I want to live my life the way I wish, not subject to any tyrannical government or its operatives. To those who think we live in a free democracy, I suggest you look around you. Do you wear a mask in public? Do you work from home when the government tells you to? Have you had your
vaccinations? Have you got your vaccine passport?
I started to doubt the official narrative about Covid when I learned that the disease was down graded from a High Consequence Infectious Disease on 19 March 2020 and when, on 22 March 2020, The government's SAGE committee advised ministers that
A substantial number of people still do not feel sufficiently personally threatened and
The perceived level of personal threat needs to be increased among those who are complacent, using hard-hitting emotional messaging. My confidence that our government has our best interests at heart has continued to wane about as fast as the efficacy of the so-called vaccines. Using these kind of fear-mongering tactics, we are being led down a path of ever increasing restriction of our rights and freedoms towards a totalitarian state.
I believe that Shetland may hold the key to breaking this cycle. For some years I have been challenging the authority of Scotland and the UK. It has been a long and hard road, but it's been worth it (more details at the Sovereign Shetland Website). No court is able to show how it derives its authority in Shetland. According to the official line, Shetland is part of Scotland. If that were the case, any judge would have been able to show me the document showing when and how it happened and I would have gone away, but they couldn't and I don't go away.
Two factors are in our favour. Firstly, I speak about Shetland because it's what I know best (the same broad principles apply to Orkney, but there are significant historical differences, so I restrict my comments to Shetland). In 1469 King Christian of Denmark pawned his lands in Shetland to King James III of Scotland. The King's lands amounted to about 10% of Shetland and that's all he could pawn. He could not pawn somebody else's property. King James got the king's lands held in trust until the Danes came up with the money to redeem them. That's all the Crown has ever had, 10% of Shetland, held in trust. The whole story is in my book Stolen Isles.
Meanwhile, the remaining 90%, which all the historians have ignored, belonged to the Lords of Norway. They owned their land outright, they elected their king, had their own parliament and made their own laws. A more complete definition of sovereignty is hard to imagine. It's the rights of those men which have been passed down to the sovereign people of Orkney and Shetland. That's the first aspect of Shetland's sovereignty.
The second is in the law books. In Scots law:
- The sovereign power is allodial (that means absolute ownership and is usually applied to land).
- The Crown (Scottish or UK) has never owned the allodial (udal) title of Orkney and Shetland.
Land can only be feudal or allodial. Feudal means it is owned under the Crown, allodial means it is owned outright, under God. All land in Shetland is allodial. Various
authorities maitain that some land here is feudal, but for that to have happened, a feudal charter must have been grante by a king. Since no king ever acquired the allodial title of Shetland, any alleged charter was given by a king who did not have it to give.
If we want things to change, there is no need to talk about negotiations or asking permission, the boot is on the other foot. Are we going to stand as the sovereigns we are, or is it enough to carry on moaning about how hard done by we are? Unless we stand up for our rights, history shows they will be taken from us as they were in the past. The Scottish government will not help us. The UK government will not help us. The Shetland Islands Council will not help us. No quango or organisation will help us. The cavalry is not coming. It's up to us.
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