Never in the history of humanity since before biblical times when it was deemed right and proper to molest children and rape your slaves, as the father of the three main religions, Abraham, did –– lets not forget that Muhammad (Piss Be Upon Him) married a child, and I don’t suppose it wasn’t consummated until she was 16 or 17 –– has such a fuss been made about a white-collar worker molesting kids and/or vulnerable people. It was all the rage only 40 years ago. Kids in care homes would be considered lucky if they avoided being sodomised by their “carers”.

Hundreds, literally, (300 at last count) are coming out now and saying that they were tampered with by the creepy cunt that Savile was. I always thought him to be creepy anyway. There always seemed that there was something just not quite right about him. “Now then, now then…” I hear you say, “…it’s easy to say that now.” Well yes, but it was bloody well easy to say it when he was alive. He got pelters from comedians for being a creep –– one of those cunts that do a lot of charity work but don’t like talking about it, but never shut up about it. –– he done it for the kids. Gary Glitter had a predilection for kids and celebrities have their fair share of child abusers among their number. Anyone that kids either look up to, are in awe of or have in a position of authority over them will have among their number, a few that will abuse that level of trust and authority. I’m talking about priests, vicars and pastors, doctors, police, middle management uncle Fred from round the corner and bosses at work, teachers, janitors, Orange Lodge senior members, scout leaders, boys brigade leaders, children’s sports trainers, MP’s of course and many more. In every walk of life, we have abusers among us and if there’s anything good to come out of this, it is that the message from the police is that they will hunt them down, accomplices and all, no matter how long it takes.

Child abusers up and down the country will now be thinking that Jimmy Savile is one lucky bastard to have gotten away with what amounts to child abuse on an industrial scale. But he has had help to have been able to get away with it for such a long time. There is no way that a guy that looks, talks, walks and acts the way he did could have got away with that amount of abuse for any more than a week without a degree of tolerance of his behaviour that amounted to aiding and abetting. He must have had accomplices and it seems there is still a story involving two doctors in a child abuse ring still yet to be told to the police. If someone had made an allegation against him to me, I would have believed it unless the person telling me fitted the profile of a fantasist. Because if ever there was a guy that fitted the profile of a child abuser, Jimmy Savile is that guy. Same as Glitter. These guys have low self-esteem sometimes because they were victims of abuse themselves as kids or that they had a difficult childhood for whatever reason and then become overly extrovert as adults to compensate for their own lack of self-respect. That lack of self-respect makes it easy for them to have little respect for their fellow human beings. Rather, more accurately, they have little respect for others’ feelings. They have empathy but because they hate themselves so much it’s easy for them to get love and hate mixed up. I’m no psychologist and I’m only theorising, speculating even. But I don’t think I’m far off the mark.

The Catholic church was getting it tight over the last few decades but I always maintained that abusers are everywhere among us in all walks of life and in all employments. Priests were just bound to be the first to be exposed among the white-collar middle class abusers because their victims would become disgusted with religion and after a few years away from the church they would start thinking about other victims after them. They would then pluck up the courage to speak out to stop anyone else from going through the same as they went through. And a great deal of courage it took and they are to be commended. Watch out now for more and more professionals having complaints made against them. It’s nothing new of course. All of the professions I mentioned have had examples of complaints that have been proven against some of their number. I don’t quite know how the catholic church was singled out for special attention when there is equal child abuse cases in every other white-collar profession where professionals  have an authority over vulnerable people. We constantly hear horror stories but like cycling has the name for being a dirty sport full of drug cheats, the catholic church got the name for being full of child molesters. Mark Cavendish made an impassioned defence of the sport he loves by making the point that the only reason cycling looks bad, is because they have in place the correct and proper structure to catch cheats, while other sports fail in that regard. He made the point that there are cheats in every profession. I know what he’s talking about. Bigots in Scotland will have you believe that Catholics are riddled with child molesters. This despite the stories of child molesting that have surfaced in all the organisations I mentioned earlier. Like the Orange Lodge, protestant clergy, Presbyterian elders, Boys Brigade Leaders. Society has among us, very nasty people who prey on the vulnerable for their own sexual gratification. We also have nasty people who use it as an excuse to label people as paedophiles just for their own shite stirring gossiping gratification. I’m thinking of Esther Rantzen   regarding the Savile case. I don’t agree entirely with that post I linked to but it gave us something to think about regarding Esther Rantzen and her incredibility. Here’s my comment in reply to the article…

I agree with everything you say apart from your last 2 paragraphs were you suggest that because Savile’s dead he’s probably innocent of the allegations. With over 300 allegations there is no doubt he was a serial child molester. He doesn’t need to be here to answer the allegations. Also there are potential accomplices that I’m very sure will be charged in connection with these allegations. These include at least 2 doctors. Just because horse teeth is a noted liar and wouldn’t know the truth if it tickled her private parts doesn’t mean Savile’s not guilty of at least some of the 300 plus allegations that have been made against him. There is no smoke without fire.

There’s no doubt in my mind that Esther’s being less than truthful, and let’s be honest, the chances of all 300+ allegations being the truth is very, very unlikely. More unlikely than God presenting himself to us and performing a stand up act for us all and aliens from under the surface of the moon showing up and asking “What’s up”?”

But as I was saying; 1.) There is no way Savile done all this without people knowing and as such they are just as guilty as accomplices either after the fact or during. 2.) There is no way he is alone in the world of celebrities because just like every other profession which commands respect and trust, it is riddled with human beings, 10% of which are potential paedophiles in that they are sexually attracted to kids, and those that are in white-collar jobs that command respect and trust from the community, are more likely to abuse that trust if they think they can get away with it. 3.) The Catholic church seen sexual deviancy as an illness, when it is simply a sexual orientation, that they can somehow cure. That’s as crazy as the notion that straight heterosexual  normal adults could be somehow trained to be gay, sado masochists, or fetishists. It’s just not possible to change someone’s sexual orientation and the catholic church should have known better. 4.) There’s a good chance that some good will come of this and more people will feel empowered to face their abusers and have them brought to justice. Hopefully the flood gates will now open and as the police said last week, abusers can expect a chap at the door anytime because the police have promised that they are coming for them. I know for a fact the sexual abuse of prepubescent kids is rife and when you scratch the surface a whole catalogue of abuse and paedophile rings will be uncovered. Maybe now those kids will get the justice they so richly deserve but it will still not be nearly enough to remove the scars and mental damage it has caused them. But it might stop others from suffering the same fate.

We can but only hope. If there are any abuse victims reading this please be aware that I understand that I will never know what you have gone through. I will never truly grasp the damage it has done you. But society’s attitudes have changed and we are all on your side now. It wasn’t your fault. It was society’s fault and the abuser’s fault along with those that harboured them. They must be made to pay. It will take a great deal of courage to come forward but you will be doing society a great service and it is my opinion that you deserve medals for coming forward. Good luck.

Edit… Well It was funny I mentioned Gary Glitter being similarly creepy. With the seemingly extroverted personality to cover up their own insecurities they seemed like two peas in a pod and an absolute certainty to have tampered with kids as part of a paedophile ring. Mark my words. There will be many more over the next week or so. I should not name any of my suspicions in case it prejudices the investigation and subsequent trials.

 

Here  are some tips from tips from the Benefits and Work charity. I haven’t yet subscribed to them yet, as a full member because money is short at the moment, but they still mail me useful tips regularly.Benefits and Work pic Link Anyway, the following is the advice they have kindly sent me. Part 1:

ESA Tip 1. Moving from incapacity benefit to employment and support allowance.

In this part we try to answer some of the commonest questions about the process of being moved from incapacity benefit, or income support as incapable of work, to employment and support allowance.

Is there anyone who won’t be moved off incapacity benefit?

If you are due to reach pensionable age by March 2014 then you will not be reassessed, because the DWP don’t want people to have to change benefits twice in such a short period of time.

When will I be assessed for ESA?

The intention is that claimants will be assessed when they are due to have their next personal capability assessment.

Claimants who are exempt from the personal capability assessment (PCA) or who have not got a review date – people with ‘in the longer term’ on their prognosis – are due to begin the assessment process by March 2012.

Migration started on 28 February 2011,with 11,000 IB claimants a week now being processed.

How will I know when the process has begun for me?

You will get a letter from the DWP telling you that you are about to be subject to the work capability assessment (WCA). You will also get a telephone call confirming this and asking if you need any additional support with the process. The next thing most people will receive is the ESA50 questionnaire, unless a decision to award you ESA is made just using the information already held about you.

Based on the information in the ESA50 questionnaire and any supporting evidence, plus on some occasions further evidence obtained from your GP or other health professional, either an award will be made or you will be asked to attend a medical

How will I be assessed for ESA?

The work capability assessment (WCA) for ESA is very similar to the personal capability assessment (PCA) for incapacity benefit. Most people have to complete a questionnaire and then attend a medical at a medical examination centre. A small number of people will be awarded ESA without having to attend a medical, especially those who are likely to be placed in the support group.

One of the main differences between an ESA assessment and an IB one is that for ESA you are being assessed not just to decide if you are capable of work but also, if you are not, to decide whether you are likely to be capable of work in the future and thus which ESA group you should be placed in.

If you are judged to be likely to be capable of work in the future you will be placed in the work-related activity group (WRAG). If it is decided that there is no reasonable prospect of you being fit for work, you will be placed in the support group.

The scoring system for getting into the WRAG is more straightforward than for IB. You just have to score a total of 15 points, regardless of how many are for physical health and how many are for mental health.

To get into the support group you need to show that one of a number of descriptors apply to you, there is no scoring involved.

One other major difference is that it is a lot harder for most people to score points for ESA than it is for IB.

I’m exempt from the personal capability assessment, will that make a difference?

It won’t mean that you are exempt from the WCA – there are very few exemptions from the WCA compared to the PCA for incapacity benefit. It is likely, however, as we have already said, that you will be assessed in the first year of the transfer process.

I get the higher rate of the care /mobility components of DLA, will that make a difference?

Unfortunately, no it won’t. There are no exemptions from the WCA for getting higher rate care. And the test for ‘mobilising’ in the new WCA which applies from March 28, 2011 is very different from the test for walking for DLA. So, it would be entirely possible to be getting higher rate mobility for DLA but still not score enough points to be awarded ESA.

What proportion of incapacity benefit claimants will get awarded ESA and what proportion will get into the support group?

The only figures available so far are from a pilot carried out in Aberdeen and Burnley. The provisional figures for this showed that:

30% of IB claimants were found fit for work.

31% were placed in the support group.

39% were placed in the work-related activity group.

However:

It was only based on 1,347 decisions out of 1,700.

It didn’t include appeal results, but 123 people had already appealed at the time the figures were released.

The test was carried out using the work capability assessment that was current at the time. But from March 28, 2011, a much harder to pass work capability assessment is being used. So, these initial figures can only be taken as giving a very approximate indication of what proportion of IB claimants will get into each group.

If I go into the work-related activity group, does that mean I have to look for work?

No it doesn’t. You can’t be forced to apply for jobs. You will have to attend a number of work-focused interviews and may have to undertake various work-related activities such as training or face having your benefits reduced. But you absolutely cannot be forced to take a job.

Will I be better or worse off under ESA?

Some people may be better off if, for example, they are placed in the support group. The DWP say that, where you would be worse off on ESA, your present rate of IB will be paid to you and frozen until the rate of ESA you are entitled to catches up.

However, the DWP made similar promises that no-one would be worse off under ESA than they would have been on IB when ESA was first introduced and this turned out not to be true.

How long does ESA last for?

If you are in the support group it lasts for as long as your condition continues to make you eligible. In other words, if your condition doesn’t improve and your difficulties remain the same you should remain in the support group indefinitely.

If you are in the work-related activity group and eligible for income-based ESA then you will continue to be eligible for ESA for as long as you continue to pass your regular WCAs.

However, if you receive contributory ESA things are very different. From April 2012, the DWP intends to only allow people to claim for a year. They also intend to backdate this provision, so that if you have already been receiving contributory ESA for a year by April 2012, your entitlement will end immediately.

If I get found fit for work, what happens then?

You can appeal the decision. Whilst you appeal you can claim ESA at the assessment rate, which will mean a substantial cut in income for most IB claimants. If your appeal is upheld you will be moved into main phase ESA in whichever group the tribunal decided you should be in. You will be paid any back money you are owed

At the moment, 40% of ESA claimants who appeal are successful, so it’s definitely worth doing.

However, it is the case that you can be assessed again soon after winning your appeal and may be found fit for work and have to start the whole process again. (In my own personal experience this has been the case continually since 2008. I get assessed, found fit for work, appeal and win, then get assessed and found fit for work soon after. I appeal again and win and then I’m assessed again. Only recently have they not been finding me fit for work. But it doesn’t take long for them to summon me back in for another assessment. It’s a full time occupation dealing with their demands. It would be so much easier if I could work. Unfortunately there are no employers who are willing to employ chronically arthritic people. I could run the country, if I had minions to do the dirty work, while I could just appear on telly and smile patronisingly to sycophantic TV “presenters” and “journalists”).

If you don’t appeal or if your appeal is unsuccessful you will have to try to claim jobseekers allowance.

Good luck,

Steve Donnison

Benefits and Work Publishing Ltd

Company registration No. 5962666.

The emphasise was mine and the bracketed italics are my own. I will add tips 2-7 and more advice next and serialise DLA tips as well. It will all be under the Benefits and DWP Category.

I went into Glasgow with some friends from Edinburgh and Ireland to either watch the last Celtic Vs  Huns game of last season on the box in a pub on the Gallowgate, or go to the match. It was all dependant on getting tickets for the game for us all. As it turned out the touting bastard was demanding far too much for the tickets – and he was a Celtic fan as well! – It’s cunts like that we want shot of and leave the Green Brigade lads alone. It’s the “put your head down we don’t want any bother” Tims we don’t need. Who needs enemies when you’ve got wankers like that in the stands? But that’s another matter and my views are well documented about it.

We ended up watching it in the Hoops Bar on the Gallowgate. I think we decided that it wasn’t worth just going to laugh at them again as I begin to feel a wee bit sorry for them. Then I give myself a metaphorical kick in the arse and I’m OK again – Back to doing the huddle and hating the Huns.

Anyway, After the game was over and the fans started to fill up the Gallowgate, we decanted from the Hoops Bar on the Gallowgate and tried several pubs, but as Celtic Park had decanted as well, most of the Celtic Support was on the Gallowgate and in the pubs and as usual they were all jumping and there was no room. There was a queue at the Brazen head, Gary Og was on I think and the queue was for the next on the bill. Or it was the other way around. I can’t mind surely. But the upshot was we found ourselves on the Gallowgate again but this time every pub was even fuller. We had blundered big time and it was my fault ‘cos I got us lost. I was just trying to make sure we didn’t end up on the wrong side of London Road ‘cos that would just be daft with just the three of us, colours or no. So by this time, I’m dying for a pish, or in proper Anglo, to urinate or empty my bladder. I’m walking down the Gallowgate and make the mistake of passing the Saracen Lane right next to the Sara Head pub and a fella goes up the next lane, Great Dovehill and relieves himself at the back gate of MA Sports. I then go up to follow suit but I’m wearing Jogging trousers without a zip on account of the dressing I have to wear on my leg (long story) which does not allow me to wear jeans for they are too tight. So I’m basically going to have to expose myself to do this and I’m having enough problems pishing at the best of times because I reckon I have a slight pishy infection. So I try standing at the other end of the gate from where my predecessor pished but on the same side obviously. I abandoned that idea as I felt it was too open. So I tried where he had pished. I could see his pish being absorbed by the dry dusty ground. But I couldn’t do it. It was far to open and that coupled with the time it would take me to do the pish meant it was not possible for me to attempt to emulate him. So I turn around to pick up my stick and indicate to my mates that I couldn’t do it. As I was turning round I noticed a blue gas guzzling people carrier come along Bell Street and stop and reverse and have a wee gander down Great Dovehill. I recognise in the driver street, one of Strathclyde’s finest. So I know they are gonna come down and ask me what I’m up to. No problem I thought, they’ll just do a pinks check on me and a quick search and I’m on my way.

The people carrier pulls up and I can’t remember who was driving, the big wanker with a boulder on his shoulder or the wee dumb blonde (not all blondes are dumb, just this one was) . But whatever, they jumped out Sweeney style and asked me

“Why was I pishing outside to the annoyance of others.”

“What others and I wasn’t pishing was I?” I said.

“Don’t call me a liar or you’ll get the nick right now” he promises. He gives me a final warning

“Well good! Then I’ll get a fucking pish then won’t I?”

After much arguing about whether he was lying while I was trying to get the subject on to the fact of whether I had done a pish or not. During which time I’m sure I got 3 final warnings that I would be lifted. I had even pointed out to him that the pish was dried into the dust and had clearly been done more than a few minutes ago. A fucking child could see that. I asked him to take a DNA sample from it if he was so sure of himself that it was my pish.

“What do you think I want to take a sample of your pish for?” he asks.

“To fucking prove it ya dick” “Gimme yer sample kit and I’ll dae it then”

That’s yer final warning” he repeats.

I say “Thank fuck, for I’ll get a fucking pish then. Yer no getting it are ye. I want ye tae fucking lift me” Then the daft bint pipes up

“What are you doing all the way from Motherwell in here?” they had been taking my details between our arguing.

I says “What’s it fucking look like?” pointing out my dress. Free State Training Jacket and Celtic top, Hoops an’ all.

“No need to be cheeky, I was only making conversation” she blubbers.

I said “No you were not. You were implying I was in here up to no good.” “If I said to you, when did you get yer facelift? Would you consider that just making conversation?” I continue “Respect is earned hen. It’s not dished out on plate in the copshop canteen”

As I was giving her my details, I thought I might check out the guy cop. Half caste, but there was nothing wrong with that and has no relevance. So I’m looking him square in the eye. I notice he must about 6 foot. I’m 5’8″ and he was a few inches the better of me. So I’m eyeballing him. After about 10 seconds of a staring match he says

“Don’t look at me like that”

“Don’t look at you like whit!?” I demand.

“Like you’ve been hard done too”

“I fucking have!” Another final warning. “Full of promises you are aren’t you?”

I could swear I saw just a bit of steam coming from his ears. He or she’s writing out the ticket and he’s trying to figure out what street we’re on. So he just says “The Gallowgate” and shrugs his shoulders. I guess his partner agrees but I don’t know because I’m still staring right through him. This is when I know they are making a blunder or are not taking this seriously and just want to get to fuck away from me. Cos it was on Great Dovehill which runs parallel to Saracen Lane. So they are trying to say they seen me pishing in the street, The Gallowgate no less, after a Celtic Rankers Derby, from the Junction of Bell Street and Great Dovehill. They must have x-ray vision and x10 (at least) optical zoom binoculars. There was no court in the land would convict on the say so of these two idiots. I wish I could have read their names but Robocop was illiterate and his writing was illegible. All I could glean from the ticket was they were from London Road Copshop. So if yer reading this ya pair of pricks. Yer a pair of pricks.

I eventually got a pish when I got to Motherwell Rail Station. Argyle street, predictably, never had facilities. The cunts did meet their goal. They ruined my day out. There was no way I was paying that £40 penalty. Even if it was 40p. Everyone told me, “Just pay it, it’s only £40” but anyone that knows me, knows I’m a stubborn bastard when I know I’m in the right.

Image of where Polis tried to extort money from the me

Picture of locus courtesy of Google Earth

And the letter I got from Pitt Street after I sent the ticket back saying not guilty.

letter withdrawing anti social behaviour ticket

Don’t pay it. Demand your day in court. That will soon put a stop them dishing them out.

I’ve defended myself successfully in court for refusing to pay spot fines. You only encourage them by paying them. Don’t pay. You deserve justice and your day in court. Most times they don’t even bother taking it to court. If you ever need advice on what to do when these cunts try this shite with you, just contact me and I’ll help you as much as I can. I’ll even appear on your behalf. They will not give legal aid because there is no chance of you going to jail if found guilty. That’s why I’ve been forced to act for myself in court. But I have never lost. And as I say I have never paid a spot fine in my life apart from one occasion when I didn’t want my other half to know where I was with her motor one day. Plus I was bang to rights anyway.

I’m not kidding. The more people who stand up and say no to spot fines and refuse to pay, the sooner they will stop this form of extorting money from those of us who can least afford it. It cost’s them money for  a PF, a court clerk, a fat polis, a justice of the peace and court time if you demand your day in court. For £40 or £60 or whatever it is, it’s just economic sense to just drop it. And if you are innocent, which you are, as they are asking you to pay a fine without any admission of guilt, then fight them in court. Or at least be ready to. Most likely they will withdraw the complaint. But as I say, if you are in any doubt, don’t hesitate to contact me and I will do anything to help. No charge. No expenses. I just want to beat the bastards at their own game. This offer is for anyone no matter your race, creed or background.

The labour party were cock-a-hoop after an 11th hour comeback saved them at least some face after staring an SNP “tsunami” (Johann Lamont’s word, not mine) in the face. Labour were celebrating the fact that a poor turn out and STV Confusion allowed them to avoid SNP minority party victories in Glasgow, Edinburgh and North Lanarkshire. SNP still increased their lead in council seats held country-wide by 2 more than Labour increased theirs. Disaffected Limp Dem and Toxic Tory slumps in votes explained, it was claimed, how the SNP and Labour managed to increase their votes so much. Lamont claimed that,

Right across the United Kingdom, Labour has been supported to stand up for people in these very tough times.

It’s a fantastic result, we’ve now got a really important job to do, which is to make sure that government at every level governs in the interests of those who are the most vulnerable, and those who are worried about their jobs and their services. And that’s a great day for us, more importantly it is about protecting people, fighting for their priorities too.

Only problem with that line old dear is that Labour has proven itself as a party that will do the opposite of that. They have never governed in the interests of the vulnerable since it stopped being the Labour party in the mid ’80s. And since 1998, when they brought in the National Minimum Wage Act, they have taken off their sheep’s clothing and removed all pretence of even being a social democracy party of any kind and openly became the party of big business. It is their interests, corporate interests, that the Labour party looks after. The Toxic Tories and Limp Dems have shared the same bed already and so confirmed what I already knew about the Limps, even before their pretence at taking a principled stand when the SNP formed a minority Government in Scotland, the term before this present one. The fact that the SNP has proven itself as a party of Government and not a single issue party, is shown by it’s continued growth in votes across the board in local and national elections.

In North Lanarkshire, the Labour Party hung on to a majority control over us. They had all guns blazing though to achieve this. Including in Sam Love’s ward at least, paying drug addicts £10 to quickly put up “Vote Scottish Labour” posters on the street lamps. They were also offering them £10 to put leaflets through the doors of Craigneuk and surrounding areas. My source said “fuck that” or words to that affect and took his quickly earned tenner and went off with it. However, the rest mostly took on the bribe. Then of course the Labour machine was busy transporting voters to the polling stations on the day and giving them instructions on how to vote under the STV system. “Labour 1st choice candidate No. 1, Labour 2nd choice candidate No. 2, and Labour 3rd choice candidate No. 3.”

Labour were late putting their lamppost flyers up, I noticed that the SNP ones were up, put up by party activists and volunteers, about a week before Labour’s went up. Labour’s are still there waiting to be taken down. The SNP volunteers have already removed theirs. I wonder if the Labour controlled Council will remove the Labour flyers or will the Labour party attempt to round-up some addicts to do it for them. The depths the labour party and all the unionist parties will stoop to, that go way beyond realpolitik, and takes it to a completely new level that requires a new word to describe is, well, indescribable.

From BBC.

Two men who sent suspect packages to Celtic manager Neil Lennon and two high-profile fans of the club have each been jailed for five years.

Trevor Muirhead, 44, and Neil McKenzie, 42, from North Ayrshire, sent devices they believed were capable of exploding and causing injury…

In every report from the media these idiots have been painted as just two dafties or in there own words a couple of “hillbillies”. That the devices they sent were not going to go off. So by the same logic, if I go into a bank and hold it up with a replica gun, then it wouldn’t be treated as armed robbery? On top of that, if I believed the gun to be real and loaded with real bullets, I would be treated as just a poor misled fool? That’s not even the most outrageous outcome of this case. What has shown Scotland up to be an institutionalised Anti-Irish Racist province of Britain, is the media reporting of the case. The devices sent to Cairde Na hÉireann’s office on the Gallowgate has hardly been reported at all and, only when it has been, it has been as an afterthought. This is clearly a racially motivated hate crime. It should have been treated as such and the that part of the charges should never have been dropped. If the Procurator Fiscal fails to appeal this verdict and sentence on these grounds, then it too will have shown itself up to be complicit in this endemic racism.

Football is not sectarian. It is Anti-Irish Racist and has been since 1875 when Hibs came on to the scene but when the Glasgow Club set up to put food on the tables of the poor of Glasgow, the establishment did not like it one bit and they needed a team to beat the new upstarts. That onus fell on Rangers and the football authorities did everything they could to help the establishment team, Rangers, to beat the taigs and everything they could do to hinder Celtic. It was Hibs that pioneered the way, and Celtic have a lot to be grateful to them, for being even allowed to play in the League as it was then. When Celtic won 6 league championships in a row, the pressure on the establishment team intensified and when Celtic won 9 in a row and the most coveted Cup in club football, the European Cup, the pressure on Rangers intensified.

When David Murray came on the scene and Graeme Souness revolutionised football in Scotland, it has now come to light that they were able to buy their success by dodging the tax-man and so Rangers title’s since Murray’s stewardship have been tainted. That is if you go by the same nonsense that Celtic’s Title this year, is tainted as some bigots insist, even though Celtic will win by at least 20 points, 10 more than were deducted from Rangers anyway.

The media in any country is the key to general opinion in that country. Control the media, then you control public opinion. It’s quite obvious from our fourth estate that they are Anti-Irish Racist. It is them that drives opinion in this province. It is them that mould Scottish society and it’s been moulded into a hateful Anti-Irish racist society.

Over the years, I have lost friends, family and comrades to the grim reaper by misadventure, drugs, cancer, “open verdicts,” murder and brain aneurysms (or cerebral aneurysms) that have ruptured among many others. More recently I have lost friends at an alarming rate. I have had friends who are either younger than me or around the same age who have succumbed to death and left loving families and friends behind to grieve and wonder how this can be happening, me included. This is 2012, not 1952 for fucks sake.

They say people are living longer on average age. Well I don’t see much evidence of that on an average basis on the ground around me.  People are living longer but a lot of us are dying at far too young an age – at least in the world I inhabit. People that have not yet even had time to contribute to society beyond enriching people’s lives for having known them.

John Mooney
James Casey January 31, 1998
John O’Kane Killed in a knife attack Spring 1998
Gerry McDonald
Nicky Groome died on New Year day 2003
Ally O’Connor
Spencer Mackin
“Gravy” Gray
Boy Mooney
Tam Brown
Fordy
Kevin Campbell

So many in between and on Monday I attended yet another of very many funerals of my friends, most of which, I have failed to mention, to my shame. There wouldn’t be enough room in any case. But in the last three months 3 people have died among my friends that have all been younger than me or around the same age.

The Funeral I attended was for Ian “Milldoo” Millar who I have known for over 20 years, as can be said for most of the people I have outlived (apart from those that have been too young for me to have known for that length of time). Quite how I have managed to outlive them is beyond me. I must have angels looking out for me or I maybe I’m that much of a pain in the arse, God or whatever deity, is in no hurry to see me any time soon. It will be me judging Him and He will have to answer to me come my day of reckoning. Believe me, I’m ready for my day in the final court of judgement. I hope for His sake, He is as ready, for I have plenty to question Him and cross-examine Him about. Though I’m agnostic so I don’t know how that’s going to work.

I do know this. Milldoo was a decent bloke. Not God-fearing or anything like that. But he was a decent bloke who, as Jesus reportedly to preached, loved his neighbour. Not because of any fear of God, but because it was the way he was. Not perfect, but hardly malicious. But the Bible says there is no place for him in heaven. Well if there is a heaven for all the God-fearing fundamentalist followers of Abrahamic religions, then it’s not the heaven I or Milldoo will be wanting any part of. You see Milldoo was gay. I don’t want any part of a xenophobic God or deity. Milldoo lived by the cornerstones of Xtianity – “Love thy neighbour as thy self”[Matthew 22:38-39] And “Love thy enemy for it’s easier to love thy enemy than it is to love thy neighbour”.[Matthew 5:43-48] He never had a bad word or held a grudge against anyone I know. Opinionated and he liked to debate robustly, but never held a grudge. He lived a good life and never harmed anyone, possessing free will, not because some book written for Jews by Jews, with bits welded on by Xtians for  them and rewritten by who was to become a Muslim for Muslims, told him how to behave and treat their fellow-man with respect.  He lived his life like that because it was natural to him. He was no saint by any manner of means, but who of us are?

The Abrahamic books didn’t tell us anyway because the books, between them are racist, sexist, vengeful, and talk about an evil God that promotes slavery, adultery, murder, mass terrorism, paedophilia, torturing people, mostly woman, to death, hypocrisy and a whole host of evil doings that would shame all the devils in hell. They are all sects of Judaism anyway. Do you really think a God of love would have anything to do with all that. However “mysterious” his motives may have been.

I only hope, if there is a day of reckoning, I will be with Milldoo and the other friends that I have lost.

I don’t bear any grudge against the people I hold responsible for these deaths. Some were accidents but I do hold those in the higher echelons of power responsible and guilty for many of the deaths – and I do bear them ill will – I know I shouldn’t and I always try to forgive, not forget mind you, but forgive. I just can’t forgive, for they do know what they are doing. They are forging a war on the working class youths of our towns and cities of these Islands.  They are trying to create an underclass and promote the working class as an artificial middle class while leaving the underclass with no way to organise and be listened to. They are marginalising them and disenfranchising them because they are left with no political voice for them. Witness the riots of last year (2011). That was the only way they felt the could express their anger at the great and the good. The Labour Whip, Frank Roy, was in office when they were creating this underclass. He has personal experience of the damage it can cause. I warned him about it not long before his Party was ousted by the Limp Dems. He took no heed and adopted the standard Whitehall stance. The blood of these young men and women are on their hands (Westminster and Whitehall) and in most cases, theirs alone.

I’m sorry to make a political point out of this sad occasion. I tried not to dwell on it but I couldn’t help myself and if I know Milldoo like I think I do, then I don’t think he would mind.

RIP Milldoo and deepest condolences to his family closest friends.