A chat with West of Scotland anti-lockdown political hopeful Jonathan Rainey

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Jonathan Rainey is campaigning on an anti-lockdown Libertarian platform in the May Scottish Parliament elections. The 27-year-old, a high-achiever with high-functioning autism, is standing for the Dumbarton constituency and also for the West of Scotland regional list.

Jonathan’s platform offers real change for the Scottish people at a time when the main political parties are almost indistinguishable in their policies. Our conversation covered many different topics, including lockdowns, vaccination, face masks, freedom of speech, war and foreign policy, central banks, Hayek, and even litter-picking.

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Timestamps

2 mins: MMR vaccine and high-functioning autism

2:43 From special needs school to Civil Engineering at College.

5:50 About the Scottish Libertarian Party

7:30 2008 Recession and being “red-pilled”

8:40 Scottish Independence

10:25 Introduced to the alternative media from guitar teacher

11:00 War in Syria

13:10 EU Referendum – from Remain to Leave

17:50 Racism in the 1970s and 80s

19:00 David Icke – Alice in Wonderland and the World Trade Center Disaster.

19:45 2016 US presidential election and Donald Trump

20:30 Ron Paul Liberty Report and the X22 Report, Paul Joseph Watson

21:00 Ukraine

22:10 EU Copyright Directive and freedom of speech

24:20 Protest against the Copyright Directive.

25:15 Free speech, the Left and Count Dankula

25:45 Joining Scottish Libertarians

26:15 Litter picking and community involvement

29:30 Taxation

30:00 Thoughts on anarcho-capitalism and minarchism – smaller government

31:30 Taxation and corruption

33:55 TV licence

35:45 Covid lockdowns, vaccines, face masks and human rights

43:07 Having Covid

49:05 Climate panic

49:55 Fukushima disaster

51:00 Environmental waste and disposable face masks

52:45 Free market

53:25 Ideas on economy, supply and demand

54:55 Central banks, monetarism and the gold standard

59:50 Capitalism, corporatism, crony-capitalism, free market, regulation, scarcity and abundance

1:03:50 Cannabis, hemp and regulation

1:06:00 Vaccines, bodily autonomy, free choice, free debate

1:07:50 World Health Organisation and the Global Vaccination Action Plan

1:10:00 alternative forms of energy

1:12:57 Hate Crime and Public Order of Scotland Act

1:13:00 Devolution and Scottish Independence

1:13:45 MSPs and the Pledge of Allegiance

1:15:35 Constitutional issues in an independent Scotland

1:17:10 Hate Crime Bill and government exploitation

1:19:20 Count Dankula

1:22:47 Police Scotland, Public Contact and Engagement Strategy document and surveillance state

1:27:50 The “hive mind” and NHS “clap for carers”

1:29:30 Illegal wars

1:31:05 Prevented from participating in virtual hustings.

1:37:10 Censorship of speech and debate, collectivist mentality, “hive mind”

1:38:50 The Road to Serfdom, by FA Hayek.

1:40:05 Regulation, central planning and the desire for a strong leader

1:43:10 Trump, critical race theory, social justice warriors

1:51:05 Three main priorities: freedom of speech, medical freedoms and ending the war on drugs.

1:52:20 Abolishing TV licence, ending lockdowns

A bit of sunny freedom, to re-elect and ignore the wolf in sheep’s clothing lurking round the corner

Lockdown ended early – all the better for re-electing the ruling branch of the global mafia. But if we look behind some of the twisted propaganda fluff being spewed out from various government agencies, we could become aware of some nasty surprises awaiting us in the autumn, including new waves of illness, new lockdowns, and the burgeoning global police state extending its tentacles into Scotland. Exaggerated nonsense? I hope so! SHOW NOTES UK MHRA Public Assessment Reports

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/mhra-guidance-on-coronavirus-covid-19#vaccines-and-vaccine-safety

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/regulatory-approval-of-covid-19-vaccine-moderna

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/962920/Public_Assessment_Report_for_Moderna_COVID-19_vaccine.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/regulatory-approval-of-covid-19-vaccine-astrazeneca

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/963928/UKPAR_COVID_19_Vaccine_AstraZeneca_23.02.2021.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/regulatory-approval-of-pfizer-biontech-vaccine-for-covid-19

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/944544/COVID-19_mRNA_Vaccine_BNT162b2__UKPAR___PFIZER_BIONTECH__15Dec2020.pdf

Article: “We’ve never made a successful coronavirus vaccine before”

https://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2020-04-17/coronavirus-vaccine-ian-frazer/12146616

Nature article looking at ADE and VADE:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41579-020-00462-y

Police Scotland Public Contact and Engagement Strategy 2020

https://www.spa.police.uk/spa-media/y2fdyqjn/rep-c-20200521-item-10-ps-public-contact-and-engagement-draft-stategy.pdf

Corruption, propaganda and apathy are leading us down a dark path

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Governments all over the world are legislating democracy away, supposedly to combat a virus that has been associated with the deaths of – at most – three people out of every thousand worldwide. How has this been allowed to happen? I suspect it’s due to corruption at every level of our institutions of power and authority, globally.

People in so-called liberal democracies are consenting to or even championing the imposition of lockdowns, bodily invasive measures and police brutality as a so-called means of fighting disease. How has this come about? I suspect that it’s due to fearmongering and propaganda on a global scale.

Big, scary numbers – but what do they really signify, apart from eliciting fear and despair?

Our democracy, rights and freedoms have been hard-won, and it’s upsetting to see them being taken for granted by so many, who are happy to watch them being rolled back with a shrug of their shoulders, saying that it’s necessary in order to save lives.

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SHOW NOTES

“Piggate”:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piggate

60-day definition for mortality surveillance of covid-19 in England

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/971212/Weekly_Flu_and_COVID-19_report_w11_v2.pdf

Covid-19 no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious disease:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/high-consequence-infectious-diseases-hcid#status-of-covid-19

Estonian woman arrested in Finland over coronavirus non-compliance:

https://news.err.ee/1608129829/estonian-woman-protests-arrest-in-finland-over-coronavirus-non-compliance

Netherlands big scary numbers:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-56528112

1994 plague in India

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994_plague_in_India

The 1820 Radical War

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radical_War

Bahamas Tribune report from 2013 about the relationship between the former government and Peter Nygard:

http://www.tribune242.com/news/2013/aug/07/police-ordered-remove-fnm-leader-parliament/?fbclid=IwAR1Sl1eixLYbjMuJoIFzo2sSK0hVYq2RAcJ3X5f9KidIGP9m_3g0FCWU4e4

Shane Gibson Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shane_Gibson_(politician)

Anna Nicole Smith Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Nicole_Smith

“Moneybags Mandelson to buy £8 million new home”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2028659/Moneybags-Lord-Mandelson-buy-8million-new-home.html

“Firm that advised ministers on Royal Mail sell-off also made £8 million from shares”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2616730/Royal-Mail-sell-knockdown-price-stinks-Miliband-claims-bitter-row-taxpayer-lost-1billion.html

List of “priority investors” to the Royal Mail sell-off:
https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmbis/539/53906.htm

Klaus Schwab, the EU and the Holy Roman Empire

A few weeks ago, Bristol-based investigative journalist Tony Gosling included an excerpt from one of my podcast episodes, “What Rough Beasts are These?”, on his weekly broadcast, The Politics Show.

Tony asked me to delve further into the background of Klaus Schwab, and I discussed another podcast where research was presented about the Schwab family. I also presented some research into the foundations of the EU, which seems to dovetail with the background to Schwab’s World Economic Forum. Both institutes have quite a surprising interest in power and royal lineages.

Links and sources

The Politics Show on YouTube:

The Politics Show web page:

Link to download The Politics Show as a podcast:

http://www.radio4all.net/files/tony@cultureshop.org.uk/2149-1-Politics_Show_26_Mar_2021.mp3

“Klaus Schwab and the Fourth Reich” – Forbidden Knowledge podcast with Michael McKibben and Douglas Gabriel:

Interesting “Schwab Family Values” post by Johnny Vedmore:

Why vaccine passports are a terrible idea

This is my response to the UK government’s consultation on “Covid-Status Certification” – or vaccine passports to you and me. There were three questions asked in the consultation, which is open until 29th March, 2021. The questions can be seen here. My responses follow.

Question 1

g) I am an individual

Question 2

a) clinical/medical considerations

Certification for vaccination for any disease is an infringement of human rights. A vaccination enters the bloodstream, and always carries a certain risk to health. Being vaccinated should therefore be a matter of personal choice. I have been vaccinated many times in the past, and this was my personal choice.

Medical and scientific opinion is not always correct. I was born in February 1962, and my mother was prescribed Thalidomide for morning sickness while pregnant with me. After a week, she heeded my grandmother’s advice, and decided to stop taking it. She told me that she hid the tablets from the health visitor and pretended that she was still taking them.

I have read the MHRA papers for the covid vaccines, and much of the test research for all vaccine brands is stated to be “ongoing”. This in itself raises alarm bells for me.

But even if the vaccines had been trialled for 10 years, I don’t think that any individual should be coerced into taking them.

Many people prefer to take a more natural approach to their health, and pharmaceuticals should not be forced on anyone, especially in relation to a disease that – going by the official figures – has been associated with the deaths of no more than 0.18 percent of the UK population.

b) legal considerations

I am not an expert in law, but there seems to be evidence of corruption and conflicts of interest in the promotion of covid vaccines. The World Health Organisation has been active in pressurising governments all over the world to take certain actions regarding covid, and a very significant proportion of its income comes from pharmaceutical companies.

The Times and the Wall Street Journal have reported [1] that governments and big tech information companies like Google Ventures are invested in firms that stand to benefit financially from the rollout of covid vaccinations.

It has also been revealed that government contracts for PPE were awarded to “brass plate” firms. I suspect that this is the tip of the iceberg. In my opinion, the whole covid episode reeks of corruption.

At a time when there are more billionaires than ever before, I fear that the health of the world’s population is being threatened – not by a disease which has so far been associated with the deaths of no more than 0.03 percent of the global population, but by vested financial interests, maybe even organised crime. This is a very serious concern.

d) considerations relating to the operation of venues that could use a potential covid-status certification scheme and e) considerations relating to the responsibilities or actions of employers under a potential covid-status certification scheme

I think such venues and employers could be exposing themselves to future legal action if these vaccines are found to have caused physical damage or harm. This could be on a mass scale. Even if these companies find a way round the legal action, they could suffer a serious loss of reputation if they are seen to be associated with irreversible physical damage as a result of their coercion.

f) ethical considerations

There are tribes and societies that insist on irreversible practices like circumcision, male and female, and would outlaw anyone who refused to comply. I think this is wrong. I believe strongly in bodily autonomy. I would fight anyone who tried to assault or poison me, or who forced me to take a substance against my will.

g) equalities considerations

A certification scheme would certainly create a “class” of people who are inferior in many ways, and unable to participate fully in society because of their beliefs. This would not only violate current equalities legislation, but could also lead to serious discrimination similar to that suffered by the Jews in Nazi Germany.

h) privacy considerations

Covid vaccine certification would be a violation of personal privacy.

Question 3

With regards to testing:

The PCR test for covid is invasive and potentially dangerous. I would personally choose not to have one, and I would see any coercion to have it as coercion to an assault.

I have taken blood tests for covid, as part of volunteering for research into covid with UK Biobank. I was happy to do this. Invasive tests should be a matter of personal choice.

Finally, with regards to the sentence: “COVID-status certification refers to the use of testing or vaccination data to confirm in different settings that individuals have a lower risk of getting sick with or transmitting COVID-19 to others.”

I would argue that the use of testing or vaccination data cannot confirm that individuals have a lower risk of getting sick with or transmitting covid-19 to others. I have never had the flu vaccination, and I have not had flu since I was 13 years old. But I know several people who have had the flu vaccination and have then had the flu.

Covid vaccinations are said to reduce the symptoms, but not necessarily the transmission of covid. [2] The covid PCR tests have a questionable accuracy. [3] I personally believe that good sanitation and personal hygiene, eating good natural food, taking regular exercise, and mixing with other people to build up my immunity and gut health, is a much better approach to reducing my risk of covid than taking pharmaceutical drugs. If I am wrong in this, I will suffer the consequences. I am not prepared to put my own health at risk by taking a vaccine that some people believe might protect others.

There are many scientific unknowns in all of this, including the long-term (and even the short-term) safety of the covid vaccinations. There are many vested financial interests involved in the promotion of these vaccines and the censorship of dissenting opinions.

I therefore believe that any move towards covid-status certification would be a very serious mistake that could lead us all into dangerous territory.

Sources

[1] https://web.archive.org/web/20201127212301/https://www.theweek.co.uk/107698/who-is-set-to-make-money-from-the-oxford-coronavirus-vaccine

[2] https://theconversation.com/covid-19-vaccines-are-probably-less-effective-at-preventing-transmission-than-symptoms-heres-why-156611

[3] https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/27182/20200905/positive-covid-19-test-results-accurate.htm

Photo by Eduardo RS on Pixabay.

A letter to my MP about vaccine passports

On the 15th March, 2021, the UK government is to debate the subject of a petition entitled “Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports”.

I wrote to my MP about this yesterday, and I was surprised to receive a very polite reply this morning. This surprised me because I recently moved home, and my previous MP never responded to any of my letters.

I don’t know whether my MP will attend the debate, and if so, speak out against vaccine passports – it may even have been a standard response. But at least my concerns were noted.

I’m going to publish the letter I wrote below, and I’m hoping that it will inspire others to do the same. I would advise people not to copy it word for word, as MPs are less likely to take note of these concerns if they keep receiving identical letters.

I got my MP’s details from the website theyworkforyou.com. All you do is put in your postcode and a basic template comes up. Alternatively, you should be able to find your MP’s details online and you can send them an email or post them a letter.

If you’re in Scotland, remember it’s your MP that you write to, not your MSP, as this is to be debated at Westminster.

So here’s the letter I wrote:

Dear…

On 15th March, 2021, Parliament is going to debate the petition “Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports”.

I am one of your constituents, and I signed this petition, as I choose not to have a Covid-19 vaccine, and I am very concerned about the measures under public discussion that may be employed to coerce people into having this vaccine.

I am not an “anti-vaxxer” – I have never refused to have a vaccine before, and have always taken the recommended vaccinations when travelling. But a vaccine goes into the bloodstream, and I strongly believe that everyone should have the choice about what is put into their bloodstream, without coercion, and certainly without being put in the position of being an effective outcast from society.

Since the start of the pandemic, 0.18% of the UK population have died with Covid-19 (i.e. within 28 days of a positive Covid test). While people may choose to have a vaccine if they think this will reduce their risk of getting this disease, I do not believe that my having the vaccine will reduce anyone else’s risk of catching it.

I also think it is wrong to expect me or anyone else to put my own health at risk in order to protect others. This kind of issue is a personal moral choice that should not be imposed by any public authority.

Another issue that strongly concerns me is the amount of money that stands to be made from these particular vaccines. The fact that people and companies who are influential in promoting this vaccine strategy stand to profit from the take-up of these vaccines adds to my concern that financial profit may have overcome public safety considerations in this issue.

The MHRA Public Assessment Reports for these vaccines clearly show that they are still under trial; in addition, the producers are immune from liability, yet stand to profit from public take-up of the vaccines.

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has been sold to the public as “non profit-making”, yet an article in The Times* revealed that the developers of this vaccine (Adrian Hill and Sarah Gilbert), are directors of a company called Vaccitech whose investors will receive royalties from the vaccine once the pandemic is declared over. Other investors include Oxford Sciences International and Google Ventures.

I fear that big financial interests are overriding basic human rights.

I therefore appeal to democracy to protect my rights to bodily autonomy as a fully participating member of society.

I hope that you are able to speak in the forthcoming Parliamentary debate on 15th March in support of the rights of all of your constituents to have complete freedom of choice over which substances are injected into their bloodstream.

* Source: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/oxford-coronavirus-vaccine-may-be-financial-shot-in-the-arm-for-huawei-jf792n9bd

Also reported in The Week: Who is set to make money from the Oxford coronavirus vaccine?

https://web.archive.org/web/20201127212301/https://www.theweek.co.uk/107698/who-is-set-to-make-money-from-the-oxford-coronavirus-vaccine

Yours sincerely,

A global protection racket

If you’d prefer to read this episode, you can download a transcript of this podcast here.

Covid 19 is a real disease that has sadly caused fatalities. But some people are profiting richly from it – in fact, it has become something of a gold mine, with compromised scientists, offshore firms, banking executives and big tech firms jostling to win their slice of the corona pie.

In an effort to protect these juicy financial profits, an edifice of establishment science has been constructed, and any scientist who dares to entertain an opinion that runs contrary to this edifice risks losing their reputation and livelihood. Maybe this is why mainstream science seems – in my opinion – increasingly arrogant.

In my opinion, this is not establishment science’s finest hour.

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SHOW NOTES

Professor David L Katz article in New York Times from March 2020:

“Is Our Fight Against Coronavirus Worse Than the Disease?

UK Biobank SARS Cov 2 Serology Study results:

https://www.ukbiobank.ac.uk/learn-more-about-uk-biobank/news/uk-biobank-study-shows-that-covid-19-antibodies-remain-for-at-least-6-months

MHRA papers

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/mhra-guidance-on-coronavirus-covid-19#vaccines-and-vaccine-safety

Monklands hospital “was downgraded because of the huge cost of the other two hospitals in Lanarkshire, Hairmyres and Wishaw” which “were built using Private Finance Initiatives (PFI).”

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4932732.stm

Monklands Hospital protestors still fighting against A&E downgrade in 2016

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/monklands-hospital-protesters-gear-up-8410880

Tim Davie appointed new BBC Director-General:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2020/tim-davie-director-general

Good Law Project

Guardian profile on Jo Maugham

https://www.theguardian.com/law/2020/nov/22/jolyon-maugham-qc-covid-cronyism-good-law-project

Byline Times: Friend of Matt Hancock wins £14.4m PPE contract

Unlimited Hangout: “Developers of Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine Tied to UK Eugenics Movement” by Jeffrey Loffredo and Witney Webb

CorbettReport interview with Witney Webb about the above article:

The Week: Who is set to make money from the Oxford coronavirus vaccine?

https://web.archive.org/web/20201127212301/https://www.theweek.co.uk/107698/who-is-set-to-make-money-from-the-oxford-coronavirus-vaccine

The Times: Oxford coronavirus vaccine may be financial shot in the arm for Huawei

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/oxford-coronavirus-vaccine-may-be-financial-shot-in-the-arm-for-huawei-jf792n9bd

Biobank webinar YouTube

Lockdown TV interview with David Perks

Bringing back the magic

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The world is full of fear, disease and division… or on the other hand, we are living in a universe full of magic, at a time of excitement and wonder, on a beautiful planet that is undergoing momentous and important changes.

Which statement is true? It all depends on our perspective.

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My grandmother working in the mill as a teenager. She is at the front, fifth from the left, smiling, with a teacup in front of her.

SHOW NOTES

“The Awakening of Russell Brand” – interview by Rich Roll

National Geographic:

“Magnetic north just changed. Here’s what that means.”

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/magnetic-north-update-navigation-maps

National Geographic:

“No, we’re not all doomed by Earth’s magnetic field flip”

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/earth-magnetic-field-flip-north-south-poles-science

Infinite Waters on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/user/Kemetprince1

Carl Sagan “Pale Blue Dot”:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pale_Blue_Dot

What rough beasts are these?

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In 1919, the poet WB Yeats wrote a poem called The Second Coming, which seems strongly prophetic of some of the despotic regimes which were to emerge out of the fallout from the First World War.

Now it seems, we may be seeing history repeating itself. In an echo of Yeats’ words, things are falling apart, and the “rough beasts” he spoke of are lining up to pick up the spoils.

Unelected bodies like the World Economic Forum, and away from the public eye, the Bilderberg Group, are trying to dictate our global future.

How are they getting away with this?

Because we allow them to. More than that – as Yeats’ poem shows, we actually will it into being.

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SHOW NOTES

The Second Coming by W B Yeats
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43290/the-second-coming

The Guardian: “Do not resuscitate” orders given to covid-19 patients with learning difficulties:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/feb/13/new-do-not-resuscitate-orders-imposed-on-covid-19-patients-with-learning-difficulties

Karina Urbach: “Go Betweens for Hitler”, Oxford University Press, 2015

Klaus Schwab, Wikipedia profile:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klaus_Schwab

Klaus Schwab: The man who connects the dots

Klaus Schwab membership of Bilderberg Steering Committee, from the “official” website of the Bilderberg Group:

https://web.archive.org/web/20140202095633/http://www.bilderbergmeetings.org/former-steering-committee-members.html

Aleksander Milosz Zielinski, “The Bilderberg Conferences at Transnational Informal Global Governance Network”, pub University of Fribourg,

https://www.academia.edu/37335397/The_Bilderberg_Conferences_as_Transnational_Informal_Governance_Network_TIGN_Part_I

Independent: The Diversity Crisis at the world’s most influential think tank – by Charlie Skelton
https://www.independent.co.uk/independentpremium/long-reads/bilderberg-group-white-diversity-mellody-hobson-steering-commitee-a9630586.html

Apparently this makes you a racist

An American woman living in Scotland made a video explaining why as a former Democrat, she now intends to vote for Trump.

The venom unleashed against her drove her to cancel her Twitter account.

One blogger unleashed a tirade of invective against Victoria Johnson’s video, describing her as a “racist” with “white supremacist leanings” and “thoroughly obnoxious opinions”. His post rants on at length on the issue, and he also lambasted her on Twitter.

But he didn’t have the guts to allow my critical, but polite comment to be published on his blog. So I’ll publish it here.

My (unpublished) comment on Jason Michael’s blog post

To call this lady a “racist” can only come from someone who has never experienced actual racism, though it doesn’t surprise me that this comes from someone who has a postgrad degree in the subject. As a black Scottish woman with black and white American relatives, I have experienced racism going back to the 1960s, and I know it is still a problem in the US, one that was showing signs of improvement but is now flaring up again, probably due to political power struggles. With that in mind, I wholeheartedly agree with everything this lady says – EXCEPT about voting for Trump.


However I am far from being offended by her voting choice. I simply think she is misguided, as I believe anyone who votes for one of the main political parties is misguided. If I was American, I would not vote for Trump or Biden. I think they are both wolves in sheep’s clothing, and I want nothing to do with the left/right political paradigm. I loathe the Republican and Democratic Parties equally, just as I loathe the Labour and Conservative Parties equally. I vote NONE in Westminster elections, and I generally vote for independents in Scottish Government elections, as the party political system is to my mind, totally corrupt. It is there to divide us, to divide and conquer, and it succeeds in this remarkably well.


I voted for Scottish Independence in 2014, but I have become completely disillusioned by the SNP. I am also very sceptical of what the BLM has become, and as a black person I am sick and yes, tired, of being used as a political football. I know that there are many black people who feel the same way as I do (but not all – whatever race and ethnicity academics say, black people all have different outlooks and different political views). I know of some black Americans who voted for Trump first time around because they were sick of race issues being swept under the carpet during Obama’s reign.


I have ancestors who were slaves just a few generations ago, but if anyone tried to “bend the knee” to me I would tell them to get up off their knees, get right away from the master/slave fixation, stop looking for leaders and instead recognise their own ability to take charge of their own life.