Monday, 8 December 2008

Did Robert Adam Break Gordon Brown's Moral Compass?

I yield to no one over my dislike of Gordon Brown and the pointless game of football. However, this disturbing story in which the Beria-like Headmaster of Kirkcaldy High School allegedly tricked Our Dear Leader and several other pupils into a beating with a letter strap made my blood run cold. Apparently,

"The headmaster announced at assembly that he'd heard some of the boys were planning to sneak off for the afternoon to watch the [Scotland-Italy World Cup qualifier] game on television and that would not be tolerated. But he said if there were any boys who were desperate to watch the game, they should come to his office after assembly to discuss it."
"Some of the boys went round, thinking the headmaster might put a TV in one of the classrooms. Instead, he got them in one by one, gave them a good belting, and told them if they tried to play truant that afternoon, they'd get another belting every day for a month."

If true, the perpetrator should be dragged out and shot in the gutter both for the duplicitous misery he inflicted at first hand and then through Brown on the rest of us. What a sick, twisted, perverted evil bastard. From Fife Today I learn that:

"The late Robert McGowan Adam (1906-90) was headmaster of Kirkcaldy High School from 1948 to 1971 and cared much about education in Fife."

If so, he had a funny way of showing it. I hope he drowned in shit.


Thud said...

I was a bit of a handful as a kid and was sent to a very strict school where use of the tawse was worked.

Gallimaufry said...

I reckon an alternative to beating someone is better and more civilised, after all corporal punishment for adults in the UK was abolished by 1880 for the armed services, birching of adults in 1948 and prison flogging in 1962. Anyone who could deceive and cold-bloodedly assault young boys ought not be allowed to "educate" them.

James Higham said...

... or in a vat of Malmesy wine.

By the way, your word verification was "panties" just now. :)

Gallimaufry said...

James, I wouln't mind drowning in a vat of Malmsey; it's a favourite tipple of mine at this time of year. That's why Adam deserves sewage.