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83AD Calgacus speaks to the Union for the Freedom of all Britain

I’ve been very surprised that no one seems to mentioned this really important speech by the first Briton of Scotland to have their words recorded almost 2000 years ago. So, I thought I would introduce it to you and have reproduced the first section in full below. In it, Calgacus, a Caledonian (who probably lived somewhere near Inverness) is addressing his troops before the Battle of Mons Graupius fought against the Roman aggressor (or perhaps as we might now call them “EU”).

To set the scene. It is 83 or 84AD. For just over a century, the Romans had been steadily moving north, first through Gaul (France) and then through Britain enslaving whole populations. Not long before this battle, the Romans had brutally treated Boudica raping her daughters causing the Icenii revolt. And this Roman brutality was not reserved only for Britain. Like their treatment of the Icenii, in Palestine, the Romans had brutally killed or enslaved the whole population when they had risen up against them.

Now this horror had come to Northern Britain, driving before them a stream of refugees from the Roman empire who could recount these horrors in graphic details. Finally, they had reached Caledonia: literally “the last of the free”. And this was the last battle for British freedom, a huge battle and with some 50,000 combatants it is still arguably the largest battle on Scottish soil.

The Caledonian heartland was probably the fertile wheat growing plains of the Moray Firth. At first the Caledonians union had ventured out to confront the Romans, winning many victories and almost wiping out the Ninth Legion at a site near Brechin. But as the line of 1st century marching camps heading toward Elgin shows, the tables had been turned and now three Roman legions had pursed them back to their heartland.

From the speech we know this site was somewhere in view of the sea.  So, we can imagine the Caledonians, on a hill defending their territory (like Quarrelwood Hill beside Elgin which at the time was the only Road into Caledonia). Here some 30,000 people had formed a Union to stand up to the Roman army. Now with this union was in what was possibly its last fight, with the Roman army at their front a few miles across the level plain and the Roman fleet at their back on the sea behind them.

And this is what Calgacus said:

“Whenever I consider the origin of this war and the necessities of our position, I have a sure confidence that this day, and this union of yours, will be the beginning of freedom to the whole of Britain. To all of us slavery is a thing unknown; there are no lands beyond us, and even the sea is not safe, menaced as we are by a Roman fleet. And thus in war and battle, in which the brave find glory, even the coward will find safety. Former contests, in which, with varying fortune, the Romans were resisted, still left in us a last hope of succour, inasmuch as being the most renowned nation of Britain, dwelling in the very heart of the country, and out of sight of the shores of the conquered, we could keep even our eyes unpolluted by the contagion of slavery. To us who dwell on the uttermost confines of the earth and of freedom, this remote sanctuary of Britain’s glory has up to this time been a defence. Now, however, the furthest limits of Britain are thrown open, and the unknown always passes for the marvellous. But there are no tribes beyond us, nothing indeed but waves and rocks, and the yet more terrible Romans, from whose oppression escape is vainly sought by obedience and submission. Robbers of the world, having by their universal plunder exhausted the land, they rifle the deep. If the enemy be rich, they are rapacious; if he be poor, they lust for dominion; neither the east nor the west has been able to satisfy them. Alone among men they covet with equal eagerness poverty and riches. To robbery, slaughter, plunder, they give the lying name of empire; they make a desert and call it peace.”

For more info on Mons Graupius see mons-graupius.co.uk

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In the 1690s the climate was colder and wetter. This had profound effects on Scotland because historians tell us that up to a quarter of the population died. There were literally dead lying about the streets and so it is little wonder that within 20 years the economic and population of a colder wetter climate forced Scots to union with England.

I was recently watching TV and came across a program about the Salem witches. Apparently the symptoms of the victims in 16901 were exactly what would be expected from Ergot fungus poisoning of wheat. A fungus that thrives in wetter conditions. And when they looked, they found that the majority of witch executions occurred in areas growing Rye. Which put together with the known colder wetter conditions in Scotland, suggests that Ergot fungus poisoning was possibly responsible for Witch persecutions in Scotland and possibly many deaths were directly related to it.

But it seems the madness persists. Because in a country prone to the ravages of cold and wet – what are the politicians the world leaders in? Global warming alarmism! Yes! They concern themselves that the climate might get warmer – and presumably drier.

And this is the madness of the Scottish political class. Not a single one of them voted against the EU enforced “global warming” legislation. None of them have publicly acknowledged that all the forecasts were wrong and the climate has not warmed in more than 17 years and none of the Scottish press have done the job of a democratic media and made these facts known to the Scottish public.

In other words, we are all living in a make believe land in Scotland. Science – such as the science that tells us it is not currently warming and the so called “scientists” who predicted warming are nothing of the sort – is ignored in the dolally land of Scotland.

It is as if the whole of Scotland is even now suffering Ergot poisoning and afraid of evil demons and goblins. The reality, is that the demons and goblins are not from some far off place, they are instead the uneducated zealots who believe in some Nazi style Scottish master race, and no doubt if they got their way, they would create some Nazi style glorious Scotland. The only thing stopping them, is that unlike Germany which had the engineering skills to put their political hatred into action, in Scotland the political dogma is anti-industry and engineering and these hateful zealots wanting a Scottish fatherland will do nothing but bring economic ruin for us all.

Let’s put it this way – I want be putting my own money in any Scottish currency!

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Questions on Independence

To the Yes Campaign:

  1. Can you name me one scientist who is not employed by a government either directly or indirectly who believes in catastrophic global warming – or can you show me any evidence at all these “scientists” (because scientists they are not) can predict the climate and therefore correctly predicted the global warming pause.
  2. If  the scientific evidence is so overwhelmingly against these “scientists” being able to predict the climate, why are you forcing Scots, in one of the colder nations on earth, to pay more than the English toward stopping global WARMING. HAVE YOU GONE MAD?
  3. Why is it right that just because I accept the scientific evidence showing no recent warming – that I am denied any right to see my MSP? In contrast, Jo Swinson, my MP is just as vehment that the world is heading toward doomsday (aka the snowdrops might come out a bit earlier) – but she has done her job and treated me fairly as a constituent.
    1. Why is there no independent upper chamber in Scotland? AND DON’T INSULT OUR INTELLIGENCE BY SUGGESTING THE COMMITTEE SYSTEM IS ANYTHING BUT A BUNCH OF VOTE BY PARTY STOOGES GIVING THE NOD TO ILL THOUGHT OUT AND DIVISIVE GOVERNMENT POLICY!

To the No Campaign

  1. Name me one “British” institution that is located in Scotland (by rights about 10% should be here)

British Parliament, British Library, British Museum, British Monarchy, MI5, MIG, GCHQ, All those “British” weapons research facilities around London, British Broadcasting company, British Met Office, British Army, British Navy, British Airforce – are any of these HQ’d in Scotland with their purchasing/procurement decisions made in Scotland – favouring local Scottish companies. Then there was the old “British Railway”, the “British Airways”, the “(British)Bank of England”, British Gas, British Geological Survey

… the only thing that makes these “British” is that Scots pay for them and the English (almost exclusively in London) get the benefit.

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