Wednesday 20 December 2017


John Maclean, who opposed World War I.

John Maclean was a schoolteacher from Glasgow.

The bosses and the judges united as one man,
For Johnny was a menace to their '14 — '18 plan,

They wanted men for slaughter in the fields of Armentières,
John called upon the people to smash the profiteers

They brought him to the courtroom in Edinburgh town,
But still he did not cower, he firmly held his ground,

And stoutly he defended, his every word and deed,
Five years it was his sentence in the jail at Peterhead.

- Matt McGinn, Ballad of John Maclean, 1965.

1920, Great western Road, Glasgow.

Glasgow was the Second City of the British Empire.

Glasgow 1977


Old Glasgow


Glasgow Slums, by David Peat

Glasgow's Airport 1954

Glasgow slums.

Glasgow by David Peat.

Glasgow Gorbals 1968

Glasgow, by Morton Gillespie.

Glasgow, Maryhill

Glasgow Gorbals, by David Newell-Smith

Glasgow 1893.

Tanks in Glasgow, in 1919, ready to shoot the people.

How vicious are the ruling elite?

"In 1919 Glasgow's engineering unions called for a general strike starting on 27 January in support of the demand for a 40-hour working week...

"The Government sent English troops to Glasgow...

"Six tanks and 100 motor lorries accompanied the troops, and they were sent to strategic points across the city on 1 February in a calculated show of force."

- I Belong To Glasgow: Bloody Friday

The British military were prepared to shoot the people.

"Soldiers armed with machine guns, tanks and a howitzer arrived on the Friday night and Saturday to occupy Glasgow's streets.

"A 4.5 inch Howitzer was positioned at the City Chambers, the cattle market was transformed into a tank depot, Lewis Guns were posted on the top of the North British Hotel and the General Post Office, armed troops stood sentry outside power stations, docks and patrolled the streets."

- Battle of George Square - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

People got hurt.

"The seriousness of the government's intent can be gauged from Regulation 965 about how to deal with 'civil unrest': 'It is undesirable that firing should take place over the heads of the rioters or that blank ammunition should be used.'" - BBC NEWS.

BBC iPlayer - Andrew Marr's The Making of Modern Britain: Having a Ball.

The people of Glasgow wanted better conditions.

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At 20 December 2017 at 12:15 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anybody know what happened to chris spivey website?

At 20 December 2017 at 15:24 , Blogger Peter said...

What a lovely bunch of coconuts these Glaswegians. I would be proud to call them friends.

At 21 December 2017 at 00:12 , Blogger Kaivey said...

Do you know, I was thinking that. They were slums, but they looked happy.

At 21 December 2017 at 06:05 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is how the"Working Class"has always been treated,to be subservient to the Elite and always will be treated that way,Brexit will only help the elite to exploit more vulnerable people?
Brexit is supposed to happen within the next 3-4 years but take a look at the cost of living increases effecting the poorer communities right now.
Whilst the Elite within Westminster bubble have well forded job protections,at the expense of the subservient working class,don't forget to doff your caps now?

At 21 December 2017 at 09:59 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

With fried haggis and pints of 'heavy'? Hmmmmmmm!

At 21 December 2017 at 14:59 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, little veggie/vegan or spiritual culture in Scots land...

At 21 December 2017 at 22:36 , Blogger Kaivey said...

Hey! And the deep fried Mars Bars.

At 21 December 2017 at 23:25 , Blogger Kaivey said...

They need jobs, if the private sector can't create them because the One Percent can make more money making the stuff in China them the government should create the jobs. It is known as the Job Guarantee and has been costed by the Modern Money Theorists.

People are not born lazy. No, that's not strictly true, we are all born with the need to conserve energy. Lions and tigers spend most of their day sleeping because after the kill they don't need anymore food, so it makes sense for them do absolutely nothing most of the time. This is why cats sleep a lot. What a great life? We are meet eaters and we evolved to not so much sleep all the time but to spend a lot of time in leisure.

People need incentives to bet going otherwise we will all try to conserve energy. A Job Guarantee with a decent wage is a great easy to incentivise people and the work will make them happy.

Ideally, all work should be leisure, but even hard work can be pleasure and therefore leisure. But the Protestant work ethic and our present capitalist system is brutal and is close fascism.

Our brains are neuroplastic and change according to our thoughts and the environment. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy can actually change the structure of the brain for the better. We have a long childhood so we can learn the terrain and adapt to our environment.

For millenia hardly anything ever changed, and so we learned the farming and hunting skills of our parents. Our way of life never changed for generations and for this reason people don't like change.

Scientists have also discovered that our genes are programmable and this is called gene expression and the science is called epigenetics.

The working class are not born dumb, rough, unintelligent, prone to drinking to much, or to violence, or laziness, they just need the same early life experiences that middleclass people get.

Professor Hans Eysenk, a leading psychologist and researcher in the 60's and 70's, said that men were more tough minded (authoritarian) than women, and that the working class were more tough minded than the middle class.

The least authoritarian people are liberals and socialists. Corbyn got most of his votes from the middle-class and upper class. Working class people tend to vote right wing nowadays, especially as the unions have been decimated.

The Job Guarantee spread over generations will lead to real jobs being created because the children of working class people will be brought up in a better environment and they will become better educated and many will become entrepreneurs and job creators. This will create a larger middle class and so leftist socialist governments, like Corbyn's Labour, are more likely to get voted in. The Tories will be pulled to the centre but with a bit of luck they will never get voted in again.

At 22 December 2017 at 10:44 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tough-mindedness, maybe even what you describe as 'authoritarian' is surely a biological aspect of maleness, an expression of bio-chemical differentiation? Femaleness may be expressed as being closer to the more social political expression? Surely it's time to examine the obvious political/social engineering of our basic bio-chemical differences to manipulate a singer gender orientation ultimately? Vive la difference!!

At 22 December 2017 at 13:47 , Blogger Kaivey said...

Why working class people are on average just as bright, ambitious, and capable as middle and upper class people. Just give people a good chance in life with a good education, good jobs, and sufficient benefits and reap the rewards. No underclass, more entrepreneurs, less alcohol and drug problems, less crime, less money spent on police and social services - better everything. A

And all this before we even start on neuroplasticity, the other key component to how we become who we are, where our brains physical adapt and change according to our environment and early life experiences.

Epigenetics: Why Inheritance Is Weirder Than We Thought


At 22 December 2017 at 13:50 , Blogger Kaivey said...

Another good one -

Growth Mindset for Students - your brain is like a muscle.

At 22 December 2017 at 14:54 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right wing, left wing, what's the difference? They are all part of the same club. The eagle can't fly without two wings. Whoever gets in in politics is in because they've been allowed, and they do as they are told or they get the boot.

If there really was a difference between the parties how come no matter who is in the agenda just keeps going the way it's always planned to?

And if voting really made a difference it would be banned.

At 23 December 2017 at 11:55 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glasgow effect shows that this town is one of the worst,
poor health, degradation, substance abuse,
AND Scots are very much into meat eating, unhealthy cruel disgusting "meals" like haggis etc :
recipe for disaster
( Add corporate junk food like Mars, deep fried supermarket"pizzas", , whole generations raised on junk food, then whole generations of brainless hooligans, addicts etc, plus atheistic propaganda )

But Scottish countryside could be lovely, really...
In fact, not only Glasgow, of course, but all big towns are becomeing worse and worse.
Pls read D.Icke for this.



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