MOAN witnesses the future of Nationalist gloating over the prospect of ‘mass annihilation’ for their Labour enemies within.
By Moan McVulpine – putting the ‘lust’ into bloodlust
PRE-EMPTIVE TRIUMPHALISM according to the Collins and Oxford Nationalist dictionary, is an “excessive celebration” before the results are in.
Medical definitions suggest this can result in “gloating, hysterical behaviour” often in anticipation of “the defeat of one’s enemies or opponents”.
Pre-emptive Triumphalism has certainly affected Joan McAlpine MSP – she’s in full flight mode in this week’s Daily Redcoat.
It’s both a magnificent and terrifying sight to behold and I would recommend the reading of her most recent newspaper column to anyone – Nationalist and Unionist alike.
The bloodlust infected centraliser is indeed gloating in a hysterical way, constantly tripping over herself in her glee to stick the metaphorical knife into the festering corpse of Scottish Labour’s body politic.
Clearly the polls are getting to her. Recently, a YouGov survey had the SNP up on 48 per cent for voting intention in the upcoming General Election – streets and continents ahead of Scottish Labour’s core 27 per cent.
It’s so far ahead that it threatens to deliver the type of result which might just witness UDI becoming a feasible topic for serious discussion in polite Scottish society.
Joan also gloatingly predicts “mass annihilation” for the Scottish Labour Party.
Presumably she sees this ‘mass annihilation’ as part of the SNP’s ‘final solution’ for her motherland’s Scottish Labour problem.
Of course, that kind of language has been used elsewhere by other book burning Nationalist types and we all know where that led.
All this unseemly gloating at the prospect of ‘mass annihilation’ however comes despite wiser Nationalists urging caution. Triumphalist Nationalist Party members and supporters really should see theirsels as ithers see them.
According to SNP ‘politics by spreadsheet’, ex-New Labour, and strategic analyst, Gordon Guthrie:
Political turn-offs like the ‘convivial’ Ms McAlpine, along with some of her noisier Nationalist Front social media chums, are more likely to inspire non-voters and potential converts into voting tactically in the mould of ‘anything but the SNP’.
And such behaviour would be funny in a sardonically ironic kind of way.
But not half as funny as Joan’s frenzied build up to to a full scale grievance climax of apoplectic rage in her most recent column.
Firstly she berates the non-delivery of the “Vow” as an act of unclean Gordon Brown apostasy.
Then she ratchets up the wrath a thousand notches by reminding us of Jim Murphy’s ludicrously laughable heresy regarding nursing numbers where Jim proved that he’s still Old New Labour on a stick.
The “blatant piece of electioneering” that was and is the SNP fracking moratorium is trumpeted as a morally superior Nationalist virtue – reeking all the while of “Ignorance is strength” groupthinkplus.
And her coup de grace of extant fury is directed at Labour’s recent vote for further austerity with the Tories at Westminster. Or, at least, that’s the way it has been painted by Labour’s enemies.
Who now, in Skintland, daur tae oppose a flag and soil Nationalist like Joanie in the full newsprint fury of her inflamed righteous indignation?
Not many – as the recent Ashcroft polls appear to suggest.
Scottish Labour undoubtedly deserve the electoral whipping coming their way.
The replacement of Labour MPs for SNP MPs however, will be like the replacement of dead wood for plywood – another load of planks floating on a sea of political mediocrity.
Nationalists think you won’t notice the difference between Labour’s second raters and their third raters.
And they’re probably right. Salmond’s ego led machine will keep the third raters in their place – nice and quiet in a tightly controlled box.
Nationalist style “iron discipline” and “personality cult” politics at Holyrood demonstrated that the New Labour model works well within any party when executed properly.
Like the New Labour machine of the nineties, Salmond’s Nationalist juggernaut is sailing high and fast on the wind of change currently blowing through the heady minds of a fevered Scottish electorate.
So far, the Nationalist faithful appear blind, or care less, regarding these cynically implemented New Labour style strategies. And who can blame them?
They see the results of the polls and it makes them feel as happy as a Putin believing Russian hearing the news that his fatherland had just annexed the Crimea by democratic decree.
But we Scots, so Joan flatters us, are “politically sophisticated” as a “result of the referendum”.
We should know when cheap stunt Nationalism is at work. With no credible voting alternative coming from the ‘Unionist’ parties, we clearly don’t. And that’s why we’ll have to put up with Nationalist style pre-emptive triumphalism for months to come.