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!