Yesterday the independence-supporting city of Glasgow was treated to a vile demonstration of what this born-again sectarianism has become – a quasi-paramilitary and fascist “black bloc” masquerading as a supporters’ movement. Make no mistake about it; this is a sign of where the British state wants to take us. This is happening because the British state is pushing the right buttons in Scotland, and it knows where those buttons are because it installed them.
If this story makes it into the UK media tomorrow we can be damn sure there will be editorial gymnastics performed to keep politics out of it. This, we will be told, was the antics of a few bad apples.
To many the ideal getaway is a sun soaked beach on the Costas, to others it’s a wild four nights in Vegas, but then there are the rare few who’d rather A-Team up an old rust bucket and become famous. We found those very people. More power to them.
It was a powerful statement of black identity; ironically in the middle of Black History Month, and an affirmation of black empowerment. Not getting that was racist. Protesting it is racist. What Beyoncé Knowles did was unmistakably racial, but certainly not racist. Why does it always have to be about white people?
Follow @UrFhasaidh After showing off a video of my less-than-perfect execution of a kata a friend of mine Maeve commented: “What is it with men and their violence?” Okay, Maeve is a Dominican nun. You’d have to expect some non-violence from a nun, but her words have stuck with me. I still intend sticking with … Continue reading Perfect Body, Perfect Mind, Perfect Soul