Healing the Cracks.
The recent referendum has been blamed for creating a schism in the Scottish psyche. This current piece of southern british banter is proving to be more of a propaganda release for the bitter together band of deluded brothers that form the first ranks from the westminster tactical stance to crush a mythical Scottish rebellion. This is another media blame tool that is being bandied about to muddy the waters till the next rigged elections in 2020 and this 20/20 vision is in need of an optician. It lacks the insight into the political awakening that is currently reforming the Scottish sense of identity as Scotland goes through a reformation of political perceptions.
The original split in the Scottish psyche was started by the highlanders and the ‘lowlanders’, this was the main target of the British invaders and was further compounded by Longchamps as he drove to divide and conquer this nation. The Belted Earls that were banished and moved to Scotland and used their heraldry to create the clan crests in their new lands (the little infiltrators), they are the wolf among the sheep and the Fenrir cubs began the laws of attrition that lead to the clearances. The Highlander lowlanders divide was further exploited by Longchamps and the banished cubs to drive a deeper wedge in the Scottish psyche. The so called english lands that were payment for some of the clans were just a reinstatement of family piles from the original banished earls. The second big fracture to further crack the rock of ages had to wait till the miners strike where family was turned against family and friend against friend on the picket lines of the modern day hold outs and the scabs that sold out, and still the mines have disappeared and the divide is still there. The third and final blow was the fracture caused by the modern day freedom fighters as they tried to hold on to their own country, while the bitter together sell outs were back in force in George Square. The final headcount that the election produced a massive SNP majority as the old hard line division is losing members with the passing of time. 2016 should still see a massive SNP support to keep Nicola in place till the 2020 foresight.
The original split showed by the highlanders and the lowlanders clearly created two camps north of the border. The Highlander holdouts who dug their heels in while the lowlanders sellouts turned their back and took the bribes or crumbled to the acts of attrition from the southern invaders. As the divide deepened the injury of invasion caused the depth of distrust in the Highlander’s hearts for their own sellouts and their masters. The hard line highlanders and their hold out policy was further tested as their younger generations were being driven out of hearth and home in the clearances. While the sellouts were conscripted into the so called union. The war of attrition began in earnest then. This tactics are still being employed today by the modern day oppressor as they make it impossible for the holdouts as they never call us. The so called unionist partners just cant seem to change their spots.
The general blame mechanism that has been leveled at the modern day 45% rebellion from the westminster propaganda machine is further hampered and possibly falling on deaf ears as the floundering red herrings the old labour party have all but disappeared in the phoenix fire of the revivalist Scottish pride rising up from the ashes of the last general election landslide by the 56 new SNP workers. Now that this nation is used to the tactics of fear and intimidation that was used against them by the southern land grabbing british invaders and dictators. Their bitter together campaign has proven since the election that they will never ever keep their word and that we are not partners in a union but a commodity for their own uses.
This nations 1.6 million modern day rebels and last vestiges of the children’s children from the original holdouts are now off their knees and marching to a modern day tune of independence and are finally about to say that enough is finally enough. Next year should see a further advance in the cause as the swollen ranks of the SNP the guard dog at the Westminster door settles into the dog house that is the seat of non-representatives and keeps nipping at the heels of the indifferent masters to the whole nation they are supposed to be governing. They do confuse responsibility with the stupid notion of ownership, not what a union of equals would suggest but there you have it. So lets hope that Nicola can still be there to spearhead the second campaign for the weary hearts and minds of an asset stripped nation as it gets from its collective knees to its feet as it begins the march to freedom.
So in 2020 lets hope that we have 20/20 foresight that is the insight of perception from 20/14 hindsight. And gives this nation a clearer vision of a better future for all of us.
The Scottish psyche is struggling towards a national identity and is facing a crisis in its diversity. The quote ‘The trouble with Scotland is its full of Scots’ from the character Edward Long-shanks in the Braveheart film sums up the war of attrition that has been waged on the Scottish since then. The Scottish nation has never been a united nation at any time, the clans were easily bribed and turned against one another by the prolonged tactics of the invading English. What he never said but may have understood was the good thing for England about the Scots, is they are a nation of individuals, with a clan mentality and no national collective, they cannot agree or get on with one another and so are ripe for the old tactics of divide and conquer.
The British psyche is made up from the influx of the particular minded Irish being misunderstood as intolerant with their rebellious natures, when coupled with the Scottish quotient of the independently minded bread of the clans being misunderstood as indifference. Then the investing Welsh from the land of the investiture with their nationalistic language mindset. The final element in the mix is the invasive and interfering ways of the English attitude to their self-proclaimed right to lead and direct. This was a formative mix in what lead up to the formulation of the British Empire and history can attest to how far that spread on the world map, either a deadly or effective collaboration depending on which side of the empire fence you find your feet on.
The Empire and all of its dealings can be best understood from the national emblem the lion, for as a nation all of their negotiations, invasions and dealings Britain has always demanded the lion’s share of control and access. This is in hindsight more than a little uncomfortable to hear said in such a cold and analytical form as this post is doing. But for the times and taking into account the nature of acquisitions and procurement. Success was measured in hard cold cash, goods or land. So the empire was a very successful and capable tool for this nation. As the old saying goes ‘Buyer beware’ must have been the order of the day. The heritage of the old Eton fields of England’s sense of fair play and good sportsmanship had no place on the field of conflict as the pompous bulldog would have said and so the tactics of war were and still are used (Gazza, Georgia), invade, settle and expunge the locals or hound them out. Seize lands possessions and wealth take over infrastructures and transfer ownership. Nothing new there then, very Germanic even in these so-called modern and enlightened times we are supposed to be living in.
The Scottish referendum brought to light a great deal of weaknesses in the Scottish psyche and laid bare a few exploitable regions that the Westminster machine used with great advantage against the home team on the home turf.
The rise in membership of the SNP, the greens and the old favourite shows the diversity of the independently minded Scot and how this diversity will dilute the effective power of an emerging nation. For with the nation being so split by party and preferences no formative leading party will be an outright winner in any other election. This is good in one way no power will have total sway over the electorate, a landslide in any election means total power for the elected party and as we have seen how that corrupted the Westminster machine when any party has more than one term of office, they cannot help playing god with people’s lives . The best thing in the mix at the moment is the fact that so many nationals want to actively do something about the Westminster machine, the drive to rid this land of the sell-out labour, Tories and the UKIP as well as the liberals is the collective voice of the nation. Traditionally when our fathers generation used to vote the other party in after one term said that they understood corruption much better than this generation or indeed the last four generations have. No matter how widespread the memberships are over various parties, the nation should vote for the National party to sever the Westminster ties as a first course of action and we are well on our way to doing than now. Join any party you wish but on the next general election vote for Scotland and not for Westminster. One unified voice will show that this nation that as the old saying goes ‘two Scots canny agree on the colour of sh@t’ is who we were in our parents and even grandparents days. But not now in the light of the referendum fixing by Westminster.
The fact that all of human nature is flawed is inescapable in the glare of the modern media machines reporting, everything from the off the page players, religious bodies, behind the scenes mandarins and global conglomerates has shown that a disengaged political public are their own worst enemy. The sheer lack of strategy in the electorate approach to managing politics, when balanced against the subliminal messages of the day that say ‘you are too busy to trifle with the mundane’, ‘the world is too big and too complex for you on your own, so stay out of what you don’t understand’, to the media hype that ‘having’ instead of being is all of life and you need to stay on the treadmill and just keep your head down, with the ever-changing landscape of the markets, banking, teaching and schools, policing and the judiciary as well as prisons and dealing with offenders to managing migrants and asylum seekers shows very clearly that we are still in our political infancy. Investing and breaking even are the new order of the day and most people are convinced by the hype and have disengaged from the political process instead of engaging with it and making the changes in it to reform it before the corporate mafia takes over from the existing puppet governments of the worlds nations.
One rebel (Russell Brand) is saying use the party of none of the above as a collective will be effective when that will only bring about an emergency set of measures till a viable vote is returned, the electorate are staying away in droves. Yet in contrast to this the SNP has seeing a marked increase in their membership from a youthful zeal with loads of energy and a sense of destiny in their thinking. Are engaged and with a will to reform the party from a Westminster clone to a national staple for their children and theirs. There is now enough new blood in the mix to make the changes necessary. So that all the other parties will have swollen ranks and bearing in mind that absolute power corrupts absolutely. No membership will effectively hold the balance of power in the nation. So when the next election in 2015 comes around, as long as we have an off the political platform a consensus of the electorate accounted for we will all know how to vote regionally and nationally. This is effective and is a form of legal rigging if the country agrees to it, better than the Westminster machines type and a whole lot more palatable going down.
Constitutional Scotland will be an online Social Media group for the nation a virtual presence for the nations electorate, this is as yet going to start with the Facebook page and then the site will have to be bought then constructed, this will be a formative step for people signing up and stating their political choice in the nation and the region. So the finding will only be shown to members, these will be in the form of each area and nationally. So after a vote if the figures don’t match up then crying foul will be easier to prove. This form of online presence will also highlight the regional and national population figures against the members in each area and nationally to more easily show up the holes in the figures. The non members in each area will not be known but the members in each area can then form alliances and drive the localised campaigns and coordinate regionally and nationally. The unknown members will show what the ratio of dissenters and British voters as one grouping but the numbers will be a realistic take on the last vestiges of the naturalised Scot in his/her own homeland.
The other affiliated pages and groups for the core active members to keep track and organise are. Clan Scotland a general FB page for information and events details and then the FB group that is for the active members researchers and affiliated parties to keep up to speed about events and policies. Clan Alba and Clan 45 are going to be developed in the same format.
Clan Scotland FR page is intended for the whole of the residents and indigenous people of Scotland to use as a platform.
Clan Alba FB page is intended for use for the outlying districts that are not as well populated or have just hereditary roots and have a leaning towards a more traditional view of Scotland and its image.
Clan 45 FB page is intended for the use of the new age Scot or Celt from the ranks of the 45 rebellion this has a potential membership of 1.6 million people, so a single Facebook page will have a heavy feed.
This FB first start is to get the ball rolling. Constitutional Scotland will have the type of communities that can then be managed internally on a dedicated site with notifications, groups, events and no tracking or adverts gumming up the works. This is no one man task and so a call is going to be sent out for those that have the skills, the knowhow and the time effort and energy to get this all in place before the next general election, this site will be in effect a national census of the nations populace, even the abstainers will count by non membership. This will be the clearest view any nation has ever had of its own national makeup and profile.
No war was ever won by winning the first battle, most wars are long drawn out affairs that eat up lives and resources. So a full physical fight is not what is called for. Uniting a nation of individuals is a hard task but it is not one that will produce any casualties of war.
Are we ready to deal with human rights and to make a constitution with ourselves and then with a consensus rise and take our place among the nations of the world. Well Caledonia are you ready to unite as a nation and stand man woman and child to formulate your own form of governance. To tie our elected government to a peoples charter, to swear them in in service to the nations electorate? to safeguard the populace, the economy and the lands. The ball is at your foot and the tools to accomplish this are within reach.