What happened to “All the media is against us? ”
I had just gotten used to the concept that all mainstream media is decidedly shifty and not to be trusted when, all of a sudden, I am asked to believe it again.
Truth is , I never believed most of what I saw in the media before or during the referendum and I’m certainly not going to start believing it now.
We are all subject to manipulation by the creeping fingers of Government, regardless of whether that Government is national , regional or even local ..so who tells the truth?
The answer is no one… but most folks will obviously tend to believe whichever mouthpiece spouts the mantra closest to their own aspirations or beliefs.
The biggest problem that the Yes campaign have at the moment is telling those that chose the opposite path that they were hoodwinked. The fault in the logic is that the greater proportion of those that voted no actually did so as a result of decisions made long before the Father, Son & Holy Ghost flew north and started making promises.
It would be easy to while away these Autumn evenings slinging verbal brickbats at one another but I must take my leave and, as I’m sure a lot of people will be glad to do, get on with plodding through life’s daily drudgery.
Things will change. They may not change the way you want in the shorter term, or indeed the way I would prefer in the longer term but change they will.
They must change organically though, not by threat or accusation.
The core demographic in Scotland that said ‘no’ will not react favourably to being forced in any way other than that which they feel comfortable and no amount of caustic verbage will change that.
Sensible , grown up and inclusive conversation; Understanding, consideration and a sympathetic ear.
These could eventually lead to some future promised land for all involved. I just hope there are enough poeple in the yes camp who understand that the path to the end point is not necessarily the shortest, straightest line.
I respect the energy expended by the pro independence campaigners and trust that there are enough sensible heads to temper those that may be less so.
anns an àm ri teachd