Why the “Yes” side deserves a loss

Scottish Independence Quebec

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

Uh-huh.

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

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3 thoughts on “Why the “Yes” side deserves a loss

  1. I enjoy your quote of Einstein at the end of the blog post. To be completely ignorant of the fact your opposition to Quebec independence is heavily entrenched in your own nationalism for a “strong, united Canada” speaks volumes to your judgement.

    But before you quoting Einstein, you go on and write this: “[Independentists are] drummed up by power-hungry nationalists with a fixation on personal profit and prestige”. Meanwhile, you once again ignore the facts of the matter: a few days ago, just as it was the case only a few days prior to the 1995 Quebec referendum, Scare tactics were widespread in mainstream media warning voters of quasi apocalyptic dangers led by threats of the move of major banks (RBS in Scotland – http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29151798 ). Such negative advertisement for the Yes side must clearly be to some others’ advantage. To not see or understand this important fact and part of the national debate is either absolutely cunning or ignorant. It is also preceded by historical and emotional attachment to a part of the nation that has come to maturity and finally ready for emancipation through a democratic process.

    #stoptheshaming #respectothersnationality

  2. Don’t know about Quebec, but if everyone voting in Scotland is also posting a hashtag on Twitter, I think the “no” side is in trouble and borders are going to change.

    http://trendsmap.com/v2/Lf62/w

    If the “yes” side does win, I think one reason why is that unlike Quebec they haven’t alienated anglos, allophones, immigrants, and francophones who would like to see their kids bilingual and within a united Canada. In other words, Scottish nationalism—if successful—is more inclusive than Quebec nationalism.

  3. This has a potential to change the quebecois separatists if a free Scotland goes down economically and that its inhabitants are worse off. They would either brush it off (we have a better plan) or they may reconsider things (the better option). Time will tell…

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