The Continuity Myth,etc…
Yesterday saw a terrifically barbed article about some of the events in the last ten years which have culminated at the weekend in our foes claiming,rather ridiculously,their 55th title since 2012. It also suggested a number of options which are still open to Celtic to challenge that obvious fallacy. One wonders whether that is likely-why would we do it now,rather than strangle the idea at birth all those years ago?
Celtic coming out now and ridiculing the claims of 55 will be trumpeted everywhere as sour grapes. That is quite simply because we should never have allowed the ridiculous clarion calls of “Going For 55” to gain credence in the first place.
This year is their first title,they were indeed “Going for the one”. Celtic allowed the continuity myth to take hold and made no effort to strangle it at birth. And now we view the monster we have created. That monstrosity plays at the same stadium,with the same fans and the same songs and mentality,and in the same colours. But it is Celtic more than anyone who has nurtured it into growth,allowed the encouragement and comfort that their “history” bestows on them.
Despite knowing full well that their mindset is hellbent on wiping us off the face of the earth,individually and collectively! Far too many Celtic families have their own sad tales to tell because of this simple fact.
It is never too late to repent,even if it may be too late in the eyes of some of your victims,because the acceptance and forgiveness of even one of your victims is more than enough. Repentance isn’t about making yourself look good,about how others view you in the wider world. Repentance isn’t about the sinned against allowing you to mix freely amongst them again,to be able to hold your head up in their company once more instead of being the first person to spot a lousy quid lying on the floor.
Repentance will show all of your craven wrongdoings of the past,allow the world to treat you with contempt because of them-yet that contempt is what you spent all your life trying to avoid,all the lying and deceit to look better in the eyes of others. Was it worth it,when one day you knew payback must come? Of course not,because what you gained so fleetingly,that acceptance by others,it was nothing compared to what you lost-the love and respect of those who should have mattered to you.
For Celtic Plc,the sackcloth and ashes moment has not yet arrived,because complicity and guilt has not yet been publicly declared. But we all know that the tortured soul lying within needs to be publicly cleansed. The first step to healing is through finally admitting to mistakes. The Plc has a long road in front of it,but a loving family never turns its back on the prodigal. At the moment,Celtic Plc is estranged from the rest of that Celtic family,and they know what to do to make things right. But are they brave enough to do that?
Well,I believe that actions speak louder than words. Knowing someone has changed,seeing the difference in that person,is much more important than a shallow apology which is forgotten before it has even been said. I’d rather see a cleaning of the stables than hear the same old voices apologising-and then carrying on as before!
Make a start,and we will welcome back an important part of our family,and with open arms. That start should include a congratulation to the club which won their first title this year,and should be deliberately worded to include that point.
Because maybe it’s time to realise that our forbearance isn’t forever,and best get a bloody move on!
Above article by BMCUWP