Saturday, 23 August 2008

What can a Thistle teach us?

Why do I post these cartoons? In hope that they DON'T empower the narrow minded, bigoted, right into strengthening their hatred and prejudices against Islam and Muslims which inevitably empowers the 'moderate Muslims' to play the Islamophobia card which then creates an environment of political correctness/multiculturalism (as in the cartoon earlier) but in hope that they DO something above and beyond all of this...

That these cartoons DO empower the progressive, left into considering how powerful a tool it is to criticise, self reflect in order to raise progressive voices! No longer is it acceptable to have our voices suffocated by any of the above! If we seek a Bonnie Scotland then we must be like the Thistle --- I think there is much to learn from this description of a thistle from Wikipedia...

"Thistle is the common name of a group of flowering plants characterised by leaves with sharp prickles on the margins, mostly in the plant family Asteraceae. Prickles often occur all over the plant - on surfaces such as those of the stem and flat parts of leaves. These are an adaptation to protect the plant against herbivorous animals, discouraging them from feeding on the plant. Typically, an involucre with a clasping shape of a cup or urn subtends each of a thistle's flowerheads."

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