I don’t normally read anything that the SNP’s Stewart McDonald says, yes him of cybernat fame, and a total clown but Pa Brown pointed me to this article on Twitter and it really is an example of unionist SNP paranoia going bad, in some ways you have to feel for McDonald as he has bought into the unionist Westminster paranoia hook, line, and sinker. Apparently China, Russia, the YES Community, and anti-vaxcers could target “a second independence vote would be a target for disinformation operations and Scotland needs to make sure democracy is resilient“. McDonald is so concerned that he see the “rising tide of disinformation around culture war issues like trans rights and vaccines leaves him fearing violence on the streets”. There will be riots if this doesn’t stop, riots I tell you.
McDonald wants a new UK strategy on countering dis-information because he is a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, he wants to involve all arms of the state from MI5 to schools and the NHS. Earlier this month anti-vaccine demonstrators tried to storm the offices of the UK’s medicines regulator, and according to McDonald “it’s the most violent yet”. More violence wow. Scotland has been targeted by a number of foreign states, even by Iran, and just to be clear, the Alex Salmond Show on Russia Today, however, lends “legitimacy and credibility” to Kremlin propaganda. It’s Alex Salmond, Leader of the Alba Party, fault, he opened the door to all of this. He doesn’t miss the bloggers either when he says “that some online disinformation actors “got high on their own supply … Some started off quite well – you think, ‘this is a good asset’ – then they become off the wall.”
McDonald has a solution to this problem, he wants to send lying unionist “vetted” journalists into schools explaining how the media works and teaching skills to check facts and sources. He is an avowed supporter of “the mainstream media –and I don’t use ‘mainstream’ as a slur, I like my media mainstream”. You can’t make this up can you?
McDonald has lost the plot completely, the man really needs to be voted out and brought back from London for his own mental health if this article is anything to go by, the man is all over the place.
Another thing that caught my eye, and something I get a bit grief about for pointing it out, is the abject failure of Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP Government in many policy areas over the last 5 years and how their record is actually really bad but they are protected by the unionist mainstream media that McDonald trusts so much because the SNP are no longer a threat to the union. The list of failure is a long one indeed, throw in Sturgeon’s handling of Covid-19, independence, the Harassment Enquiry, the various court cases from Alex Salmond, to Mark Hurst, to fighting against the question if the Scottish Government are legally able to call a referendum, to the jailing of Craig Murray for daring to report the Alex Salmond defence case and you see a picture of a First Minister if she was thought to not be an asset to Queen and Country would have been hounded out of office a long time ago for failure and incompetence, but what do I know, I am just an Alba blogger now seemingly ( I think that is supposed to be an insult ). I am one of those McDonald would hate I suppose.
The SNP really are losing the plot big time now, the pressure of paranoia and failure appears to be getting to them, but all is well, we will not be taken out of the EU against our will and there will be referendum in 2021.