Wednesday, March 26, 2008

More Gems From Gorgeous George

Below you will find an article by George Galloway from Monday's Daily Record.

This being a blog 'n' all, I should expect myself to comment at length on said article's content, analytically taking it apart and examining its every nuance. But sometimes, a piece of writing is such patent gibberish it seems to speak for itself and defy intelligent comment. Please someone, read this and tell me why any self-respecting lefty should take it, or its author, in the least bit seriously.

What could we start? Perhaps with the very idea that a bloke could die and then wake again; let alone that an entire religious faith could be built on such an absurdity; let alone that this myth should then determine your political views.

Moving on, how is it that shaking hands with Saddam is morally OK, but having a flutter on a sporting fixture is somehow damnable?! And how is gambling morally acceptable on some days but not on others just because one religious faith decides that particular day is something special regardless of whether the rest of us adhere to their superstition or not?

Then GG caps it all with a total failure to address any of the valid arguments that the sort of embryo research currently before Parliament might actually reduce suffering and save lives (you don't have to agree with it, George, but you could try actually engaging with the argument rather than ignoring it).

Anyway, for those of you with a strong stomach or a tolerant sense of humour ...

Don't Put A Bet On Des's Conscience
Mar 24 2008 George Galloway

HAPPY Easter, Christ is risen. Not that you'd know it in this Godless country presided over by a son of the manse.

Apparently oblivious to the soldiers gambling on Golgotha at the foot of the cross as Jesus died and Our Lady wept, bookies were allowed to open on Good Friday for the first time in our history.

Gambling has now been unleashed with full state approval. Indeed when the state become a croupier in the National Lottery, only me, Pastor Ian Paisley and a few others opposed it.

And the proposals in the Embryo Research Bill before the House imminently blasphemes against the very idea of God.

The Bill contains the literally monstrous idea to allow boffins to insert human DNA into animal eggs creating hybrid human-animal embryos. This Frankenstinian proposal allegedly has some Christian ministers parading their double standard consciences, pretending they are agonising between their principles and their ministerial Montegos.

One such is Des Browne, whom you may not know is a Scottish MP and part-time Defence Secretary.

Des's conscience has allowed him to make illegal war in Iraq in defiance of his Pope, not to mention the UN, international law, the views of his Kilmarnock constituents and the millions of anti-war marchers, but he might draw the line at making a pig's ear in a laboratory.

Well, might is the operative word.

Given it's Easter under New Labour - so the bookies must be open - I'd stick a few quid on the outcome of a wrestling match between Des's conscience and his limousine.

My money is on the conscience getting a .202 round to the head.