WOW! In no particular order!
If you think I am a rightie... you should check out for whom I vote (sorry, no public admissions on a list such as this)
Sorry if you feel my english usage is too hoitie-toitie.... it is however, how I speak on a daily basis even to my clients (I am a building contractor). I make no apologies and Indianapolis is hardly log-cabin country anyway.
Title at one time meant money. It rarely does today. The two Earls are scrambling to keep our heritage alive with very little resources. I re-iterate: They deserve out support.
I do hope you had perfect great-grandparents from whom no sin can now be visited upon you. Neither Malcolm Caithness, nor Peter Rosslyn, nor their ancestors, participated in the Clearances so, aside from the fact that placing blame on current individuals for past error is abhorent to me, it does not fit this scenario even remotely so save the sanctimony for another occasion. The dispossession of so many of our people from their land is a disgraceful episode in Scottish history, almost as reprehensible as the dispossession of aboriginal peoples of their land a few decades later on this Continent the fruits of which dispossession you and I now enjoy. I have not forgotten, quickly or otherwise, either disposssession but it does not make me depise the descendants of those who did the dispossessing either titled Scots or you. Rather I take them as I find them.
I will not carry any can for Margaret Thatcher so don't place one in my hand.
The matter of respect for the current holders of titles that belong to our whole family, (all of whom in my opinion are terrific individuals and ouststanding members of our Clan) is mine to enjoy and I do. I will not foist such respect on you just as you cannot hope to disuade me from same. I would, suggest however, a little lightening up.
My views on your views on my views etc.