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The Butcher Cumberland: "the type that, two centuries later, in the name of law and order and racial hygiene, would cram Jews and Slavs into the gas chambers and neatly tot up the work in a ledger at day’s end"

John MacLeod – author, columnist & Free Church Presbyterian.
2/7
"In the wake of Culloden, anti-Scottish racism reached a crescendo. To be a Gael in London, or even a Presbyterian Scot, was possibly more dangerous even than being Irish in Birmingham after the pub bombings of the 1970s, or a Muslim in New York after 9/11."
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"The British state now contemplated genocide. The Prime Minister demanded that the Highlands be ‘utterly reduced’. Another government minister, Lord Chesterfield, the Viceroy of Ireland, called for all food supplies into Scotland to be stopped,"
4/7
"&for a wholesale massacre of the Highland clans. The Duke of Cumberland contemplated deporting every single Gael to the colonies. Ultimately, they settled for...social & cultural obliteration... as the more politically acceptable option." (ie ethnic cleansing)
5/7
"Notwithstanding the assertion of some left-wing historians, the merciless retribution visited upon the Highlands after Culloden was not part of a revolutionary war of capitalism against feudalism."
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"Both social systems had co-existed peacefully in all parts of the British state since the ‘Glorious Revolution’ of 1688, which had in reality been a historic compromise between the landed aristocracy & the rising capitalist class."

RESTLESS LAND. McCombes & Patterson. 2014
7/7
The 18th century is key to understanding modern Scotland & the British state. Most of the narratives we have been fed are little more than state propaganda (with Labour as complicit as Tories in promoting the lies), question everything & cross reference to primary sources.
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