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Scots Whae Hae [Apr. 22nd, 2015|10:22 am]
Tony Grist
I'm thinking Scottish independence is inevitable now. The SNP looks set to sweep the country and all the established parties are going on about how the Nats mustn't be allowed to have any say in British as opposed to strictly national politics and how Nicola Sturgeon is the most dangerous woman in the world- thereby insulting and denigrating the Scots and making them even bolshier than they were before.  Personally, I'm not longer sure what the Union is meant to be for- and if the Scots want to live in a pocket sized socialist Utopia I don't see why they shouldn't (actually i rather fancy living in one of those myself.)  I think small nations are the future. We're seeing it all over; the empires and federations are under internal pressure- and likely to bust apart. I don't expect the UK to last out my lifetime- or the European Union. As for the United States and China as presently constituted, well, I'm pretty ignorant about conditions on the ground- but I keep getting these reports...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-04-22 10:27 am (UTC)
I was a supporter of the EU in the early days. Not so much any more.

Is the USA worth preserving in itself? I don't suppose I really understand why Lincoln didn't kiss the Southern States "goodbye" when they chose to secede.
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[User Picture]From: michaleen
2015-04-23 10:41 am (UTC)
I think the victims of the god-bothering white supremacists who want to secede deserve better than they would get. For that matter, I think they deserve better than the lot they have now. It's a question of human rights, or good vs evil, or whatever you want to call it.

As for Lincoln, perhaps he thought the state-sponsored buying and selling of human beings and the theft of their labor were bad things. Even if he did not, having a hostile nation on our southern border, one that would inevitably have become dependent upon Britain, was probably a bad thing.
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