The Faslane peace camp (and, more recently the Faslane 365 crowd) has been a blight on the landscape of Helensburgh, Scotland comparable to the San Francisco parks from the 1960s - and just about as clean - since 1982. More importantly than that though, is what a horrible effect it has on the surrounding community and how they frankly just don't give a damn about anybody but themselves.
Most recently the protesters have been so incredibly difficult - things like keeping school kids from reaching school on time most days, but also their very stressful and super important exam days - that many in the surrounding area have started a group and protested against the protesters. Good on them. As my father said to me today about liberal protesters in general, "The bigger the issue and the less they can do about it, the more they whine, cry, scream and protest." I would also add 'and do more to hurt those that have nothing to do with it, and not get anything done in the process.'
Now that you know how I feel about that (!) here are some photographs of the peace camp that I have managed to aquire:
It's plaid! All kinds of style. More below!
The plea for saving the planet is ridiculous after seeing this place in person. It's a dump.
25 years resistance... and having accomplished nothing. That'll be nice for them when they die of old age not, say, a terrorist attack because believe it or not those sexy sleek black nuclear subs are a pretty damn good deterrent.
You could go visit and they would welcome you. I just wouldn't stand next to that recycle dumpster thing. You just never know.
I personally enjoy the potted plants just thrown about! The one to watch here is the 'Sabotage the Base' sign. What a horrid group of people. They do try at times, and one or two have been successful at sorta getting on the base... but again, nothing of any merit is accomplished. And I gotta tell ya, I wouldn't want to be caught on that base because the people that do the catching are the Royal Marine Commandos.
Quite possibly my favorite photo. I love the bright and bold hypocrisy of 'Smash trident not windows' whine whine whine we can do it but you can't. I am taken aback by 'Bring our boys back home' -- what about the ladies? Guess they don't care... And lastly, the trash. Oh the trash.
'Bomb the base'
Be happe y'all!
Good ol' defacing property, wouldn't be a "peace" camp without it!
Stolen sign - check (stolen M.O.D. sign = bonus points!)
The grand ? entrance ?
They don't miss a beat: peace sign - mushrooms - stolen cones!
The best part is that even with their protesting, the base isn't affected. Now that's what I'm talkin' about.
To see more Scottish anti-everything protesters (not that that's a fun thing, well, unless you're making fun of the way they think) click here. They are of a march Royal and I ran into on a visit to Glasgow.
That concludes our lesson for today.
On another note: Obviously I finally figured out how to clip a post and hide it. So from now on long photo or video posts will be clipped!