Albert Camus once observed that “to name things wrongly is to add to the misfortune of the world”.
I would contend that there is a corollary to that statement.
To name things correctly is to advance human progress.
This site began in the summer of 2008, and it was sood contending with the inability of the Fourth estate in Scotland to see that the Famine Song was racist as opposed to some bit of off colour football banter.
This appeared in the Daily Radar in September 2008.
For too long Scotland did not name the social problem that is woven into the fabric of that nation.
Hostility towards the Irish community was one of the organising principles of modern Scotland, from the late Victorian period and throughout the 20th century.
Finally, it would appear that some in Fair Caledonia are facing up to the fact that they have a racism problem.
Perhaps the recent events in George Square will prove a tipping point in perceptions.
Scotland has a subculture that has spawned a fascist underclass.
For the avoidance of doubt, a representative of that belief system often wears a Sevco top.
The Ibrox experience has been an incubator for racism and xenophobia for over a century.
This basic statement of facts can elicit howls of wounded outrage from dignified snowflakes.
Mr Edgar came onto the radar of your humble correspondent more than a decade ago.
Here he is defending the Famine Song in 2010.
Of course, that outing in the media was the year after that new addition to the Ibrox song sheet was ruled as racist by the High Court in Edinburgh.
I have little doubt that Mr William Walls, a Rangers fan, was socialised into his racism within the Ibrox Incubator.
There is no other plausible explanation for this hatred towards Irish people and those of Irish descent.
Of course, there is always the “decent Rangers fan” Pavlovian riposte.
One year after Mr Edgar’s appearance in the Times of London tens of thousands of Rangers fans were at Ibrox for the League Cup Final.
It was all to wall racism from The People.
Indeed, the SNP Justice Minister Kenny MacAskill thought the event was a marvellous spectacle.
“This was the showpiece final everyone wanted to see, and it was a great advert for Scottish football.”
If the Rangers chaps had been singing about Jews instead of Irish Catholics, then I do not think that would have been his view.
No doubt there was a minority of Rangers fans there that day at Hampden who just wanted to cheer their team on.
Consequently, they did not explicitly approve of mocking the victims of An Gorta Mór.
However, silence is acquiescence.
The Germans have a saying about such quiet complicity.
Here a Scottish Gael nails it.
One side tolerates fascism.
Here are the folk who the fascists attached at George Square.
A powerful statement from the STUC did not deal in any doublespeak about “sectarianism”.
This entirely peaceful rally in support of the human rights of people caught up within the Asylum Seeker system.
The First Minister was appalled by the scene in George Square and Tweeted those sentiments.
I was pleased to see her called out for her past inaction on the matter.
Your humble correspondent tried over several months to get a response from her office on the attitude of one of her Westminster MPs who thought it ok to deride Scotland’s multi-generational Irish community as “plastic”.
Here is the experience of one academic, Maureen McBride:
Despite everything she has to deal with in her own life at the moment my friend and colleague Angela Haggerty did not shy away from what had to be said about this fascist performance art in her city.
For those still in denial about the racism problem in Scotland they have a new euphuism to deploy:
The outside world sees this for what it is.
Albert Camus once said:
“All that I know most surely about morality and obligations I owe to football.”
If the Scottish Government is serious about dealing with the racism that was seen in George Square, then it will go to where it has been nurtured and authorised for generations.
However, the First Minister can act now with good authority.
If she is serious about tackling Scotland’s growing racism problem then she should identify the main source.
A quiet word from Nicola to the Serious Professional might help to make sure that the Everyone Anyone marketing stunt actually becomes a reality.
I think he might approve of such a nudge.