‘Cybernats’ are not the problem here. Don’t try to ‘manage’ them!

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Some senior SNP figures have foolishly allowed the NoMedia in Scotland to associate independence supporting online activists with the monsters who are threatening mainly women politicians with actual violence. See this example:

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Does anyone think this abuse came from a Cybernat? Virtually all of the serious online abuse comes from misogynists, racists and fascists. To allow Scotland’s lively sometimes ‘dirty-minded’, but democratically-aligned activists to be lumped together with these people is shameful. This is apparently the work of a ‘Cybernat’:

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It is crude and offensive, but it is just a joke. It’s a very long way indeed from a threat of actual violence and our politicians including those who recently praised the self-centred, hypocritical and dim-witted Dugdale (Ooooh he called her a bad name!) tell me that they are getting a bit too cosy in their shared wee bubble to properly represent those who elected them. What next, an SNP MP campaigning to be the Speaker of the House of Commons? Oh, OK too far that time.

 

6 thoughts on “‘Cybernats’ are not the problem here. Don’t try to ‘manage’ them!

  1. Bugger (the Panda) May 6, 2019 / 9:36 am

    I do not always agree with you but this timevI will.

    Complete and utter naivety

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  2. Bugger (the Panda) May 6, 2019 / 9:53 am

    for these seasoned senior SNP figures to say what they did and when they did it

    The AUOB march in Glasgow on Sat was pissed upon from a great height by the Unionist press and thereby marginalised.

    These people do have their own problems wrt to the Cybernats but the SNP would be nowhere near the goal of Independence where we are now because, the SNP is playing against a card crook with a fixed deck. Maybe some people already under scrutiny think it would be a nice wee deflection.

    The Internet is where the real political repudiation of the lies from the Establishment. In that is has been a spectacular success and still is our only real balancing resource.

    So they allow themselves to be manipulated by the great crocodile of the British Establishment.

    I have some bagic beans for sale. How many do you want.

    I am seriously angry about this farrago.

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      • Bugger (the Panda) May 6, 2019 / 10:46 am

        His big Brother Wells was OK

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  3. Brian Powell May 6, 2019 / 10:52 am

    It’s a well known tactic imported from US political campaigns to make out one is as bad as the other, it disengages the floating voter. I would expect these long term politicians to know it too.
    Wings also has an interesting article on this but from this point of view, if MI5 was involved in disrupting independence, as is their job, what better than to have a four page spread attacking social media users, including bloggers, in a newspaper whose editor supposed supports independence and to get politicians from the movement to endorse the attack, and use the opponents labelling into the bargain.

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