Being quite an active internet user, I often stumble across articles that attract my attention. Some I bookmark, some I read and some I just skim through.
In the past few months I have noticed a lot of in-fighting in the Independence Movement. Or maybe I should say, it is alleged that there is quite a lot of in-fighting in the Independence Movement.
Is it just a case of imaginary facts by a group of trolls-r-us? Or are some groups going out of there way to cause friction? Or, maybe it's a group of me-me-me careerist wanabbies that are causing the issues? Or, maybe it's all of them? Hmmmm.......
Anyhoo, trying to understand what and why, I have found myself reading old articles and going over events etc...
I understand that some independence supporters are socialist. I understand that they align with Jeremy Corbyn, but I don't understand why they would vote Scottish Labour/Labour, if they want Scotland to be independent.
Scottish Labour, or the "Labour left", have been getting a lot of publicity in the past few months from Bella Caledonia, the Common Weal and their cronies.
There are lots of people in relevant groups on Facebook giving them a lot of air-time. I'll say it again, I understand that some independence supporters are socialist. I understand that they align with Jeremy Corbyn, but I don't understand why they would vote Scottish Labour/Labour, if they want Scotland to be independent.
Going back to when Jeremy Corbyn was in the leadership contest, I found myself sticking up for him on Twitter and Facebook due to Tory Trolls and Red Tories coming out with all their #fakeNews etc.... I was pleased for him when he appeared at rallies and there were thousands of people there to see him.
So, when he came up to Scotland during the leadership contest and started telling porkies, I was miffed, "what a damn cheek", I thought to myself. When I heard he didn't know Scotland had their own legal system, I was astounded. How could he not know that? I even thought that his advisors were deliberately keeping him in the dark.
Then I found out the extent of his porkies:
“The SNP are privatising CalMac.”, "The SNP were behind privatisation of ScotRail”, "The SNP accept Tory austerity without putting up a fight. Labour will transform our economy through investment & development", etc... etc...
When he came up again recently, doing a quick tour with Richard Leonard, Jeremy Corbyn said, "A Labour administration is “desperately” needed at Holyrood to stop Conservative cuts being passed on to local communities", meanwhile, in councils up and down the country, his party are in bed with the Conservatives cutting services, left right and centre and getting rid of staff.
So, ro recap, I did like Mr Corybn, but now I am very disppointed in him. He is just like the rest of them, maybe even worse - a trojan horse?