Who do you believe in the Independence Propaganda War? The Indy Rally Marchers and Pro-Independinistas? The Police? The British Brainwashing Corporation? The Unionists? The Yes Campaign? The Better Together Cabal? AhDinnaeKen takes a look and has to admit – It Disnae Ken.
By Weemanz Hubris
DESPITE SOME of the more embarrassing claims made by the pro-Indpendinistas regarding Saturday’s Independence Ramble/Rally/Pilgrimage/Temperance March, no one can deny that some people did turn up.
AhDinnaeKen admits that it was by no account humiliating for the Independinistas – just mildly humiliating. Ho ho hum! The Scots can put up with that. We’re used to it by now. Surely!
Consider the following figures for the sake of some perspective:
Police Estimate: 5,000
Yes Estimate: 12,500 – 15,000
Probable: 7,000 max
Here’s how these figures fit in with other figures – so go figure:
584 – Number of drug related deaths in Scotland last year. Put in perspective that’s around one in ten marchers in Edinborrow yesterday. Just think, if you were on the march you might have been talking to someone who will be deid by this time next year.
5,524 – Average St Johnstone football team attendance this season. Given that a regularly heard chant aimed at home fans by the visitors is “What a sh**ey home support.”, what does that tell you about the sovereign people of Scotland making their pilgrimage to see Moses Salmond.
10,000 – Estimated attendance at Snow Patrol gig at Bellahouston Park Glasgone in June 2010. Given that their music is alright but hardly sets the heather on fire, contrast and compare with the highest figure suggested for a Nation’s Destiny.
20,000 – Number of marchers showing solidarity with workers at the doomed Kilmarnock Johnnie Walker plant when Diageo forever severed the link between their product and Kilmarnock’s heritage. A real march and not just a ‘nice’ part-time shopping/drinking trip to Edinborrow.
26,600 – Average daily footfall through Marks & Spencer in Princes Street on any given day in June 2012. Puts into perspective the difference between the drive to determine a Nation’s destiny and the drive to determine between a microwaveable lasagne or tagliatelle.
49,118 – Official numbers attending a Scottish Third Division football match between East Stirling and the Rangers. At best this is more than five times the number attending Scotland’s Destiny Rally, at worst it’s ten times more and realistically it’s an embarrassingly humiliating seven times more. So much for the national groundswell seeking independence from oppressive subjugation.
Of coorse, AhDinnaeKen disnae mean to mock too much, but muny a marcher disnae mak a mukel. Maybe the organisers should go homeward tae think again.