Hello there. Hope you’re feeling well today.The North Wales Chronicle yesterday ran an article on the defacement of the Plaid Cymru office in Caernarfon where “Scum” was spray painted onto the door.
The Plaid Cymru Arfon MP Hywel Williams stated that it was an act of “mindless violence”. Well everything I’m going to write about is pure conjecture. But I disagree with him.
“Mindless violence” suggests an action random in both intent and action. But the buildings around the office were not targeted. Just the Plaid office. Also by spray painting the word “Scum” onto the office it expressed an opinion as to Plaid Cymru and the people who worked there.
So it might have been a spur of the moment thing. But let’s be clear. The office was targeted.
Therefore the question that needs to be asked is why?
Well I’m going to guess that the actions were done by a person/group on the extreme right wing of insanity. Let’s assume a group.
They will feel that as the major Unionist parties are rocking at post Brexit fallout people will come to them as an alternative. However within Wales Plaid Cymru is also an alternative. Independence is an alternative strategy to mindless violence and blaming all the ills befalling Wales on the residual continent across the seas.
They are frightened.
And so you could argue (and I am) that if it wasn’t for the effect on the workers in that office as well as their family and friends that the attack on the office is a good thing. For it means that the cause of independence in Wales is rising and taking effect. Even those who (even now) still believe in a disunited kingdom are noticing it.
And yes that is a good thing.
Until the next time.