My desire for Scottish independence is based, first and foremost, on leaving behind the imperial monster that is Great Britain and beginning to live unashamed of the horror inflicted, often by our own soldiers, on civilians and freedom fighters, across the globe. If it doesn’t include that, then it really doesn’t matter to me. The previous First Minister seemed to understand:
Sturgeon is a very capable politician but her judgement or her values on foreign affairs seem positively suspect. Alex Salmond would have given the loathsome Campbell what he deserved. Though clearly highly engaged with issues of equality, gender and race in the UK, she has now, three times, revealed herself to be uncaring of the slaughter of men, women and children in the arenas where Henry Kissinger, Hilary Clinton and Blair Campbell did their work.
For those unaware, but not FM, see this on Kissinger:
What’ ‘I recommend’ you read the work of a war-criminal? Try this:
On Hilary Clinton, see this:
‘Whatever you think of Hilary Clinton?’ What, it’s possible to think she is not a war criminal who cares nothing for the lives of women in the Arab world?
On Alistair Campbell:
Can she compartmentalise the lives of Kissinger, Clinton and Campbell? ‘Oooh, forget about the horror, look at these sentences about leadership. I’m right into leadership.’ The ability to compartmentalise this way is the mark of a particular mind. I have no hesitation in calling those three psychopaths.
Finally, remember that Salmond took support from nowhere to nearly there, in 2014. The current leadership struggles to take us to under 50%. There are other potential leaders in the SNP. It’s not Labour. While Brexit may pull us over the line it won’t be thanks to a First Minister who clearly now inhabits the same policy space as all those old Labour ‘Atlanticists’, slavish followers of US/Israeli policy, Brown, Alexander, Murphy and Robertson.
Resign? Why should I?