When is the Scottish population going to waken up to the total lack of logic surrounding the case of the Nationalists? These people believe in one thing – nationalism which is regressive, aggressive, grievance-based and divisive. That is what they will bring to Scotland. I on the other hand believe in Britain with all my heart and my nationalism is progressive, open, welcoming and harmonious. That’s the British way. We don’t want nasty nationalism which puts Scotland first, we want progressive British nationalism which puts Britain first. But Salmond and Sturgeon keep conflating the two when there are entirely opposite. If you believe in Britain you are socialist-minded and caring with a benign view of the world. If you believe in Scotland you are mean and nasty and inward-looking. Yet there are still people out there who don’t understand the difference.
Think about it. Britain conquers other countries. It’s in our blood. We use military power to overwhelm weaker countries, we take them over and offer them education and religion in return for exploiting them and taking their natural resources and enriching ourselves. We promise them citizenship in return and then renege when they wish to redeem and, if we do let them in, we discriminate against them. All the great powers do the same. Then we organise society in such a way that rich people get all the spoils and the poor are kept docile and vote for more of the same. They live in dreary schemes and sing uplifting songs of fraternity and are happy to be poor. The system gives them what they want.
But the Scottish Nationalists want them to aspire to something better when that’s not what they want. Working people are afraid of responsibility and ambition. That’s why they vote Labour. We keep our ambition for ourselves and don’t waste it on the feckless. Scotland is getting wealthier and happier and healthier with less crime and greener with a growing population and the government is helping people to keep more of their income. As George Foulkes says…they’re doing it deliberately. The danger of course is that people begin to vote for the SNP and Labour slowly disappear and those of us who have given a lifetime to political ambition, will have less influence.
And don’t think that can’t happen. How do you think the SNP got elected in the first place? By having better policies and better leaders than Labour and by putting Scotland first, not Britain or the Labour Party. This is the slippery slope to a better society.
And just look at their central policies. Universal benefits…a right wing scheme first devised by Lenin to keep the people under control and still used slavishly in communist twilight countries like Norway and Denmark. They don’t charge for university tuition which encourages people to get educated and find good jobs, as I did from a free education. Thank god the Labour Party have stuck to their principles and opposed free school meals. They only help children, especially from chaotic homes, to be healthier and to learn more and make it less likely they’ll grow up to beLabour voters. And to prove how inward looking they are, they want to let asylum seekers work and contribute to society and live fulfilling lives while they are assessed.
If it wasn’t for the Scotsman publishing this, the population would be unaware of just how mad and dangerous nationalism is…unless it’s British. I don’t want to sound like a disillusioned, hateful has-been threatened by the changing reality, but somebody has to. As John Major said: Wake up, before it’s too late. The only thing that can save the SNP’s credibility now is if they start an illegal foreign war…which is the progressive thing to do.