Perception with Insight
With a final SNP vote count of 1,454,436. The political Tsunami which sprung out of the Independence Referendum, turned the tide of sneaky Westminster back door actions and interfering ways. The hard clout on the snout that they got was even more annoying when the newbies ignored the Commons traditional seating stances (er if you see what I mean). The facts are quite astonishing the result is unprecedented in any political system in the world today. 50 new seats, the old vanguard defeated and almost routed off the Scottish political map. The Labour Conservative and Liberal annihilation in Scotland has left this nation more aware of what can be achieved with a willingness to apply yourself to the given task, can produce landslide changes in the political landscape. The new Scottish political voice cannot be silenced while the non voters are too few in numbers and too widely spread to be effective or to make a significant impact in voting results. This should have been obvious to any anonymous brand of political activity. The other parties have been blooded and the fifty new scalps are now hanging from the SNP banners.
The post mortem of the ‘Tsunami’ will be ongoing and protracted. The achievements of the first minister are outstanding. She came out of the shadow of a formidable politician Alexander Salmond, under who’s wing she served a seven year apprenticeship, has shown that she has indeed learned from the master. This woman never halted from the IndyRef and hit the campaign trail ground running to spear head the assault on the Westminster Elite and provided her with another string to her bow in her arsenal of political tools for the coming struggle to effect changes in the governance of the people of Scotland.
The fact that Nicola Sturgeon is now an iconic figure for women’s causes in the country cannot go by without a mention either, as the amount of women voters must surely have had some impact on the final vote. While the own goals scored by the opposition cannot be ignored either. This plus the real idea that a great number of Scottish voters used the vote to get a head count of the Scottish army of voter willing to add their weight to the political system and helped swing the final vote cannot be ignored either. Now the task is set to wrestle as much power back to the country from the Westminster base is just about to begin in earnest.
The Indyref had a great swell in the political interest of the nation in just the last hundred days, the No vote result galvanised so many just a bit too late in the day to swing it to a Yes result. This had the effect of leaving Scotland wondering just how many of us think that we can govern ourselves and still work in a new fiscal partnership with the British coalition, sovereignty and home rule are now in the thinking and considerations of the new Scottish youth voters and some of the old vanguard are now coming on board as they realise what a difference this will make to the living standards of everyone that lives within the Scotland borders.
The swell in the Indyref numbers at the tail end caught the Westminster leaders by surprise and left them without enough time to take positive action, against the fated if not now inevitable turning of the political tide in Scotland. The campaign trail was littered with half cocked actions by the likes of Jim Murphy and even Gordon Brown was shown what the real people of Scotland really thought about them, Douglas Alexander and a few more notables were handed their P45’s at the poles and sent packing to think again.
This when coupled with the Labour tactics and Conservative lording It over the four nations of Britain. Saw the electorate in Scotland backed into a corner by austerity terror threats to the weakest and poorest in the land, as they appear to intend to want to keep filling the coffers of their corporate masters. The labour were in part also ousted by the English voters that had enough of the Labour lottery winning tactics of spend, spend, spend. While the UKIP and the Liberals took a tanking on the gory battle field of British politics voting system.
So a hefty congratulations to the Nicola and the SNP hard working newbies and volunteers that with their effort made this happen for this decisive win in a game that we traditionally have never ever won in.Hope over fear has shown what can be achieved.
From the 45%ers to the 56%ers of 1,454,436 votes and still rising Saor Alba. The tide is turned and the Scottish waters are next.
Stockpiles and Excesses
It would seem from the ”www.jungle.drums” that there is a shortage of chocolate in the world today and that by 2020 the shortfall will see consumption exceeding production by a third. Africa is a wealthy nation with rich resources and yet the bulk of the money from them is not going to the nation that owns them. Diamonds, gold etc. Now if there is any native savvy left in the African, why ship out coco beans and let someone else cash in on the surge in prices that chocolate are about to provide in just five years time. Why with milk and sugar so close to home and with diamonds to fund it, why not make the holy delicacy there and then ship the finished goods no double levy for the raw ingredients and then the product.
Just part of my job search observations for emerging markets like the home-grown Yes market in my own homeland, the market it seems has lost a hero found a new first lady, and swollen its ranks from 45% to a resounding 52% and all in the space of a month and a half. The hope over fear campaign has taken strength from the fear mongering TTIP, and Fracking lies that are being used to shake the unsure from their home berths and to try to make them pack up and run, these media based scare stories carry no weight. The ground base has developed a new Scot2Scot website and FB sites, for all the constituency groups in each electoral region, like to see a graphic display when you log in showing the membership percentages overall in Scotland by membership and then by region. The fight for the labour seats has been dealt with, while no real contender has come out of the labour camps. So the growth market is a base of 1.6 million to over 2 million in just about six weeks, unprecedented in any political state let alone country except for Catalonia, who managed a massive 81% of the voting populace. Scotland still has a bit to go and may only achieve sixty to seventy percent, as a migrant workforce that sees itself as British is hard at work in the defence industry that England has established off its own soil I might add, and is looking at taking in nuclear waste for us to deal with as a dump site, Scotland is no longer an annex more like a spare bedroom policy in action.
The paedophile problems in the government are being rehashed as if they are a new thing, that any government that has voting sessions and has a count of the aye’s and the no’s and that uses a whip system to bully the staunch causes or even the dissenters in their own ranks, has had to accept that to gain majorities, you have to work with what you have, if there are any skeletons in the cupboard they will be known and the pressure will be applied to get policies through that are backed by the state. Trying to fight and change a corrupt system is a waste of time and the old ploy ‘we have papers you can fill in and if you petition such and such’ we can see what we can do about it, are all a system has ever used to keep the unhappy occupied. Never fight the old system just build the new one and replace it completely.
The fact that every state has manipulated the right type of skills into its employ if they can keep a massive amount of leverage over someone’s head they can be coerced into, spying, assassinations, fear of exposure is the second most powerful manipulation tool to use to get someone to go against their own will, to put their lives at risk to save their reputations, Russia used to recruit closet homosexuals when this backwater prosecuted them, then the old fême fetal or Mata Hari to the perverse and build up a profile and dossier to keep the leverage up. The first best piece of leverage is of course direct manipulation, seize a man’s kids and wife who has the right set of skills for a particular job and they will be easily coerced, once initial resistance is dealt with most will comply as they have unusual skills that imply a moral destitution. or that they have at least done this before. It will of course be the last thing he does and his family will also disappear.
The tactics of attrition are currently, the TTIP no elected government can give away a countries sovereign power as they are empowered by it and are subject to it and would be making an act of treason against their own electorate. Any government that licenses a company that does not have to declare its chemicals uses is not defending the land or its resources like water tables. Unconstitutional acts by a government against the power of a nation is an act of treason. Any unelected government, like a self-appointed coalition leaves itself and its members open to a private and a state prosecution after the next vote, next year. Crimes against the state even unconstitutional acts by a government against its own people, the unelected have no place to hide and no diplomatic immunity. They are personally responsible for their actions and their party advisor’s are complicit in their deeds while they claim to be in office.
After Alex Salmond stepped down this nation gave a warm round of applause and then the canny man went and played a blinder, forty two thousand pounds a year while he is getting an MSP pay packet, it reverts to him when he finally does retire. What a man, makes you proud to be Scottish. So Alexander Salmond is on to bigger and better things with an assured place in Scottish history and Ed Milliband is just small change by comparison. The Labour foothold in Scotland is beyond repair and may need to be scrapped. While the new politically active youth of the ‘generation yes’ have a new head of party and proposed first minister of Scotland. The generation yes storm is brewing Look out Westminster. And the wolverine is off scalp hunting so look out Danny Alexander.