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On The Vote For Scottish Independence…

15 September 2014 @ 20:16

…or is it, ultimately, dependence?

Stands Scotland where it did?

—’Macduff’, Macbeth, Act IV, Scene iii

Smitty offers some spot-on analysis:

Scotland herself actually balks at independence, pen comes to ballot. Their motives, as far as I can tell, are not driven by actual capitalist desire for liberty; rather, a truly Progressive desire to tax their way to prosperity. In other words, I doubt there is enough sack under the kilts to make a go of it.

In the history of the crash of global Progressivism, though, the referendum vote will be a notable milestone.

K-Bob, in the Comments section of Smitty’s post, remarks:

The thing that stuck out the most is how many raving leftists and Left/Nationalists (goonion types) are for independence, and how regular folks are, like me ambivalent, at best. I was amazed at how many Brits seem to say things like, “Fine, if that’s the way you greedy socialists want it, go start your little EU-loving utopia.”

I thought Scots were supposed to be fiercely independent. But I’ve seen exactly ZERO calls for individual liberty and a new Constitution supporting unalienable rights in any of these “debates.”

[UKIP Leader Nigel] Farage is right, it’s a massive sham, and it looks like the “independent-minded” Scot has become a myth.

The independence that so characterized the Scots has been bred out of them. It’s sad, tragic.

But one hopes it will eventually, after much misery, be a wake-up call for the Scottish and rekindle that admired independence.

And one hopes that England, that sceptered isle, will find itself again and summon that old courage and resolve that made it a guiding light for the World for centuries. But it certainly won’t happen as long as it’s people keep electing toffish twits like Davey Cameron.

Saint-George-Flag-500-01This royal throne of kings, this scepter’d isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall,
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England…

—’John of Gaunt’, Richard II, Act II, Scene i

6 Comments
  1. 15 September 2014 @ 20:33 20:33

    The results will be spun as an egg on iDave Cameron’s face unless it is overwhelmingly for staying united.

    • 15 September 2014 @ 21:34 21:34

      Typical Davey: On the wrong side, per usual. What a dick.

  2. Adobe_Walls permalink
    16 September 2014 @ 01:57 01:57

    I hope they vote for independence for a number of reasons one of which sometimes one must just say to hell with it and roll the dice to see what happens. It’s not that I believe in ” take a chance it can’t get any worse”, the devout cynic in me knows it can get far worse. But even though making a dramatic change can go badly, at least things will go badly differently.

  3. genomega1 permalink
    16 September 2014 @ 07:34 07:34

    Reblogged this on News You May Have Missed and commented:
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  4. 16 September 2014 @ 18:05 18:05

    If they do vote for independence, I believe it was Cameron who said there is no going back. Scotland will become the ‘red-headed stepchild’ of Britain. They will become persona non gratis.

    • 16 September 2014 @ 20:28 20:28

      At the rate things are going, England might be the next to secede.

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