Secret Scotland

If it's secret, and in Scotland…

Why Scotland should have kept at least one asylum mothballed

Golf mad

If you or I pursued a single aim with the same single-minded zealousness with which American (ie not someone who even lives in Scotland) billionaire Donald Trump has made preventing the construction of a small (11 turbine i think) wind farm out in the North Sea, folk responsible for “Care in the Community” would be wrapping us up in blankets, sitting us in wheelchairs, and taking us to the nearest hospital with psychiatric department – for our own protection, and of those who may come into contact with us.

You can probably get a pretty good idea of his mental state by considering that he sees wind turbines as windmills… and most of us know what was in Don Quixote’s head – Don Quixote has selective vision of the real world. Windmills are giant brutes, sheep are attacking armies, and slaves are oppressed gentlemen.

That description reminds me of someone… now who might it be? Give me a moment, I’m sure the answer will come to me.

Back in the real world, he sin committed by those responsible for this particular offshore wind farm was to allow the turbines to be visible to someone who (probably) may have stood on a box, or a ladder, and got a pair of binoculars or a telescope, and looked out to sea – there’s a chance that they might see the turbines. And Trump doesn’t want their view spoiled.

I would have thought the chances of them seeing turbines miles out to sea were slight, assuming they were actually there to enjoy a game of golf, or stand slack-jawed in awe at the sight of the wondrous course Trump built on the land he “acquired”.

Or maybe he thinks they’ll be blinded, or turned into pillars of salt, or maybe even die of shock at the sight (and not pay their bill!)

Speaking to the Financial Times this week, he is reported to have stated:

“I don’t think they’ll be built,” he told the FT.

He added: “I built a masterpiece. I don’t want to see it destroyed by windmills. Windmills are going to be the death of Scotland and even England if they don’t do something about them. They are ruining the countryside.

“I’ve done a great favour to Scotland and even Great Britain… A lot of people were devastated when their houses were ruined and their values destroyed when they put up a windmill near it. But they had no voice. Now they have a voice: me.

“I’ve empowered them to fight. And people are fighting these ugly monstrosities.”

Should the “windmills” be approved, he said: “I’ll bring a lawsuit and I think it will be tied up for many years in court.”

Via Donald Trump ‘hell-bent’ on stopping Aberdeenshire wind farm | Aberdeen & North | News | STV

The developer has already been shown to employ people who will lie, and had a documentary film maker arrested on the basis of false statements about him harassing staff on Trump property.

Fortunately, that particular charge was caught on film, and shown to be nothing of the sort – in fact it was a sole Trump employee that saw the film maker off the premises in a less than friendly manner:

Documentary airs on BBC

It’s interesting to note that so appalled is Trump by the “spoiled view” from his course, that he applied to add another one:

Petition calling for Donald Trump golf public inquiry

And one had to wonder if he had anything to do with the closure of a nearby course and resort, where 25 staff have been made redundant after Inchmarlo Golf Club was placed in liquidation:

Inchmarlo Resort and Golf Club placed in provisional liquidation | Aberdeen & North | News | STV

Clearly, the only good golf course is a Trump Golf course (in at least ONE person’s mind.)

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February 24, 2013 - Posted by | Civilian | , , , , ,

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