In search of justice
In case you missed it our esteemed friend Auldheid managed to finally lay out his saga from start to date and it’s essential reading. While a lot is legal-ese, there’s also a lot of human exasperation and frustration evident as he was given the runaround, and not given any official backing but instead plenty of official duplicity.
The blog was ‘booked’ when it emerged, but it’s given me more time to think and digest, maybe you have also.
You don’t need me or him to sum up Res12, but even a blind man can see justice wasn’t served, it was deliberately sidestepped with squirrels and shrugs.
On this occasion justice was literally blind, our dogged bhoy was the opposite.
Many will have noticed the change in this sites focus,, the early years full of board slamming and it’s a rarity now that team has taken precedence.
The main reason is I got sick and tired of it, yelling all the time, repeating the same observations to the same folk maybe slightly differently each time but essentially the message was the same.
It was Rebus who pointed out he’s tired of reading anger and rage without real meaningful action being undertaken, and he was very correct. It is repetitive, and focusing on a negative subject constantly isn’t good for the soul.
So I was delighted to read there’s an avenue for some positive finality for Auldheid and the resolution.
A membership scheme started by the disillusioned, spurred on by Auldheid’s treatment and saga.
Lord knows it’s needed.
The game up north is showing no signs of righting itself, clinging to an irresponsible model with zero imagination from those at the top of the pyramid or the clubs.
How many times must suits of all sorts fail us before it’s incumbent to organize?
Like I say, I’m done with bitching. I know some have also reached that stage.
It’s never too early to begin some of the groundwork on forming this membership scheme.
I would be delighted to be involved and honoured if this site helped get this vision turned into reality. If other clubs supporters can manage it then we can also, fact.
A model we can copy would be fantastic, and if one of their more knowledgeable members can offer information or advice even better. I’m well aware listing what needs done would be a blog in itself but first and foremost a membership scheme needs members, and this must be a voluntary not forced venture so I’m certainly not just counting everyone in.
If you would or do intend to join up, then please express that fact, to gauge numbers if nothing else, but I do think encouragement would come from seeing different sites emerge as ‘ayes’.
Speaking of different sites, and also different groups and organizations, when the aim is this noble with a lot at stake, then all must come together for the common cause. There is no room for friction, the past is exactly that, everyone should consider themselves on the same side. I’ve witnessed infighting, subtle power struggles and realize it won’t be easy meeting the expectations of all the various strands of supporters.
But ,, if all acknowledged it must be done, this venture is indeed necessary, then I do have faith that unity under one umbrella can be achieved.
Especially when that body is fully open with its business and stands by it’s constitution fullstop.
The idea is public, the seed has been widely planted, now conversations at every level need to happen, and now some luck is needed so hopefully whatever is needed can be found within or by the Celtic community. Plenty of backing can’t hurt and of course a very rich and upset Tim wouldn’t harm the cause either, however I don’t believe every Membership Scheme out there was initially bankrolled by big money.
Where there’s a will there’s a way, and in general if the Celtic fans set their mind to something it tends to happen.
Post Higgins (smell ya later) there’s no other current distractions, and as this wouldn’t hurt the team at all (would some unity help the crowd?) there’s really no time like the present, so as to maybe have a voice when the next crisis emerges, and one will
If some step up to the plate with even half of Auldheid’s vigour then something special is about to happen.
He has our gratitude and respect.
Celtic PLC let him down, we can’t.
Let’s do this.