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Tuesday, 22 June 2010

BANNOCKBURN; Remember It??




This week with mid-summer upon us we recall one of the conflicts which went a long way in re-asserting Scotland’s right as an Independent Nation. Over two days 23rd and 24th of June 1314 the might of the english invaders were routed on ground close to the modern day town of Bannockburn.

If you had gone to school in Scotland prior to the 1990’s you may have witnessed lessons in History which dwelled on the events which led to the creation of the so called Bayeaux Tapestry. This piece of cloth depicting the emergence of the aristocratic Normans of Northern France into the History books of the Anglo Saxon seemed to take a large piece of our Historical learning in Scotland (WHY?). The story of the “Wars of Independence” was largely glossed over or passed by to stories of Harold, Arrows and a Conqueror called William. The strangest parts of the glossing over of this story were the hard facts of Hastings and all that…. France versus Germany and in modern day england a St George’s cross now flutters from a pole near Hastings village??


 
Of course Scotland was not spared the Anglic invasions nor were we spared the Norman aristocracy that followed and our hard fact is that we now speak the same Germanic dialect they call english. This despite asserting our Independence following the Independence Wars and remaining so until being finally swallowed up in 1707 by the descendants of the very same aristocratic Normans and the Germanic tribes that occupied most of what is south of our border.

But at least we remember the sacrifice made in the Independence Wars and have done throughout the ages since. Whether from Barbour’s epic, “The Brus”. Even King James III carried Bruce’s two handed sword onto the field of Sauchieburn as a talisman in June 1488. Robert Burns was to pen an unofficial National Anthem, Scots Wha Hae. “See approach proud Edwards power, chains and slavery” in the 1790’s. Claiming it as Bruce’s speech before the Battle of Bannockburn as sung here by The Corries.







Its good to remember events in your History and in Scotland there is not many as fitting as The Battle of Bannockburn. Always remember it as the long nights of Scotland’s daylight never close. Remember the ultimate goal of the invaders was the making of Scotland a medieval province of an aristocratic feudalised State. Remember the stand made by many of the lower classes of this medieval Scotland, yet to be a Nation on that field. Does that not remind you of a certain London Rule of 300 or so years? Possibly the reason why they hide it from our children…..

Remember Bannockburn, 23rd-24th of June……..1314.

We will never forget it ever…




 Next issue we hope to discuss the way in which Scotland became assimilated into a Hanoverian Britain through its own landed gentry and clan chiefs. With that thought we leave this reminder of the great day that was Bannockburn with some poignant words from our own bard…….Bha Uair Beò (There Once Lived)






Bha Uair Beò






Bha uair beò air ar beul,


Ar cuid cainnt, dril nar neul,


Ar cuid comas ri ciall


Nis nar ceò






Nis nar ceò ro bhogs’ glòrach,


Làn Sasainnich gòrach,


Beo-ghlacadh ‘s e treòrach,


Gun deò






Gun deò sinn ‘s gun shiubhal,


Ged mòr-rathaideach ar saoghal,


Sìos cruaidh-chuislean ar fuil,


Anam ‘s breò






Anam ‘s breò air ‘n cur às,


Druimean cam’ fo chruaidh-chàs


A’ toirt torradh don ‘Ghaidheal Glas’


(a) Bha uair be

There Once Lived

 
There once lived on our lips,


Our own speak, the spark in our cloud,


Our ability to discern,


Now lost in mist






Lost in mist before a noisy box,


Full of silly Englishmen,


An obsession and strong,


Missing the vital spark of life






Without spark and without direction,


Though our world be motorwayed,


Down hard channels our blood,


Soul and fire






Soul and fire, they’ve put out,


Backs crooked under hardship,


Giving a funeral to the ‘Grey Gael’


Who once lived

























Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Alistair Hulett

Over the years there have been some great Scottish folk artists and some great songs written about our struggle as a Nation and about our heroes who fought and died for our freedom.

There have been mainstream artists such as The Corries and Gaberlunzie who sing about the English oppression of Scotland and the struggle which we still face today but over the past couple of years I have come across a singer/songwriter called Alistair Hulett. Alistair was born in Glasgow but he spent many years in Australia. He was the Lead singer of an Australian celtic folk/punk band called Roaring Jack which he helped form in 1985, they went on to support bands like The Pogues and Billy Bragg. They split up in 1992 and Alistair went on to a very successful solo career back here in Scotland. Alistair's songs stand apart though, as he sings of the modern day problems.. one of which being the sectarianism which hangs over our Nation. This Sectarianism could easily be erradicated through proper education but it is has been used by "Britain" to Divide and Conquer over Scotland and Ireland for the past century.

Here's an old Roaring Jack song called "The old divide and rule"

 


Here is another song of Alistair's featuring Jimmy Gregory.. It's called Among Proddy Dogs and Papes. It is also about the problem of Sectarianism and how it's our own people who are currently letting their ancestors and heroes down, by beleiving what the Brits tell us to believe and by bickering amongst each other over religions that we don't even act on.




Unfortunately Alistair Hulett passed away in January this year.. his work will not be forgotten, he was a true Scotsman and his words were true and striking as well as inspirational! He wrote of the Apathy of our present day Scotland.. the apathy of the people who are yet to recognise that they are indeed Scottish and NOT British!
I don't understand how any Scots person can be pro-union minded. I guess they just listen to the lies from the biased unionist media and along which being comfortable with their day to day lives and putting up with being second class citizens, this isn't good for Scotland's future as a Nation. Our mission is to get these people to step out of their comfort zone and realise that they're being lied to on a daily basis and their once proud and free Nation is being used and abused by it's neighbouring country. If only they knew what happened to their ancestors over the centuries and if only they realised how much their nation could prosper if it were to take up it's rightful place as an independent country on the international stage.. then maybe we would get somewhere. It is every patriot of Scotland's job to work towards this. We need to End this London Rule!!

There are many of his songs on youtube and you can buy his cd's from the website at http://www.alistairhulett.com/.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Wake Up Scotland......

This week we start with some words e-mailed to us from a member of our younger generation:
 

“Would you give your next door neighbour all your money in return for a small percentage of that each month.. Maybe a wee bit more if you begged enough? Would you bow down and let him voice your opinions for you? Would you give him whatever he asked for.. Including all your resources and the use of space in your house... to store his illegal weapons and random waste? Would you go and fight the people he didn't agree with when he told you to? Would you let him take away the way you speak and rid you of your traditions? Would you watch whatever he told you to watch on TV. and only listen to the news he wants u to hear? Would you fight with and disagree with your own family because you believe what he tells you to believe and would you rid yourself of all your pride and sense of identity for him? WAKE UP SCOTLAND!!”
So why does Scotland, a once independent nation, have a constitution now entrenched within the walls of our neighbour's capital city? We may occupy one island but the communities on this island are far from similar. We have already pointed out why there is a border. What is kept from our youth in historical teaching is the hard fact that cross-border warfare between Scotland and our neighbour did not stop after Bannockburn in 1314. The English still occupied important strategic parts of Southern Scotland long after The Bruce died. Had Scotland refused the Act of Union settlement in 1707 there would have been further warfare. Not just a number of Jacobite risings on the whim of foreign royalty but a full-scale obliteration by force of 'Scotland the Nation'.



The clever thing about the emergence of Britishness through the empire building years following the Act of Union was the attempted systematic removal of 'Scotland the Nation' by destroying the cultures that made up that very thing. By playing on the religious divides, they manipulated our internal divisions to ensure that we would never be united as one voice. By feeding this division they were able to keep the Protestant vs. Catholic problem alive in the lower classes of our society. This was not just applicable to Scotland but in Ireland the creation of a famine in the early 19th century and the drive of mass emigration ensured that religious divisions could be spread among areas of Irish settlement in Scotland.

The problems caused by division are still apparent to this day and through the use of 'party politics' based on the Westminster System of Political Parties it is not just religion that causes them. The whole set up of Scotland’s devolved parliament is based on the Westminster system and to listen to the antics of First Ministers Questions one wonders what it achieves other than to create division and disharmony. The voting system is set up in such a way that political entities such as the Labour Party can control most of how Scotland can be governed. This allows the divisions to be festered within the working classes so that policies of the parties become the fighting grounds, irrespective of the needs of the people. Scotland will only gain its right as an independent nation via the vote of the people and as long as those divisions fester Scotland will never awaken and achieve its rightful standing.




The e-mail from our younger reader makes a simple statement. "Wake up Scotland!!" How true does that ring??




Scotland you have another chance in 2011......



















There were many aspects of the divide and conquer tactics of the British in London following the Act of Union and most are kept out of school books. You have all heard of the stealing of the so called Stone of Destiny by Edward the first of England. It’s been written about on this blog as well. But what of the other artefacts? One must feel sympathy with the Egyptians with many of their ancient treasures on display all over the world, many taken without permission.



What of Scotland’s?


The history books at school will not tell you of the William Wallace safe conduct letter, kept in a drawer in an English National Archive. Scotland wants it back!

They will not tell you about the Book of Deer, a tenth century Gaelic manuscript of national importance to the Gaelic language and culture, its earliest written record and held in Cambridge University since 1716. It formed part of a collection of a bibliomaniac known as John Moore, Bishop of Ely. The collection was gifted to Cambridge by the Hanoverian George 1st for loyalty during the 1715 Jacobite Rising. Scotland wants it back!

They will not tell you of the fate of the body of James IV King of Scots after Flodden. Taken South to some monastery never to be seen again. They will not tell you that his ring, dagger and sword are displayed in London’s College of Arms as spoils of War. Scotland wants them back!

There are many other artefacts, books, manuscripts that are all held south of the border in a foreign land. Some taken as plunder, spoils of war and some like that of the Egyptians, trophies to display in so called British museums in London like the Lewis Chessmen, many miles from where they were found, to be seen only by those unfortunate to visit such a city, their presence a mark of the vanity of the collectors.

So there we have it. Only when the teaching in our schools mirrors the facts from our history will our youth get the chance to make up their own minds. Keep it from them and only the few will seek it out. Scotland is blessed still with the One Hundred and these flames of the truth will never be extinguished. Scotland can be an Independent Nation and don’t anyone tell you that we cannot afford it!!!!! It’s Unionist, British propaganda.

Wake Up Scotland!!!
















FREE SCOTLAND AND NO UNION!!


And as we went to press; Spotted by a reader in Inbhir Ghordain, (Invergordon)
 


END LONDON RULE.......!!!