lok, Lam and Sze

Peter Lok, Pierce Lam and Cynthia Sze.  Remember these names, they’ll be appearing here regularly. They’ll be appearing everytime they have the audacity to write one of their pathetic anti-colonial rants in the SCMP.  Lam has ongoing issues with the ESF and expats in general, Peter Lok has issues with anyone who doesn’t love his motherland but reserves special ire for anything left over from pre 97. Sze is a wee cow who mostly moans about colonial remnants in the judiciary, the use of English in courts or the ‘alien’ common law.

Sze’s latest pile of shite  from yesterday’s letter’s page, forges a new path for her, ploughs new depths and is printed in full below.  You can judge for yourself what her issues are:

“Andrew Newell (“Let’s see the Union Jack”, April 26) and his like-minded compatriots who were dismayed “to see a PRC flag flying from the war memorial in Statue Square, and no Union Flag” should learn to appreciate the Chinese people’s historical perspective and respect the reality that the PRC flag now represents China.

The Cenotaph was erected originally as a memorial to the war dead of the first world war, for which China contributed a lot but got nothing in return.

After the Second World War, it was used to commemorate the dead of both wars.The battle over Hong Kong in the Second World War was one between two imperial powers.

Britain’s miserable defeats by the Japanese throughout the entire Asia theatre exposed the fact that it would not be able to recover its pre-war conquests when peace returned.

The subsequent cold war extended the lease of Britain’s colonial administration of Hong Kong, but its reoccupation of Hong Kong after 1945 was nothing if not usurpation of the fruit of victory won by heroic Chinese war efforts.

After the reunion, the only war dead whom Hong Kong people want to commemorate are their compatriots who sacrificed their lives for the protection of the motherland from invasive enemies in the opium wars, imperial aggression and the second world war.

The Cenotaph is turned to good use serving that purpose.”

What a pathitic wee bitch!!!!!!!!!!  But why, Oh why, is the SCMP publishing such utter shite! I’ve met old men that fought in both the first AND the second world wars, the one thing they ALL had in common was an amazing egalitarianism, their immediate enemies not withstanding.  They all knew more about humanity than a bigoted bitch like Sze.  And for the most part, in 1945, people in HK fought against their common enemy, if they fought at all, which of course, many prominent families didn’t, choosing collaboration instead!  In the face of an advancing, cruel and inhumane foe, I wonder whether Sze would fight, yield or collaborate?

Why do these people view colonialism as evil,  the simple facts are:  HK only exists because the British created an environment for hard working Chinese to impove their lot and that of up to 4 succeeding generations; when, at the same time,  their compatriots were being murdered, indoctrinated and starved by meglomania.  Also, conveniently forgotten is the fact that many of the millions of the last generation to “touch base” in HK are only alive precicely because they did in fact escape almost certain death or at the very least a continued mere subsistence existence.


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