Monday, August 24, 2009

thinkin' with your dipstick

So according to the BBC there's a grassroots campaign underway to begin a boycott of Scottish goods as a protest against the release of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi.
VisitScotland spokeswoman Alison Robb said: "We have had e-mails from people in America saying they're going to cancel their holidays but have had no cancellations through our booking engine.
This is no idle threat, as the United States accounts for a significant amount of tourist income for Scotland, but it's a tad idiotic. To begin with, the prevalence of ads like these are a clear sign to me that if anything the Scots should be boycotting us:
BBC also says there's a movement underfoot to get Scotch whiskey renamed Freedom Liquor. Oy.

The pure idiocy of this campaign shines through when you ask what the end goal is: the most successful boycott organizers used collective nonviolent action to goad organizations to change their course. What do they expect Scotland to do? Snatch Megrahi back?

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