In these blogs I have always made it a point to never ‘attack’ The SNP, fellow independence bloggers or supporters.
I have even stayed silent when some of the so called new media behaved more like Britnat mouthpieces than the voice of the unrepresented Independence Supporters.
The reason that so many new media outlets support Scottish Independence and the SNP is because of the lack of a voice from the 4th Estate for 50% or more of the population.
The rational amongst us also find it commercial idiocy that 99% of the available ‘media’ would be happy to chase only 50% of the available market and leave the other 50% with a single commercial alternative.
I have never hidden my contempt for the paucity of decent journalism and journalists in Scotland.
I, like so many Independence supporters still mourn the passing of Ian Bell of the Herald, a rare journalist amongst so many cut and paste collaborators.
Again like many of you I never buy, read or link any of the MSM, in fact on my twitter account I have blocked all newspapers in Scotland with exception of the National and that is a very reluctant action keeping that one off of my blocked list.
I have blocked most of the reporters in Scotland I will not sully the name of journalist on them, they are not worthy of that exalted title.
IMHO there are very few real journalists left in Scotland, David Pratt and Iain (last chance)Macwhirter, Lesley Riddoch, Joyce MacMillan but to name a very few.
I have never been slow to point out that what we are offered in Scotland is almost entirely a foreign owned media with loyalty not to Scotland but a political construct headquartered in London.
In the main they are a disgrace and bring shame on the word Journalism.
My famous reference to them is, they are not a 4th Estate they are more like a 5th Column.
It is no surprise that UK media is one of the least trusted in the democratic world down in 43rd. place at last count.
In the UK less than half of the entire population trust their own media which in itself tells a tale.
Into this vacuum bloggers like myself, Grouse Beater, WOS, Peter A Bell, and many others arrived to give voice to the 50% abandoned by the foreign owned and run Media in Scotland.
Till the new media arrived all Scotland had was McPravda and Lord Haw Haw TV and Radio.
We are the ones that pick up the lies of the foreign media and destroy their dishonesty.
Stu Campbell is hated by the amature reporters of the 5th Column because no one is better at forensically unpicking their lies.
They have tried so many ways and so many times to silence him, to turn Independence folk against him.
Some on our side have taken the bait offered to them by the collaborators I disagree with them however I defend their right to read and express whatever view they wish.
That is not something the 5th Column or the Britnat collaborators believe.
They only accept your right to believe in what they think is right and will constantly attack your independence beliefs.
When the SNP or their elected officials, policies or speeches are misrepresented by the 5th Column and their Britnat nutters we,The New Media defend them.
We form a defensive ring of words around the Party, it’s representatives and the movement.
It was the New Media that were the most outspoken in defence of Michelle Thomson, Chris Law, Alex Salmond.
When the racists and homophobic Brits attack Humza or Mhairi it is the new media writers that are the first to the defence of them.
We feel honoured and proud to do that.
These are the same people that speak up for us, they carry our hopes and dreams so of course we will defend them with every fibre in our body and every word in our lexicon.
I certainly never expect to be nominated for a Pulitzer Prize but I write as best I can expressing my views for the betterment of my country of birth.
Unlike our opponents none of us do this for money or fame.
We do it because we believe in the cause, the right of Scotland to be a normal nation.
We back the SNP as the best vehicle to achieve our dreams and aspirations when it is attacked in the press, in Holyrood or Westminster we all take the attack as an attack upon us and our country.
We never question the commitment of the Party or its representatives we turn out in huge numbers when called upon.
Our loyalty has been unwavering we have shown patience as our nation has been humiliated day after day by Britnat right wing ideologues and cowardly Labour Better Together bedfellows.
We have held our nerve while waiting on the Party calling the referendum.
Our loyalty to the SNP and the YES Movement is not in question.
This attack by the 5th Column on Grousebeater is an attack on us all, every blogger, ever SNP member, voter, supporter.
The action or perhaps I should say over reaction by the Party puts your loyalty into question.
We defend you at every turn it is time for you to return that loyalty, immediately reinstate Grousebeater’s membership and get on the attack.
Stop allowing the Britnats and their collaborators to set the narrative, it is time you put yourself and Our Party on the front foot.
Stop playing by their rules we will never win playing it their way they have been playing that game for centuries.
Divide and rule is their classic tactic and with your action against Grousebeater you allowed divide and rule to win.
It pains me to have to write this blog today however I think you need reminding that the Labour Party once took its support for granted, it too thought it was far too important to listen to the rank and file.
Scotland’s destiny lies in your hands you are merely custodians do not squander our independence by trying to out Brit the Brits it won’t work.
Do what is right by your members,supporters and voters, right this wrong!