I woke this morning and when having a wee look at Twitter with my coffee discovered this lovely tweet from a gentleman called Steve Sayers, Steve has a strong opinion about what I should do, I assume he read Grumpy Scottish Man lol.
What is really interesting about this, and it relates to my previous blog in many ways, is that many NO Voters have just not been able to move on from the debate while the debate has moved on from them. The abuse, mostly unreported in the media during the referendum continues, Steve is just a symptom of their lack of argument for the Britain no voters profess to love. I moved on the day after the referendum, not happy, but I moved on and was thinking what can I do to ensure that we continue to engage in this debate, what can I do to keep trying to get the truth, as I understand it, out there regarding the lie that is the United Kingdom.
Steve, sadly, is one of many. I have had numerous conversations with No Voters who really want me to go away, want me to stop the fight, stop my blog because it’s rubbish. I lost, get over it and go do one. But if YES lost why are we still subjected to abuse, if YES lost why is David Cameron and his media pals stoking anti-Scottish feeling in England and telling us that our vote doesn’t matter, that we will not be allowed to influence politics in London. If we lost why are they still so angry and abusive. I suspect that many NO voters just can’t move on, they know they were lied to during the referendum, everything they believe to be Britain is a lie that they see in front of them everyday. They argued that Scotland would an impoverished nation if we voted YES, but what they see when they wake in the morning is an impoverished nation and are told to shut up and go away by the very people they believed. The very people who told them they loved them, told them to reject autonomy and the chance of something different, something better, are now telling them to shut up and get back in their box.
Are people like Steve really angry at the YES voters or do they maybe feel some shame. Are they ashamed that they were lied to, that they fell for the biggest con job done to a nation in recent history, does their abuse mask their denial for what might have been had they listened to the truth that was right in front of them. I feel sorry for Steve, the country he professes to be a part of are telling him to F*** Off. The YES side lost the referendum but I can’t help but think, did we really.