Trolls Trolling Themselves

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I am sure quite a few on Social Media and those that read the comments sections of various newspapers have noticed a significant rise in recent times of Brit Nat trolls trying to create as much disruption as they possibly can and engage Independence supporters in long drawn out circular arguments.

well tonight whilst I was goofing around on Facebook I noticed an Event Notification for an event I was being invited to. It turned out to be a YES event at the opening of the Queensferry crossing on the 4th of September.
I clicked on the discussion tab on the event page and the following is what I found to my surprise.

Why are you calling this a yes event? Have the minority of Scotland paid for the building and future upkeep of the bridge to claim it as their own or will the be forming a human barricade only letting Scotnats pass?

 

Steven Aitkenhead Call it what they like it’s a free country
Cher Mahon
 
Cher Mahon That’s right

Thanks to our British armed forces.

You gonna dispute that?

Steven Aitkenhead
Li

Steven Aitkenhead Cher Mahon I’m a big supporter of all the brave members of the armed forces and other agencies involved and also other armed forces who do same roles around the globe , all make sacrifices for what they hold dear .

Cher Mahon
Cher Mahon Yup. Me too. And they’re the reason for our freedom.

Safe to deduce our British armed forces hold us very dear.

Steven Aitkenhead
Steven Aitkenhead Cher Mahon freedom is a value all the home nations hold dear and that will never change .
Cher Mahon
Cher Mahon Yes.

Provided by our military. Not a political party.

Our British armed forces are the reason we are free & shall remain free.

In the only sense of the meaning we can be free, and that’s generally academically accepted as – the freedom to vote for who governs you.

Our armed forces protect that right. Our British armed forces

You can dance about & pretend you’re not choking at that statement, but I know you are.

At zero point will you acknowledge they are our British armed forces, and that makes you just a fake 👍

Steven Aitkenhead
Steven Aitkenhead Cher Mahon Ofc they are the British armed forces and all armed forces are directed by political administrations didnt u know ? Westminster has to sanction wars
Cher Mahon
Cher Mahon Yes Steven Aitkenhead I was a soldier in our British armed forces.

So, i’m going to suggest I know 😌

You think our Army just goes to war?

Govts may sanction military action, but military action can also act on its own. Hence military coups.

Anyway, that’s here nor there.

Sleep safe tonight knowing our British armed forces afforded you that privilege 😌

Steven Aitkenhead
Steven Aitkenhead Cher Mahon thanks for your service and sleep well 😉
Anne Hamilton
Anne Hamilton Cher Mahon – Hats off to our brave British servicemen and servicewomen. Each and every one of them are worth two dozen of those who decry them in the name of nationalism. 👍
Caroline Carmichael
Caroline Carmichael For a minority, Yes try to take over everything. Their bridge is nearly a year late and is going to close again for weeks after the official opening!!!!!!! Because it still isn’t ready! That’s what they get for using foreign labour
Sue Caughey
Sue Caughey just a load of plonkers with nothing better to do with their lives or their time ,, just kind of sad really tbh
Caroline Carmichael
Caroline Carmichael It seems that this whole thread has been deleted!!!! I wonder why! Maybe they don’t like the SNP’s lies about an iScot being exposed!
Linda Mccall
Linda Mccall It’s still there or at least I can still see it
Caroline Carmichael
Caroline Carmichael I went to comment on one of Graeme’s posts and it disappeared.
Linda Mccall
Linda Mccall Just looked, all the comments including Graemes are there
Caroline Carmichael
Caroline Carmichael Strange. I hadn’t commented and I can still post here so I’m not blocked (yet) but can’t see it. Will reload the page and see what happens
Caroline Carmichael
Caroline Carmichael Sorted. Got it all again whatever happened
Linda Mccall
Linda Mccall It done the same to me earlier but when I came out the post it was there when I went back, could be bcoz there’s so many comments
Caroline Carmichael
Caroline Carmichael Maybe and it’s an event so not geared up for that
Caroline Carmichael
Caroline Carmichael What a deluded bunch of brainwashed idiots! Even after yesterday’s GERS figures they still blindly follow SNP and want to break up the UK. They forget they are a minority and an ever decreasing minority at that. Let us hope they do not make total cods of themselves at the bridge opening and embarrass the whole of Scotland yet again
Pauline Eggermont
Pauline Eggermont To delete relevant comments as is happening here is exactly how NATIONALISM works. You must blindly follow.
Pauline Eggermont
Pauline Eggermont This is not a YES success this is a UK success.
Caroline Carmichael
Caroline Carmichael True Pauline. They forget it was built with money from the UK taxpayer
Stuart McPhaden
Stuart McPhaden So proud of a bridge build in scotland by american bridge using chinese steel.
Stuart McPhaden
Stuart McPhaden Hey how are snp donations…. sorry begging for posts going? Odd a yes event without a crowd fund link! A first
Stuart McPhaden
Stuart McPhaden Ah well done a great job cutting scotlands deficit to over 13 billion well done 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 nat fails
Stuart McPhaden
Stuart McPhaden
Stuart McPhaden
Stuart McPhaden Outrageous

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Myra Paterson
Myra Paterson So the separatists are going for a walk, very good it’s just a pity I’ll be too busy working to join them!
Caroline Carmichael
Caroline Carmichael Yes, It’s a pest this having to work to keep them in the benefits to which they are so dependent
Stuart McPhaden
Stuart McPhaden Nah wont risk a walk… benefits… oops meant *wages might be cut
Stuart McPhaden
Stuart McPhaden Odd how they can all get time off during the day 🤔 makes you wonder and ponder
Myra Paterson
Myra Paterson Wonder how many of them are on disability? Crutches, crutches everywhere! 😀😀😀😀
Stuart McPhaden
Stuart McPhaden The blue badge spaces will be over flowing. But not a limp in sight
Caroline Carmichael
Caroline Carmichael They seem to be the only people who can get off during the day on a working day so one has to wonder
Anne Hamilton
Anne Hamilton Let’s not forget the latest from this SNP councillor. She’s targeted folk before but seems to have become very unstuck this time. Imagine slating a family ‘cos their wee girl wore a pink top to nursery. Twisted or what ?

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Pauline Eggermont
Pauline Eggermont Trying to win votes by appearing so open, when nationalism is so closed. She is an air head.
Anne Hamilton
Anne Hamilton Pauline – Shot herself in the foot this time.
Sue Caughey
Sue Caughey oops .. so many posts seem to have disappeared .. guess they dont believe in democracy and free speach 😦
Caroline Carmichael
Caroline Carmichael Sue thought you were blocked
Caroline Carmichael
Caroline Carmichael We seem to have been unblocked again 🙂 😉
Stuart McPhaden
Stuart McPhaden Why are so many pro unionist that want to go being blocked?
Cher Mahon
Cher Mahon Was just about to say the same Sue

They shouldn’t bring a butter knife to a gun fight

Stuart McPhaden
Stuart McPhaden Or a blue badge to a british event
Cher Mahon
Cher Mahon Forth road bridge Administration, are Unionists invited to this ‘yes’ parade?

Or is it just the fringes of normal society invited?

Sue Caughey
Sue Caughey well i shall be attending with my flag

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Stuart McPhaden
Stuart McPhaden Makes me wonder about the powerful 94 attendees. Will that really be 13.4 billion… oops thats the deficit… silly nats
Sue Caughey
Sue Caughey and might just bring my dog along with me 🙂

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Stuart McPhaden
Stuart McPhaden Well if yes is the answer what is the question. I know… are you british? Yes you are
Caroline Carmichael
Caroline Carmichael I wish I could be there but I will send a representative with my flag

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Sue Caughey
Sue Caughey dont be silly now STUART you know their brain cells arnt programmed to do sums 😦
Pauline Eggermont
Pauline Eggermont What a great day this will be, the UK is stronger than ever and Scotland can be very proud to be a part of it!
Caroline Carmichael
Caroline Carmichael No, they all need to use Swindle’s old abacus 🙂
Anne Hamilton
Anne Hamilton So Jackie Flynn, the mental health nurse and her friend Jeanie Corstorphine have blocked those of us who they demanded facts from. We gave them plenty facts ( many of which may have vanished when they blocked us ). However, the fact that Jackie is a mental health nurse but felt it appropriate to refer to us the “crazy gang” has not gone away …
Fiona Phillips
Fiona Phillips So….what is the actual point of this walk? To show Nippy support for indy2? When so you think she’ll call it? WILL she call it? Certainly can’t refer to GERS the way Salmond did…….
Sue Caughey
Sue Caughey think nurse Ratchett would make a better mental nurse than the dim witted Jackie tbh
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Stuart McPhaden
Stuart McPhaden Not jackie the blocker…. she is boring
Caroline Carmichael
Caroline Carmichael One and the same and she is living up to her nickname

Well there we have it…. Brit Nat trolling in all its glory.
The real beauty of it all was seeing nobody respond to their baiting, and as the thread developed they were left being more insulting and more abusive and showing the world what real nasty Nationalism looks like.
Most of all they collectively just looked like real fruitbats.

Now….. that is how you deal with Trolls.

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The Right to challenge

Alex Salmond ruffled some sensitive journalistic feathers the other day in his UnCut fringe show when he suggested that he knew only 6 good decent Scottish Journalists worth their salt.

“The press are largely despised, not just because of what they write, but also because of what they don’t write and the ignorance,the prejudice that that displays”
“Apart from about 6 decent political journalists in Scotland- the rest are waste of space.”

It fairly got the journalistic fraternity nattering on twitter wondering who he meant and who he included or excluded in that opinion.
It was fairly interesting to note some of their interaction on twitter, namely the ones who are less friendly to Alex Salmond and the SNP shall we say.

I had the following exchange with the Heralds Paul Hutcheon

Me:

My goodness that is a surprise. Do we still have journalists?

 Paul:

Stunning insight

 Me:

Amazingly perceptive of you

Brendan McGinty editor of the Sunday Mail was obviously irked when he said ” Few of us take up as much space as he does”

The FOURTH ESTATE

Oscar Wilde wrote: “In old days men had the rack. Now they have the Press. That is an improvement certainly. But still it is very bad, and wrong, and demoralizing. Somebody — was it Burke? — called journalism the fourth estate. That was true at the time no doubt. But at the present moment it is the only estate. It has eaten up the other three. The Lords Temporal say nothing, the Lords Spiritual have nothing to say, and the House of Commons has nothing to say and says it. We are dominated by Journalism.

The Fourth Estate (or fourth power) is a segment of society that wields an indirect but significant influence on society even though it is not a formally recognized part of the political system. The most commonly recognized part of the fourth estate is the news media or press.

Where once this great Fourth estate had journalistic values which were meant to hold the other great estates to account by asking the hard questions which they didn’t want to give.
Sadly as the Levison enquiry proved the Fourth estate is now no more than the Self Interest of the Press Barons and their shareholders which in the UK account for more than 90% of the press in the hands of the unscrupulous few, and are in cahoots with those that they should be holding to account. Journalism real journalism is a fast disappearing art.

Sadly, in many respects, the Fourth Estate has become the fifth column of democracy, colluding with the powers that be in a culture of deception that subverts the thing most necessary to freedom, and that is the truth.

Our Fourth Estate apart from having an awfy guid conceit of themselves are extremely prickly indeed when they are themselves brought into question, and perhaps there is no wonder in that? After all they have their historically much vaunted position in society to uphold as the Truth Sayers to the Masses.
Indeed they are so used to spouting forth their opinions which in the past were rarely questioned that they have taken it extremely hard since the advent of Social Media where they find their views often taken to task by mere plebs in the public.
Much of what is produced in the media by these journalists can appear to be little more than propaganda from whichever perspective their newspaper owners come from.
After all these people have mortgages to pay and food to get just like everyone else and if they don’t write what their editors want them to write they will soon find themselves out of a job. And so it is that they become political commentators rather than journalists.

We only need look at the laziness of some journalistic reports to see how far they have come from actual journalism.They all hang out on twitter following each other, they all get the same political press releases and pass them on without any real examination of the facts, or questions to the veracity of the claims.
Take the recent Conservative Councillors scandal. The BBC and the press should have been hunting down Ruth Davidson when she tried to hide, and when she did deign to address them they should have been checking the veracity of her claims that these unsuspended councillors had indeed been undergoing diversity training, and also if they had been in touch with Nil by Mouth as claimed. But NO…. it took others to find the truth of the matter.
When Labour claims and accusations are made, they are not questioned, When Tory claims and accusations are made, they are not questioned. If either can be found fault with in Scotland, they are not questioned. But when it comes to the SNP, the Scots Government or Independence, everything is questioned and attacked.
There is no impartiality in the journalism we receive, and those who transmit our political news are not journalists but party supporting hacks with biased perspectives.

That is why our print media is failing, and it is why the BBC are held in deep suspicion.

So the umbrage at Alex Salmonds statement is not at all surprising, and those taking the most umbrage at it are the main perpetrators of propaganda.

When I commented to Paul Hutcheon I was being somewhat tongue in cheek. We still do have a few good political journalists in Scotland, but unfortunately we could count them almost on one hand. And I don’t necessarily mean that these are journalists I agree with, these are journalists who will examine the truth and ask the hard questions without favour and report and analyse honestly.
The rest as Alex Salmond said are a waste of space.

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Pride and Prejudice

It has been that week again. You know the one where the annual GERS figures are released and all sorts of arguments spring up around them.
The Brit Nats crow about how awful they are and mock how dreadful Scotlands deficit it and shout everywhere from the pages of their newspapers to the tv news from Reporting Scotland and STV.
These figures are all analysed, turned this way and that by their preferred guests and commentators on politics programmes on radio and tv.
The Brit Nats on social media go absolutely haywire and rub their hands in glee while shouting ” Oh Look…. See how really awful Scotland is and how much Scotland is benefiting from the ever generous Union.” “Scotland…Independent? In your dreams! ”

Meanwhile on the other side in defensive formation are the Independence supporters who point out how flawed these figures are. They point out that to a very large extent while these figures are produced by the Scottish Government as a requirement, the figures are mostly all estimated and based on figures which are provided to them from the UK Treasury. They point out that HMRC Tax figures are not included, and even if they were there is no reliable means by which Scottish personal or business tax can be properly extrapolated from them.

These arguments are just the tip of the iceberg, and I am not going to bore you rigid with them.
The nonsense and misinformation about them range from the sublime to the ridiculous.
They are about as much use to us as a cheap plastic toy in a cornflakes packet.
They were originally designed by Ian Laing in Thatchers government as a Tory propaganda tool meant to discredit Devolution and the opposition parties. And very successfully they have been used in that fashion ever since. Only now they are used by all British Nationalists as a tool to oppose Independence.

They have no real bearing in even the state of play between Scotland and the UK as a whole as part of the Union, they are too flawed to even give an accurate reflection on even that, far less how they could even begin to give any indication whatsoever of what an Independent Scotland might do and how it would run its affairs. In effect beyond an academic and political exercise they are essentially worthless.

And yet…. every year it is the same old thing from Scottish British Nationalists. Look at how awful Scotlands deficit is! We do not have a deficit, we have no means with which to run up one. We have no control or economic levers with which to govern our own affairs in any real sense. We cannot borrow and we cannot run up a debt, we are not allowed to.
We have no control over taxation (other than to now vary personal tax by a very limited margins), defence spending, foreign policy,Immigration,fiscal and monetary policy,Social Security,Nuclear energy and Broadcasting.

Yet we have the likes of Jeremy Corbyn having the utter cheek to come up here and tell the Scottish Government to mitigate against Westminster cuts and austerity implemented by the Tory party but which has been aided and abetted by his own!

We have Brit Nats crowing…. Look at how many Billions and Billions of pounds Scotland is being subsidised by, and this proves we are better being in the Union.

Well for those Scottish British Nationalist supporters, parties and journalists I have only two things to say to you all.
As Scots you are an utter disgrace to our country. You are either propagating downright lies for your own petty benefits on the back of something you know to be utterly untrue.
Or you actually really believe all this guff and believe that we truly are a beggar Nation depending on the handouts and largesse of our very generous neighbours. In which case you are no better than the junky who begs people in the street for a pound for their fix and are an utter disgrace with no honour pride or decency left.
Or you are a bigoted racist Tory who actually is a Nationalist of the very worst Kind.

Take a good look at yourselves, for whichever you are, you are a disgrace to all of us Scots.

 

 

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My Fight

klanalba

WARNING…… What Follows is extremely long and massively contentious

“By far the greatest bulk of the political ‘education,’ which in this case one may rightly define with the word ” propaganda,’ is the work of the press. It is the press above
all else that carries out this ‘work of enlightenment,’ thus forming a sort of school for adults. This instruction, however, does not rest in the hand of the State, but partly in
the claws of very inferior forces.

As a very young man I had the very best opportunity of becoming really acquainted with the owners and spiritual producers of this machine for educating the masses.

At the beginning I was astonished how short a time it took this most evil of all the great powers in the State to create a certain opinion, even if this involved complete falsification of the wishes or opinions in the minds of the public. In the course of a
few days a ridiculous trifle was turned into an affair of State, whereas, at the same time, problems of vital  importance were dropped into general oblivion, or rather were stolen from the minds and the memory of the masses.So they succeeded, in the course of a few weeks, in  conjuring up some names out of nothing and attaching incredible hopes to them on the part of the great public, in even giving them a popularity which the really important man may never attain during his whole lifetime; names which.in addition, nobody had even heard of only a month before, whereas at the same time old and trustworthy representatives of public or political life, though in the bloom of health, simply died in the minds of their contemporaries, or they were showered with such wretched abuses that soon their names were in danger of becoming the symbol of villainy and rascality.

It is necessary to study this infamous  method with which they simultaneously and from all directions, as at a given magic word, pour bucketfuls of the basest calumnies and defamation over the clean garb of honest people, in order to appreciate the entire danger of these rascals of the press.

Then, too, there is hardly anything which does not suit the purposes of such an intellectual robber baron in order to reach his end.Then he spys into the most secret family affairs and does not rest till his truffle-searching instinct finds some trifling event destined to bring about the unfortunate victim’s fall. But even if the most thorough nosing about does not stir up anything at all in his victim’s public or private life, then such a fellow will turn to calumny with the firm conviction that not only something of it will stick to his victim, despite thousandfold refutation, but that, in consequence of the hundredfold repetition of the calumnies by all his accomplices, the victim is in most cases looking only at the resulting product together with its activity, it should suffice that the objective lunacy of this institution would dawn on even the most closed mind. ”

Well……Do you recognise any of the above?
Day after Day after Day…. A constant drip drip drip drip of demonisation of the SNP, the Scottish Government and particularly its leaders by our press and media…in particular the BBC radio and tv news and political forums. The denouncement of YES supporters as Cybernats and the depiction of Scottish Nationalists as Nazis.
They and Unionist politicians called the SNP dictators, comparing Alex Salmond to Hitler, PolPot, and many other nasty figures. They are now doing the same to Nicola Sturgeon, and I hear people in the street parroting them. Yet never ever do they refer to Theresa May or any in Westminster in such a fashion.

“Everybody speaks only before the audience that is able to hear him, or that receives a description of what has been said through the reports of the press.But the greatest direct audience is not represented by the hall of parliament, but by the great public meeting.For there, there will be thousands of people who have only come to hear what the speaker has to say, whereas in the session hall of the House of Parliament there are only a few hundred, whose chief reason for coming is only to receive their remuneration and not to let themselves be enlightened by the wisdom of the one or the other of the ‘ people’s representative.’

But above all :

It is always the same public which will never add to its knowledge, not only because it lacks the brains for this, but also the necessary, though modest, will power.
Never will one of these MPs willingly do better in truth the honour of entering its service.No, not one of them will do that, except he hopes to save or to regain his mandate for a further session.
For as soon as it is in the air that the existing party will not do very well in a coming election, only then will these ornaments of manliness set out to see how they can gain the other, probably winning party or direction, whereby this change of position takes place under a cloudburst of moral motivations.
Therefore, whenever an existing party seems to be out of the people’s favour to the extent that an annihilating defeat is threatened, a great migration begins: the parliamentary rats leave the party ship. This has nothing to do with greater knowledge or will power, but with that clairvoyant ability which warns such a parliamentary bedbug just in time, so that it can let itself drop on another warm party bed.

To speak before such a  forum means really to cast pearls before certain well-known animals. This is really not worth while. The result cannot be other than naught.

This, then, was actually the case.

The MPs could talk on till their throats were hoarse; the effect was naught.

The press, however, passed over it in silence or mutilated the speeches in a way that every connection, even often their meaning, was lost or distorted, so that public opinion
was given only a very poor picture of the intentions of the new movement. It was of no importance whatsoever what the individual gentlemen now said; the importance rested
in what one read of them. But this was only an abstract of their speeches, which, in its tattered condition, was nothing but nonsense and so it was intended. But the only forum
before which they actually spoke consisted of barely five hundred parliamentarians, and that says enough.

But the worst was the following:

The  movement could hope for success only if it realized from the very first day that the question involved was not that of a new party but that of a new view of life. The latter alone was able to summon the internal strength to fight out this gigantic struggle. But for this only the best and the most courageous characters are suited to act as leaders.

If the fight for a new view of life is not led by heroes willing to sacrifice themselves, then no more will death-defying fighters be found. He who in such a case fights for his own existence cannot have much consideration left for the community.But in order to preserve this assumption, it is necessary for everybody to know that the new movement has nothing to offer to the present except the honour and the fame of posterity. The more easily-to-be-won positions such a movement has to offer, the greater will be the onrush of inferior stuff, till finally these political jobbers overcrowd a successful political party in such numbers that the honest fighter of an earlier time no longer recognizes the old movement, so that the newcomers themselves decidedly reject him as an unwelcome ‘ intruder

With this the ‘ mission ‘ of such a movement is finished.

From the moment the  movement sold itself to parliament, it gained ‘parliamentarians’ instead of leaders and fighters.

Thus it deteriorated to the level of ordinary political parties of the day and lost the force to oppose a catastrophic destiny with the defiance of martyrdom. Instead. of fighting, it now learned to ‘speak’ and to ‘negotiate.’ The new parliamentarian considered it, within a short time, a nicer duty, because it involved less risk, to fight for the new view of life with the ‘ intellectual ‘ weapons of parliamentary eloquence than to throw himself into a fight, and possibly risking his own life, whose end was uncertain and in any case did not promise any gain.

But as now the party was in parliament, the followers outside began to hope and to wait for miracles, which, of course, never happened and never could happen. Therefore, they
became impatient within a short time; for also what one heard of one’s own MPs in no way corresponded with the expectations of the voters. This was only too natural, as the hostile press took heed not to report a true-to-life picture of the representative to the people.

But the more the new MPs began to find palatable the rather mild form of  fight in parliament and the diet, the less were they ready to return to the more dangerous work of enlightening the nation’s great masses.

Therefore, the mass meeting, being direct and personal, and which was the only way of exercising a really effective influence and which, therefore, alone could enable the winning of great parts of the nation, was pushed more and more into the background.

Once the table of the meeting hall was exchanged for the platform of parliament, so that from this exalted forum speeches could be poured into the heads of the so-called
‘elected representatives’ instead of into the people, the movement ceased to be a people’s movement and gradually sank into a club for academic discussion, to be taken more or less seriously.

Now also the bad impression that the press had rendered was in no way repaired by the personal assembly activity of the various gentlemen, so that finally the word of the leader had a very bad sound in the ears of the great public.

For let it be said to all knights of the pen and to all the political dandies, especially of today : the greatest changes in this world have never yet been brought about by a goose-
quill!

No, the pen has always been reserved to motivate these changes theoretically.

But the power which set the greatest historical avalanches of political and religious nature sliding was, from the beginning of time, the magic force of the spoken word alone.

The great masses of a nation will always and only succumb to the force of the spoken word. But all great movements are movements of the people, are volcanic eruptions
of human passions and spiritual sensations, stirred either by the cruel Goddess of Misery or by the torch of the word thrown into the masses, and are not the lemonade-like outpourings of aestheticizing literati and drawing-room heroes.

Only a storm of burning passion can turn people’s destinies, but only he who harbours passion in himself can arouse passion.

Passion alone will give to him, who is chosen by her, the words that, like beats of a hammer, are able to open the doors to the heart of a people.

He to whom passion is denied and whose mouth remains closed is not chosen by Heaven as the prophet of its will.

Therefore, may every writer remain by his inkwell in order to work ‘theoretically’ if his brains and ability are sufficient for this ; such writers are neither born nor chosen
to become leaders.

Every movement with great aims has anxiously to watch that it may not lose connection with the great masses.

It has to examine every question primarily from this point of view and to make decisions in this direction.

Further, it has to avoid everything that could diminish or even weaken its ability to influence the masses; perhaps not for ‘demagogic* reasons, no, but because of the simple
realization that without the enormous power of the masses of a people no great idea, no matter how sublime and lofty it may appear, is realizable.

Hard reality alone conditions the way that leads to every goal; shunning disagreeable ways means, in this world, only too often to renounce the goal; one may wish
this or not.

As soon as the  movement, because of its parliamentary position, began to place the weight of its activity upon parliament instead of upon the people, it lost
its future and won cheap successes of the moment.

It chose the easier fight, and therewith it was no longer worthy of the ultimate victory.

Already  I had thought most thoroughly about just this question, and in its non-recognition I saw one of the causes for the decline of the movement whose mission.in my eyes, was to take the leadership  into its hands.

The first two mistakes which made the movement fail were related to each other. The lack of  knowledge of the internal driving forces of great changes led to an insufficient evaluation of the importance of the great masses of the people ; from this resulted the scanty interest in the social question, the deficient and insufficient courting of the soul of the nation’s lower classes, but also the attitude towards parliament that favoured this condition.

If one had recognized the tremendous power which at all times is due to the masses as the bearer of revolutionary resistance, one would certainly have applied a different
policy as regards social and propagandistic directions. Then the center of weight of this movement would not have been removed to the parliament, but stressed in the workshops and streets.

All of the above could well describe how such an uninspiring figure as Corbyn could win the Labour leadership, and even manage to create such a fuss at the General election that even some YES supporters who are Left leaning voted for him in Scotland in the face of such an abject campaign that Theresa May ran….. they entirely overlooked in all the furore that such a vote would be taken as voting against Independence in Scotland, and that Corbyn was not who they were voting for in their constituencies.

It wasn’t that Corbyn was at all impressive… but the weight of the Momentum Movement in England and he being seen addressing them created that impression.
I am sure it didn’t take long for them to be very disappointed when Corbyn immediately whipped his MPs into voting with the Tories not to oppose Brexit, and also to agree with the Tories about coming out of the Single market and prevent free movement of these despicable foreigners coming into the country.
The Momentum Movement made him, it can also take him down.

Likewise the above section explains how the likes of Farage and Trump could prevail in manufacturing consent out of the politically uneducated masses discontent. Farage by being given unheard of platforms in the press and by the BBC from a non existent electoral base, and Trump by bypassing the mainstream media entirely and speaking directly to the impoverished and angry electorate.

I mentioned earlier how Civic Scottish Nationalists are maligned as Nazis
So here is the really contentious bit……  As someone who is utterly opposed to that type of Nationalism which has been more and more embraced by the Tories stealing the rhetoric of Farage and his mob in taking forward and considerably enhancing and expanding on the policies of the the quasi Tory Blairs New Labour in attacking the poorest, the disabled, the homeless and now the elderly far more than Thatcher could have dared dream of. In ramping up the rhetoric against those whose background and colour or accent is not English to the extent that ordinary citizens are scared to venture out in some parts of England in case they are verbally or physically abused or get disfigured with acid. In aligning with the DUP and ramping up sectarianism by supporting the Orange Order in Scotland, and speaking the languange of “Taking Back Control” with an intent to do away with Human Rights whilst using the excuse of Terror attacks to further diminish our civil liberties and aligning themselves with an utter unhinged bampot across the Atlantic…. And last but certainly not least…For the more rabid right wing media..replace Jews with Muslims!
Unionism is just British Nationalism by a different name.
It is nasty and it is horrible.

Well..do you know who I have been extensively quoting yet?

It was Adolf Hitler in Mein Kampf… ( The title of this article “MY Fight” is the translation of Mein Kampf)
written while he was in prison… he learned the tricks from the media of his day, and his party developed on all of it…. particularly on the use of propaganda and the importance of Mass movements…

Let what you have been witnessing over the past couple of years be a WARNING
Open YOUR EYES.

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Also Ironically there is a warning of a different sort to the SNP in all this.
If they distance themselves politically from the YES movement and keep playing safely safely and just timidly making little gains and concessions here and there and get too cosy with their nice political debates in parliament and the nice perks they too will lose their support from a disillusioned Independence support….and that just will not do.

The very last thing Scotland needs is to be hog tied to this dysfunctional Union which is going straight into an Isolationist Brexit hell on a handcart.
We have to be passionate and we need to make our voices heard…. Scotland does not deserve or want any part of what is happening… For all our sakes… We need to get out..and get out NOW!

Note: I changed the word Delegates to MPs….. and omitted references to Austria and Germany……but otherwise the extensive quotes were word for word from Mein Kampf

 

 

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NOW IS THE TIME AND NOW IS THE HOUR

Well? What are you waiting for? Some magical independence fairy to come along and wave a magic wand, or the Ghosts of Bruce and Wallace and Calgacus to appear among us and drive us on? It is not going to happen.
Nor is it going to happen if we sit on our bahookies and moan at each other or sit behind our laptops and ipads and prattle away endlessly in multiple on line groups with many of the same people saying the same things to each other while those who are the undecided are left not spoken to or listened to out of our cosy little loops.
Nor is it going to happen if we leave it to the chattering classes in the media and on self opinionated online magazines or the couple of Indy friendly newspapers we do have direct our thoughts.
Nor is it going to happen if we had a couple of mass marches in the Cities waving flags and then standing about listening to some of the chosen few making speeches.
Nor is it going to happen If we leave it to the political strategists, politicians and political parties.
None of these things will gain us independence.
Only YOU and I can manage to do that! How do we do it? By bloody well making it happen!
If YOU really really really want Scotland to be Independent, It will not happen by merely wishing for it. It has to be grasped. It has to be taken. It is not going to be handed to us on a plate, far from it.
Now I am not talking about rising up and declaring UDI…. that is the route of desperados and can only lead to civil unrest, particularly given that we still have half the country to absolutely convince.
What I am talking about is making it Our business, Your Business, to work at it every day.
Talk about it…In your work, to your neighbours, where you socialise.
Get the YES Grassroots Movement going again… Arrange meetings, have events, have stalls, have ceilidhs, do what will make YOUR community sit up and take notice and want to be part of it all.
Get the YES Groups up and down the country to talk to each other and learn from each other.
The Official politically filled YES campaign packed up as soon as the last referendum finished, they had other things to do.
What should not have been allowed to happen was for the grass roots YES campaign to wither and lose interest. Just because we narrowly lost once, should not have meant we then said oh well that was that, and slunk off ourselves. Take the lesson of Bruce and the Spider…. If at first you don’t succeed…. don’t run off greetin.. try, try, try, try, try, try and try again until you do succeed!

For too long we have sat back and let the SNP do everything, we have rested it all on their shoulders and we have not ALL done our bit. If we had been doing so, the SNP would not have lost 21 seats at the last General Election. And yes I do know they never exactly helped themselves by not recognising and acting on what the Unionists were doing. That mob played on the basest of instincts without any policies whatsoever, and that was because they had not been fighting a General election up here, they had been re running the anti independence campaign. They were making the emotional irrational  campaign and working together like Better Together to maximise their collective results.
They never officially stopped like the official YES campaign, they kept on going from the day after the referendum and never stopped going on about Independence and blaming that on the SNP. The whole idea was to sicken ordinary people of hearing about it…..and it worked.
I know of at least 3 people in close proximity who voted YES and now hate Nicola Sturgeons guts…… They are all older and don’t use the internet, so they get their news from ……..The BBC and the papers.
We should have all of us been combating that.

If we found it hard going before….you had better believe it will be harder now, despite Brexit. If we want this…. WE HAVE GOT TO MAKE IT HAPPEN…… and YES I MEAN YOU too!

In the words of Calgacus when faced with the largest Empire the World had ever seen in the Grampian Mountains.

“Making concessions and being moderate isn’t going to save us from their tyranny. They rape the whole world. When they’ve finished devastating the land they turn their attentions to the sea. If their enemies have wealth they want it; if they’re poor, it makes no difference, they still hunger for power. Nowhere, east or west, is enough for them – they’re the only ones who lust after everything alike, rich or poor. Abduction, massacre, plunder they misname ‘law and order’. Where they make a desert they call it ‘peace’.

Our children and families, the people we love above all others, they’ve conscripted and carried away to serve overseas. Our wives and sisters, though they’ve escaped the enemy’s clutches, are tainted by their claims of friendship and hospitality. Our possessions and wealth are eroded by forced taxes, our fields and crops compelled to yield contributions. Under threat of blow and insults we’re put to work clearing woods and ditches. Most slaves are bought just once, and then maintained by their masters, but every day we pay for our own slavery, every day we feed it.”

Calgacus lost that battle… and he lost it badly, with thousands being slaughtered.

But they never gave up…. they may have lost that major battle but they regrouped, changed their tactics, and harried and hassled and drove the Empire back until they had to build 2 Walls to keep the proud natives of ALBA at bay, and then finally they left these shores forever.

It took the Caledonians 400 years before they were rid of the Romans and free for a while at least to be at peace.

We have only been in this Union for just over 300 years…… Is it not something we finally brought it to an end?
We cannot rely only on the politicians, and we cannot rely on self interest groups as we have only seen too clearly recently. We can only rely upon ourselves, and only ourselves can make Independence happen.

If you want to be Free….Be Free

GO OUT AND GET IT and stop feeling sorry for yourselves and being passive observers to a train crash and do nothing but stand around looking on…. Get Involved and Get Going!

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In Conversation with Shuggie McHumblebottom (PROUD SCOT)

Today I have been in conversation with Shuggie McHumblebottom the editor and lead writer of the “Scotland Is Shite” online publication.

I asked him first off what inspired him to write so copiously as he does?

Shuggie: Well first off I am a Proud Scot and I really want Scotland to do well in this increasingly uncertain world and it concerns me greatly how many divisive people are among us demanding a second Independence referendum. We really cannot have these Separatists dividing us from our heritage. Every true Proud Scot should be proud to be British. It is absolutely unthinkable that they should want to remove the Britishness from us, how could we possibly survive without the Fleg and the Queen and the BBC news? Outrageous I tell you! If you are a real Proud Scot you have to be British, otherwise we have nothing to be proud of because Scotland is shite, and it is my duty and responsibility to remind them all daily how woefully shite Scotland is.
On Mondays…It is education…. Scotlands education is increasingly shite
On Tuesdays…It is health…. More people are dying every day..it cannot go on
On Wednesdays..It is transport…. you cannot get a decent Uber Taxi in Auchentoshan ..disgraceful
On Thursdays…It is Brexit….We must remain In, Out,In, Out, and shake our booties all about and do the hokey cokey…these Scots want to remain In..and that is awful! Foreigners out!!!
On Fridays..it is the economy… Have you any idea how awful Scotlands economic performance is? In the last reporting quarter we reported that Scotlands economy was failing so badly that it was going into recession, and guess what… It was only the British economy and our shared working that prevented another catastrophe.
The British Economy is crawling forward into growth…It grew by 0.5% fantastic news….but the Scots economy….oh dear…just awful… it grew by 0.8% while England was a credible 0.2% ..We just cannot continue these Scots preventing us winning the race to the bottom….It is just not British.
On Saturdays and Sundays… I spend all my time sending out new stories for press releases from Labour and the Conservatives to pass onto the press, to pass onto the BBC …..I tell you my work is never done.

I see Shuggie that you are an Incredibly busy man with an astounding work ethic. Now can I ask you to compare and contrast how you think Scotland compares to the rUK in these matters you have highlighted?

Shuggie: Certainly I would be delighted to.
On Education for instance do you know that this dreadful Scots government refuses to charge appropriately for students taking Higher education and University courses? That is inexcusable, it merely allows those from the peasant class to learn, and that we cannot be having! It threatens the correct order of things, only those who can afford to pay should be accepted. We cannot have riffraff getting above their station and asking akward questions, that would never do. The only fit place for them is smoking weed and being benefit cheats.
The British government have it spot on….. fees of £9000 and more per year means that my boss Mr Fattercat is spending less of his non earned earnings and the pittance he has not been able to avoid on tax in paying for the drongos educational upkeeep.
Can you imagine what anarchy would ensue if the Nats had a Separatist State? The unwashed in the rUK would be rioting at what Westminster does! No No No…. Keep the thick Scots dumb and compliant we say.

On Health, Scotlands health record is wonderfully woeful it really is, we are incredibly proud of our achievements in maintaining the Class divide here.
Do you know that because of our efforts we have succeeded spectacularly well in this area. It was not done without a well coordinated (strictly unofficial) joint operation by the Labour and Tory parties over a considerable amount of years.  But we have succeeded way beyond anyones expectations. Scotlands Health in the correct places is truly wonderfully awful.
Do you know that Scotland has 5 areas in the worst areas for health in whole of the UK, with average male life expectancy in Glasgow Calton as low as 54 years, It saves an absolute fortune in pension payouts I can tell you. These for decades were Labour areas, and it is somewhat worrying to see these figures on life expectancy begin to rise.

Of course Thatchers Government set the gold standard for destroying these pesky traditional Industries which resulted in generations happily never having to do any work and encouraged them to smoke more and drink much more Buckie and have a nice Spliff to keep them happy. And the wonderful Blair New Labour carried on this important work too. Unfortunately this all meant a rise in the welfare bill which is not acceptable and measures put in place by the Conservatives have sought to rectify it by reducing all and removing previous benefits, and kill a few of these undeserving poor off.

Recent figures have shown this is now working well where Scotland’s “appalling” record on child health has been exposed in a major study as among the poorest in western Europe. Marvellous absolutely marvellous, terrific Scotland is shite. Do you know The State of Child Health – Scotland report found more than 210,000 children live in poverty, 28 per cent are overweight or obese, and around 400 die each year in Scotland – with a significant number of deaths potentially avoidable. Very encouraging indeed….See what being British can help you achieve.

Worryingly while NHS England is being sold off piecemeal to deserving benefactors the devolved NHS Scotland is getting better all the time and considered the best in the UK….this will never do… we shall have to reduce their block grant even further.

Thank you very much for your patience….. Part 2 of my chat with Shuggie will be available in the next couple of days.

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I Defend My Right To Be Offended

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?

REAL ISSUES

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.

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