Monday, 3 September 2012
Independence And 'Yes Scotland'
A guest post by Apogee.
The more I read about this the more I feel I am being asked to sign a blank cheque. The more I read the less I know.
I still do not have a clue what the aim of independence is apart from changing the captain in the middle of the sargasso sea and the ones on the boat are as slippery as the eels in the water and with as many teeth.
If I am asked to jump out of the frying pan I want to know what I am jumping into. Where are we going with this country?
There is too much that they don't want us to know; faith means having trust and I would not turn my back on any of them, of either side, without first removing my wallet from my hip pocket and keeping it gripped tightly in my hands.
If they cannot tell the population what they intend to do about the EUSSR and the euro, is it because they haven't a clue or they know we will not like it?
Before faith I want to see some answers and some truth. Remember what the result of blind obedience was for the troops at the Somme. I would like to know that the wannabe leaders at least know what the aim of the campaign is - so far they seem to want to surrender to the enemy. And no one is saying otherwise.
Blind faith and generally inept leadership defeated us in 1745 and this is looking to be a replay. There is not even anything to inspire the troops. Seriously, who is going to lead this army to be?
And what are the aims of the 'Yes Scotland' campaign we are being asked to support? For that matter, what are the aims of the 'No' campaign? A general idea of keeping the status quo and possibly taking things back? Both sides are as fuzzy as each other.
So is independence to be just a means to escape Westminster but stay locked into the EU? That is not independence; that is allowing a situation where, in a very short time, every natural asset we have/had would be transferred to EU control. The commission rules allow this scenario.
The only sure way of regaining what we used to have - fishing waters for a start - is complete independence under international law and then make mutually beneficial treaties as we wish. Maybe Iceland is a good example.
Never again should we hand our Sovereignty to any other country or power on a 'one-way' deal. Never again the stupidity that got us into the 'United Kingdom' that started this off. But then, we have to stop trusting politicians with fancy plans and follow the money trail in all this, because it is not government money it is your money they are spending.
See who is getting the pay off, because whatever is agreed to or not agreed to, the money to pay for it comes out of your pocket. Make sure you know what you are signing up to and be sure it is worth it.
Why do we not just declare UDI and walk away?
Yes, I am royally pissed off with this business. We would be wise to trust none of them and their fuzzy schemes.
A final thought - or is it just me?- would it be convenient for some if the Coalition collapsed in mid-2014 and wrecked the independence referendum because of the necessity to hold a general election?
It would be another example of the EU and a 'beneficial crisis' of which there have been many.