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.





Plunder OK, but no condoms please we’re catholics

An interesting wee snippet from yesterdays SCMP:  ” Missing in today’s political equation is the Catholic Church, which played a key role in the 1986 Edsa people power election.  Church leaders are more concerned with fighting condom use.  Father Melvin Castro, a top church official, told journalist Ricky Carandang that the church was prepared to back even plunderers as long as they promised not to advocate modern family planning methods.”

For any rational, sane individual who cares just a wee bit about other people, this is stomach churning stuff.  There really is not much to be said.  Suffice that without poverty, there would be no catholics, which is why the Vatican has always, historically, sided with right wing elites from South America to Spain, Ireland and Africa.  The sheer poverty in the Philipinnes is a direct result of elites plundering for decades with the connivance of pathetic priests.

Sad but there you go!  There’s more to come on the Philipinnes, mostly because I love the country, am fascinated by the tolerance and positivity of the people in face of evil and I hope to foment rebellion there!


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