With over two years to go, I have given up the Will to vote for Scotlands Independence.
The last week has convinced me it is utterly futile and a pipe dream.
It is just not going to happen, and If it did happen, we would make an almighty mess of it. We have been part of the Union now for too long, and we just can’t cut it by ourselves any more.
Various things in the past week have caused me to have a rethink, and while they individually don’t add up to much, collectively they are an argument I can’t deny.
The end result is that we would be utterly foolish to try and make it on our own.
Mr Camerons offer yesterday of considering more power to Scotland once this is all over is a good one. A wee bit more power will make a huge difference to us. Ok, it might not go to where some people would want us to go, but it does at least recognise that we do need more say, and the status quo is no longer an option.
Other factors I have taken into account is the capacity for Scots to fight amongst themselves even when they are supposed to be on the same side.
I have been watching online discussions in a number of forums, and everybody seems to have conflicting views. Arguments over all sorts of stuff which have very little to do with Independence and much to do with personal grievances and complaints over how the Scottish government handles things. It has even got rather heated with some exchanges,and this has been people who say they want Independence.
Independence for what exactly?
All these separate groups and blogs all over the Internet, you would think that they could find some way of getting common ground to come together and work together? Not a bit of it, everybody is happy with their own little project or cubbyhole, where like minded people can moan and girn and and complain about all these bad Unionists.
But, to actually get them to talk to each other, to form some sort of common movement …No way.
And how about this Rangers nonsense?
It has taken over a significance greater than Life itself it seems.
The news had little else all week.
And what the heck did Eck think he was playing at getting involved with that little lot..Its none of his business, so keep out!
What did he think he was doing when he said that Rangers and HMRC should sit down and talk to each other to find a way forward?
And why oh why did he even suggest that Celtic could be adversely effected by Rangers going down the tubes?
All he managed to do was stir up the Unionists and Orange men of Rangers who jeered that he and the SNP were separatist scum and were crying crocodile tears over their plight, and to sod off.
Then he managed to upset the Celtic Brotherhood by trying to find ways to save the Orange Scum. But worse, suggest that Celtic would be disadvantaged just proved that Salmond and the SNP were proddy bastards who hated Catholics and Celtic, therefore support withdrawn for Independence because they don’t like Salmond, and they were going back to the default position of supporting their Orange brethern in saving the Union.
Is Eck off his head? He should never have gone near that poisoned chalice. some things are just best not spoken about.
Then I looked at what the Scottish Parliament has to offer, the other parties.
Labour are bunch of self serving vacuous numpties, which make a lot of noise without any substance. They have no suggestions or solutions, just lots of hot air and buzz words, like Separatism 50 times a minute. When it comes to actually getting something positive, they produce hee haw, just more girning about what the SNP are doing.
The Lib Dems are a rump, and just blether away, not knowing what the hell they are for or who they support? They are the lost souls of politics living in a forgotten land.
The Tories are what the Tories are, money grabbing bastards with no social conscience beyond themselves.
They have all convinced me, Independence is a wast e of time and effort.
You are right Mr Cameron, we need the Union, we could theoretically go it alone, but we would make a mess of it.
We can’t as a people decide what we want, and we would rather fight with each other than make progress.
The Old Firm rules our lives and means everything to us,we must choose to support one or the other, not both.
A Scotland of quasi religious bigotry is the only way forward, and it belongs in the Union, at least that is what both sides can agree with.
But most frightening of all, Is that we will be stuck with the same Labour and Liberal and Tory politicians, we will be stuck with the Councillors of Glasgow and elsewhere, they wont go away with Independence, and sometime they will gain power again.
That is a thought which is too frightening for belief.
It is bad enough if they have Westminster to report to, but to actually be responsible for running a Country? Dear God!!
Beyond doubt, the Unionists have won. I can’t in all good conscience carry on supporting Independence for Scotland, we are a hopeless case
Ok, Hands Up…..Who thought I had really jumped the dyke?
David Cameron came to our country yesterday, he had his porridge to make him seem more Scottish, he had a wee photo with Ruthy Baby overlooking the Forth Road Bridge, then a wee blether with the TV folks overlooking Edinburgh castle with the Union Jack flying limply above the Saltire which had a little more starch in it.
Then we got a nice speech about what Scots had contributed to the Union, and how we would be missed if we left.
But just to let us know how important we are , and how much he cares, he told us all that he would Consider giving us more powers if we decided not to go.
I believe his consideration and may I be equally as considerate in saying that I too will Consider voting NO to Independence with equal sincerity .
I know he really means well, and I know how much he really can’t live without us.
We Love you too Dave, of course we do. Now lets have a hug.
Love and Kisses