For the most part, the universe is indifferent to our sufferings. But occasionally, it can provide balance.
Today, that balance could be found in the halls of the Scottish Parliament. And the Karmic Piñata was Donald Trump.
Donald Trump on Wednesday swept intoScotland’s parliament to demand the country end plans for an offshore wind farm he fears will spoil the view at his exclusive new $750-million-pound ($1.2-billion) golf resort.
In a typically blunt display, the New York property tycoon told an inquiry into renewable energy to stop the wind power efforts in the country’s north.
“Scotland, if you pursue this policy of these monstrous turbines,Scotland will go broke,” he said. “They are ugly, they are noisy and they are dangerous. If Scotland does this, Scotland will be in serious trouble and will lose tourism to places like Ireland, and they are laughing at us.”
When challenged to produce hard evidence about his claims on the negative impact of turbines, Trump said: “I am the evidence, I am a world class expert in tourism.”
The public gallery burst into laughter.
Scotland’s tourism agency said its own research shows 83 percent of UK visitors will not be turned off by turbines.
“We are both reassured and encouraged by the findings of our survey which suggest that, at the current time, the overwhelming majority of consumers do not feel wind farms spoil the look of the countryside,” said VisitScotland chief Malcolm Roughead.
In a nutshell, not only did the Scottish Parliament tell Trump in no uncertain terms to pound sand. It also gave Trump the opportunity to suffer the grandest of indignations. To be laughed at by a roomful of Scotsman. The only thing that could have topped it is if Sean Connery came out and ripped the hairpiece off Trump’s head and then for an encore, banged Trump’s wife.
Outstanding work, my Celtic brothers!