A day never goes by when we don’t read or hear of a scare story being put forward by Project Fear. These Fear stories are portrayed as threats to Scottish prosperity, to Scotland’s society or Scotland’s security. No subject is safe from the scaremongering.
We have had the following;
- Volatility of the oil in Scottish Waters.
- Scotland not being able to use the Pound as a currency.
- Mobile phone tariffs being expensive.
- Pensions not being available.
- Jobs not being available.
- The Health Service not being available.
The list is as endless as it is nonsense.
You see the threats to Scotland are not any of the above. The threats to Scotland are embodied in the persons of a small number of high profile individuals. These people bear no goodwill towards Scotland and the Scottish people. Driven by petty interests, they would rather see Scotland not prosper either socially, democratically nor economically. Devoid of a social conscious they pursue their narrow minded agendas without a care for the greater good of Scotland’s people.
We now understand who these Fear Merchants are and regardless of the outcome of the vote in September, we should never forget the threat that these individuals represent now, and in the future, to Scotland. They are the real and ever present threat to Scotland, her democracy, her social cohesion, her economic health and the well being of the people who live here.
They have chosen not to debate, nor to put forward a positive case for the Union. Instead they peddle Fear Stories.
It is people who create and disseminate the Fear Stories. It is people who make the decisions to put them into the public domain and it is people, working together who ensure that these Fear Stories are published in newspapers or broadcast on radio and television.
It is people, fully conversant with the undemocratic processes that have served the British Establishment well for generations who, with full knowledge of the possible negative outcomes to our democratic institutions, strive to undermine and poison the debate.
They are Anti-Scottish in thought, tone and intent.
The Fear Merchants
What will these Fear Merchants have to say about the Sunday Herald declaring for Independence? Will we see a Scare Story built around this? Let us wait and see.