Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Angry Wee Men

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I discovered I've been blocked on Twitter the other day after trying to open a post from none other than 'Gorgeous' George Galloway.   

Now it's not that long ago George 'liked' one of my Tweets after I said on Twitter that if he "was made of chocolate he'd eat himself".

But I seem to have upset George with one or more of my recent Tweets and so I'll just have to add him to my growing list of 'angry wee men' who love to dish out criticism, yet seem to suffer from a surprisingly thin skin themselves.


 


'Wingnuts' Over Scotland (14/03/16)


I learned the other day that I have been blocked from the Twitter feed of 'Wings Over Scotland' which I take as something of a backhanded compliment, I have to say.

Because this blocking business arose after I criticised as 'juvenile and sexist' an image that was being promoted by 'Wings' (and some his online chums) to mock and ridicule JK Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books.


Now the chap behind 'Wings' goes by the name of Rev Stuart Campbell who is not a real reverend, by the way, and lives in middle-England despite being a fervent Scottish nationalist.


But the Rev had the brass neck to say that I 'disrespected' him (as if he was deserving of my respect in the first place) during our Twitter exchange which focused on whether the image was crude and stereotypical.


Needless to say Wings and his Twitter pals thought differently, like naughty schoolboys at the back of the class with their name calling and personal abuse, although I could well imagine the uproar if Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, had been portrayed in a similarly unpleasant light.


If you ask me, the Rev must suffer from 'wee man' syndrome which is familiar to folk in the west of Scotland; the symptoms normally affect vertically challenged males who are highly sensitive to criticism or ridicule while being in a permanently 'gobby' and angry state themselves.


In other words, they love to dish it out but they don't like it one little bit if others stand up to their boorish male behaviour.  


From my short exposure to these Twitter loons I would rebrand them as 'Wingnuts' Over Scotland because their intolerant and oafish behaviour is a poor advert for Scottish independence which is presumably why Yes Scotland decided to disown Wings during the 2014 referendum campaign.   


Or as Frankie Boyle remarked on Twitter recently:


"Can't help feeling that this persuading people to vote for Independence by telling them to go fuck themselves tactic has a few flaws."


Now that is funny, thoughtful and perceptive, and so much more important, politically speaking, than the angry, finger-jabbing invective that is often found on Twitter. 


'WIngnuts' Over Scotland


I see that 'Wingnuts' Over Scotland's been in the news again with both The Herald and Daily Record reporting on the oafish antics of the angry wee Wingnut-in-chief, the not very reverend Stuart Campbell. 

  

The Herald

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/14456179.Anger_as_pro_independence_blogger_blames_Liverpool_fans_for_Hillsborough_disaster/?ref=ar

Anger as pro-independence blogger blames Liverpool fans for Hillsborough disaster



By Brian McLaughlin - The Herald 

A PROMINENT blogger has come under fire for blaming Liverpool fans for the Hillsborough disaster despite an inquest vindicating them.

Stuart Campbell, the popular blogger who runs the pro-Independence website Wings over Scotland, faced demands to apologise after he stood by his views that Liverpool supporters were partly to blame for the 1989 tragedy.

On Tuesday, jurors in the Hillsborough inquest concluded that the 96 Liverpool fans who died in the disaster were unlawfully killed.

The Daily Record


Wings Over Scotland blogger slammed for blaming Liverpool fans for Hillsborough tragedy
BY RECORD REPORTER

PRO-INDEPENDENCE writer Stuart Campbell refuses to backtrack on his twisted claims view despite a court ruling the supporters were blameless and were unlawfully killed.

Wings Over Scotland blogger Stuart Campbell blames Liverpool fans for Hillsborough tragedy

A CONTROVERSIAL pro-independence blogger came under fire yesterday over comments made about the disaster.

Stuart Campbell, who runs Wings Over Scotland, was previously criticised for claiming Liverpool fanswere partly at fault over the deaths of the victims. 




In 2012, the blogger insisted that “every single solitary person who died at Hillsborough was killed by Liverpool fans”.

But when asked on Twitter about the verdict yesterday, he said: “My thoughts are that anyone trolling for a reaction on it can go and get f***ed.”

Asked if his views had changed since 2012, he said: “No” and vowed to block those “trolling” him.

Hillsborough Disaster (09/05/16)




I watched the BBC documentary on the Hillsborough Disaster last night which was a raw and powerful piece of film making. 

I just hope that the angry wee man from 'Wingnuts' Over Scotland, Stu Campbell, tuned in  because Liverpool football fans, especially the families of the dead and injured, are due an apology for the vile comments he made about their behaviour on the day.

The inquest decided, of course, that the Liverpool supporters were blameless.