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Ythanside Lyr Add: 'Ode to the terrorists' (45) RE: Lyr Add: The Folk Process 07 Jul 07

Terrorists are, by definition, legitimate targets. Innocent bystanders, including those who happen to be of the same religion or race as the terrorists, are not. References such as 'fanatic muslim b*stard', 'flamin Arab loony' and 'mad Islamist nut-case' can be nothing other than hurtful and offensive to the law-abiding majority.
The phrase 'imported English radicals' is a regurgitation of what purports to be Scottish national pride but is in reality the croakings of the ignorant and sadly befuddled in search of a convenient scapegoat.
The sentiments expressed in this song help to justify unwarranted verbal and sometimes physical assaults on people who have committed the sin of being of a different race, colour or creed.
The insanity of prejudice leads to the horrors of Auschwitz, the Omagh bombing and so many similarly disgusting consequences that only sensible precaution is to nip it in the bud, not the full bloom.
If that is not glaringly obvious then we have learned absolutely nothing from history, and are damned to repeat its mistakes.


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