About McPherson's Rant

Cannyman1

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.

 

 

 

 

Emigration

Great wee snippet in SCMP today citing a study by Nanfang Daily which reports that between 1979 and 2009, 1.6 million chinese students studied abroad.  Of that figure, less than half returned home.  In fact, 1.1 million opted to turn their back on the glorious motherland, permanently.

I just can’t figure this out. Every day we’re told how fantastic it is to be Chinese and to glorify  the resurgent middle-kingdom and it’s fantastic leaders.

Oh well, perhaps some people are just fickle when it comes to their civil liberties and freedom of speech, as well as their right to have as many children as they want, the right to access any web content they want, and right to live free of from endemic corruption and pervasive nepotism.

Some people, just don’t get it when they’re told how fortunate they are to be Chinese!

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