Have you ever built a house of cards? Its a fun game isn’t it? The higher it goes the more difficult it becomes to sustain.
Peoples empires are like a house of cards, and even the greatest of empires that we have known of, have all eventually come tumbling down.
The past few days has seen us witness some of those who are still hanging onto the deluded belief that the British empire still exists, and they met together in Stirling. They were those who go by the name of being Scottish Tories, with added Tory, former Labour chancellor Alastair Darling providing the encore.
I must admit to having a wee chuckle to myself about the fact that more people turned up to attend a rally about balance in broadcasting that I was speaking at, in conditions that were more akin to a monsoon, in a rain drenched Glasgow recently, than were at the Tory conference in Stirling.
Indeed those demonstrating outside the Tory conference yesterday, were more than twice the number that were inside the conference hall.
But have you noticed something? I have.
That while the press and the tv focus on the words of Cameron, Darling, and any of the usual high profile politicians, and on these events of Better Together.
They never ever bother their backsides actually reporting the words of those speaking at other events, nor give coverage of them,past the odd throwaway reference.
Where there are far more speaking out, all across the country, and where those that speak up are not heard by the population at large, all those picking up their newspapers or watching the tv news, or listening to the radio discussion programmes would be forgiven in thinking that these events are but isolated complainers and of no significance.
It is all set up that way, so that the powers that be retain their position in society,and the system is not disturbed, nor put under threat in any way. Keep the population ignorant of the fact that there are far more speaking out,and that their views are of equal importance and weight to the drivel spoken so often by the political classes.
Notice the lack of newspaper coverage, or broadcast coverage given to the disgraceful and entirely unjust arrest of Alan Smart (Citizen Smart) for singing protest sings outside the Tory conference.
He had all his gear, his amp, his guitar and two Scottish flags confiscated, and he was held in a detention cell for 5 hours, until the Tory conference was over for the day.
There was nothing in what he sang which was offensive, nor untrue. Yet there he was…banged up!
Surely a big news event? Illegal detention, using the police to quell legitimate protest. But not a whisper…..
Until people started spreading the news themselves, on Social network sites…..We are all citizen reporters in this day and age, and thank goodness for it!
Hence why all these local YES events are so important too.
People are gradually being educated at ground level, and more are turning up to hear what it really is all about.
The state of affairs in broadcasting and press coverage is not likely to change any time soon, and certainly not before the referendum.
So I suppose we shall have to proceed in the knowledge of that fact, but we must do so, also in the knowledge that the more we speak out, the more gather for these demonstrations, the more that take to the internet and speak out on social media and other places, the more we finally win.
A house of cards can most effectively be demolished from the bottom!