With music & truth we can set right some poisonous injustices… Click here to see our suggestions for the future following the 2014 referendum but first below are the good tidings we circulated before voting:

 

Britain was a Scottish invention – Robbie Burns was a patriotic Briton – The film Braveheart was almost entirely fictional – The Union Jack was actually a Scottish idea after Scots King James inherited England and passionately championed ‘Britannia’.

 

Many young Scots were not interested in history at school but later (as voters in the 1997 & 2014 referendums) they were sensationally lied to by propagandist films…

 

Even today some are still swayed by false ‘movie history’ and don’t realise the basic truths that a century after Robert ‘Brave Heart’ the Bruce’s time, the 1502 Treaty of Perpetual Peace was signed by Scotland & England, which was broken when Scotland declared war on England. Then, another century later in 1603, James of Scots inherited the English throne and ruled both countries together, peacefully uniting the kingdom, naming her ‘Britannia’ and creating the Union Flag.

 

Voters are also often unaware that at the 1746 Battle of Culloden the British Army included English, Welsh and SCOTTISH REGIMENTS all together as British and combined they fought the rebels (made up of Scots rebels & some English). The British victory was to ensure that the great-grandson of King James of Scots remained on the British throne.

 

“What God has joined, let no man separate”

Scots King James declared these words and had them inscribed on the first crown of all Britannia

 

Films are not ‘just films’. Some are hugely influential propaganda tools, which do indeed change the psyche of significant numbers of voters, long after they have forgotten the film itself! {Please remember that.. because it’s the single most crucial point regarding the referendum}. Lin Anderson, author of ‘From Hollywood To Holyrood’ credits the film Braveheart with playing a significant role in affecting the Scottish political landscape in the mid to late 1990s. Propaganda ‘far more powerful than most people realise’ is contained in the film Braveheart. It is regarded as the most historically inaccurate of any film generally purporting to be factual / historical. Reality was simply altered entirely (or twisted) to suit a gross Anglophobic bias, depicting distorted and emotional events with gratuitous anti British sentiment.

 

§ Some such examples listed a bit further down may wake you up §

 

International media universally accused the film of unpleasant Anglophobia and anti British propaganda. It is also widely believed to have stirred up racial hatred from many Scots, especially crucial as the film was in cinemas, then released on video and subsequently broadcast on television, all in the year or so, running up to Scotland’s devolution elections in 1997, which were attended only by little more than half of voters, delivering a very narrow victory indeed for the nationalists. The Economist called Brave Heart “xenophobic” and John Sutherland writing in The Guardian stated that: “Brave heart gave full rein to a toxic Anglophobia”. According to The Times, MacArthur said, “the political effects are truly pernicious – it’s a xenophobic film.” The Independent has noted, “The Braveheart phenomenon, a Hollywood-inspired rise in Scottish nationalism, has been linked to a rise in anti-English prejudice”. Contemporary British writer and commentator Douglas Murray has described the film as “strangely racist and anti-English”.

 

§ The name “Brave Heart” actually referred to Robert the Bruce and NOT William Wallace as the film might fool some into believing. (After Bruce’s death his heart was literally carried into battle, hence the nickname). Bearded toff Wallace departed from any battles if he was losing, and left the poor to fight to the death.

 

§ The cosmetic inaccuracies which are less important include;

(A): Scots wearing kilts in the 13th century! Scots simply did not wear the belted plaid at that time. Kilts were not even a popular form of men’s clothes in Scotland until three centuries later, and English soldiers did not wear uniforms in those days!

(B): Wallace never wore blue face paint and he sported a massive beard. It is a laughable subliminal ‘nod’ probably to get football fans on side, or anyone with an axe to grind. However the familiarity with Scottish football fans and painting their faces with a flag meant there was a chance some voters might identify that with a ‘naztionalistic mood’ and so despite it being such a ludicrous and suspicious addition it seems to have added spice to the racial hatred elements of the film. The closest historical reality is that a Northumberland tribe over a thousand years earlier covered their faces and naked bodies with a bluish-grey clay (while eating Psilocybin mushrooms) before screaming, charging, terrifying and defeating Romans in battle.

 

§ Scots characters in the film were cast as strong, dependable, heroic and likeable – whereas, laughably, the English characters were all cast as pathetic, unpleasant, cowardly, revolting or plain evil. Quite a remarkable pantomime to release in the run up to one of Britain’s most important referendums.

 

§ The film chose to give a false gritty and heart stirring image of William being born to poverty, living the simple life of a farmer with his father dying fighting the English, which is utter ‘working-class-hero’ Hollywood tosh. Most historians determine that Wallace was born to aristocracy and he was already a knight prior to the Battle of Stirling Bridge (and was not knighted afterwards like the film pretends).

 

§ In 1291 Scotland’s throne was disputed between two Scots John Balliol and Robert the Bruce.
They asked Edward I of England to adjudicate. He backed Balliol, which Bruce refused to accept. However within 5 years, Robert the Bruce favoured and supported an invasion by Edward, to force John Balliol to abdicate. Edward then ruled Scotland as well as England. However, Bruce later supported an uprising against the English King by William Wallace. After Wallace was eventually defeated, Bruce’s lands were not confiscated and in 1298, Bruce became Guardian of Scotland.

 

§ In the film’s main action scenes of the Battle of Stirling Bridge they completely omit to have a bridge anywhere. In the real Battle of Stirling, the English had to cross a bridge to attack the Scottish troops on the other side, which collapsed helping to lose the battle for the English and Welsh. Stirling Bridge was badly built and very small, only allowing three cavalrymen to cross at a time. Wallace’s troops achieved victory by waiting for some of the English to cross, and then killing them immediately they made it to the other side, and eventually when the bridge collapsed, many English Knights in armor where drowned. The Scots did not achieve victory as depicted in the film by using a variety of cunning plans, actually imported to the screenplay from other historical events. “The ‘movie’ scenes are pure xenophobic fantasy of the worst kind”.

 

§ The subsequent Battle of Falkirk was the first huge military blow for Wallace but the actual reason for his defeat is not even in the film! King Edward of England who had English, Irish and Welsh soldiers on his side was not as cold-blooded as the film pretends. He never told archers to ‘fire blindly into the mêlée of Scots and English’ as the film portrays – that would be evil, stupid and absurd. It was actually the outstanding
Bwa Hir Dreigiau i.e. the ‘V flicking’ Welsh archers (not English) armed with the latest, high-tech weaponry, the long bow, that seriously helped to win the battle.

 

§ At no point did the Irish stop in the middle of the battle to shake hands and make niceties with Wallace! That absurd fantasy event is more likely to create feelings of camaraderie between Scottish and Irish viewers of the film, than to give the viewer a balanced understanding of true British history, or the true nature of the subsequent fellowship and achievements of Scotland & England, united eventually by a Scottish King.

 

§ The film depicted a supposed right of rulers to have sexual intercourse with any new bride of a peasant on their wedding night but this is considered by most historians to be nothing but a myth. In any event, certainly, during Wallace’s time, it was undoubtedly never used, as the film shows, by the Englishman Edward Longshanks to ‘piss off’ the Scots. However it may well have ‘pissed off’ a few million modern day Scots instead… and the general strong anti English flavour throughout certainly influenced their mood in voting.

 

§ Other anti-English sentiments possibly stirring up a bit of attitude, included the infantile line in the script where an adult Princess Isabelle of France makes a jibe about the inadequacy of Englishmen in ‘oral relations’ when she was in truth only four years old at this point in history, and besides could never have met Wallace in reality due to location. Therefore the nonsense about her helping him by informing Wallace of the English Army’s movements, the intimate affair, and giving him pain-numbing medicine before his execution did not happen. Everything she does in the film is twaddle, including her sickly admiration aimed at elevating Wallace’s character to that of a ‘demi God’.

 

§ Edward was as portrayed an ineffectual King, which is why he was deposed at the end of his reign, but the film’s odd & ignorant depiction of Prince Edward as gay is considered wholly inaccurate by historians, and no mention was given to his five children by three mothers. His ‘gay lover’ in the film, Phillip, is seemingly intended to be Edward II’s actual military advisor Sir Phillip de Mowbray. There is nothing definitive to show Edward was ever in a sexual relationship with Phillip de Mowbray. Furthermore Mowbray was not thrown out of the window by Edwards father, as depicted in the film, but instead he went on to live for many years. Now, in addition to accusations of Anglophobia and anti-Semitism, Director Gibson has been accused of homophobia for the way he portrayed the characters unrealistically as camp and effeminate, in his designated mission to demean, and allegedly to divide, Britain.

 

§ Robert the Bruce was one of the many trying to claim the throne of Scotland. In the early days of Wallace’s campaign, he did publicly disown him, but he secretly, later publicly supported him. So, his portrayal at the Battle of Falkirk is just more ‘spin’ to fit the desired message of the ‘movie’ rather than historical fact. Bruce’s father did suffer from leprosy but did not engineer Wallace’s capture as depicted in the film.

 

§ Whenever William Wallace was losing battles he would run off and hide (perhaps ‘Brave Sir Robin’ style) while the commoners were mostly killed fighting to the end. On one occasion escaping to France for several years and not captured as the film shows in battle. He was only captured much later and his execution would not have been dissimilar to that metered out to any nationality including English condemned prisoners facing similar charges. It was just a barbaric time in history across most countries. One has to remember that around the 13th century so many regions or countries around Europe were battling for lands and thrones. This was how many of the Countries across Europe became formed as they are today, and they live peaceably within larger countries, which today in peace have the fuller heritage and culture than the ancient constituent parts.

 

§ Wallace’s last words are totally and completely unknown, however in the film, before Wallace is beheaded he loudly shouts out “FREEDOM” – and the film was shown on television in the lead up to Scotland referendum for an independent Parliament in 1997 – a time during the 21st Century when some commentators have pointed out that America had a vested interest in destabilizing Great Britain, which related briefly to post cold war and EU politics. Now the EU and others in the world would delight at the ruining of Great Britain, the very keystone of freedom in the world and the only obstacle preventing the EU from their master plans.

 

Remember… They can TAKE YOUR MONEY AT THE BOX OFFICE – BUT THEY’LL NEVER TAKE YOUR FREEDOM TO THINK FOR YOURSELF… will they??? Lin Anderson, author of ‘From Hollywood To Holyrood’ credits the film with playing a significant role in affecting the Scottish political landscape since the 90’s.

 

Let fiction be fiction but let “historical films” be accurate or at least not deliberately misleading (with no benefit other than hatred) and not a complete and total perversion of reality to suit the director, or perhaps in some instances for the purposes of dangerous propaganda. The film was also recently screened on British television again in 2014 with an Independence Referendum soon after! Shouldn’t Ofcom allow us an equal 90 minutes of airtime to present the TRUTH about British history, whenever the film is shown?
Anyway is Braveheart not in contravention of recent race hate legislation???

 

“However don’t blame the average Scot because the English and most nationalities are just as fickle when it comes to ‘movies’ and just as swayed by false emotional propaganda – look at the Germans in the 1930’s for example. The solution, as always, is to spread the word, the truth… about our fantastic British Union together and our truly amazing achievements throughout history, and to promote harmony”. Scots need to know the truth so they can laugh at this film for the comedy that ‘Braveheart’ is, and they would do well to listen to the wise and patriotic words of truly great Briton, Robbie Burns, in his ditty The Dumfries Volunteer:

 

“O let us not, like snarling dogs, in wrangling be divided,
Be Britain still to Britain true, Amung ourselves united,
For never but by British hands Shall British wrongs be righted,
Who would set the Mob aboon the Throne, May they be damn’d together!
Who will not sing “God save the King,” Shall hang as high’s the steeple !!!
(Robbie Burns)

 

In summary… ‘Don’t rise to the lies they screen for your control, for we are brothers, now as one, the mighty clan, in dust, blood and soul’. MRC.

 

The Scotland referendum will be in September in just one part of the UK yet the destruction of the whole United Kingdom is at stake. Britain is a truly great clan! Even the French Prime Minister in 1956 applied for France to become part of The United Kingdom… Yes, we are that good! For better or worse it never happened and amusingly, a couple of years later France was the only nation in Europe to vote against Britain joining the ‘EU’.
Scotland is already independent being a vital part of an independent Britain, the very champion of democracy in the world, where blood, genes and families are enormously mixed throughout all the regions of the United Kingdom. The Northern Irish, English and Welsh cannot vote on it while over a million Scots living in other parts of the UK or overseas have also been barred from voting. The law has also been changed to allow 16 year olds in Scotland to vote, as well as any foreign nationals staying in Scotland at the time of the referendum. In jeopardy is the most amazing country on Earth, which Churchill maintained was the keystone for stability in the world, although in the 1990’s some politicians in the USA and Europe, worried about the Soviet threat, erroneously predicted that a weaker Britain would help create a more powerful European Union. Hence the Hollywood propaganda machine created Braveheart. Furthermore the Referendum asks a ‘leading question’ and therefore is the total polar opposite to the way any question in a EU referendum would be phrased.

 

Britons have mixed genes now and are ‘one people’ with millions of families sharing Celtic roots right across the UK. Most of these families are hopeful that Scotland will vote for Great Britain which they created but it’s important that the result is as overwhelming as possible to send a positive message to the world. We are United – we are Great Britain – and always shall be. We need to rally right now to turn a small victory into a triumph for Britain, to spread the word, the truth… about our fantastic British Union together and our truly amazing achievements throughout history, and to promote harmony. Siblings may squabble but don’t destroy the family.