Allow me to take you back through hundreds of years, back beyond the smog of the Victorian era, where you could get cheap child labour and easy cancer - dhem were da days -. Past the whitened wigs of the Georgian times, where England was ruled by Germans -posing as Englishmen - and invaded by hairy and confused Scotsmen - this tends to be a recurring theme throughout England's history, and they say France was unlucky -. Even further back than our European renaissance bliss, putting aside the foundations of our scientific method and the crazy early experiments that took place. Now, imagine you were in the early twelfth century; also, you're in bonnie Scotland. Putting aside the awful smell that is an unhygienic Europe. Also putting aside the inability to understand Scots - seriously, we sounded worse than the apes -, now I ask you focus on the history.
~Well, after all that hell.~
~Anything will look good~
Now, why this time period and why the ficklesticks are the lads running about in skirts?
First, I'mma teach a moral lesson, that's right! A good ol' lecture with history comparison - aren't we Nerdy today -.
Second, honestly I've asked myself this question over and over and over again.
Apparently us Scoty's just prefer things 'free and easy'.
But! What you may ask, happened around this time that makes me drag you away from your lulz cats and tumblr inflicted giggles?
The wars of independence!
That's right, before it became 'hip' and 'cool' in America to hate on the English, before the French fancied lopping Louis's head off for cake ~ Alas for the French, the cake was but a lie. ~, us skirted Scots had been fighting for freeeeeeedom(!) for many'a year!
~Apparently, this chap got confused with his dates~
But, I'm not here to talk up the Scots position, I'm here to point out the obvious flaw on the whole mess. During the wars of independence, England invaded Scotland; Scotland invaded England, and it went on for hundreds of years - and the French have a cheek to complain about the hundred year war.. -. During this period, thousands died, innocents were murdered and god awful wrongs were committed on both sides.
To give one an example, I point to one William Wallace. Now, if you've found yourself watching that ruddy awful film:
" Brave Heart. "
I'll forgive you for thinking this Scot was all good and that tosh; though, I must ask. Can you honestly watch that film when there's a scene with the battle of Stirling bridge, without the fricking bridge!?
But I seem to have digressed.
Before the battle of Falkirk, where Wallace was defeated and sent on the run; he had committed himself and his force to Guerilla warfare. This basically meant he destroyed the farming land, killed the cattle and made lowland Scotland just pure suckish. He did so to starve the much larger English army that was chasing his force, clever; but not exactly moral and whatnot.
Now my Nerdians.
Here's the question.
Do two wrongs make a right?
Can you justify an attack on someone else.
Simply because they committed one on your person?
Had the Scots and the English put aside their petty squables, joined together and made good, before all these wars. Countless lives would have been saved.
My point however, draws back onto the chat and forums of our beloved site.
If you get into an argument with someone, and you feel the need to be uncivil.
Don't do it.
If someone acts like that towards you.
Do not copy their behavouir.
Report it to the Mods/Admins.
Two wrongs don't make a right.
Especially on this site.