The Teeth of the Tiger
So it’s on , no doubt about it . It’s not quite the honest mistakes we are getting treated to this time it’s the overturned mistakes.
After the last couple weeks anyone with half a brain will be able to see Operation Stop Timmy Before 10 is well and truly commenced. Leading the charge on our enemies behalf are the media surprise surprise but the refs and their employers have shown themselves to have quite a bit of skin in the game also.
It’s nothing new that we are under attack and we should have foreseen that certain elements will go all out to stop us hitting a record achievement . What staggers me is how brazen they are about it. They really are throwing it in your face and saying what are you gonna do about it Timmy ?
I’ve just read the horrifying news of Celtic fan blinded in one eye by an attack over the weekend. Unfortunately I have more bad news, it’s only going to get worse.
As we move closer to the 10 the pressure and hatred will increase. What will it take to make people stop and think,,lives being lost ? Shoot, the media would just play it down and paint the person as a rogue.
I dont have the answers . I do have suggestions though .
First and foremost the CSA / AICSC / CT should call a meeting of its members and start discussing boycotts. Even the fact that the discussion is taking place will have some horrified.
Who to boycott ? The obvious answer is cup games but surely the trip to Ibrox must be viewed with some wariness.
Should they convince their members boycotts are in everyone’s long term interests ( and if they don’t then they chose the wrong orator because it’s actually effing true and if you can’t argue against then at the very least abstain from voting and at most change your stance ) then you can use that to promise the next debate is no more season tickets. Now that would see some scrambling.
If they won’t stand up for the fans and act for the good of the game or their fellow fans then the blogs should start calling for boycotts . Most just focus on the sport though and it would need a united effort to make any impact I expect . Probably not then .
Do I expect any of this to happen,,of course not. I believe that many are too wrapped up in the sport and the drama that comes with it to fully focus on the bigger pictures in life. This is intentional .
Karl Marx said sport is the opiate of the masses and it is designed to distract . It does distract indeed and when the season is playing out there is always some angle or drama that is being trumpeted until the next game begins . Mac Gregor and the crush are the current talking points not reform .
I don’t see much appetite for change at all and I will put that down to the fact we are top dogs right now but that is a very short term view and we would be better served acting to clean up the game from a position of strength .
That could change though , one spark can light the strongest furnace . There’s always a tipping point . Celts for Change happened before and can happen again. Be a lot easier this time with social media actually although that same social media would certainly be used against us and specifically to tar those who are calling for action. Their address being leaked is common . Many weight up the personal cost and decide not worth the hassle . Its an old trick but very effective.
Can be counteracted easy though , the privileged can afford private security measures the working class cant and as a matter of fact the world is so interconnected that the ability to instantly communicate has negated a lot of the need for physically being there . You can’t hit what you can’t see being the point.
Any high profile fans in the public eye can expect a personal and professional backlash should they tackle the establishment and like I say many shirk at that . Not blaming them.
Not all doom and gloom though there is some good news.
We have never been defeated and while our cause is just will not be. Many many times in history our ancestors were forced to stand up for themselves and we are here today because of those acts and we sing songs of those very acts in rebellion at authority. We can and do draw inspiration from the past . They might be gone but their actions still echo .
The support have never been so educated , so affluent , so worldwide , and as connected as we are. No one anywhere is pulling the wool over our eyes and playing us for fools ever again . Actually the roles have reversed now . We are smarter than them now . There are more of us . We can see through their acts in seconds, smoke and mirrors isn’t cutting it no more . We know their moves, seen them all before . We have our media and know yours is corrupt and is slowly dying on its feet helped by their lies and agenda. This time we are in better shape than them .
The fools push and prod but the tiger has teeth and perhaps it’s time they found that out.
Mahe the Madman