Monday, December 22, 2008

That's what it's all about - oi!

"You put your left arm in...."

So now the Hokey Cokey is a hate crime for crying out loud. Moreover, it’s a hate crime directed at me!

The Hokey Cokey is an old novelty song that has been sung in music halls, at children's parties and at sherry-fuelled family gatherings for many years
But according to the Catholic Church and some Scottish politicians, singing the popular tune that begins with the words "You put your right hand in, your right hand out," may constitute an act of religious hatred.
A spokesman for the leader of the church in Scotland said the song had disturbing origins.
Critics claim that Puritans composed the song in the 18th century in an attempt to mock the actions and language of priests leading the Latin mass.
Now politicians have urged police to arrest anyone using the song to "taunt" Catholics under legislation designed to prevent incitement to religious hatred.

The Tims who take umbrage at the Hokey Cokey might have more credibilty if they attended the chapel with a bit more consistency rather than taking offence in this manner. Would St John Ogilvie be outraged, I wonder? Unlikely.

For crying out loud, we’re not Muslims.

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Blogger dominic said...

If The Hokey Cokey mocks the TLM presumably the Birdie Song is as anti-papist gesture that mocks the "priest as performer" aspect of the Novus Ordo versus populum.

I am outraged.

Happy Christmas!

10:43 AM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

Birdie Song? Nah. Agadoo, maybe?

12:01 AM  
OpenID ebomania said...

I agree, (but the t-shirts are ready to roll off the presses should the need require).

On the subject of "Agadoo", surely it's only a matter of time before Blacklace are held to account over the exclusion of a flautist in their equally dire "I am the Music Man".

1 Scotland, Many Cultures, after all!

2:11 PM  

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