Today's Daily Record reports on Scotland's new football strip which apparently is similar to "that of the late 1880's and early 1900's - in the primrose and pink racing colours of Lord Rosebery, an early patron of the game". (here)
Although Rosebery was born in London, his parents were Scottish. He was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for a short while, and was the first person to coin the term Commonwealth of Nations in respect of the British Commonwealth.
He married Hannah de Rothschild, the only child of the Jewish banker, Mayer Amschel de Rothschild.
He was the campaign manager for The Midlothian Campaign:
The Midlothian campaign of 1878-80 was a series of foreign policy speeches given by William Ewart Gladstone, leader of Britain's Liberal Party. It is often cited as the first modern political campaign. It also set the stage for Gladstone's comeback as a politician. It takes its name from the Midlothian constituency in Scotland where Gladstone (of Scottish ancestry) successfully stood in the 1880 election...
Gladstone's speeches covered the entire range of national policy, He gave his large audiences an advanced course in the principles of government that was both magisterial and exciting. The major speeches constitute a statement of the Liberal philosophy of government, reinforced by the fervor of his evangelical Protestantism. Scotland was a stronghold for this sort of religious fervour. His focus was usually on foreign affairs. Gladstone presented his commitment to a world community, governed by law, protecting the weak. His vision of the ideal world order combined universalism and inclusiveness; he appealed to group feeling, the sense of concern for others, rising eventually to the larger picture of the unity of mankind
Rosslyn Chapel, with it's masonic undertones and alleged "secrets" sits within Midlothian.
Rosebery also unveiled the statue of Robert Burns in Dumfries in 1882. The image below is courtesy of last years Olympic relay, the lady with the torch is named Demelza, a moniker which derives from St. Columba, a bringer of "Christianity" to Scotland. Note Burns' "lion's paw" gesture, alluding to freemasonry, the freemasons' collective desire being to "perfect" society.
Earlier this week, the BBC reported on how the Scottish Kirk (Church - Protestant/Presbyterian) are sitting on the fence in terms of the independence debate but were concerned that it seemed to revolve around matters of finance and economics rather than other issues. Apparently, they have run some 32 drop in workshops on the issue and have found that peoples "want's" are :
The top 10 values turned out to be equality, fairness, justice, education, respect, honesty, community, opportunity, compassion and tolerance.
Last year, the Scottish Kirk tiptoed in hot water when they stated in regards to Israel :
Possession of any land is clearly conditional. The question that arises is this: Would the Jewish people today have a fairer claim to the land if they dealt justly with the Palestinians?
Biblical promises about the land of Israel were never intended to be taken literally, or as applying to a defined geographical territory, the report argued.
Instead, it said: "They are a way of speaking about how to live under God so that justice and peace reign, the weak and poor are protected, the stranger is included, and all have a share in the community and a contribution to make to it.
"The 'promised land' in the Bible is not a place, so much as a metaphor of how things ought to be among the people of God. This 'promised land' can be found - or built - anywhere. (Crypto-jewology)
Back in 2008, Prime Minister Gordon Brown addressed the Kirk at their annual General Assembly, outlining his vision for "a global society governed by a shared moral sense" :
"And we find that from the timeless wisdom of all the great religions - from which billions across the world derive daily inspiration - there is a consistent ethical core that propels us to act: encapsulated in the golden rule that informs not just Christianity and Judaism but also Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Islam - showing that we are not moral strangers but there is a shared moral sense common to us all:
"And from these common precepts of the world’s great religions, we can - perhaps for the first time - move from old battlegrounds where religions confronted often each other to a higher common ground where people of all religions can unite around what binds them together."
Scottish First Minister, Alex Salmond, and HM the Queen apparently bonded over their joint love of horse racing. They would have got on famously, one imagines, with Lord Rosebery and his Jewish wife. Salmond intends to "keep" the monarchy if Scotland votes for independence, which seems slightly contradictory.
Perhaps there is a bigger, semi-obscured, picture.
|Commonwealth of Nations symbol|