Running Scared Yet?
As Jack Foster has written:
“The cybernat witch-hunt led by likes of the Daily Mail & Kezia Dugdale is ironically a textbook example of intimidation, intolerance & bullying. Social media is one place where
#indyref debate takes place unhindered, therefore politicians & media are DESPERATE to discredit the medium. The “cybernat” witch-hunt is an ideal propaganda tool & anyone who disputes it can be blithely dismissed as “intolerant bullies”.
Framing ‘the nationalists’ (total lack of consciousness about their own British Nationalism is a universal thread) as a dangerous future threat is increasingly reminiscent of the Red Scare phenomena of 1950s America. The idea of being excluded from public debates, the stories and themes of the infiltration, subversion, invasion, and destruction of American society by un–American thought and inhuman beings has huge resonance with what we’re seeing today. It’s a paranoid tradition that’s profoundly anti-intellectual basing itself on hokey visions of yesteryear, in the States Mom and Apple Pie and the American Dream, here the Benign Union of Security and Queen and Country.