Let these monuments to crushing inequality and psychopathic brutality crumble into romantic ruins the tourists will love

In the Herald today, Alistair Grant writes:

SCOTLAND’S historic homes and castles face a mounting backlog of repairs amid a “catastrophic” fall in income during the coronavirus lockdown, it has been warned. Historic Houses, which represents more than 200 independently owned houses, castles and gardens in Scotland, said an existing backlog worth £53 million is set to grow even further.

Think about it.

How did one family manage to gather such an obscene pile of wealth as a stately home? Brutal exploitation of the local peasantry and the craftsmen who built it? Money from the slave trade?

Imagine the lives of the servants who worked in the big house and on the estate. Imagine the servile manner required to keep your home and your job. Imagine the physical abuse of your sons and daughters.

Why did one family need a castle with dungeons in its bowels? Torture and starvation of their enemies including any among their own peasantry who dared to defy them.

Imagine the horror, the agonising pain of the dungeons. Imagine the easy violence by the lash and sword against your sons and daughters.

These castles and mansions are houses of horror. Do not spend a penny from my taxation on caring for them. Let them crumble. Stupid tourists will then find them even more romantic and worthy of visits.

7 thoughts on “Let these monuments to crushing inequality and psychopathic brutality crumble into romantic ruins the tourists will love”

  1. The owners will do as others have done over many years – make the property over to the National Trust for Scotland, who will pick up the tab, while they and their families can continue to live in the building or in a cottage on the estate, and ‘maintain’ it and the estate in accordance with the expertise and tradition which they have absorbed by osmosis.

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  2. Let their rich owners pay for their own repairs – the same as everyone other house owner in the nation of Scotland.
    Ohh, sorry, I forgot, capitalism for the peasants and socialism for the rich.

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  3. The sense of entitlement that underlies this is simply astonishing. Disgusting, for sure, but the continuing assumption that these places are worthy of retaining in the first place is just so alien to me and I imagine to any rational human being.

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  4. Totally 100% agree. These people are subsidised if anyone is in Scotland, kept living lives of bloody luxury, land thieves! Scotland needs more of her own land to grow fruit and vegetables, not for these rich entitled, environment destroying part time residents, in our beautiful countryside.

    Not ONE penny should go to any ‘repairs’ from the public purse, not one, it would be a kick in the teeth for those who struggle even to buy food day to day, another human right breached by thye EngGov. Uni credit ‘sanctions’,
    starving your own people, and laughing at the same time. Utterly criminal.

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  5. Our forebears found they made very good quarries.
    Ever notice how few nice squarely cut stones are around at most of our ‘historic’ ruins?

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