A couple of things which appear on first sight to be unrelated, but I feel there is a definite correlation between the two, have come across my radar in recent days.
Firstly, there is the extensive Cybernat bashing by the Daily Mail.
Secondly, there have been two findings, the Scottish Attitudes survey,and the survey done by ICM which have both shown a very definite movement in the trend towards YES in the referendum voting intentions.
And lastly, the outing of the BBC and ITV for broadcast bias against Independence.
Throw into that mix John Barrownans desperate effort for Better Together in their Burns Night celebration which was nothing more than a series of decidedly lame jokes against Alex Salmond, the SNP, and the Scottish government, and what do we sense? Panic! Better Together are decidedly spooked that they are losing this, and they have nothing else to offer, other than continual repetitions of recycled and debunked scare stories, or nasty personal attacks.
So far gone are they, that despite the afore mentioned massive advantage of having the broadcast media and the print media in their pockets, they are seriously getting out gunned on the ground, and on the Internet.. Thus their attempts to demonise ordinary Scots who we can collectively call the Cybernats.
With the surveys showing the trend going against them, they have to do something, so who better to call on but the Daily Mail, that ragbag of extremist right wing views owned by a Tory tax avoiding exiled Lord.
I wonder how proud Labours Scottish supporters are to find one of their own(Kazia Dugdale) joining the tories by writing for that trash mag. Who would have credited that we would see Labour and Tories so completely and openly in cahoots, and their common cause, agitating against Scots Independence.
Don’t get me wrong here, my disgust at the Daily Mail, is not because I agree with online bullying, because lets face it, it does go on, and is entirely wrong!
A friend of mine who says that he is undecided as yet, has made it very plain that he has been subjected to abusive comments for daring to ask hard questions on Independence, now that is something which can only be counter productive, no matter how passionate you feel, the argument must be made using proper debate, and on the whole I feel this is what the YES side have striven to do. Most of the attacks and abuse that I have seen has come from unionist supporters, and this the Daily Mail and the Unionist politicians singularly refuse to acknowledge.
The real reason behind this picking on Cybernats, is pure fear of them by Better Together, they recognise that individuals expressing their opinions is far more of a threat to them than any politicians interventions. So they must be attacked and culled.
So fellow Cybernats….keep up the pressure….but do it fairly, we have them scared and on the run! The debate can only be won by reasoned argument, and Better Together have yet to come up with a positive reason why Scotland should remain, thus their lack of any other weapons other than spreading Fear and uncertainty, and vilification of people and parties who individually and/or collectively argue for a better future for Scotland as an Independent people and Nation.
I feel very much that the tipping point has been reached,they know it, we should know it too, and the momentum will now carry us to Independence this year. I would lay a bet on it, and I am not a betting man.
Scotland shall be independent once more, YES we Will!