January 24, 2016

A (once) proud Scot apologizes to Donald Trump

James CampbellRebel Columnist

Dear Mr. Trump, I was deeply embarrassed to find out that the petition to ban you from the UK was started by a Scot.

I'm even more embarrassed that, during our Parliamentary debate this week, one of the few outspoken supporters of the ban was a Member of the Scottish Parliament.

I was especially embarrassed by the response of our leaders who revoked your role as Business Ambassador.

Historically, Scotland has played a strong role in the advancement of science, economics and philosophy. We gave the world David Hume, Lord Kelvin, Alexander Fleming, James Clerk Maxwell and Adam Smith, to name a few. Scotland was instrumental in building the US and Canada.

Modern Scotland, however, seems to be in the grip of a collective mental disorder when it comes to Islam, which I can illustrate with a few examples:

* Scottish politicians kicked up more of a fuss about you than about any of the dangerous radical Islamic terrorists on a list of people banned from entering the country.

* According to our First Ministers’ Christmas card, the Muslim headscarf, the hijab, is a key part of Scottish culture.

* Scottish police are ill-prepared for a Paris-style terror attack. During previous attacks, it was up to citizens
to take care of terrorists:

* The Scottish government has funded questionable Islamic groups to the tune of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

* The Scottish government granted early release to the infamous Lockerbie bomber. He returned to Libya as a hero.

* They settle migrants on remote Scottish Islands where there aren’t even jobs for locals.

* We have politicians with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

It is obvious what is happening here:

Our leaders are scared.

They fear that Scottish Muslims are hypersensitive juveniles, and figure that relentless grovelling is the only thing stopping them from becoming suicide bombers.

Attempting to ban you is just a natural continuation of the pandering towards the Muslim community that has been going on for many years in my country.

I wonder if Scots know that your mother, who has the same first name as my mother, was born on the Isle of Lewis. Scots ought to be proud of this connection. They ought to be celebrating your success and supporting your campaign for the presidency.

Instead they would rather capitulate to a 7th century religion like "wee skleetit tim’rous beasties," to quote Robert Burns.

My sincere apologies on behalf of everyone who is as disappointed as I am,

A once proud Scot,



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commented 2016-01-27 20:10:38 -0500
While I agree with some of the points , i don’t understand why people admire trump and he is not the suitable candidate to address these issues and terrorism . For the record , not having major issues with the authentic non-militants who are not causing harm Or condoning it or hate, does not mean it’s related to a mental or social illness(even while being critical of radical Islam) . Not does being critical or radical Islam or religion, render you islamphobic ( which does exist.)
commented 2016-01-25 23:23:50 -0500
Well said James. Always nice to know that some people aren’t crazy. I’m not sure their end game but it isn’t good, I know that.
commented 2016-01-25 21:08:54 -0500
to Sheldon Berg: Amen!
commented 2016-01-25 16:49:36 -0500
Well said Bill- Mark Twain said “t is easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled” and thus it is both in Britain and here in Canada. With the foolishness comes a large dose of cowardice as well.
commented 2016-01-25 10:20:20 -0500
“Modern Scotland, however, seems to be in the grip of a collective mental disorder "

Modern Scotland and Ireland for that matter, both fought for independence from the vile British aristocracy and their UK imperialism – once you got you long fought autonomy, your political leaders turned around and sold you out to the fascist crime cartel in Brussels running a hegemonic European tyranny.

Historically, your nobles sold you out as cotters to British Kings in return for feifdom, now your political leaders treat you like the serfs of a feudal fiefdom pledged to Brussels. Brussels policy trumps made in Scotland policy.

My Scots ancestors came to this country to escape the thraldom of the landowning baronage and their control of government and live as free hold land owners under a representative democracy, now our leaders propose a system of government that puts our government sovereignty and popular will beneath the diktat of unelected policy makers in the UN,G20 and trade alliances. Plutocracy is on the rise and representative democracy and personal and national sovereignty on the wane – not a lot different lot than our ancestors were thrown into except today’s kleptocratic feudalism is global rather than local.
commented 2016-01-24 17:30:38 -0500
Lad Reme—- " All this petition proved was, most Politicians are scared of Muslims" . The People are Not afraid. as evidenced by the popularity of Donald Trump.
Maybe, the the bigger and more honest question should be -
‘Why are our Politicians so afraid of Islam?’’’
commented 2016-01-24 16:59:59 -0500
A debate was held in Parliament, re the ‘Ban Trump’ petition, it lasted 20 minutes and was then thrown out. All the petition proved was, a lot of people are scared of Muslims. The petition was akin to burying you head in the sand, not a wise thing to do when Muslims are around, you may loose you virginity or they may bury the rest of you.
commented 2016-01-24 16:20:54 -0500
I believe that once the Glasgow Rangers ascend to their rightful place, things will start returning to normal.
commented 2016-01-24 15:35:53 -0500
Right minded Scot’s should not be too surprised or internalize responsibility for their government’s response to Donald Trump. I do understand the embarrassment. I feel it as a Canadian citizen since Trudeau was elected. My point here is that the banning of Donald Trump and like minded stupidity is a cultural development within liberal western democracies the world over. The multi-cultural, ‘progressive’, politically correct western philosophies, progressive political elites, Western universities, are undermining countries like Scotland, Canada, France, Germany, and the USA. Radical Islam is frightening and a real threat but not nearly as scary or threatening as the ‘progressive left’ of the west. It is as though we hate ourselves and want to kill our history, culture, democracies, and values. It is demoralizing that while we have so much worth fighting for there are so few who want to fight for it.
I think Donald Trump has many things that are admirable in his political philosophy but I would probably not vote for him to be the GOP candidate if I was an American. I like Cruz and Carson but that’s just me. To talk of banning Donald Trump is like the canary in the coal mine. What does this tell us about ourselves. I fear the future not because of evil forces from without but from the evil forces within. God help us.
commented 2016-01-24 13:54:07 -0500
My Scotch blood is boiling angry at the fools and wimps who surrender our rights and safety to appease the enemy.

The white skinned progressives are and will be amongst the first to be exterminated in this european caliphate movement.
commented 2016-01-24 13:22:26 -0500
The political radical left underestimate Donald Trump.
commented 2016-01-24 12:17:56 -0500
Well said, Jams Campbell. You’re a valuable addition to the Rebel, and to Canada.
commented 2016-01-24 09:47:26 -0500
I wish people would stop telling the truth – it never gets anywhere.

Just kidding – however the truth in the apology is this.

Our way of life is under attack and those on the tenth floor of a chicken coop built for people do not care.

As if that elevator and the walls surrounding you will protect you.

Lots of folks have discovered that it simply makes you an easier target when they come for you.

As Europe goes so will Canada.

We need more Scots like James in this world.

I am a once proud Canadian.

Oh Canada! What have you done?
commented 2016-01-24 09:44:14 -0500
Well said James. I am sure Mr. Trump will read and appreciate this. Well done.