I receive criticism on a daily basis. The overwhelming majority of it is not in any way constructive. There is a hard-wired bigotry that seeps from the pores onto the page and is promptly redirected to the spam file. There are those who claim that they know where ‘my’ sister works as they take their false leads from the state-aid fantasist. They think they can close down this site by hurting a woman I don’t know and I have never met. As the RSL unequivocally stated they don’t know who I am. I use ‘burner’ accounts and proxies to evade individuals who wish to pursue me. This will come as a surprise to many but I’m not a Rangers ‘hater.’ I was as seduced as many others when the spine of the England team turned up at Ibrox. I was astonished when Maurice Johnson signed for Rangers, breaking a ‘tradition’ that was an unwritten rule for 58 years. I noted that one of founding members of the RSL, Bill McMurdo, brokered this deal which delivered a real slap in the face to Billy McNeil’s Celtic. No-one at that time knew that the galaxy of stars that delivered nine-in-a-row were bought by money which was borrowed from the Bank of Rangers a.k.a. The Bank of Scotland. What David Murray did next, tax evasion, led to the demise of the club. However this salient detail will be excluded from the BBC Scotland series on the last thirty years of Scottish football. The narrative they will present is that Murray was duped by Whyte. This site has pointed out in detail that this is a falsehood.
In many ways I envisage this site as a translation service. I take the lies, the puff and the spin to deliver the unvarnished truth. I did not intend to run this site for any more than a year, but if donations continue to support this site, I will continue to inform and hopefully entertain. I will provide a forum for intelligent debate. As I look at the comment pages of The Herald and Scotsman I am appalled by the knuckle-dragging tit-for-tats of a C2DE demographic who probably have not even read the article that they are commenting on. The comments section on this site will not allow individuals to play the man by engaging in ad hominem pejoratives. Someone new to this site turned up yesterday. His user name, Cherries & Cheese was apposite, as is evident in the following:
“Oh my. I began to once more lose the will to live when your latest offering nosedived after an uncharacteristic interesting start. I’m pretty certain this is where your own thoughts dried up and once again you reverted back to copying and pasting, copying and pasting… Need I say more? Now pay attention old thing. I can see you’re not one of the totally inept hacks that still believe blogging is a political platform to polish and caress just before you pop it back under the stairs in the cupboard normally reserved for the upright vac. Admittedly you’re not far from the aforementioned reference above, so here’s a friendly tip. Take the stick out of your arse and stop believing that you are better than you actually are. Humility and forethought is where the game is won and lost. Respect your readers. Some of your throwaway remarks are rather crass. It is far more rewarding to make allies than it is to gain rancour amongst the growing number of people who quite rightly see you as a “bit of an obnoxious cock”.Moving on… One would suggest that you contact someone within the city who has access to the ‘original’ report in regard to the current state of the roof at Ibrox. If you dig deep enough in the right area don’t be surprised to find that inspections are not usually undertaken “over the phone”.There is a real story available, all you have to do is uncover it.Ciao for now.”
The cherry is in the last point of this comment which is inelegantly phrased. Is one to assume that the insurers of Ibrox treat the stadium like a car and are happy to pick up premiums until it crashes? Is the safety certificate delivered by a nod, wink and bare-nippled handshake? There are fundamental structural problems at Ibrox that are not being addressed by the makeshift board.
As for the cheese, the unseen work I do correcting typos in comments and salvaging comments that have crossed the line, would suggest that I work tirelessly in the best interests of those who comment. I’m not here to put them down or in any way adopt a superior position. I am often informed by the comments. I was not aware that Lynsey Sharp was an unalloyed bigot who is a disgrace to athletics. I will be quick to refer to her bigotry should she win a medal in the next Commonwealth Games, which is the height of her ambitions.
I touched on Regan, the deficit, Salmond, Sturgeon and a Brexit Squirrel. My words. I looked at the ‘intersex’ situation in athletics using my words. When I looked at the American Presidential race I used my words (I referred to Trump as a draft – dodging privately educated white-collar punk) and discussed his polemics. All my own work. I looked at the electoral college and pointed out that with two exceptions it’s the first past the post system in 48 states. When I chose to cut and paste I did so judiciously to reinforce my position that the richest candidate invariably wins Presidential elections. Note the trade delegations and their block votes. Also of note is the S.Daniel Center for Middle East Peace (www.centerpeace.org) which supports my preferred two states, one nation solution. Have you read my other articles?
I get it. You wanted to rain on my six million hits parade. You refer to an alleged growing consensus that perceive me as a ‘bit of an obnoxious cock.’ If these individuals are bigots, or those masquerading as journalists, or probably closer to the mark Wings Over Scotland, then I’ll accept that as a backhanded compliment.