The recent explosions on the blogosphere are long overdue; when I started writing a blog I was absolutely stunned at some of the stuff which was printed on blogs and on comments to blogs; as well as the comments to newspaper pages which made me wonder why newspapers were allowed to print such stuff. I still do not completely understand how it gets through without the papers being held to account it is a mystery to me. I understand that if someone writes a comment to me which is offensive or libels me or indeed someone else it is my decision whether to print it; those who read my blog will know that I insist that such comments must be accompanied by an identity which can be verified; I can then make a decision about whether to print knowing the person being abused or accused can see who their attacker is and respond as they see fit. Needless to say I’ve had thousands of comments but never an Identification from anyone who falls into that category; they all choose anonymity. I personally had trouble some time ago when a group of like minded reactionaries decided to target me and my family and created a hate site all for me; it was brutal; squalid and very painful for me and my family; I did consider quitting but they insisted that I should not let the bad guys win. Anyway the whole squalid bunch of them eventually folded after a Journalist exposed one of them who was an ex Tory candidate called Ron Kane from Renfrew as one of those involved; a genuinely nasty piece of work; I’ve kept lots of stuff about him in case he surfaces again. The rest of them with false names like Clairwill, Wardog, Shotgun and Will ran for cover like the cowards they are and the site ended.
Recent events involving the SNP and some of their more rabid supporters once again highlight the problem; known as the cybernats they have been active for some time and they are a mob of blogosphere thugs. If you want to check them out research the comments which were sent to the Scotsman and the Herald in the wake of the Glenrothes and Glasgow North East By Elections. The foul mouthed abuse of the electorate for voting in Labour has to be seen to be believed. The SNP’s Mike Russell’s former aide has been rumbled as one of these nasties and Mr. Russell has been forced to deny that he knew about his aides ‘other life’ the problem for the oh so charming and urbane Russell is the aide Mark MacLachlan is refusing to go quietly and accuses Russell of knowing about his activities and even giving him ideas to write about. This situation has deteriorated so fast that Russell is threatening to sue and MacLachlan is threatening to tell all to the news papers; I’m loving it; even although Mr. Russell and I share the same goal of doing everything we can to undermine Alex (the spiv) Salmond.
Adding petrol to the flames flicking around Mr. McLachlan’s bahookie are some of those traduced by him such as a married MSP who had suggestions made about their sexuality; Labour’s top man in Scotland who had his conduct brought into question and last but not least the truly terrifying presence of one Paul McBride QC who is a well known legal hard case; I’ve heard it said that Mr. McBride is a dandy maker of yoghurt; apparently you place a pint of milk in front of him and he stares at it and he presto – yoghurt. Life might become a bit rough for the Education Secretary shortly and him such a nice cultured man as well; the unusual tone of the laughter you can hear is coming from Labour types with more than a few of the Bravehearts thrown in; to them he is a kind of SNP Peter Mandelson.
Salmond (the spiv) to Pringle “we will just have to circle the wagons and dour it out; it will be tough but we can find some diversions; I’ll enter a pie eating contest or something” Pringle to (the spiv) “ boss where the f**k is Dumfries and Galloway?” Salmond to Pringle “you are winding me up?” Pringle’s lip begins to tremble.
It would appear that Rob Davidson SNP leader in Dumfries and Galloway Council has been accused of something similar; this guy is also an aide; perhaps the SNP should think about providing aides for their aides. The (spiv) must sack this man shout Labour; not satisfied with Mike Russell’s discomfort; what a heartless bunch! Mr. Davidson expressed shock/horror at the Mike Russell affair and declared solemnly that he and his group would have no truck with such alleged behaviour. Perhaps his colleagues in the big bad world of politics will assume he suffers from amnesia when they read that an email has been uncovered by a national news paper which urges the blogger to write about the alleged misdemeanours of Scottish Labour’s General Secretary; the sender? Rob Davidson! Would you ‘Adam n Eve’ it eh? Bonnie Scotland dragged once more into the mud by the SNP; her tartan frock smudged and torn; her Braveheart reputation ridiculed; what can be done?
What can be done? People should stop using false names and hiding behind anonymity; like for instance let’s see; how about me! I have never written an anonymous note in my life and I don’t intend to now; if I can’t face people in person and state my opinions then I keep them to myself. This looks like it will run and run and I am ecstatic about it particularly when I consider the treatment I’ve received from them in the past.
People of Scotland; this is the SNP government; these are the people who insist on calling themselves ‘Scotland’s Party’ what did I do and what did you do to deserve that. Look at their leader! What do you expect.