As we prepare to dismiss Graham Campbell's diktat as some momentary silliness, a disturbing thought occurs. What if this were a serious suggestion?
It is critical that the outcome of the election should be a Scottish Government elected on a manifesto which includes commitment to these actions.
If the purpose of the Scotland Matters billboard was to convey information then we would have ample justification for saying it had failed. But conveying information is no part of its purpose.
On Monday 15 February I got together for a wee blether with my auld friends Dave Llewelyn and Mike Fenwick. What a jolly time we had!
Unionist MSPs in a minority at Holyrood are not a problem for Scotland's cause. No doubt I'd cheer as loud as anybody if the likes of Jackie Baillie or Willie Rennie got kicked out by the voters. But I wouldn't cheer as long. Because I have wits enough to realise how vanishingly little good it does beyond that momentary gratification.
My hope is that Now Scotland will use the opportunity of its 6 March assembly to debate and vote on resolutions relating to the constitutional issue. I think it would do Scotland a great service if it were organised as a kind of mock party conference. I would like to see it staging the debates that should be taking place at the SNP's conference.
Plan C proposes that, having repudiated the Section 30 process as an affront to democracy, the SNP should include in the party's manifesto for the coming Holyrood elections a commitment that if elected an SNP Scottish Government will immediately assert the exclusive competence of the Scottish Parliament in all constitutional matters preparatory to proposing the dissolution of the Union subject to a referendum that shall be entirely made and managed in Scotland.
The question defines the campaign. In the 2014 referendum the campaign was defined such that the Yes side must always be on the defensive. Why in the name of reason would we want to repeat that appalling error?
What this tells me is that whatever it may have started out as and however it may present itself now, AFI is nothing more than a vehicle for Dave Thompson's personal ambition with 'independence' no more than a useful marketing device.
I have long suspected that many of those participating in the 21 polls (so far) indicating a lead for Yes are responding to unasked questions about Brexit and handling of the public health emergency. They are not answering a question about Scotland's constitutional status. Although even they might think they are.