You may have noticed that I don’t write very many blog length pieces and there is a very good reason for that…I don’t feel the need to as there are so many others who are much more talented in that field than I am. I read; the Wee Ginger Dug, Wings over Scotland, Peter A Bell, Barrhead Boy, Grousebeater, Jeggit, as well as YSF’s own G-man to name but a few.
Now the question you should be asking at this point is…but Martin do you agree with everything that they say and/or how they choose to express themselves? The answer to that is NO I don’t and nor should I. The Scottish Independence movement is about thoughtful individual consideration. We are not a group of mindless automatons singing from the same hymn sheet and nor should we ever be. The moment where we become a flock of loyal sheep following a shepherd (or shepherds) is the point where we have lost the understanding of that which we have been striving to change.
Many of Scotland’s problems have, in recent decades, been compounded by the mindless following of the so called ‘Scottish’ Labour Party. Like so many other voters in Scotland I, for many many years, blindly voted for this party without ever holding them accountable. They were, after all, the party with Scotland’s interests at heart…they had told me this much!! Of course when examined in detail this was patently untrue, Scotland had simply been won over by spin and propaganda.
It is a trap which I refuse to ever fall into again. After the 2014 IndyRef I promised myself that NEVER again could any political party (or individual) be assured of my vote. I will cast my democratic vote in every political election from now until my death based on the FACTS and my opinion. You want my vote? Then you’re going to have to earn it!! I hope that every Scottish voter will take a similar stance.
YSF isn’t here to tell you what to think or who or what to vote for. ABSOLUTELY NOT!! Our remit is to promote an independent Scotland and the best interests of its peoples by encouraging you to think for yourself. Because that is what Scotland needs: Thinkers!
So Yes Scotland’s Future will continue to do what we have always done…supply you with information and opinion. It is up to you to analyse what we publish and reach your own conclusions. That is what we believe is best for Scotland, it’s people, and it’s future.
ProScottish Independence media relies on your support to communicate its message effectively. It is your engagement by liking, commenting and sharing YSF posts that spreads our message to a wider audience.
Remember to check in regularly with your Yes pages/groups at source and not simply wait for them to ‘perhaps’ appear in your social media (FB/Twitter/Instagram/MeWe) feeds. Likewise with other free media such as The Orkney News, Wee Ginger Dug, Independence Live etc take a proactive approach not a reactive one.
Across the Yes community it is a constant complaint that we do not have as broad a media reach as the unionist viewpoint and that is true. However if we want an effective media we must consistently support, develop and grow what we do have. And don’t think that you as an individual don’t have a role to play, we all do. I have no background or training in; social media, journalism, advertising or any sort of artwork so if I can do it SO CAN YOU
Now Is the Time
“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery”
What a great line written for all
Reach out for your own salvation
And pick up the others who fall,
Your hearts ache for freedom’s sweet passion
So cast those chains they put in your head,
If you let them, they’ll keep you in bondage
Then replace you when you are dead.
Those scales we rely on for justice
Were installed knowingly compromised
And the weight of this crumbling Union
Has caused all their hopes to capsize
They’re dragging us down and they’re screaming
With a voice that’s no longer feared
The people are ready, we knelt for too long,
Scotland, your time is here.
Nightmares are only for dreamers
What we have is something so real
We are holding, touching, tasting it
And we love the way it feels
We are wakened, arisen and up off our knees
We’re united and standing as one
We listened and rallied as never before
We are Scotland and our fear is of none.
?Oh, the sun’ll come out tomorrow,
So you gotta’ hang on till’ tomorrow,
Come what may…
#ScotRef #BetterTomorrow #Yes
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