I’m going to make this short and fast.
After observing the way the Scottish independence campaign has been rolling out, I smell the same filthy waft of shit coming from the Yes side as I’ve seen (and smelled) from the OUI side.
The reason the YES & OUI sides are underserving of a victory is not a question of right over wrong or of good over evil.
It’s about respecting the laws of Darwinism.
Take a good hard look at that picture above.
Can you read the placards?
“End Tory rule forever, Vote Yes“
Because there’s no such thing as a conservative Scot, right?
The knuckle-draggers who are so utterly devoid of intellect to believe that sovereignty would have the power to eliminate an entire political orientation is enough to show us that we cannot allow the natural balance to be tipped.
We all know this line of thinking from our own experiences here in Quebec. Honky see, honky do.
On Facebook, I’ve been observing what’s been going on over on the walls of my Scottish friends (they’re not Yessers), and believe me, it ain’t pretty.
The anti-English rhetoric is ramping up big time and Alex Salmond, even if he loses today, will have opened up a nasty can of worms that will not be re-closed for many moons to come (ask me how I know, Mr. Salmond).
All first-world secessionist movements are shams.
They’re drummed up by power-hungry nationalists with a fixation on personal profit and prestige.
Nothing more, nothing less.
Once they decide to enact their plans to gain immense powers, the first stop on the campaign is ALWAYS to the lowest common denominators (like those holding up the placards in that picture).
You go to the Dundees of Scotland where there are the highest levels of unemployment and the lowest levels of education and you talk your best game about your scapegoat. In Quebec, you’re hitting up the Hochelagas and the Saguenays.
You hit the dingiest pubs and employ the likes of this rank hillbilly.
To anyone reading, who prizes a society that is powered by vision, spirit and acumen, do not hand your future over to a bunch of low-wattage thugs. This goes just as equally for Scotland as it does for Quebec.
“Nationalism is an infantile thing. It is the measles of mankind.” ― Albert Einstein
“Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on his own dunghill.” – Richard Aldington
“During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism.” – Howard Thurman
“Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.” – Mark Twain
“When a whole nation is roaring patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and purity of its heart.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson