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Old 3rd October 2008, 18:31
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Every human is a hypocrite, just some more than others...

(Two can play at George Orwell quotes)
"In this country I don’t think it is enough realized—I myself had no idea of it until a few years ago—that Scotland has a case against England."
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Old 9th April 2014, 11:41
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Originally Posted by Hugh2 View Post
"We should salute the reckless courage of Gerard Carruthers, lecturer in Scottish literature at Glasgow, who argues that Robbie Burns is not quite the pure socialist some of us might like him to be.
"Robert Burns did not crop up much during last year`s celebration to commemorate campaigners such as William Wilberforce, who struggled to bring about the abolition of the slave trade."

No. On the contrary, the hypocrite made plans to emigrate to Jamaica - a slave colony!
Fact is that he was broke, desperate and desolate at the time he planned this, so much so that he died in his home following a dental extraction with no one around him to help because he had alienated everyone due to his views and opinions.

You are not presenting some unknown fact about Burns. It is well known the condition of his mind and body at the time of his death and you are also applying moral standards and opinions on a time period completely different to today.

You appear to have some kind of agenda here against Robert Burns though.
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Old 9th April 2014, 12:06
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The OP is a banned 'frequent flyer' on this website, using various names. Always anti-lowland, anti-anything really! He/she normally posts with a sidekick. Both are suspected of living outwith wur ferr land .
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Old 9th April 2014, 17:54
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Good to know, my suspicions was that he, like many other close minded bigots, perceive Burns to be closely associated with freemasonary and/or protestantism given his location and therefore feel the need to discredit the man and his genius.

He was one of the most radical free thinkers in our history.
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