We’re moving! New URL

(Note: Owner of the image above, let me know how I should credit it)

After years of defending the url thoughtcontrolscotland.com we’re moving to


Though I stand by my position on thought control in democracies, too many have said to me that they do not share posts because they and the potential recipients perceive the term as paranoid or conspiracy theoristish. So, pragmatically, 50 years after Neal Ascherson woke me, TuS is moving to become Talking-Up Scotland II (Scottish Research Group).

I think that sounds like it has the kind of gravitas Neil Lennon wants for Celtic FC and I hope the SRG doesn’t sound too Rees-Moggy.

Do follow and update your bookmarks.





6 thoughts on “We’re moving! New URL

  1. anniefraethehills August 25, 2019 / 8:51 am

    Thanks for the info John. I think the new url is much more positive and will encourage sharing. Keep up the great work!

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  2. Ronnie August 25, 2019 / 10:57 am

    I get the reason for the url change to https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/

    But why the change in format?
    instead of neat blocks of summary allowing you to select what you find most interesting, now it’s just a big long text blog. Having to pour through whole pages of text trying to remember what was the previous day’s last article.. not user friendly.


  3. anandprasad August 25, 2019 / 12:00 pm

    As i wrote a couple of days. I love the old URL but if changing gets more hits, then great.
    There is a second reason why i liked it.
    It emphasised that the blog was deliberately choosing good news about Scotland (and its omission in the no-meda) but also about the brain washing happening. The only way we will ever get Independence is when enough people wake up to all the false propaganda. The blog is in a way positive propaganda balancing the false thought control elsewhere. It doesn’t try to argue both sides and i hope John isn’t offended by that. It is clear what it is trying to do ‘Talk Up Scotland’ and combat thought control from the unionist state and establishment. I guess thought control is a major influence on my way of life and i liked that it was being given so much attention. I first heard about conditioning in 1970. It was a major wake up point in my life. I have never stopped looking at how it effects us an is being misused. I haven’t watched the news since the Iraq war because i could see how their narrative is constantly being poured into us and it was causing me too much anger. Without the knowledge of how we are being brain-washed, often in the most subtle ways, we are just puppets or cogs in a machine. [I noticed that 1984 was given as Rev. Campbell’s favourite book.]
    So farewell Thought Control Scotland, ‘I knew him well’.

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    • anandprasad August 25, 2019 / 5:19 pm

      Wow, that is some compliment!
      I only know him from his socio-political analysis (always brilliant) and a little about his theories about language.

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