Bad Language: Gaelic and Britain’s Cultural Genocide

Source:: Random Public Journal Bad Language: Gaelic and Britain’s Cultural Genocide Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael In Ireland it has become perfectly acceptable to describe Britain’s behaviour in the country as genocidal, and its war on the Irish language as cultural genocide. Why then in Scotland are we denied the same language? “The decline of the Irish language,” wrote Adam Ramsay recently, “is best understood as a product of what Tomás Mac Síomóin, among others, describe as the cultural genocide of Ireland.” There’s that word again – genocide. Here it is… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal […]

We Need Safe Spaces

Source:: Random Public Journal We Need Safe Spaces Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael Everyone is laughing at the “safe space.” We have been told it is where the weak and the snowflakes go to hide from reality – to get a free pass. But we all need safe spaces, and, as the storm clouds gather, some need them more than others. We all have guilty pleasures. Mine is that I quite enjoy watching the most horrendous right wing channels on YouTube. It started with Milo Yiannopoulos and… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal We Need Safe […]

Labour is a Party for Lying Anti-Scottish Toerags

Source:: Random Public Journal Labour is a Party for Lying Anti-Scottish Toerags Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael Labour has realised that it is no longer relevant to the political life of Scotland, but, still determined to use Scotland as means to winning power in London, Oo-Oo Jeremy Corbyn has opened his dress-up box. Maybe it says something about me being an as yet wholly unreconstructed west of Scotland lad, but when Richard Leonard did that Citizen Smith thing with his fist I cringed, and I’m going to hazard a guess I… Read the full article:: Random Public […]

Clearance: Britain’s Guilt-Ridden Denial

Source:: Random Public Journal Clearance: Britain’s Guilt-Ridden Denial Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael When we talk about the Highland Clearances there is something about the word ‘Genocide’ that drives British nationalists in Scotland demented. I have been wondering why it has such an effect on them. Back in May 2016 I published an article on the Butterfly Rebellion website dealing with the Clearances – na Fuadaichean nan Gàidheal, making the case that this was an act of genocide perpetrated by Britain on the Gaels of the Scottish… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Clearance: Britain’s Guilt-Ridden […]

An Audience wae the Dug and his Paul Kavanagh

Source:: Random Public Journal An Audience wae the Dug and his Paul Kavanagh Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael Independence Live asked me to do a series on the thought leaders of the independence movement. After Stu Campbell said he couldn’t do the first interview I turned to the Wee Ginger Dug, and he invited us over for tea. Moroccan leather slippers, beige slacks, and an almost matching patterned pullover. This wasn’t exactly how I had imagined the wee ginger dug to look in the flesh. The Paul Kavanagh I’m used to is… Read the full article:: Random […]

In it for the Money: Funding our Indy Media

Source:: Random Public Journal In it for the Money: Funding our Indy Media Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael Why is it so shocking that bloggers and other ideas people in the movement ask for a little financial support for the work they do? Why is it important to fund those who are working for independence? “If bloggers are struggling then why not get off ass and get a real job…?” A woeful command of the English language aside, it was only a matter of time before a comment like this was fired… Read the full article:: Random […]

Thinking Small: Critiquing the Media in Scotland

Source:: Random Public Journal Thinking Small: Critiquing the Media in Scotland Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael Mike Small at Bella Caledonia has joined the cool kids of Scotland’s new pretendy media in calling us all narrow minded idiots for focusing our analysis of the media in Scotland to its bias. But Mr Small has all the ideas and none of the money.   There is absolutely no denying the fact that, as far as the media is concerned, we have a serious problem in Scotland. In every healthy democratic society… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal […]

The Poison Pen Email to Murdo Fraser

Source:: Random Public Journal The Poison Pen Email to Murdo Fraser Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael Murdo Fraser MSP was quick off the mark to share an email he received which claimed to be from me. After some digging I have discovered who sent this disgusting missive, and it makes unionism look ugly. Yesterday morning the Scottish Tory list MSP for mid-Scotland and Fife, Murdo Fraser, shared on Twitter an image of an email he had received the previous evening purporting to be from me. “A measured addition to my… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal […]

Britain’s Dirty Establishment

Source:: Random Public Journal Britain’s Dirty Establishment Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael Let’s not be surprised that the little piggies of the British establishment feed on the vulnerability of young women trying to make ends meet. What we have seen in the President’s Club is a long tradition of British power. Fair play to Madison Marriage; the Financial Times reporter who got inside the Dorchester and dished the dirt on the President’s Club dinner. She has done something few journalists have ever managed to do. She… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Britain’s Dirty Establishment

Draping Scotland in the Butcher’s Apron

Source:: Random Public Journal Draping Scotland in the Butcher’s Apron Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael Pressure to fly the red, white, and blue of the union flag is a new development in the politics of Scotland. We are right to see this as a creeping Ulsterisation because this is precisely what it is. It is the prelude to the devastation of a country. Flags are seldom, if ever, neutral devices. Coloured fabric they may be, but as symbols of national identity; together with all the historical memory that includes,… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Draping […]

Answering Gerry Hassan’s Independence Question

Source:: Random Public Journal Answering Gerry Hassan’s Independence Question Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael Apparently independence has to be the answer to some question posed by Gerry Hassan or Bella Caledonia. They are asking that we make Scotland a pawn in a game where it always comes last. “When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Answering Gerry […]

Is “Davey” the Spitting Image of David “Weetabix” Torrance?

Source:: Random Public Journal Is “Davey” the Spitting Image of David “Weetabix” Torrance? Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael So “Davey” in the SNP PPB is meant to be a take on David Torrance – respected Scottish journalist and snowflake extraordinaire? I’m not buying it. Any half decent closer inspection of these two jokers is enough to bust this myth. “Davey’s” appearance on our television screens in an SNP party political broadcast, like “Patronising BT Lady” before him, has ignited yet another storm in the world of Scottish politics. According to Liberal Democrats… Read the full article:: Random […]

Anatomy of the British Nationalist Troll

Source:: Random Public Journal Anatomy of the British Nationalist Troll Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael British nationalist online trolls have become a ubiquitous feature of the Scottish political cyber landscape. They receive no coverage by a British media hell-bent on portraying the independence movement as the work of Russia. 2017 was marked by a concerted effort across the western mainstream media to convince the general public of nefarious Russian state involvement in a number of elections, including the United Kingdom’s European Union referendum, and the French and United States’… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Anatomy […]

Mark Meechan: Fighting for Free Speech in Scotland?

Source:: Random Public Journal Mark Meechan: Fighting for Free Speech in Scotland? Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael Racist jokes can make us laugh in spite of ourselves, but is a racist joke less racist because it is “a joke?” Mark Meechan certainly thinks so, and right now he is facing a jail sentence for his racist comedic stylings on YouTube. Mark Meechan, a Coatbridge based YouTuber who goes by the nom de guerre “Count Dankula,” is shortly to be tried in a Scottish court on charges relating to communicating an offensive… Read the full article:: Random Public […]

We’ve had Enough of Broken British Promises

Source:: Random Public Journal We’ve had Enough of Broken British Promises Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael The Withdrawal Bill amendment has become yet another broken British promise to Scotland, but at what point does our continued engagement with a lying state make the consequences of these broken promises our own fault? From August last year the BBC went full tilt in its efforts to present the British government and the devolved governments of Scotland and Wales in two very different lights over the issue of what was even then being… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal […]