Spike Milligan was a very talented man although at times he cane across as being fairly manic and of course his humour was very appealing but rarely mainstream.
For a period of time he was in active service with the British Army and before taking part in an action he wrote the following –
“If I die it is for the England I dream off rather than the England I know”.
Do you think that we all maybe think the same thing about our own countries? On the one hand it’s the hope that things will improve hugely on the other putting up with what we have allowed our country to become.
The reason I mention this is because this is where the people who live in Scotland are right now. This will last until the referendum votes are in and counted and/or to the point that we all see separation happening and things beginning to change.
The release of the huge door-stopper book from the SNP last week or so showed how out of touch they are with the people they are supposed to be representing. They have missed, and continue to, the main point, the main issue, the main idea, which would engage the people living in Scotland.
Now the next bit may come over as a bit surprising but since it’s very true I have to admit to it. I find myself being in agreement with the Greens in Scotland. Now before you think I’ve “turned” politically anyway there is good reasons why we all should listen to them whilst staying away from the more lunatic policies and ideas they share with the rest of us.
They are right when they point out that the currency, the royals, the EU and other subjects currently being considered Scotland is for the people living in Scotland to decide on following a YES vote. Simples.
The fact that the SNP are muddying the waters by portraying that when you vote yes you vote for them rather than voting for Scotland. I can’t say enough times that –
VOTING YES AT THE REFERENDUM IS NOT A VOTE FOR THE SNP, IT IS A VOTE FOR SCOTLAND AS AN INDEPENDENT NATION AS YOU WOULD DREAM IT NOT AS IT IS NOW.
I don’t think there are many people who want the English pound, nor do I think there are many people who would want to remain in the EU given that we are pursuing “independence” which we won’t get within the EU.
What do we want? We want to gain fair revenue for the oil within our territorial borders, we want to get rid of nuclear subs, we want to get rid of the royals who serve no purpose in a modern society, we want control off and involvement in our future here in Scotland.
Most of all we all need to identify what is important to us within the potential new society, which a new, independent and modern Scotland should deliver.
In many ways Spike was ahead of his time. It may turn out that Scotland will also revert to an independent state and be ahead of our time, which will see other areas of the world do the same.
We don’t want to be world leaders however. We want Scotland to focus on Scotland, not from an isolationist position, but from the position of developing a modern state that delivers the lifestyles that we all dream of.