True Scotsman Nationalism

The dominant force in Scottish politics is the Scottish National Party (SNP) as they currently hold 63 out of the available 129 seats in Scottish Parliament. Their leader at the present time is Nicola Sturgeon, a depressing, incompetent, and terrifying human being.

Sturgeon pictured at Glasgow Pride 2017 where she stated “I am determined that my government will do all it can to celebrate diversity in everything we say and do.”

However in a shocking revelation of enormous gravity and significance, she recently attacked the founders of SNP, and by extension the foundations of the Scottish Independence movement, for their choice of the name ‘Scottish National Party’. The self-loathing SNP leader made these comments during a discussion at the Edinburgh International Book Festival with Turkish author Elif Shafak; “Because what those of us who do support Scottish independence are all about could not be further removed from some of what you would recognise as nationalism in other parts of the world.”

This follows comments made late last year in which the Member of Parliament for Paisley and Renfrewshire South, and rising star in the SNP, Mhairi Black said;

“Nationalism. Nationalist is a word that I have never ever described myself by. It’s something I’ve never connected with and it’s my biggest frustration in politics….because for me independence is not some emotional, blood-DNA kind of argument from the heart, for me it’s a logical and strategic one to deliver the kind of society that I want to see. I view the SNP as being the best route to getting that. The minute we do get independence, my vote is up for grabs.”

This is significant and important to have a conversation on because Scottish Dawn has been attacked since it’s inception for being duplicitous. It is regularly accused of trying to ‘co-opt’ Scottish Nationalism, a term which for many years the SNP has deliberately avoided using themselves, and if they had any shred of integrity they would drop this pretence entirely.

However, the SNP has not always been such a revolting circus of abnormality. In fact, they have a rich history of legitimate Scottish nationalism that is conveniently ignored by the party and is largely unknown to many of their supporters. We wish to draw attention to the better men of the SNP who once stood for something true, and tried to save this wee country from going down the same road as England, ruled by foreign interests.

Who were these Scotsmen? The real SNP?

Arthur Donaldson was born in Dundee and leader of the SNP from 1960-69. He was a patriot and a good man who sought to establish peace between Scotland and Germany even during World War II, recognising shared values and common enemies. A true Scottish nationalist with a heart of gold, and a great inspiration in the establishment of Scottish Dawn.

Arthur Donaldson with visiting German Boy Scouts in 1937

In addition, there was also Andrew Dewar Gibb of Paisley who was a founding member of the SNP and another vocal opponent to a fratricidal conflict. Douglas Young, a Greek scholar and poet from Tayport, Fife was detained for his objection to Scotland’s role within WW2 and later went on to lead the SNP in 1942. Roland Muirhead of Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire was another objector and was also the SNP President from 1936-1950.

It is our intention to elaborate on this topic in future articles, but the point here is to assert that the (apparently soon to be renamed) SNP of modern times has absolutely no resemblance to the original movement and was at some point completely co-opted. The SNP have deviated drastically from their roots and from the teachings of legitimate Scottish nationalism. Instead, they focus on a future devoid of Scotsmen and indeed of Scotland itself.  This is a fast track to a Communistic society in which there is no evidence of a Scottish identity left to call our own.

Is this what we Scots want representing us as a people? A clique of internationalist gangsters who seek to use Scottish independence to moonlight for its antithesis – the same left wing establishment globalism that rules in Westminster. The SNP perceive Scottish Nationalism as a necessary evil, a teaspoon of sugar to ram their sick ideas down the throats of the Scottish people. Their vision of Scottishness is a joke, nothing more than tourist kitsch, bagpipe music, kilts, and blue painted on the arses of twerking dancers at SNP marches – superficial and dehumanising to Scottish people.

We are Scottish Dawn, we assert that we are Scottish, we love our people, and we want what is best for them – and on that basis we and all those who share our opinions are the only forces that are willing to struggle for the interests of Scottish people.