In defense of my culture. A correspondence

 

david@your-kilt.com to you

Hi Cinead,

Thank you for your comments, while it is true
that the Welsh have no historical documented
evidence of kilt wearing, the same can also be
said of the Isle of Mann, Cornwall, Ireland, and
many other regions who claim Celtic heritage, and
wear kilts.

Scottish tartans mostly date back only to the Victorian
era, so even they are a part of a relatively modern
marketing strategy.

Kindest Regards,

David.

Me to davidSent

Aye thats true in regards to the tartan, and the idea that it pertains to a certain Clan, though it is still soley indicative of Scottish culture, however modern that certain aspect may be. So even though Scotland, which, while a part of a wider Celtic diaspora, its culture is not itself indicative of the culture of the Celts as a whole. If you would like, I could send you a copy or email of my own extensive forays into the origins of the Kilt, which is a decendant of the great plaid, a garment mentioned as being worn, pre 1500,s in Scotland. After all, surely you would not be so ignorant as to continue hoodwinking gullible customers into purchasing the national dress of a completely seperate ethnic group and nation simply for your own gain?, certainly not, I imagine, were you to in fact accept my offer, and in doing so count yourself the more honest for it.

Regards, and yours sincerely, a MacDonald of clanranald.

david@your-kilt.com to you

Hi Cinead,

Thank you for your reply, I take on board
the valid points you make, and I would be
delighted to read your research on the origins
of the kilt in Scotland.

Indeed not only I, but the visitors to this
website, approx six hundred of them daily
would be very interested to read your research.

Perhaps you would consider putting your work
into an article, and submitting it to me using
the form on the following page of my site.

http://www.your-kilt.com/your-kilt-story.html

You will be credited as author of the work, and
if you have photos, they would be included with
the article.

Kindest Regards,

David.

 

Me to davidSent

Thank you david, and sorry for the late reply. I would very much like to do that. Though you will have to bear with me, the information is fortunately already in an article format. When I do upload it however, I look forward to you and your many, many site visitors reading it.

David Duncan to you

Hi Cinead,

Thank you for your email, I look forward to receiving your

article at your convenience.

 

Kindest Regards,

David.

Me to David DuncanSent
I just tried to upload my article, but I exceeded the allotted amount of word’s. I cannot edit it down further, so, I guess you win. I hope your happy, David. My culture is not a game, it is not a marketing strategy, nor a gimmick, and, if as your name suggests, you yourself are a Scotsman? Then shame on you my friend, for selling out the most recognisable aspect of your culture.

This correspondence is between me and a Kilt manufacturer who sells Welsh ‘clits’ and ‘Irish Kilts’, the article of which, I tried to send to the address he provided, is the very same one entitled: In defence of my culture.

Please, if you are an American of Welsh or Irish descent, please read my abovementioned article before you sink money into this man’s unscrupulous business. This is MY culture, MY heritage… I want it to thrive, outwith ignorance and lies. This is not you’re culture! It has nothing to do with you! You have no ancestral link to this garment, you’re ancestors never wore this… for godsake read a fucking book.

What did Sir Jamie Douglas die for? Or the bold Bruce, or Sir Wallace, or Galcacus the swordsman, or Sir John hepburn (The greatest fighting man in Christendom), or Sir Charles Ewart… these men were Scottish, not fucking ‘Celtic’! Soar Alba! Fuck the ‘Celts’.

I will update this post as things unfold. Also, I dont know what the fuck is up with the format, so, whatever.

Update:
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Author: dioghaltas

Alba An Aigh, Soar Alba, Alba gu Brath. Wha sae base, as be a slave; let him turn an flee.