It’s nearing the end of the week and I had planned to not write another blog post until next week but given the issues between Common Space, Wings Over Scotland, Kezia Dugdale and others I felt that it was only right to write my opinion on it all.
I’m sure you all know what the issues are so I am not going to rewrite all the quotes and positions that have been taken recently, however, for those of you that don’t know what’s going on, head on over to Wings Over Scotland and Common Space to find out.
I read Wee Ginger Dugs post on it all and i found it enlightening.
When I initially read the Wings Over Scotland remark, I will admit it did take me aback initially, however, I must digress that when I read Wee Ginger Dugs article, I saw what the remark actually may have meant.
I discussed this with my wife, as I often do. She provides a sort of balance to my views. I was very surprised at her remarks.
She was genuinely horrified, and even though she read Wee Ginger Dugs response to it, she was not convinced.
She could not for the life of her see the other side of the potential argument as to what Stu and Wings Over Scotland was possibly implying.
Anyway, my point here is this…
I can completely see why people have taken offense to the remark, but people need to take a tiny step back and open up to the possibility that it wasn’t maybe meant the way it was written.
As an amateur writer, I often find it difficult to convey what I mean in words, as words do not carry emotion.
What people write is not always what they might mean.
People should remember this and understand that people tweet, blog, text, write and email words but a big part of the meaning is missing.
For all that Wings Over Scotland has and continues to do for the Scottish Independence cause, people should really shrug it off as either a mistake, a judgemental error or see it for what it was – either way…let it go!
No disrespect to Wings Over Scotland but it is not the Independence movement, it is a link in a country sized chain that provides support to the movement. The whole chain must be looked after or it risks breaking.
Wings Over Scotland has my full support and should have yours too as it does a tremendous job in balancing the equation over an Independent Scotland from the constant barrage of unionist media rhetoric.
Please also bear in mind when you bash it that you are doing EXACTLY what the union wants you to do. Fracturing and targeting such a prominent Independence blog is a step to dismantling the Independence movement…don’t let it happen!