Terror on the streets of Scotland, you may have heard of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, basically it was some guy in mask who slices people up with a chainsaw, presumably because it was quick and easy.
And there is a lot of blood and screaming.
But that’s the movies, you don’t expect that when you are on the campaign trail that someone will threaten to cut your head.
As the ‘heat’ turns up on the Westminster election, the SNP supporters are getting more angry and vicious; in fact I had someone come to the blog to threaten me anonymously.
Apparently they are trying to scare me into silence by threats that I am being followed.
“Spies at every corner George, every corner xx”.
Classic Yestapo terror tactics!
In the last few days we have seen senior nationalists such as Angus MacNeil and Christina McKelvie involved in the Dawn Rodger’s affair, a rather nasty episode of vicious online hatred.
Labour councillor PAUL O'Kane was canvassing for leader Jim Murphy in the Auchenback estate in Barrhead.
No big deal, trot round the estate, pressing the flesh and beaming goodwill to all men and women. But things took a sinister turn when he was heckled by a resident who had SNP poster in his window.
“The man came to the front of his garden and started shouting at me because I had a suit and a rosette on”.
“He was saying ‘There’s the big Labour politician’, ‘Get away’, ‘Get out of here’. Then he picked up an electric saw, switched it on and shouted at me: ‘If you come over here, I am going to cut your fucking head off”.
After the incident, he said:
“It made a hell of a noise and it was quite frightening.”
So, we have had intimidation tactics used against women, politicians and bloggers such as me increasing at an alarming rate.
Paul, who represents Neilston, Uplawmoor & Newton Mearns North on East Renfrewshire Council added the Texas Chainsaw massacre yob had earlier taunted him with comments such as “You’re a red Tory”.
This is a Nationalist war cry which you can see online by doing a bit of digging.
“I’m used to vigorous political campaigning but that level of intimidation and threat is disturbing. It was as if he wanted to chase us out of town. That is completely undemocratic. And to threaten someone’s life really is disturbing and quite upsetting.”
Most people who assist political parties are volunteers; they give up their free time to help get things changed in their communities.
Among the volunteers with the Councillor was a 71-year-old man, the ‘Sons of Alex’ aren’t so brave after all, they like to pick easy victims to prey on.
One of the newspapers has tried to speak to the Nationalist supporter yesterday but he was not at home, perhaps he had a problem with his chainsaw and wanted to get it fixed.
Because it is summer, the man appears to be very busy with home decorating; the SNP poster in his window has also been removed. Maybe it clashed with his pictures of his fav football team, or maybe he wanted more light through the window to cheer himself up, Police visits can be very stressful.
Police Scotland confirmed the matter is under investigation.
A spokeswoman said:
“We can confirm we have received a complaint about a group of adults threatened on Divernia Way, Barrhead, on Monday. Inquiries are ongoing.”
Labour councillor PAUL O'Kane has survived this nasty incident, but there will be many more to come, the Nationalists are scared that people are waking up to tactical voting, even the ‘Rev’ Stu Campbell is blowing his trumpet in angst.
So, no Texas Chainsaw Massacre in the Auchenback estate in Barrhead, it is also doubtful there will be a movie since an electric chainsaw was used. After all how can you be a blood crazed manic if you have to constant knock on doors asking to use a plug while at the same time running down the street chasing people.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University