A SHORT RANT

By ABU HAIMI ABU HASSAN

Munguin’s man in Malaysia.

Recommended reading/watching before reading the main piece, for preference in the order listed).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2yLbEya_lk&index=2&list=PLN9fIi936EPXpTzElA1I7bwY38FloDWnb&t=20s

www.marksimonfrankland.blogspot.my/2018/04/so-this-is-england-2018-and-this-is.html

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4v51rNRUME&index=1&list=PLN9fIi936EPXpTzElA1I7bwY38FloDWnb&t=0s

 http://www.lesleyriddoch.com/2018/04/the-7-year-hitch.html

A few of you may be wondering as to why this faraway Malaysian is very resolute in his support for Scottish independence. It is for the very simple reason that Malaysia is very much subscribed to the Anglo-American socio-political and economic worldview and outlook.

I suppose that was the reason one of my law lecturers once stated that Malaysia is a little England. Malaysia has replicated every single problem that the UK has, the only difference being the degree of severity of the problem. This is compounded with the very recent election of a new prime minister (formerly the fourth Prime Minister) who is an unrepentant, and for the lack of a better term, Thatcherite authoritarian (though he claims he has “reformed”, which is laughable if you have been following his political career).

Which brings back to Scotland. Scotland is trying to break the Anglo-American socio-political and economic outlook. We can see through the policies that are being brought forward by the Scottish Government. The Scottish Government is also trying its best to prioritise those in need, especially young persons, the disabled and the poor in face of swinging cuts the name of austerity. These policies have one aim, which is to achieve an equal, fairer and just society. These policies are in stark contrast with the policies of the UK (Westminster) government. It is for these reasons I have chosen the above videos and podcast. They show what Scotland could have been, what Scotland is and Scotland could possibly be.

If Scotland becomes independent, maybe just maybe, the rest of the Commonwealth countries and especially Malaysia may look towards her and realise that there is another possible way to govern their countries. If one is familiar with Frank Herbert’s Dune series, Scotland is the spark that will light the Golden Path. This is why I am very invested in Scottish independence. Scotland may be a wee country but it is going to have a very, very big impact on the world should it become independent. God forbid it might actually lead the nations of the world (note the sarcasm :P).

We are at the end game and independence is very much closer than it was in 2014.  As the Tories are more than ever willing to prove, we are about or already exhausted all possible political compromises within the definition framework. And as per the podcast, if we do not defend the Scottish Parliament (and by proxy the nation) Scotland will not be independent at least for another 20 years.

Now is the perfect time to give the final push for independence because our opponents are in such disarray that they will not be able to mount an effective defence of the Union. Don’t wait for the perfect condition, create it. Remember in 2012, Alex Salmond started with about 30% support for independence. I don’t see why we cannot achieve another 15% increase in support for independence in the next referendum. When the time comes, you will be able to count on me to support your effort. I hope together we will be able to see this through.

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*Lastly, and God willing, I will be in Scotland this summer. Hopefully, I will be able to meet some of you, if not all. Till then.

Post Script 1: if you want to have an idea how insane Malaysian politics is right now, it’s like Jeremy Corbyn stepped down and Labour decided (yes, DECIDED) to appoint Theresa May as the new leader of the party. Theresa May then fully acknowledge that all Tory government policies are wrong (while overlooking the fact that she was the architect of such policies) and readily subscribe to hard-left policies as per Momentum ideas. She then says Theresa May of the old is gone, she is now a reformed person and everybody should forgive and forget. Everybody should also believe that.

Post Script 2: I would like to further caution you that the allegation of corruption (the main beating stick of the then opposition) allegedly done by the outgoing Prime Minister was spearheaded by one Clare Rewcastle Brown via Sarawak Report website. She is the sister-in-law of one Gordon Brown, formerly a Scottish Labour stalwart. We on this side of the Scottish independence debate know that anything purported by or anyone remotely connected to Scottish Labour must be taken at the very least with a pinch, nay a bucket, of salt.

Make whatever you want with this information.

If you think British politics is crazy, welcome to the Malaysian one!

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23 thoughts on “A SHORT RANT”

    1. Ricky, I did read the article beforehand. One of his best if I might say so. Most Scots don’t realise that the Treaty of Union overrides any other law in the land. It is worth exploring independence via this route too. Personally this is the ONLY route.

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      1. Looks to me like the Union is going to end in the Courtroom not through an indyref. The Treaty being the iceberg on which the UKTitanic will sink.

        tick tock not long now.

        Prediction (1) that the Supreme Court will back Scots Government that the Continuity Bill is within competence.
        Prediction (2) that the Supreme Court will throw out the WM Section30A amendment to the Scotland Act as being unconscionable. Although this may never be tested in Court if (1) happens.

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  1. Good to hear from you again! Excellent and quite an emotional series of links. The way that young lad was being treated is despicable. I was very impressed by the attitudes of the good people of Camini and Dumfries. These are the sort of attitudes we should be fostering in our society. And, sadly, it is quite the opposite that we get from Westminster.

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    1. douglasclark, I have been slightly busy. I sometimes read posts headlines only (I grovel and beg for Munguin’s forgiveness). I had a slight breathing space and I took the opportunity to write this. I just had to get it off the chest. I hope what I am trying to say will get through. If you have some spare cash, please donate to First Base. That is literally a one-man crusade. As for Camini, that is what Scotland should be and I believe will be once independent.

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      1. I know for a fact, Abu, that some Munguin readers do donate to First Base. Hopefully one day we will get down to Dumfries and meet the team there.

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  2. I love the ‘Dune’ allegory. Here’s hoping ‘The Sleeper Will Awake’. Mind you I’ve not had a lot of luck with SciFi quotes. I remember saying in 2014, ‘Something Wonderful Is Going To Happen’ (2001 a Space Odyssey). Sadly it didn’t, but maybe I was being a bit premature.

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    1. CapnAndy, Something did woke up on the 18th/19th September 2014. I’d like to believe that those who woke up did manage to catch a glimpse of the Golden Path. Even for someone who is as faraway as me. That’s why the support for independence remained the same for the last four years more or less. However the Golden Path was framed within the context of independence and can only be achieved by independence. If not, it will remain a glimpse.

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    2. Im kind of hoping CapnAndy that the next appropriate sci-fi quote for the Indy movement is “So long and thanks for all the fish”, from the Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy.

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  3. A great piece.
    What a crazy political planet we live on, the decency of the Italian for a person in need is set against the misery of another human caught up in the corrupt mindset of the maybot, and the illusion of money.
    This morning we are treated to the news that research money into brain tumours is to be increased, a Dame has died. In the same broadcast the Poisoning has been raised from the dead, but no mention of the actual health of the 3 people involved, just the politic. Just insignificant in this world.
    The echo of the Australian native people’s attitude to the land also comes through, we don’t OWN the land we live on, we only use it, and can’t afford to abuse it, IF we wish our offspring to continue.
    Thanks for the education

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    1. Dave tewart, the Aborigines got it right. There is enough for everyone in the world to go round twice if we share it properly; and two worlds wouldn’t be enough to sate greed.

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  4. To quote from the book “The Blood Never Dried” by John Newsinger, (Bookmarks Publications, 2nd Ed. May 2013 ISBN 978 1 909016 29 2) page 159: “The All-India Congress Committee made its position clear: ‘If the war is to defend the status quo of imperialist possessions and colonies, of vested interest and privilege, then India can have nothing to do with it. If, however, the issue is democracy and world order based on democracy, then India is intensely interested in it. If Great Britain fights for maintenance and extension of democracy, then she must necessarily end imperialism in her own possessions and establish full democracy in India, and the Indian people must have the right to self-determination… A free democratic India will gladly associate herself with other free nations for mutual defence against aggression and for economic co-operation.’
    For All-India Congress Committee just substitute the Yes Movement for Scottish Independence, then India/Indian with Scotland/Scottish.

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    1. “If the war is to defend the status quo of imperialist possessions and colonies, of vested interest and privilege, then India can have nothing to do with it. If, however, the issue is democracy and world order based on democracy, then India is intensely interested in it. If Great Britain fights for maintenance and extension of democracy, then she must necessarily end imperialism in her own possessions and establish full democracy in India, and the Indian people must have the right to self-determination… A free democratic India will gladly associate herself with other free nations for mutual defence against aggression and for economic co-operation.’

      A statement which was ultimately right, and I’ll get to that in a moment, but India, as was, split into Pakistan East and West and India and subsequently split into Pakistan, India and Bhangladesh. It was by no manner of means a smooth transition.

      The UK benefitted through obtaining the World’s largest volunteer Army ever, for a given definition of volunteer, and stopped the Japanese at the battle of Kholima – Imphal. The first complete defeat the Japanese had in WW2. Which saved India from Japan. Which certainly helped the war in the East. Which split the country into nuclear rivals.

      India today is not the India of then.

      The order of business should be to think carefully what you wish for.

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    1. douglasclark, I am hoping so. As the date nears, I will try to organise and hopefully we all will be able to meet. I am most likely to be in Central Scotland.

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