As the Independence Referendum debate(can you really call it that?) heads into its last few weeks, the headlines and the attacks are getting ever more frantic.
Why on earth is this, aren’t the Say Naws winning this? The polls tell us so, the newspapers tell us so, Better to Worse tells us so,the BBC tells us so. So why are they so frantic?
We have had a million and one scare stories of what might happen to us if Scotland dared to become Independent, we have had all the union jack waving events of the Queens jubilee and the London Olympics, and finally the hearkening back to World War one when we together beat off the Hun, we have had the meaningless Love bombing by has been celebrities. What more could we possibly ask for?
All we ever hoped for and never got, was sensible adult debate and discussion,but that was just a stretch too far for our Better Together supporting media, they wanted blood sport, but thankfully never got it. We just got repeated nonsense about things they said we could never have, or we would pay a heavy price for.
At no time have we had any sense of aspiration, of why we are better together, of how things could be better for Scotland as part of the union. It has just been a case of vote no and get the same old same old, but we promise we might think about giving you a few wee baubles…It’s a bit like the British colonialists of Empire offering up beads to the Indians in exchange for Gold, only in our case it has been negligible tax raising powers for Black Gold.
We should just be good natives and stick quietly to our reservation in rags while the frack our land.
We are DOOMED they tell us, but now they tell us we will be DOOMED if we don’t, because we will be punished for even thinking about Independence and a better way of doing things if we vote NO. They tell us we will suffer, the Barnett formula will be scrapped, our MPs will not take a full part in voting in Westminster, we will have to raise our own extra taxes to pay for the services we already get, while still giving them the tax we already send them,plus our Black Gold of course.
So we are Doomed if we DO and Doomed if we don’t.
We are All Doomed!!!
Lets grab this Independence thing in both hands….and lets make a Better Country for ourselves, Together…. A Better Scotland.