I heard some of the show this morning where most of the talk was about another independence referendum, with some thrown in EU concerns. Kaye Adams was her usual self, leading questions, and the usual subtle anti SNP slant to her tone and attitude to callers, she probably calls it journalism and playing devil’s advocate. She has allegedly admitted in the past to being a Labour Supporter so enough said but I have heard worse on her show in the past.
The really scary thing though is that after the last referendum there are still so many people still suffering from Jockholme Syndrome. Alan Bissett was forced to apologise during the indy ref for using the term,and the poster below, but he shouldn’t have, it does apply to some people, sad but true.
So many still believe we are too wee too poor and too stupid to stand on our own two feet. I find it so sad that so many people have so little confidence in their country and ultimately themselves.
300 years of union has created dependency in so many people in Scotland that there is a long way to go to convince the 10% that we need to about Scottish independence. One guy (Irish by the sounds from Glasgow) spoke about losing your ship building, losing your Trident. One woman caller noted that we would have to take the Euro. One said that the Scottish people had decisively said no and that is that, no means no.
Some callers tried to educate, some tried to get the other side of the story out there but some people you can’t convince. Some have just had enough of it all and some talked about all the cuts and the impact on their communities while saying they don’t want another referendum. One caller wished that the SNP would stop going on about independence.
Independence is a journey; from listening to the show this morning it’s going to be a long and arduous one. Some of our fellow Scots will never change their minds, the sad reality though is that some are just unwilling to hear the facts and accept a different narrative, some sadly have believed everything they have been indoctrinated into believing about themselves and about their country. Radio Scotland do nothing to aid the debate, it would appear that like many of the callers, they are happy for Scotland to have another 20 years of Tory Government that most of us did not vote for.
Some days, especially today when I have a cold, I just feel sad for my country.