After reading an ‘on line’ joust between two posters on Benito Bell’s Comic yesterday evening, Mortonjag is scratching his head is some puzzlement . Two old friends ‘Barbarossa’ and ‘Se65an’ Donnelly accused each other of ‘being rattled’ – it started when ‘Barbarossa’ mentioned ‘disparaging’ comments apparently made by ‘Se65an’ Donnelly about his five colleagues on the Greenock Morton Supporters’ Trust Committee. Here are the relevant quotes:
Se65an: ‘Seems your the one being paraniod and easily rattled’
Barbarossa: ‘You are a thoroughly untrustworthy and devious chappy judging by the comments you made about your fellow trust board members, hence the reason’
That was qualified by: ’I don’t care who, if anyone, stole the money’…
AT NO POINT DID ‘BARBAROSSA’ REMOTELY SUGGEST THAT SE65AN DONNELLY HAD ‘STOLEN MONEY’ – HE CLEARLY ALLUDED ONLY TO COMMENTS MADE BY SE65AN, ADDING: ‘I DON’T CARE WHO, IF ANYONE, STOLE THE MONEY’……
……which is why Mortonjag is scratching his head in some puzzlement at this reaction:
Se65an: ‘I can put hand on heart and say I stole nothing, the same of your so called mate of 30 years.
But because he stole money, my good name must be dragged through the mud by people like you’.
Mortonjag wonders what super sleuth Goodwin (a.k.a. ‘Danny the Fanny’) makes of Se65an Donnelly’s response.
Se65an Donnelly’s reaction smacks of an instinctively aggressive counter to an imagined accusation. In time honoured fashion, the erstwhile loser of a bucket attempts to implicate a third party (J.G.)to deflect attention from himself, and yet another defamatory statement has been recorded by students of the ‘Ladybird Book of The Law’!
Mortonjag, unlike ‘Danny the Fanny’, is no detective, but he does understand the principles of psychology. In Mortonjag’s professional opinion Se65an Donnelly is desperate to ‘clear himself’ of some omission.
Furthermore, in Mortonjag’s professional experience, those who ‘protest too much’ inevitably have something to hide.
Would Mr. Goodwin be upset if someone described him evocatively as ‘Danny the Fanny’ ?
How would the proud ‘Dunco’ Duncan react if he discovered that he had been described as ‘a Dougie puppet’?
‘Nice’ Mr McColl of the ‘nice’ skip bunnet is surely NEVER ‘a DDR ass licker’, and even if he is, Mortonjag suggests that he could be a lot worse off. He could be the ‘not at all nice’ Se65an Donnelly.
Meanwhile the children are still babbling about it on Bell’s Comic. – claiming that the ‘saddest thing is lost friendships’, and that Mr. Gallacher has been used as a pawn in others’ agendas. The children will know the REAL truth in due course!
In reality, the saddest thing is that Jim Gallacher was deliberately ‘stitched up’. His job was ‘put on the line’. A threat of Police action hung over him for weeks on end, and even now – fully three months after the Police FULLY EXONERATED HIM – the conspirators still make ever weakening attempts to ease themselves of a hook of their own making by pinning blame on Jim Gallacher.
Mortonjag has no sympathy whatsoever for those who pathetically attempt to persuade themselves that they were right all along. Perhaps the few intelligent folk who have genuinely ‘called it wrongly’ will in the fullness of time have the good grace to extend well deserved apologies to those of principles and experience – those who have been willing to keep an open mind at all times.
For those other nasty, often anonymous, and invariably small minded ‘keyboard warriors’ the day of reckoning may well be nigh!