Tuesday, 1 May 2012

The Naked Rambler - A Gross Injustice

I've just heard that in the cold northern land of Hibernia, in the town gaol of Perth, a man is incarcerated just because he will not wear clothes. What strange injustice is this?

I knew the torment of solitary confinement in that cell at Alamut. But at least for much of that time I was mad, raving for Blanche and revenge, and scarcely aware of my prison walls. Prisoner Stephen Gough does not have that solace; he is as sane as I am now.

Holy hermits who cast off their clothes in penance were revered and honoured in my time, not imprisoned. This man Gough is not a hermit, but something they call in modern parlance a Rambler. He believes that God made him the way he is and that so he should not be ashamed of his body. So he casts off his clothes, like Adam innocent in Eden. I may not agree with his religious beliefs, but I would not have him locked away for his nakedness.

Free the Naked Rambler! Leave him be to lead his life the way he wishes. We all have bodies and we all know what they look like. Why be ashamed? Be tolerant and smile at the eccentricities of others instead of trying to force them to conform. It is the pomposity of judges, the convention of sheriffs, and the narrow minds of bigots that we should abhor. Free the Naked Rambler! He is one of us.


  1. living in a world, modern, digitized, where every day the differences and sexual and religious preferences are being met, we have the intolerance of the human being still present, as in the case of our brother, a naturist utopian think it should be normal walking around naked because nãotem ashamed of her body and found it in is free and that nudity, something that is as natural as everyone knows their own bodies ...
    Freedom does not exist is pure utopia, our lives are controlled by a man can not be naked?
    Why did he have to be arrested for wanting to be free?
    We are still very small evoluinda steps and slow.
    The world had abolished slavery, abhors sexual and religious prejudice, but is unable to give liberty to men ....

  2. vivendo em um mundo, moderno,digitalizado, onde a cada dia as diferenças e as preferencias sexuais e religiosas passam a ser respeitadas, temos a intolerancia do ser humano ainda presente, como no caso do nossa irmão, um naturista utópico que acha que deveria ser normal andar nú, pois nãotem vergonha de seu corpo e descobriu que ele nã é livre e que a nudez, algo que é tão natural pois todos já conhecem o s próprios corpos...
    A liberdade não existe é pura utopia, nossas vidas são controladas, por que um homem não pode ficar nú?
    Por que ele tem que ser preso por querer ser livre?
    Ainda estamos evoluinda a passos bem pequenos e lentos.
    O mundo aboliu a escravidão,abomina o preconceito religioso e sexual, mas é incapaz de dar a liberdade aos homens....