SOVEREIGN PEOPLE OF SCOTLAND – On the 18th of September 2014 the people of our nation went to the polls in a referendum that was to decide the future of Scotland; the future of our people, our children, our land, and our resources. With the whole machinery of Westminster, the entire British establishment, its international allies, and its media apparatus arrayed against it, the people of Scotland fought a staggering campaign which brought them to the brink of freedom. At every step of our journey the agents of Westminster blackmailed and bullied the people of Scotland to the point that, on the surface, the democratic struggle lost by a slim margin. In the last hours leading to the referendum the leading political parties of the Westminster administration, in an effort to bribe the people of Scotland, offered powers to Scotland which they had no intention of delivering. Hours after the “victory” of Westminster the promises were roundly abandoned and broken. The immediate response, on the streets of Glasgow and in other places, was a show of force by triumphalist thugs singing a foreign anthem and assaulting innocent people. In the same space of time various international observers who had monitored the election counts over the country raised serious doubts concerning the legality of the process. Numbers of counting officers have already reported that legal processes were not followed. By half past ten in the evening, a mere half hour after the closing of the polls, the unionists were jubilant. It was reckoned by many then that the unionists already knew the result.
Consequently the Butterfly Rebellion has been raised. Every woman and man in Scotland, who, as a patriot, is loyal only to the cause of Scotland, is a part of this rebellion. It is yours. We reject the validity of the referendum result and demand an immediate second election. Such must be affected as soon as is practicable and with better transparency under international supervision. It is our firm belief that the people of Scotland have been the victims of a theft. From this moment we call upon the sovereign people of Scotland to raise the banner of the Butterfly Rebellion. This is your image. It must be our common task to build atop the present and continuing independence campaign the standard of the Butterfly. Our rebellion is the firm assertion that we are now a free and sovereign people. Everything in our efforts must embody the greatest values of Scotland, and through methods of peaceful civil disobedience and passive resistance we must deny the existence of Britain and Westminster rule in our land. Britain has passed away!
We call on the users of social media and all other forms of media in Scotland to take up this cause and become the answer to the crime that has been committed against us. Our nation and our democracy have been mocked, and we will not take this lying down. We must assert, each and every one of us, that we are Scottish, and Scottish alone. We must think and act as a free people who are faithful to no other nation or power other than Scotland. We must use our energies and talents now, more than at any other time, in the cause of Scottish liberation. Our wealth and our money too must be used as a defensive weapon against those who would impoverish and disempower us. No more can our money be used to support, in any way, a British Broadcasting Corporation that has psychologically assaulted the people of Scotland. Without reservation it must be considered the enemy, and money paid to it must be understood as nothing other than an act of economic warfare against the people of Scotland. So too must our energies be turned against all other forms of media and industry that worked in collaboration with Westminster to harm Scotland and Scottish people. Boycott and divest!
All the efforts of the Yes movement are to be applauded. We are glad to hear that Yes groups all over the country are now rallying. We ask them to take up the Butterfly Rebellion. It is their rebellion. It is our rebellion. Wings over Scotland, National Collective, and Bella Caledonia have now all issued statements of their intention to continue. Our fight is not over. It has only just begun. Now we ask all people of good faith who wish to stand with Scotland to use the image of the Butterfly. It should be used as a visible statement now of our freedom.
– Butterfly Rebellion