Did the Klans Gather in the Lowlands of Scotland?

A Guest Post by AKUS

Well, it looks like the virulent anti-Semites and terrorist supporters who had control of the agenda in Dundee  ran afoul of the rule of law. And for once, the law was in Israel’s favor.

Clearly, the attempt by a Palestinian pressure group, the SPSC, the Scottish branch of a Palestinian extremist lobby that makes AIPAC in the US look like a bunch of amateurs, ran up against the not so minor issues of the legality of discrimination and boycotts. They fought the law, and the law won .

One has to wonder, of course, whether the lunatic fringe that comprises the Dundee and Dunbartonshire councils has no greater issue on their agenda than worrying about Israel and a war two years in the past. Let’s take a look at the place where the controversy first surfaced – DUMB-arton.

The self-important councilors of that forgotten blight on the United Kingdom’s economic and cultural landscape decided, two and a half years ago, to boycott Israeli products, including, all protestations to the contrary, books printed in Israel. Do they have the time for these shenanigans because all is well in DUMB-arton?

Is there, for example, full employment and a generally increasing rise in the standard of living there? Is Dunbartonshire well-known for the standards of its schools and its attention to creating a warm, welcoming and friendly environment for its citizens and tourists? Not really. In fact, the eponymously named “Dumbarton Reporter” just noted the following examples of a continuing long slide into increasing misery and obscurity (obscurity relieved only the most negative way possible by the idiocy and anti-Semitism of Councilors like  Jim Bollan):

The Commons Touch

THE recent announcement that West Dunbartonshire was the most difficult place to find a job in the UK was extremely worrying, highlighting the real problems that we face in the local area.

Unfortunately, there has been more bad news in the past few weeks, with the announcement that both the Job Centre Plus Contact Centre and Driving Test Theory Test Centre in Clydebank are to close and relocate to other areas.

Whilst it is hoped that job losses can be avoided, I am deeply worried by the attitude of this Conservative-led Government towards areas such as ours.

In addition, the news this week that the funding for Ontowork re-employment programme in Alexandria has been withdrawn has further increased concerns about the support available within the constituency.

Then there’s this sad report that reflects on the decline of the rather limited tourist trade in the area:

Tourist centre faces the axe

Milton Visitor Centre, which is just off the A82 heading into Dumbarton, is under review by West Dunbartonshire Council (WDC) because of declining visitor numbers at the facility.

A report by the Elaine Melrose, executive director of Housing, Environmental and Economic Development (HEED), said over the last five years the centre has experienced a significant decrease in visitor numbers.

Oh, dear. And all this is happening while in the country they boycott, Israel, unemployment is among the lowest in the developed world and tourism has reached new highs! Perhaps they should try to twin with an Israeli town to see how it’s done?

This image of the DUMB-arton Municipal Buildings gives us a sense of the glory that is DUMB-arton:

And you know that library that was supposed to ban the Israeli books? It is not exactly a triumph of modern architecture, either:

Which brings me to the nearby Dundee Council’s recent vote  and the funniest part of their miserable, self-serving, weasel-worded, back-pedaling post-council meeting “declaration ” about the affairs of another far off, happy, sunny, prosperous country called Israel:

“the council passed an amendment welcoming and celebrating the diversity of cultures and faiths within its boundaries”

Which “diverse culture” were they “welcoming” and “celebrating”, I wonder? Certainly not that of Jewish and Israeli authors, who will not be flocking to this arrogant, meddlesome, self-admiring bunch of loony-leftists attempting to strut onto the global stage by pretending that they are a beacon of hope, happiness, diversity, tolerance and the good life somewhere in the lowlands (so apt!) of Scotland.

In fact, I wondered just how diverse the welcoming the little hell-hole of DUMB-arton is, where this all started? Well, it turns out there is some interesting data available at Comparative Population Profile:

Good heavens! DUMB-arton ranks 5% less in terms of overall diversity based by country of birth than Scotland as a whole  (Dundee does a little better with slightly greater diversity than Scotland as a whole). When it comes to those DUMB-artoners born in the great unwashed and unspecified territory known to Scots as “Elsewhere”, it turns out only 1.29% fit into that category. Even that is virtually half as much as Scotland as a whole, which would seem to win few prizes in the diversity category anyway. Moreover, it appears that in DUMB-arton, 99.6% of households are made up of people from the same ethnic background! Even the rest of Scotland scores twice as high in the percentage of mixed households, but still with unmixed households at a remarkable 99.03%:

Given DUMB-arton’s small population, and its almost complete lack of diversity, I am left wondering if it is centuries of in-breeding that put the DUMB in DUMB-arton.

If the councilors of Dundee and DUMB-arton welcome too many of those they are so eager to support to their not so “diverse” towns I have sad news for them. The Muslim and Arab nations they so admire have donated the least money to their Palestinian brothers over the years of any wealthy countries. Perhaps they know a thing or two about the situation that has escaped the eagle-eyes of the be-kilted councilors of Scotland. If it ever crossed the councilors’ little minds that a few petro-dollars would make their way into their sporrans as a result of these efforts to pander to the Islamists and express their virulent anti-Semitism, they should forget it. Such extremists will take all they can and DUMB-arton, already a global laughing stock, will get nothing in return but the hatred reserved for all the infidels, even the Klans of Scotland.

To take a phrase from another context, the Palestinians and their supporters will ultimately turn around and tell the councilors:  “Kish mir in tuchus”.

And they’ll deserve it.

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  1. Adam, you have brazenly purloined my headline in my article ‘Scottish Council puts the Dumb in Dumbarton’ (shame on you) – please acknowledge your indebtedness or I’ll be forced to boycott your website.


    By the way, West Dunbartonshire borders on Loch Lomond so it’s not all doom and gloom.

    I like the Whistleblowing page on the council website:

    “West Dunbartonshire Council is committed to achieving the highest possible standards of service and ethics in public life.

    It is possible that a citizen or in the course of employment an employee may become aware of serious wrongdoing in the Council or has information regarding malpractice. This may relate to an aspect of individual behaviour or Council practice.

    The disclosure of such a matter is clearly in the public interest and this procedure outlines the steps available to citizens / employees to enable them to bring serious situations to the attention of the Council.

    You can raise a concern immediately by completing the electronic form below.

    Please give as much detail as you can. When you have completed the form please select the send button below and the information will be sent automatically to the whistleblowing service. The matter will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

    You can choose to remain anonymous however this may affect our ability to investigate your complaint fully (e.g. if we wanted to clarify any information provided).”

    So, you have been invited by WDC itself. Please feel free to vent your concerns via their website.

    • While I had a fairly international childhood, it is fair to say that I “grew up” in West Dunbartonshire, having lived there between the ages of 9 and 18. The town I grew up in (Helensburgh) is now officially part of Argyll & Bute after various administrative rearrangements, but for all the time I was there it was in Dunbartonshire.

      The recent Council-related shenanigans there are utterly disgraceful, and are clearly a blight on the reputation of the area. Please do not think that everybody with links to this part of Scotland is remotely in favour of racism or book-banning. Many ordinary, good people live there, most without much money, and just try to get on with their lives as best they can.

      I am also left wondering how appropriate it is that an elected British official (Mr Bollan), albeit at a local rather than national level, be engaged in friendly personal communication with representatives of proscribed international terrorist organizations. Are there no repercussions for this? Is this now considered normal?

  2. Dundee is not “near” Dumbarton – it’s about 100 miles away, quite a bit to the north and on the opposite coast. A quick look at an atlas would have told you that.

    West Dunbartonshire also includes numerous other towns besides Dumbarton. A quick look even at Wikipedia would have told you that.

    And if you think those buildings are ugly (and I disagree) you are clearly unfamiliar with the hideousness of Scottish Municipal architecture – Dumbarton has big problems with drugs and drink, but Dundee is far uglier (and it’s city hall not only looks positively Soviet, but has been used as a stand in for Moscow in films)

    This is a really vile post, even by AKUS’s standards. Time to learn to turn the other cheek, guys, and learn some compassion and decency

    • “Time to learn to turn the other cheek, guys, and learn some compassion and decency”

      Compassion and decency as in the Crusades, Inquisition, blood libels, pogroms, Holocaust, anti-Zionism, Boer War, World War I, Dresden, Hiroshima, Ireland, Malaya, Kenya, Korea, Vietnam, Malvinas Serbia, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. etc.? No thanks, I think we’ll pass.

    • Turning the other cheek is not a Jewish value.

      It is a Christian value, though Jews through the ages have rarely been recipients of it. Not much other-cheek-turning for the handing Christianity’s founder over to the Romans; instead, the vengeful and merciless “his blood be upon them and their children” which has been for Jews the norm during most of their sojourn in Christian realms.

      No, I don’t hold all Christians today to be automatically Jew-haters. The point is I’m tired of being preached at by those whose track record has been less than perfect.

      • Maybe it’s time to make it a Jewish value, then? The vindictiveness and vicious arrogance on display here is disgusting and odious, even worse than that of the petty-minded boycotters.

        Prove you’re bettter than these assholes in Dumbarton – not worse. Your vindictiveness and obsessiveness makes you look worse.

        • “Maybe it’s time to make it a Jewish value, then?”

          To accept Christianity would also mean accepting the genocidal anti-Semitism that comes with it. No thanks.

        • Well, if this isn’t fitting! Our enemies tell us not only how much and where (if at all) we can build on our own land, in what manner we can conduct our warfare against terrorists who have no qualms hiding behind women and children, what kind of arguments we can use to justify our return to our land, and how we should think, feel and react (or more usually not react) to the barrage of hate heaped upon us and our state, but also, to crown it all, what our values need to be.

          Let me be the one to make a suggestion for once: If you’re into control-freakery, get you a robot and program it to serve your will as much as you desire. And if it’s only the Jews you make such demands of, then please be so kind as to go back to the hot deeps you came from.

    • For an American, 100 miles is merely a daily commute. Some driveways in Texas are longer than that.

    • I sense a hit, a palpable hit. That’s Hamlet, not Macbeth, but still. You really can’t take it when these vile creatures get a taste of their own medicine, can you?

  3. Opus 111
    I too will pass on the compassion and turn the other cheek bull shit
    I for one hope to see a reciprocal boycott of Scottish distilleries by our community and with any luck and some effort that will be heard in the USA and the christian Zionist movement over there .
    It’s time to play these bastards at their own game .
    You now know what to do with your turn the other cheek nonsense

    • “I too will pass on the compassion and turn the other cheek bull shit”

      Can you imagine if he had just told a black man to act more white for his own good? By tomorrow, he would have been unmasked by the media, a major police operation would be in force and he would have been condemned by everyone from the head of the Met to David Cameron.

      Anti-Semitism is the last holdout of Western racists.

      • You’re too funny, Hoi Polloi. and Harvey. Spoken like a pair of fascists. Shame, shame, shame, on you.

        • “You’re too funny, Hoi Polloi. and Harvey. Spoken like a pair of fascists.”

          Oh, I see, labelled fascists for speaking the truth, but then again I expect that projection is your middle name. You are the perfect representative of an evil culture.

          “Shame, shame, shame, on you.”

          Coming from someone like you such a charge is a signal honour.

        • I rarely agree with Harvey or Hoi Polloi (who has himself made the bizarre claim that I am an anti-Semite) – but calling them “fascists” is just childish.

  4. Bollam and his ilk are idiots – but where’s the evidence that they are “virulent anti-Semites”?

  5. Opus111 and Wendell Alpha
    Have you suggested, ‘turning the other cheek’, to any Muslim acquaintances of yours and if so, what was the response?

    • As abhorrent as I find the views of the West Dunbartonshire Council which I can only describe as being anti-Semitic to the core, the buildings pictured are light years ahead of all the modernistic crap that passes for architecture today. Just because it is not covered in glass or built to an intimidating scale to baffle the humans who occupy it, does not mean it is some old style crap. Buildings in the past were built to serve humans both the occupants and for those who only saw it from outside. Nowadays ‘starchitects’ aim for over the top designs that are no way in harmony to what surrounds it or the for the humans that are forced to live or work in their structures.