Wings simply can’t appear to cease breaking visitors data today.
Regardless of having significantly fewer posts (46 to March’s 69), April noticed the best variety of distinctive guests to the location in shut to a few years. And that’s much more exceptional when you think about how arduous nearly everyone seems to be making an attempt to cease them.
Just a few days in the past, for instance, we bought banned from Fb for calling the horrible racist misogynist Patrick Harvie a weasel.
(We assume Adam And The Ants fan pages have to be having a horrible time.)
When the ban ended we posted the 2 photos above – nothing else – to elucidate to individuals why we’d been gone for some time and hadn’t been posting hyperlinks. Inside minutes we bought banned once more, this time for seven days, actually only for explaining why we’d been banned earlier than, as a result of apparently Fb now courses its personal person notices as “hate speech and inferiority”.
And naturally it’s a matter of document that we’ve been banned from Twitter since late 2019. The Twitter hyperlink on our entrance web page now hyperlinks to varied Wings-friendly or in any other case informative accounts readers may want to comply with (the primary was Friends Of Wings, the group who run the unofficial Wings stall at marches and the like, and at present we’re firmly recommending the vigorous Kings Over Spotland), which sends SNP supporters into shrieking paranoid McCarthyite frenzies and frantic makes an attempt to get these accounts shut down too.
And naturally we all know that no lesser an individual than the First Minister herself made a uncommon prolonged look at a gathering of the celebration’s Nationwide Government Committee to problem a fatwah that no celebration member have to be discovered studying or linking to or retweeting Wings, on ache of expulsion.
(Although they seemingly can’t take their very own recommendation, as we’re nonetheless by far essentially the most considered weblog inside the corridors of the Scottish Authorities itself.)
And that’s on high of all the standard frothing, hysterical condemnations from the Unionist press and the brokers employed therein. We’ve by no means seen Sport Of Thrones, however this quote from it appears apt.
And but it makes no distinction. Readers nonetheless search out Wings of their a whole lot of hundreds, vastly outstripping the viewers of every other Scottish political weblog (certainly, of each different Scottish political weblog put collectively, by multiples), as a result of they know that whereas they may not at all times need to hear what we are saying, it’ll at all times be the reality, and backed up as ever by linked sources.
(Regardless of the more and more viciously hostile surroundings for fact in Scotland.)
In a world of faux information, open lies and toe-curling Pollyanna fan-service rubbish, it’s good to know some individuals nonetheless care about that. And it’s revealing that the SNP now appear to concern Wings simply as a lot because the Unionists do. As a result of your enemies solely attempt to silence you after they can’t refute what you say.