This Election Is A National Emergency

Too good not to share, there is something here for everyone, regardless of nationality.

A Wilderness of Peace

You might not know it from some of my posts, but I’m an eternal optimist. Some say there are people out there who would never vote for independence: that they either identify too strongly with their British identity to even consider a vote that they feel could jeopardise it, or because they think Scotland is incapable of making a success of what literally hundreds of other countries around the world do right now, or simply because they believe themselves to be “anti-nationalist.” I refuse to believe that anyone can be immovably anti-Independence, any more than anyone can be immovably pro-Independence. We’ve already seen movement from both sides – people I could’ve sworn would never turn suddenly joining the SNP, and others who seem hell-bent on undoing decades of struggle for a cause we used to share.

Yes, of course it’s more useful – in a cold, tactical sense…

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23 Responses to This Election Is A National Emergency

  1. Read the article and came to know about a lot of things unknown to me about Scotland.

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  2. Tho many details were beyond my limited knowledge of UK politics, I was struck by how familiar the broad outlines were to me, a dismayed Yank old enough to remember a time when “conservative” was not a euphemism and “liberal Republican” was not an oxymoron.

    The remark that
    {{
    All those hard-fought rights and institutions and monuments to a UK which emerged from the Second World War now risk being subsumed by an elite which does not have our interests at heart.
    }}
    hits home as I read the last few pages of Elizabeth Warren’s new book *This Fight Is Our Fight* (about the current pseudoconservative assault on the middle class in the USA).

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  3. The article echoes politics in America. If world leaders looked to the betterment of people instead of padding their wallets, imagine all the amazing things and breakthroughs that could be accomplished. I also agree that the elite never have everyone’s best interest in mind; it’s money that’s on their minds. An extremely well written article which had me referring to Google many times, but I enjoyed it, nonetheless. Thanks for the nudge!

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    • oglach says:

      Thanks for taking the time to read, Rose. It’s not just politics in the UK and the US, it’s worldwide. The “elite” or the 1% or whatever you will, have never been so blatant about their disregard for the welfare of everyone else. Sometimes it seems as if half the people enjoy the abuse heaped on them by their elected officials, while the rest seem either fatigued by it all or disenfranchised altogether. Al wrote a great article that I thought everyone should read, and I’m glad you did.

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      • Yes, it’s a world wide epidemic — stupidity and party over common sense and country. It must be something in the water. 😦 Al seems well educated, thoughtful, and intelligent — perhaps we can convince the White House to hire him as Trump’s tutor?

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      • oglach says:

        I don’t know Al personally, but something tells me he has this pesky thing called “integrity” which would prevent him from taking the job you suggested. 🙂 But I’m sure he’ll do Scotland proud.

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      • Ha! Good for Al…. although he did mention in his article a “national emergency” which we here in America have been experiencing since November 8th. Perhaps he can be a Goodwill Ambassador and visit with Trump for a bit. I’m hoping osmosis can take place since everything else is not working. 😀 Thanks for the banter, Oggy. Have a super weekend. xo

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  4. Oh, and I have a new guilty pleasure 😀 :

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    • The link appears to be broken, but it featured Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin of Ireland.

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      • oglach says:

        Smart guy, though I don’t agree with his party on a lot of issues. I’m curious to know what you enjoyed so much you felt “guilty” about a pleasure, though. That doesn’t sound like you. 🙂

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      • You know, I’ve now just been reading the comments left on his speech, and the man isn’t very well liked in Ireland. That’s too bad; he kinda reminded me of Liam Neeson!

        Lol. I was just swooning over the Senator’s good looks and his Trump tirade. 😉

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      • oglach says:

        If you’re referring to the speech he gave after the fake news election last year, yeah that was a fine speech. I laughed at your comment because when I saw his name I thought “Ah, she probably thinks he looks like Liam Neeson.” That’s probably how he got elected. 😉

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      • Ah, you know me so well. 😀 😀 If the senator got elected for his looks, then I’m still scratching my head over why Trump got elected! Okay, that was mean, but I’m just giving back what Trump dishes out to everyone. I’ll shut up now. Thanks for lending me your ear or eyes, really. Next time, I may ask for a different body part. Ha!

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      • oglach says:

        I’m all yours. 🙂 Have a great weekend.

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  5. michnavs says:

    You are right Og, this has a universal appeal…and oh..i learned new things too.

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  6. Dead Donovan says:

    “I’m going to eat you.” Is that necessarily a bad thing?

    ~PR

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  7. Great article and I learned a lot of stuff I didn’t know before about UK politics! Thanks! 😄

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