Always a little farther was not only the title of the book that made Alastair Borthwick a Scottish icon, it was also the way of life that he embraced. His adventures took him from the highest Scottish mountains to the frontlines of war. Alastair and his wife Anne saw many a mountain, vast shores, and cityscapes that took breath away. They lived a full life that was simple and peaceful.
Alastair Borthwick found his niche primarily in radio broadcasting. He started out after a simple on air interview about mountaineering. This turned into weekly broadcasts that held the BBC and it’s audience captive. As his career grew he realized the need to serve a greater purpose. This led to Alastair enlisting and joining the fight against the Germans in WWII.
In the military Alastair Borthwick quickly rose up through the ranks to attain the rank of Captain. He served in a number of units, but was primarily charged to the 51st Highland Division’s 5th Seafort Highlanders. He garnered significant experiences that ultimately gave reference to his second literary success.
His love of the outdoors and prowess in nature allowed Mr. Borthwick to lead units through rough terrain to gain advantage over enemies in war. He is once known as commenting that he knew all those days in the highlands would pay off. They certainly did as he and his unit were able to pass undetected to make camp behind the enemy.
Once WWII was over he decided to move with his wife to the Scottish shore. There they would enjoy the peace of nature without the disturbance of other people. It was there that Alastair and his wife Anne had their son. They would soon move away from the shore to a mountain farm.
Alastair died at the age of 90. He will always be remembered as a man that went as far as he could and then pushed himself one step farther. He became a Scottish icon and was well loved and respected by those who knew him. He was a very gifted, yet humble individual.
Adam Milstein, author of the Jewish news Syndicate at jns.org, has claimed in one of his blogs that anti-Semitism is becoming rampant in America and also specifically on some of the college campuses throughout the system. He states that historically, Muslims have typically put the blame on Jews for being “overly powerful Zionists” that “are the root of all problems in the Middle East”. Some people who are not even Muslims have these same sentiments, such as the leader of the Women’s March in America: Linda Sarsour. Linda Sarsour has taken many extremist positions and statements, and this only used to occur on the upper right side of the political spectrum. Now that it has extended even onto the left side of the spectrum, Adam Milstein asserts that this should not be occurring nor be put in the minds of young people, because it is fundamentally not true. Linda Sarsour has led a “Jihad against Trump” speech where she praised the extremist names Siraj Wajjah who conspired to blow up the World Trade Center in 1993 in New York City. Moreover, Sarsour has even praised the Saudi Arabian treatment of women.
On top of all of this, Adam Milstein says that in his blog some campuses across the country have taken on anti-jewish positions themselves. At Tufts University, there is in place what is dubbed a “disorientation guide” for new students which call for a condemning of the state of Israel because it is a “white supremacist place”. At New York University as well, the state of Israel is condemned 55 times when compared to the far lesser number of times that Trump or Jihadist extremism is denounced. This type of anti-Semitism extends to Chicago as well at the Dyke March for LGBT members and the “SlutWalk”. In both of these rallies, anyone who was caught this playing the Star of David was thrown out of the march even if the Star of David was a part of their LGBT Flags, asserts Adam Milstein. Because of all of these reasons mentioned, and many more, anti-semitism has sadly been on the rise.