When this all began I had no opinion, because I’m Canadian, but watching this sort of thing, Scottish people disrespecting their own fucking flag, reminded me of all the centuries of oppression and the internalized self-hatred that so many Scots have toward themselves, their country and their language. Yes, the English haven’t oppressed us lately….they don’t need to. We’re so well-trained now that we do it to ourselves.
This is why Scotland still needs independence. Suas le Alba!
What idiot wrote this headline? Elizabeth II is descended from James I of England, who was also James VI of Scotland. So, unless the Doctor has been messing about with the timelines (or just messing about) or the new independent Scotland dissolves the Scottish monarchy, she remains the Queen of Scotland regardless of the outcome of today’s vote.
And, by the way, Canada got its independence 147 years ago, and she is still our official Head of State, represented by the Governor General, and has her face plastered all over our plastic monopoly money. We are eternally grateful for this fact….can you imagine Stephen Harper on our money? *shudders*
People in totalitarian states, like the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, knew they were being lied to. In the West, in the democratic West - maybe we should put inverted commas around ‘democratic’ - in the so-called democratic West, people often think they can trust the media. The media represent themselves as sometimes ‘independent’, they present themselves as ‘free’….’democratic’ in lots of ways, but that’s a message which is also a lie; the media is largely in the pockets of powerful people.
A tragedy is unfolding in Scotland.One glance at this week’s headlines reveals that the region’s fractious political situation is intensifying, with separatist activists gaining more and more support every day. Barring something drastic, Scotland seems bound inexorably for a cataclysm.Can the Uni…
Yes, this terrible SI movement must be stopped. They will set of the Irish, the Welsh and for certain, the Basques. This will spread out of control.
We’ve tried it this way for centuries and it’s not working. We can’t stay together for the sake of the kids, we can’t stay with them because they’re pregnant. If they wanted us they should have treated us better, they should have put a ring on it!
Jenny Mitchell via Facebook, on her decision to change her vote from “No” to “Yes”.