Britain’s Undoing

Source:: Random Public Journal Britain’s Undoing Tweet Follow @Jeggit By Jason Michael GREAT BRITAIN, the political incorporation of England (and England’s Wales) and Scotland under England’s suzerainty, was a move on the part of the Kingdom of England of quite some considerable genius. Making way for a brief period in European history known as l’hégémonie anglaise (1716-35), the eighteenth century architects of the British state – many of who were truly gifted men – had the foresight to understand that the incorporation of Scotland into England… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Britain’s Undoing

Britain’s Guide to Masturbation

Source:: Random Public Journal Britain’s Guide to Masturbation Tweet Follow @Jeggit By Jason Michael HIGH CAMP AND PATHETIC, the Proms in the Albert Hall is an annual evening of British nationalistic superciliousness employed by the establishment’s artistic elite and the state broadcaster to inject some hardcore ‘patriotism’ dressed down as musical pantomime into the docile elements of the plebeian class. This is how the English do propaganda. The rest of the world doesn’t understand it. The closest we can imagine is the Waffen SS doing a march past… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Britain’s Guide to […]

Progressive Politics and Independence

Source:: Random Public Journal Progressive Politics and Independence Tweet Follow @Jeggit By Jason Michael ON SUNDAY LAST our friends at the Edinburgh Yes Hub raised an interesting, if contentious, point on social media. ‘Some so called Yessers or SNP members,’ they tweeted, ‘risk splitting the movement on a few issues.’ The Scottish government’s proposed Gender Recognition Act, the Hate Crime Bill, the recent behaviour of the SNP’s National Executive Committee, and ‘wokeism’ have got independence supporters at each other’s throats, and these are concerns which have very much… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Progressive Politics and […]

Kulturkampf Scotland

Source:: Random Public Journal Kulturkampf Scotland Tweet Follow @Jeggit By Jason Michael ASK ANY CATHOLIC, there are plenty of reasons to be critical of the Catholic Church. ‘It is perfectly possibly,’ said an old friend of mine, ‘to be a good Catholic and a terrible Christian’ – and, bless her, she was right. Some of the harshest and least forgiving criticisms of the Church and its hierarchy come from Catholics themselves; from the clergy and the laity. Yes, children and other vulnerable people were abused by… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Kulturkampf Scotland

Russian Involvement

Source:: Random Public Journal Russian Involvement Tweet Follow @Jeggit By Jason Michael IN ALL LIKELIHOOD the London government’s decision to release the so-called ‘Russia Report,’ the Intelligence and Security Committee’s report on Russian interference in British politics, is a massive squirrel – a distraction – designed to take the heat off Number 10 as the realities of Brexit begin to hit the ground. Powerful states meddle in the affairs of smaller states, and the United Kingdom and the United States have done and are doing their… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Russian Involvement

George in Galloway

Source:: Random Public Journal George in Galloway Tweet Follow @Jeggit By Jason Michael SCOTLAND’S FAVOURITE CARPETBAGGER, George Galloway, has announced he will be standing in the next Scottish parliament elections. He intends to win a regional list seat in the South Scotland region as the head a new alliance – ‘An Alliance of all who wish to see the defeat of the SNP and an end to the Neverendum on Scotland’s future.’ Everyone is welcome, of course – everyone who hears the dog-whistles and catches the sly… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal George in Galloway

Gaming the System

Source:: Random Public Journal Gaming the System Tweet Follow @Jeggit By Jason Michael EVER SINCE THE IDEA was first proposed, that the independence movement adopt a policy of voting for another pro-independence party besides the Scottish National Party in the regional list vote of the next Holyrood elections, leading lights within the SNP and the Scottish Greens have been using the term ‘gaming the system’ to describe the plan. The idea, of course, is to stand one alternative pro-independence party in regions where the SNP and the… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Gaming the System

Supermajority: What Can It Achieve?

Source:: Random Public Journal Supermajority: What Can It Achieve? Tweet Follow @Jeggit By Jason Michael AN IDEA HAS BEEN PUT to the Scottish independence movement ahead of the May 2021 Holyrood elections. Given that the more successful the Scottish National Party is in the constituency (FPTP) vote the poorer it must perform in the regional list (D’Hondt) vote, it is suggested that a pro-independence party run for seats in those regions where neither the SNP nor the Scottish Greens are expected to win list seats. Naturally, this idea has… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Supermajority: What […]

The 2011 Myth

Source:: Random Public Journal The 2011 Myth Tweet Follow @Jeggit By Jason Michael WITH THE HOLYROOD ELECTIONS on the horizon, the Scottish National Party is asking its supporters and the wider independence movement to give it both their constituency and their regional list votes. Deputy First Minister John Swinney rejected calls from within the party for people to give their regional list vote to another pro-independence party, saying that in 2011 the system worked for the SNP – resulting in an overall majority. Stewart McDonald came out… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal The 2011 Myth

Newtonian Political Thinking

Source:: Random Public Journal Newtonian Political Thinking Tweet Follow @Jeggit By Jason Michael IN A RECENT INTERVIEW for The IndyPram Podcast, the host of the show – Ray James – asked for my thoughts on the current divisions in the Scottish independence movement. Not infrequently do I read of myself described on social media as a ‘divisive’ personality, my opinions on a number of issues and on a few occasions have provoked heated discussion and caused activists to divide into camps. In fact, this is how we… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Newtonian Political Thinking

You Have Two Votes

Source:: Random Public Journal You Have Two Votes Tweet Follow @Jeggit By Jason Michael BELGIUM IS FAMOUS for producing some of the best beer in the world, and I can personally attest to this – myself and Shane Spelman have drunk a lot of it. And it makes sense that little Belgium brews great beer, because let’s face it – sorry Belgium – the place is boring. It must be the only place where speed bumps are used to keep Sunday drivers awake. King Leopold II is probably… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal You Have Two […]

Dynamic Struggle

Source:: Random Public Journal Dynamic Struggle Tweet Follow @Jeggit By Jason Michael TIMES CHANGE and with them political parties change. There is no argument the Scottish National Party of 2020 is not the same party that was led by Alex Salmond into the 2014 independence referendum. Change happens, and in itself this is no bad thing. Salmond’s party, the party responsible for awakening a passion for independence in so many Scots, was a party in full campaign mode. It was a well-oiled political machine, a feisty… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Dynamic Struggle

Problem of Perception

Source:: Random Public Journal Problem of Perception Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael AN ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED on this website yesterday describing the profoundly negative reaction of the top tier of the Scottish National Party to a small and otherwise unremarkable protest which took place on the Scottish border on Saturday. This non-violent direct action, after it was brought to the nation’s attention by unionist activists keen to advance the argument of the British Prime Minister that there is no border between Scotland and England, was quickly… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Problem of Perception

Humiliating Our Activists

Source:: Random Public Journal Humiliating Our Activists Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael IN CASE YOU HAVE BEEN somewhere else these past few months, somewhere else like Mars, allow me to fill you in on what has been happening here on planet Earth. Owing to some of the sketchiest food hygiene regulations in the world – or lack thereof, a new kind of killer virus spawned on the blood-soaked floors of a Wuhan wet market and went on a globetrotting adventure, hopping from one human host to… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Humiliating Our Activists

Opening the Door to Independence

Source:: Random Public Journal Opening the Door to Independence Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael So often in the language political discourse we hear plans described as ‘road maps,’ a phraseology that positions objectives in our minds as distant locations; as things far away, marked by an ‘X’ on a worn parchment chart. This language, imaginatively, makes us all seekers or pilgrims on the way to a destination, and so long as we reach this destination, we are all content to be journeymen bearing our bindles and following the… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Opening the […]