A Culture, A Cause, A Calling.
The Celtic Support were promised a Generation of Domination.
Many of those who closely followed the events surrounding the demise of Rangers FC (RIP) bought the domination promise. Most appear to be in complete denial of the incoherence of their actions, given the history of cheating in the Scottish game.
Virtually nothing was done to improve the administration of the game.
Evidence of wrongdoing was uncovered and presented by the Resolutioners, to little apparent substantive effect. The evidence was ignored by game’s vested interests and tragically by many informed supporters.
Truth lives in the present. It doesn’t expire or go away. It can’t be ignored permanently. Truth has an uncanny knack of rearing it’s ugly head at the most inconvenient time.
The majority of the support were induced to chase the seductive high of domination, not reform, transparency and accountability.
Raking over the coals tends to upset the apple cart.
Let’s be clear, every country suffers from corruption, not just Scotland.
Scotttish football will only begin the healing process when some form of meaningful dialogue happens between sincere parties, who have no personal/political/institutional or financial interest in the toxic OF model.
Transformation built on restorative justice not recrimination and domination. For that to happen there needs to be recognition and ownership of our individual and collective failings.
Healing isn’t on the agenda of the OF cartel. Maximising profit and reducing costs are the key performance indicators. Social cost is collateral damage.
Against this backdrop it’s necessary to call out and highlight the support’s stubborn refusal to see the incoherence, and naivety of the OF dependency.
Football in Scotland isn’t just about an obsession with an illusory culture or cynically commandeered religious doctrine. It’s an instrument of institutional control, exploitation and profit.
The problem is that people are so heavily conditioned that they seem incapable of listening to and facing the truth.
Most media commentators are blinded by their opinions and bias. They habitually resort to varying forms of distortion when the incoherence of the the OF is highlighted.
That distortion is often subtle and damaging. It’s disguised as analysis, but it’s a thinly veiled identification with the favoured half of the OF.
The irony is that the failure by the media and institutions to investigate the failings of the OF have led to disproportionate misery among the supporters of the Ibrox club.
In many ways these failings are just a part of the human psyche. The problem is rooted in the psyche. We are often so hopelessly externalised that we cling desperately to the “Culture, Cause or Calling” that offers respite from internal emptiness and insecurity.
Often any discussion that questions that “Culture, Cause or Calling,” is seen as a threat to the integrity of the individual and his/her meaning. As a result many resort to defending themselves against the perceived attack. It’s a primitive conditioned reflex. It operates in the unconscious.
The PLC and institutional investors are conditioned to believe they are just business people. Profits are paramount. They are obsessed with fragments and measures and ignore the big picture. Sporting integrity is a commodity, readily and profitably spiced up by prejudice and misery.
To varying extents the support are conditioned to believe they are born green or blue and not damaged by their exposure to the OF. Life often revolves around bragging rights and perpetuating a rigid, damaging belief system.
Supporters seem completely oblivious to the irrationality of their behaviour. There is no cognisance of the fact that the labels Taig and Hun are acts of violence.
There is a misplaced belief that Celtic or Sevco domination will provide the supporter with the security and control he/she craves.That’s an illusion, nothing is permanent.
The pleasure of a football victory is often very short-lived. It quickly results in a painful hangover.
The moment the League or Cup is won, a fear of defeat is generated. Pain and pleasure are different sides of the same OF coin.
That fear is elevated to panic levels in the media hyped insanity of Glasgow’s OF divide. It’s a tragedy and means many of us spend too many years not really living but addicted to an expensive and debilitating drug.
And so the negative cycle perpetuates. We embark on a lifelong forlorn journey of recapturing those exaggerated pleasures.
It’s a money generating cycle, an ego based illusion. It falsely promises joy and security but only delivers conflict and misery.
The divisions between Celtic and Sevco are very often mirrored by internal conflict within the ranks of both club’s supporters. That lack of cohesion within the support is symptomatic of a business model that thrives on exploitation.
The real tragedy is that we unwittingly pass the baton on.
They promised domination and they delivered domination.
What they didn’t tell you was that both sets of supporters were the targets of their domination.
None of this is coincidental. They’ve got you exactly where they want you.
“To be alive is to be addicted, and to be alive and addicted is to stand in need of grace.”
— Gerald May M.D.
The above by The Gombeen Man. As usual its firstname.lastname@example.org to contact us.