'The Power of a Siege Mentality'

He reminded of the monarchy in so many ways, he was born into what the Americans all dream their family to become one day, a rich and powerful clan…a dynasty!
He had little in the way of qualification for the job, short of course of having known the right people and having the significant weight of his father; once the most powerful man on the planet and therefore he indeed had previously occupied the biggest of houses in the western world, it would be home, it wouldn’t be strange…it seemed almost fitting.
As an individual, he was an uninspiring man, he lacked the necessary charm of those who usually enter into pursuit of the hot-seat, he lacked the credentials that would satisfy and placate the publics thirst for star quality, he was as unpolished a public speaker as I’ve ever known, he was actually no more than a blundering buffoon.
His lack of intelligence is a thing of legend…but in American society he was a powerful man, he came from a dynasty, he had the measure of a country spellbound by a persons seemingly unquestionable ‘birth right’. This man truly believed he deserved the throne, he unbelievably had the public convinced of this too.
Anyway, Mr George Bush senior, was his father and it appeared all that truly mattered. George (junior) did indeed occupy the biggest of houses, he took the position of President from right under the noses of an entire population more worthy of the position than he.
I will skip on…many an anecdote exists for conversations concerning Mr George W Bush (junior) and I would love to share in these but that would miss my point…on September 11, 2001 the American president sat in a school, surrounded by children in their most formative of years but already well exceeding of their president in the intelligence stakes.
That morning as he held a book upside down whilst pretending he could read, that fateful morning…the world shook, Al-Qaeda rose to international prominence like never before.
An expectant world would look for leadership, his nation in grief would expect the president to provide them with all the emotional care each and every American would require of their surrogate father.
This buffoon, who had continually under-whelmed the on looking world, was now the man the world looked towards for badly needed direction.
He pulled it out of the bag, he utilised one of the oldest tricks in the book…this man created a seige mentality, an us versus them philosophy, he convinced the nation nae the world that ‘us and our allies are in this together’ to give him credit, it worked.
I’m sure he’d have been forced to vacate the hot-seat much sooner than he actually did, had this simple philosophy not been used to such great effect.
The relevance of this philosophy on Scottish football cannot be over stated; THEY, whoever they may be, RFC, The RFC, RFC 2012 or even diet RFC want to create a seige mentality.
Scorned by the possibility of justice possibly being done, they will pull attempt to pull themselves together and to present a united front…but in-fighting is notable, the obvious dissenting voice can be heard, the mob are baying for blood, their baying for something new at Ibrox…THE TRUTH!!
We shouldn’t under estimate the potential for their recovery, be it aided by those who allege to ‘govern’ the corridors of power in our national game.
Incidentally, these ‘men’ a word I use in only the loosest of terms, will also pull together and convince themselves and their egos that now they must brace up, posture aggressively and face the enemy.
Only their enemy looks certain to be us, the decent folks, the real victims of the peace.
Thats not to say that we cannot deploy our very own, very powerful ‘seige’ mentality as a tactic.
We have allies, course we do…they are the fans of all the other clubs in the SPL and together we are a formidable foe for even the ‘people’ and the ‘establishment’ to tackle.
If all the fans of fair and decent mind, were to make a stand and posture up strongly and aggressively, make no mistake we are in position to DEMAND integrity, to DEMAND justice and to DECRY oppression. We are stronger united and if together we stand, the message should be unequivocal…you cheat us again and we’ll pull the plug.
Rangers have acted out the bullies role and to be honest, they’ve played that card well.
The problem is it is only a bluff…THEY cannot play football on their own, THEY need away supports as much as any need theirs, THEY need competition to make up a league, THEY need us way more than we need THEM!!!
Don’t be fooled by their ‘birth right’ by their ‘dynasty’…the buffoons should hold court no longer, the power base is shifting. I for one intend pulling it much much closer to home, but unlike the brutes that went before…WE can share in the spoils, WE have allies and WE cannot forget it.
IF UNITED WE STAND, TOGETHER they’ll FALL!!
I hope the voters amongst our allies know just how big and how powerful a dynasty we are…we are the God to their Satan…our allies must not be tempted.
What’s that famous Mel Gibson saying…yeah that one…the one about FREEDOM?!
Spread the word please!
@brianbhoy07

Comments

  1. Not a good analogy – despite what many people might think, I don’t think George W was a buffoon – historians will report kindly on him – the attack on the Twin Towers would have challenged the most able of politicians.

    1. Firstly, thanks for taking the time to read my article, much appreciated.
      Secondly, I stand by my opinions on George W Bush, I’m not looking to influence anybody elses alternative views on the man…though finding them would usually be challenging enough!
      The article is about the newco situation, about RFC (RIP) attempting to bully and unduly induce fear into other SPL clubs…George W, was simply an analogy. It’d be great to focus on the real issue though.
      Lastly, I’ll leave you with an anecdotal tale bout George W Bush…once asked about French politics, he stated this
      “The problem with the French is they don’t have a word for entrepreneur.”
      I rest my case! 😉

  2. Not a good analogy – despite what many people might think, I don’t think George W was a buffoon – historians will report kindly on him – the attack on the Twin Towers would have challenged the most able of politicians.

    1. Firstly, thanks for taking the time to read my article, much appreciated.
      Secondly, I stand by my opinions on George W Bush, I’m not looking to influence anybody elses alternative views on the man…though finding them would usually be challenging enough!
      The article is about the newco situation, about RFC (RIP) attempting to bully and unduly induce fear into other SPL clubs…George W, was simply an analogy. It’d be great to focus on the real issue though.
      Lastly, I’ll leave you with an anecdotal tale bout George W Bush…once asked about French politics, he stated this
      “The problem with the French is they don’t have a word for entrepreneur.”
      I rest my case! 😉

  3. Glasgow Tom, after that comment I now think you are a buffon. One who is even less intelligent than Bush, if that is possible

  4. Glasgow Tom, after that comment I now think you are a buffon. One who is even less intelligent than Bush, if that is possible

  5. Jimmy H
    No need to be abusive – you know nothing about me. Try jumping off the bandwagon about him. The American people thought enough of him to re-elect him again.

  6. Jimmy H
    No need to be abusive – you know nothing about me. Try jumping off the bandwagon about him. The American people thought enough of him to re-elect him again.

  7. To the moderators
    Is Jimmy H’s message acceptable to you? Under a proper system it would have been removed hours ago. Messageboards are for discussing issues – abusive comments about posters should be unacceptable.

    1. Glasgow Tom we don’t do moderation unless someone is abused in a sectarian,racist or homophobic manner. I accept that Jimmy H ‘s reply was not the most diplomatic. however The whole discussion sounds like a play ground tiff. If you are not happy with the moderation there are millions of other discussion blogs on the internet to visit..

  8. To the moderators
    Is Jimmy H’s message acceptable to you? Under a proper system it would have been removed hours ago. Messageboards are for discussing issues – abusive comments about posters should be unacceptable.

    1. Glasgow Tom we don’t do moderation unless someone is abused in a sectarian,racist or homophobic manner. I accept that Jimmy H ‘s reply was not the most diplomatic. however The whole discussion sounds like a play ground tiff. If you are not happy with the moderation there are millions of other discussion blogs on the internet to visit..

  9. James
    Thanks for your reply. I’m not unhappy about the site. I’m happy to continue posting.
    .
    Tom

  10. James
    Thanks for your reply. I’m not unhappy about the site. I’m happy to continue posting.
    .
    Tom

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