That Glasgow is a curiously dependant city existing on the hand outs of industrious citizens way south of the Reiver line is beyond doubt now. The inhabitants have been hand reared in the birthplace of Labour as the original guinea pigs in their Frankfurtian nightmare.
The negative reinforcement of reliance on the state, and parasitical subordination to the âworkersâ in the South East has been going on for far longer than Â merely the last 13 years.
Filling the tower blocks recently vacated by citizens who wished to work and had thus moved on, with the unskilled asylum seekers who had no chance of a job only increased the sense of despondency that has resulted in some startling figures, relating the full extent of the âcarersâ required to enable the citizens to have something approaching a âlife.
I went in search of the official statistics after reading this piece:
Glasgowâs pioneering model of merging social work and frontline healthcare to save hundreds of millions of pounds is on the verge of collapse, The Herald can reveal.
The future of the groundbreaking community health care partnership (CHCP) system, often cited as a model for the rest of Scotland, has been thrown into doubt after the reluctance of the city council to commit to Â£400 million up front despite an agreement from last year.
Whilst the popular press promote an image of Scotland, invariably illustrated by Glasgow, Â as being a âlawlessâ place â pace the many stories surrounding drugs, corruption, and death in dark alleyways, the official statistics paint a different picture of a land of helpless imbeciles.
Of the 503,700 people employed just by the devolved bodies, a mere 23,800 of them were paid to maintain law and order. Double that number, 43,600 were employed to help them sort out their dole payments, to monitor the way they brought up their children, to help them settle back into normal life after leaving a mental hospital and all the other duties of the social services staff.
A staggering 1/3 of them were employed to nurse back to health the sickly Scots.
56,000 of them were employed to teach them to read and write, and a further 36,400 to supervise those efforts to teach them to read and write.
Half a million people! The 2010 population of Scotland is only 5,168,500. Can it really be that the proud Scots have become so utterly reliant on someone telling them how to think, how to dress, what to do with themselves, that 10% of the population is fully employed holding their hand?
These figures exclude those people who are employed in Scotland in UK wide bodies, civil servants, Inland Revenue etc, the armed forces, if we add them in, we have another 100,000 odd.
It gets much worse â it is not only the wages of those 600,000 people but the infamous benefits; the unemployment pay, the sickness pay, the disability payments, that must be added to the total figure.
There were only 31,000 British in India in 1805 â of which 22,000 were in the army, a mere 2,000 in the civil service, in order to maintain law and order and help a fiendishly uneducated and dependant population to exist in something approaching civilisation. Even after the mutiny, there were only 164,000 Britons paid to âadministerâ the continent.
The Scottish Bloggers that I read are proud and fiercely independent, and I doubt that this post will be welcomed by them; to them I apologise.
I accept that there are decent hard working individuals north of Hadrianâs Wall, but I am totally stunned at the picture painted by these figures of a pathetic, bedraggled and helpless population waiting patiently for the national handbag to disgorge itâs next meal â and help it lift the spoon to its mouth. Or navigate the voicemail to access yet another government help-line.
A resurgence of national pride is called for â not just nationalism.
Did William Wallaceâs descendants emigrate? Is the gene lost forever?