You really couldn’t make it up, well actually you could, but it wouldn’t be half as much fun as the the real thing.
It’s an absolute twitter storm gone completely out of control which has now spread out into the real world of our parliament, newspaper columns,soon to make the courts,and is causing far more damage to the Yes movement than all the Unionist attacks on Independence movement put together.
An Independence writer makes an off colour remark about the parentage of a Tory MSP and his father who happens to also be a Tory MP and Secretary of State for Scotland on twitter. This remark causes high umbrage and the said writer finds himself publicly named and shamed by the Leader of Labour in Scotland as a vehicle and stick to bash the SNP First Minister and On line Independence commentators (otherwise known as CyberNats) with, in the Scottish Parliament.
The Initial furore soon dies down and seems to be forgotten about until suddenly with both parliaments going on holiday and nothing much but Brexit to talk about we suddenly find a newspaper article with the picture of said heinous villain saying that he is now taking said Labour Scottish leader to court for defamation, and on his own website starting a fundraising effort from Yes supporters to raise funds for his court costs in this action.
To muddy the waters further, said nasty piece of work is not an SNP member nor even lives in Scotland,but lives in the South of England of all places..for Gawds Sakes…
It also happens that said potty mouth also has a very sizeable Independence supporting following, and is one of the very best forensic journalists cutting through Unionist lies like butter through a knife, and he is a considerable thorn in their side.
Furore part 2:
Immediately prior to furore part deux taking off we had another slightly less unsavoury spat going on, where the Co founder of the politically insignificant party Rise came out and said that she voted for Labour in Scotland in the General election where the SNP lost 21 seats as a result of a seemingly coordinated pincer movement between Labour Scotland and Tory Scotland parties to Just Say NO, and vote for whichever of them had the better chance of gubbing the SNP in every seat. Why did she, seemingly an Independence activist and supporter take such an action? Because She liked Jeremy Corbyn she said. This of course raised quite a few eyebrows among Independence supporters, not least mine.Given that said individual is a public figure and a writer for the Independence supporting newspaper “The National” it was bound to raise comment, and comments there were, some not very polite either!
This reaction in turn had her coffee house socialist pals and her journalistic mates defending her and deriding the flood of angry complaints being directed towards her.
I very politely enquired of her on her twitter account how on earth could she further the cause of Independence by voting for a Unionist party? To which I had responses from her hangers on accusing me of being sexist! Given that I would have made exactly the same comment had she been male, that allegation was of course utter drivel!
So with the scene nicely set, and social media in a ferment, perfect timing for absolute mayhem to take place.
The lead writer and editor of another pro Indy,coffee house socialist online newspaper, and also a columnist for pro Indy Sunday paper the Sunday Herald with a personal disliking for alleged homophobic arsewipe in Bath got really stuck in and began on her anti homophobic he is a total shit campaign on twitter. She and her coffee house socialist pals all ganged up to tell Independence supporters to ditch their Wings or be forever damned as being homophobic apologists!
This only encouraged others to get involved and a clear division soon emerged between supporters of the Uncommon space site and the Wings site. Other Coffee house socialist commentators soon started their little blogs and twits on the matter, and a rift between the views of LGBT supporters on what was and what was not homophobic came into the mix too.
A wee ginger dug came out on the side of said alleged homophobic ignoramus to say he was nothing of the sort and what he said had not been at all homophobic….crass and obnoxious maybe, but not homophobic. A Thousand Flowers took the polar opposite view and said it was homophobic and castigated the wee ginger dug for being a sell out and apologist for his despicably homophobic pal.
Meanwhile Doctor/captain or whatever other title she chooses to randomly give herself of Uncommon Space was in her element and got a young chappy to write a piece on how he thought alleged homophobic imbecile was definitely not alleged but a real deal nasty bigoted piece of work.
captain/doctor Hag for tea finally got her editor at the Sunday herald to approve more of this bilge ,and you can read it if you are particularly masochistic in todays paper.
So to date we have a load of people saying unsubscribe and do not support Uncommon space, Wingnuts, and boycott both The National and the Sunday Herald….
And what comment caused all this furore and utter insanity in the first place?
It was a suggestion that it would have been better had Mundell Juniors father Mundell Fluffy come out sooner and not got married and help conceive Mundell Jnr then we would have been spared his existence.
Nasty…sure …. homophobic? I don”t think so, others do.
would it be misogynistic to say that it would be better that the DONALDs mother had not left her native Scotland and gone to America and met his father?
What this episode does do however is raise a host of other questions.
Has the Mad Cows now found its way into humanity?
The utter craziness and anger and downright mental things which have been going on in the world these past couple of years, are they now taking root in Scotland?
With Brexit and all else that has been going on. The increase in racism, sectarianism, and every other sort of Ism. The World seems to be going to hell in a handcart.
Is this episode an example of peoples behaviours and attitudes we can come to expect in an Independent Scotland? If so….I want no part of it…. I don’t want to live in such a country.
Does the language which we see used highlight a class divide? Where one has to check absolutely everything that they say or write to ensure that it is politically correct,and nobody anywhere can possibly take exception to one of our throw away comments?
If so..we truly have entered the George Orwell world of 1984 and surpassed it. Thought control has become the norm. The ruling class retains control by engendering the division of the other classes. The propaganda machines of the box in the corner and in our not free press are the drivers of enslavement of thought and personal freedoms.
If that is the case…. I am outa here and find myself a desert Island somewhere…..shut the door and turn the lights off when the rest of you leave.
In the meantime…..
I accept your Right to be Offended, and to Offend
Now SOD OFF
I have better things to take up my time.