This is a post I thought would never be written. I was finished with blogging. I had moved on …. fortunately …. but I am dragged back …. for Scotland and its people.
September’s independence referendum is crucial to Scotland’s future.
A ‘No’ vote keeps us tied to London-dominated decision-making.
A ‘No’ vote keeps us tied to the neo-liberalism of the 4 main rUK parties.
A ‘No’ vote keeps us tied to the Machiavellian British Establishment.
A ’No’ vote keeps us tied!
A ‘Yes’ vote gives us freedom! Not a Braveheart freedom but a freedom to make our own decisions, a freedom to stand or fall by these decisions, a freedom to build the society which we want for our people, a freedom to be who we want to be.
This is not an ethnic freedom we seek, whatever that would or could be, but a freedom for all who live in Scotland.
There is much work to be done to achieve independence and many will claim, many already claim, that an independent Scotland wouldn’t have real independence.
Whatever the currency solution we would be tied to the rUK’s interest rates without any input to the decision-making. As though Scotland has influence now!
Scotland in Europe would be replacing London control with Brussels control. Do any question the independence of Belgium or France or Germany?
But the essence of the ‘debate’ is not about whether Scotland is better within or outwith the Union.
In the coming months we will be assailed by bias upon bias, by negativity upon negativity and by lies upon lies. Of course there are questions to be asked and questions to be answered but answers are not important to most who pose them. Fear is important. Fear of the unknown. Fear of being apart from our much larger partner (current). Fear of failure. Actually, the ‘of’ is unimportant. All that matters is ‘fear’.
We must be afraid to vote ‘Yes’!
Scotland is challenging the British state and Establishment. How dare we?
Who dares wins!