If Fan hits Sh*t throw Muck More

George Orwell once wrote, “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act”
He came pretty close to getting that right, only replace the word revolutionary with the word terrorist.
Given all that has gone on since Snowdens revelations, how Corporal Manning has been treated, and the detention under terrorist laws of a Brazilian citizen in transit from Germany to Brazil, with the authorisation of the British government and the blessing/instruction of the American government, for the sole purpose of insuring the suppression of Truths they do not wish us to know. We are indeed living in a George Orwell 1984 world.
Then if we pay attention to how the criminal act of hacking the YES Scotland campaigns website and emails has been covered by most of our media, we must ask where and how can we discern what the truth is? Nobody seems able to tell us the truth anymore, and indeed we are faced instead with a concerted effort to keep the truth from us, using acts which are contrary to democracy.

When Bush/Blair used the excuse of conducting what we now know to be an illegal war against Iraq, we were told that it was a war against terror! Lies all Lies, and what was truth, was denied. What they swore was true was utterly false!
There were no weapons of mass destruction, but they committed mass destruction themselves. Those that told the truth were silenced or sidelined.
Yet when we hear of the atrocities on a daily basis in Syria, do they act? Do they Intervene? Absolutely not.
There is no benefit to them, after all Syria is not Libya or Iraq, there is nothing for them to gain or profit from.

The expression used for the Iraq offensive was Shock and Awe, but our populace is now facing its equivalent in Scotland..Shit and Fans. These are the offensive tactics used on a daily basis by the Better Together campaign, with our media at the forefront of the dissemination of lies and the spreading of deceit.
Their sole purpose is to belittle Scots and our country, to make us feel inferior and incapable. No lie is big enough, no truth too small to falsify.
The major tactic is throw as much muck at the wall as possible, some of it is absolutely bound to stick.

When the news broke that YES Scotlands website had been hacked and information used for the sole purpose of discrediting the YES campaign, we should not have been surprised, we had been warned. When the Levison enquiry took place, this was meant to put an end to such criminal activities for the purpose of journalism. Yet we are told a Scottish journalist who by all accounts is pro union, and whose previous paper was highly implicated in these illegalities, was asking about information which could not be otherwise known. Surely this was a story of some magnitude in itself?
But No….the main story as far as our press and media are concerned, is that the legal and common place custom of paying a writer to write, becomes somehow wrong?
The academic author asked for and received a nominal fee from YES Scotland for writing views which he had previously expressed in any case. The Yes campaign recommended him to the Herald newspaper, and the paper printed his article. The article was the authors own views, and he had complete editorial control over what he wrote, without any input from YES. All very common practice. I writer writes an article for a newspaper, he/she should get paid.
The main basis of Better Togethers complaint is that it wasn’t made clear that He had been asked to write the article by YES, so therefore the readership would not be aware of his allegiance, even though he had never disguised his feelings on Independence previously.
But if they are going to go down that route, surely the broadcasters of the BBC should declare their political interests, and previous involvements with the Labour party in particular, and when they introduce experts from Labour supporting institutes, then surely this should always be highlighted? In actual fact they never ever do declare such information.

More worrying than that storm in a teacup, is the subsequent news that the hacker of the YES campaign has their IP address outwith Scotland, which begs the question, given Snowdens information on Americas NSA activities and Britains GCHQ, that it may be the hacking was British government sponsored? If it was,and we are unlikely to ever find out, then this is far more than criminal activity for journalistic purposes, but rather a full frontal attack on democracy.
The YES website has been compromised to such an extent that it has had to be shut down.

Surely this is indeed a far greater story than what we are being told?
It is a disgrace that the Better Togethers moral compass is so severely devoid of common decency, that it cannot for one moment acknowledge the criminality of what they give their approval to.

For the sake of all avoidance of doubt, let me make absolutely clear that this article has been written without the request of YES Scotland or anyone else. It is entirely my own thoughts and opinions, and nobody has paid me for it. But if anyone wants to pay me, please do!

About auldacquaintance

I am not a member of any political party. I am however a strong supporter of Scots Independence. Any views which I express in this Blog are purely my own. This Blog intends to be a place where I will be putting my views on Scots Independence. It will primarily concern itself with the upcoming Referendum In Scotland. However It will also be somewhat diverse in the range of day to day issues which are evident to me in modern day Scotland. Not all of it will be political, and indeed may take me off into avenues I am not even aware of yet. Please come and join in on this journey, and any comments are welcome provided they are not abusive! All the best from a new acquaintance! Rod
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10 Responses to If Fan hits Sh*t throw Muck More

  1. magrab says:

    Thanks for your article. Writing from abroad, I must say that my recent discovery of the No campaign’s leader has been quite a surprise. Without being ad hominem, I have to say that integrity is not the first thing that comes to mind, not just what is said but how it is said.

    In a way it is no surprise that a group which seems not to put pen to paper unless it has a battle to win, an adversary to defeat, rather than a plan to explain or share, is making this fuss. The idea that a professional of integrity like the expert in question would bend the truth for 100 pounds is not just an undeserved insult to a renowned expert, it is an idea that could only inhabit the kind of world that none of us wants to belong to, but which in current circumstances seems to set the tone for “normality”.

    Thank you again for your insights.

  2. Turra Loon says:

    Thanks for the Info Auld Acquaintance, I just Unfoliowed Burdz Eye View. I have suspected for a while.

  3. Sneddon says:

    I agree that there is a greater story to unfold in regard to the hacking and subsequent closure of Yes systems by the YES campaign. I also agree with the previous comment above. ‘Agent’ Higgins to be avoided. I will be turning my back on her at the rally next month. Her actions are only logical if you treat her actions as those of a snout.

  4. Kate says:

    Good to see you back Ron, And great article too. Like the above poster I too have chosen to unfollow Burdzeyeview, & yes, I too have been suspicious as of late about some of her posts & comments when on telly.

  5. aplinal says:

    Thank you, nice piece and one I wholeheartedly agree with. In the long thread over on Wings, I have made the point that someone like Kate Higgins needs to reflect on what exactly she thinks that her “intervention” on this issue has done for the YES campaign. Apparently on “Blether with Brian” one of Kate’s WFI supporters was also talking like a closet NO voter. (I have still to listen, so this is what I have been told).

    When will ALL of us who support YES realise that the entire apparatus of the state is against us, and that very slip or casual word will bring exaggerated faux-outrage from the Unionist MSM. Just what exactly is Kate wanting? Independence, but only if she has a prominent position, or is it worse than that?

    I no longer follow her blog, or her twitter. She can do what she likes, but unless her attitude changes dramatically, I will consider her to be a NO.

  6. orkers says:

    What I’m taking from The Herald explanation is that they don’t pay for opinion pieces. Who pays for Kelly, Wilson and so on to write pieces for The Herald and other Rags?
    The unasked question?
    Do they do it for free? and if they don’t, who pays them for their pieces?

  7. Kenny says:

    How does one critique an article about poor standards of probity and fidelity in published articles and information? Well, with this one it’s difficult to know where to start. So difficult (aka dearth of meaningful and intellectual satisfaction in trying), that I won’t. I will summarise instead that this paranoid, conspiracist twaddle is so full of feeble analogies, inconsistencies, half-truths, misleading assertions and actual lies that it’s worthless. Being worthless is however interestingly topical in light of its main point, and at least the writer is admirably open about allegiances; so not all bad.

  8. cynicalHighlander says:

    When all of our media gather as attack dogs avoiding the hacking story would tell someone there is something very very fishy here as this is undermining any shred of evidence that we have a proper functioning democracy. The British establishment doesn’t play honestly in retaining its hold onto power over other countries as history tells us which is we have to win this one, as it is our last chance peacefully.

  9. panda paws says:

    The No campaign want the MSM to focus on the payment and ignore the hacking, so let’s call their bluff. Everybody, or at least every “expert” writing about the referendum on MSM has to declare if they were paid and by whom and if whether they were given a brief by the payers

    AND what their own position is – yes, no, don’t know, further devolution, not eligible to vote.
    They will soon shut up about the payment then.

  10. Stevie says:

    The BritNats have only just begun – fortunately they are not smart enough to have held on till the referendum to land a killer blow. They are dumb and loud (the BritNat media helps with that). My concern for a long time has been the YES campaign getting hacked but more of a concern is the SNP getting hacked. If they can get into YES then they can get into the SNP cyber network and kill it. I would have hoped that someone would have been onto protecting the movement from this kind of hacking but apparently not.

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