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Bleck Cra
2006-03-26 22:47:12
"Fan of the Flames" from Bleck Cra Contract pics
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All Burned Out
This week, a couple of wee hoods set fire to a bit of Donard, ignition point somewhere off the Bloody Bridge. No sooner than the whins were up, than wails of indignation weighed in from the defenders of my natural heritage. “Irreparable damage blah … ozone layer blah … our children’s children blah ….. and nuclear winter blah blah.” Would that God and his entire retinue spare us from this self-satisfied humbug. The honest Joe excepted. Misanthropes who float from one malign or misguided cause, from “Save the Whelk” to Oswald Moseley’s Fascist Party as seamlessly as snakeskin. Who represent my interests - no they don’t; who speak on my behalf - no they don’t.; who clamber back into their shooting brakes and canter off to the next begrudgery. Do I hear “foul” from them over the €ms worth of soulless roads that deliver them warm and replete to their Rights of Way, the grotesque apartments sprouting across sensitive skylines for them to dry their boots in and convene their power-struggles? This self-appointed defence of my natural heritage is uninvited and unwelcome - it gives me a name as a whining, trouble-making lefty, a work-shy swampy, and worst of all has me loathed, by default, by landowners the island over. So are we to encourage wee S-faced hoods to burn the whins on Slieve Donard, wee directionless, disaffected, aimless hoods? Nope. As for I.B Gurney? The devil makes work for ALL idle hands. This marshmallow-toasting mischief will not diminish the environment irreparably, it will in fact not make a blind bit of difference to it - although next Spring we may hear the magical “whirr guck guck guck” of a Red Grouse. Gurney will be back on the telly taking the credit.


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