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.





Tag Archives: HK Politics

Hong Kong Government

I was going to write about how fucked up  government is, and perhaps I will yet.

But while sitting staring at the screen I was scrolling through one of my daily quote programmes and found something much more apt, and eloquent than I could ever manage:

Thomas Jefferson on government in the 18th century:

“It is the group within society that claims for itself the exclusive right to rule everyone under a special set of laws that permit it to do to others what everyone else is rightly prohibited from doing, namely aggressing against person and property.”

Ring any bells?

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One Country Two Systems One Boss

One country two systems was supposed to last 50 years, the jailing of dissident Zhou Yongjun, means we can finally lay the illusion to rest.  We are now one country, one system with a veneer of autonomy.


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Oh dear, it seems that Politboro speak has finally arrived in Hong Kong!

Today, Che Che Che Tsang Changes, declared that: Protest is not in Hong Kong’s interest and the protestors must reflect.”  Very Politboro! I wonder if he was wearing a red tie at the time.  No doubt he’ll be advocating sending them to a labour camp in the country for this period of reflection, reflection being a well known euphemism for hard labour up North.

On top of a mainland security officer breaking the law by crossing our border illegally and dragging protestors back over, and the deporting of a dissident to China instead of to his country of origin, you’d have to say that the bland bow tie man is acting in Beijing’s interests and most definitely not in ours.

In fact Tsang, protests are in Hong Kong’s interests and you sir are a dupe, a sophist and an arse!

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