WE* like Nationalist blogger Peter Curran aka @Moridura. We* think he’s sanctimonious, self righteous, moralising and a pompous prig. But we* like him nevertheless. He’s the real deal – a genuine independinista with a mostly wholesome and intelligent commitment to the principles of independence. But he’s gone down in our* estimation. Way way down. You see, he’s been groomed – to the point of conversion/seduction – by Nationalist Front hate preacher Wingnuts Over Scotland. We’re not sure when, or how, it happened, but, happened it has. AhDinnaeKen – with crocodile tears of regret in our* eyes – investigates:
By Diss Gussted and Longshanker aka @Ergasiophobe
WE*’LL TRY and make this one short – #Wangswatch posts by AhDinnaeKen are inevitably too long and dull.
In general, Peter Curran, author, indy commentator and monitor of the independence debate, has a fair-ish perception of proceedings so far. He’s committed, relatively balanced, and he’s the real deal. A bit like Jim Fairlie with a differing outlook.
We* like and respect genuine, non-hate based, conviction in people – whether we* agree with them or not.
That’s why Peter is such an enigma to us*. You see, like Peter of yesteryear, we* also think that wee Stuarty Campbell of Wingnuts Over Scotland is a hate preaching extremist.
It’s just that Peter doesn’t appear to think that any more. He’s become a bit of a Wingnuts fanboy: A sycophantic “posturing catamite**” by proxy – if you like.
Consider the following exchange on Peter’s website/blog some time ago – dates included to expose the guilty:
RevStu Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Is it not curious that there isn’t a single known SNP supporter anywhere in the Beeb’s political department, whereas there are plenty known Labour and Tory supporters? (And I mean that on a factual basis – we surely can’t be pretending that former Labour councillor Catriona Renton, for example, isn’t still a Labour supporter.)
As I’ve blogged recently, there’s (obviously) absolutely nothing wrong with the BBC employing Labour supporters, but isn’t it curious that we’d struggle to name a single SNP one?
It’s worth pointing out that the intrepid ahem, ‘professional journalist’ (obviously) hadn’t ‘monitored’ or taken on board Derek Bateman’s broadcasts on Radio Scotland. Ho hum!
This was Peter’s reply:
Moridura Wednesday, April 18, 2012
You sound exactly like all the religious sectarian bigots who are constantly finding Catholics, or Protestant or Jews,or gays or whatever in major organisation, although your sectarian agenda is political, not religious.
I find it profoundly distasteful, profoundly undemocratic, McCarthyite and deeply unhelpful to the nationalist cause.
Please don’t try to suck me into such paranoid speculations – it makes me feel dirty.
I suggest you do a bit of reading and viewing about the McCarthy era in American politics, and try and achieve some sort of political maturity.
At the time we* discovered this little nugget of information, we* thought: “Well said Peter, you’ve articulated what we*’ve been thinking for some time. Thank Christ there are other guys out there who can see that the (little) Wings emperor wears no clothes.”
But, (obviously) somewhere along the road, Peter has experienced a Damascene conversion to the principles of ‘McCarthyism‘, ‘sectarianism‘, ‘bigotry‘, ‘paranoia‘ and ‘political immaturity’. It’s made us* “feel dirty” just thinking about it.
Since then, we* mostly lost interest in Peter because, y’know, he failed to comprehend, for whatever reason, our* suspicion of Scottish Nationalism under Salmond – no matter how ‘civic’, ‘inclusive’ or ‘progressive’ it pretends to be.
Recently though, some of Peter’s tweets and posts have taken the shape of an alarming ‘love in’ with the boy Campbell.
What we* want to know is this: Why, when and where did the switch occur? What changed Peter’s mind about Wingsy?
We* think that, the more people who convert to the hate based indy philosophy of Wings, the more it undermines the indy cause and negatively reflects on how badly it’s losing in the wider realm of the nation at large.
We* know Wing’s stuff, Peter’s stuff and AhDinnaeKen’s stuff is all online, and is ultimately meaningless anyway, but Peter’s got a surfeit of brains and he’s relatively pluralistic in outlook. What happened to change his mind so dramatically?
Anyone but a Klan Nationalist zealot can see straight through the Wingnuts agenda.
Ultimately, Wings is narcissism based – the clues are all there for the, less than, discerning to pick up on.
Peter had Wings sussed. What changed?
We*’re genuinely puzzled
* pluralis maiestatis used for ironic comedy effect throughout
** “posturing catamite” phrase plagiarised from 1980’s kids TV show Robin of Sherwood for non-homophobic ironic effect.