What do we want?

scotlands_parliamentMost people in Scotland want independence. They just don’t realise that the thing they want is called independence. They would vote for the powers that come with independence. But they shy away from voting for independence itself. Why is this?

In part,of course, it is because the British propaganda machine has been working very hard for a considerable time to make independence seem like a big scary thing. The status that other nations regard as normal is, in Scotland’s case, portrayed as a dark and dangerous condition fraught with uncertainty and risk.

But the Yes movement must also take some responsibility for the strange contradiction whereby people say they want the Holyrood to have the powers of the Parliament of an independent nations, but without Scotland being an independent nation. The Yes campaign in the 2014 referendum and since has allowed the British state’s portrayal of independence to go unchallenged. We tried to concoct a ‘pick ‘n’ mix’ range of of independence ‘flavours’ so there might be a version that each individual and group could get behind. We should have been working to get everybody behind the one simple idea of independence.

It would be gratifying to think lessons have been learned. Unfortunately, I don’t think they have. We still have different parts of the Yes movement treating independence as a massively complex issue and promoting a plethora of highly detailed ‘solutions’. We still have too many groups competing with each other as they try to sell their particular brand of independence.

This reflects the diverse, open, unconstrained nature of the Yes movement. That is important and must be preserved. But the Yes campaign has to be different. It has to be unified, focused and disciplined.

If the Yes movement is to be the force behind an effective Yes campaign, it must unite around a single, clear, concise concept of independence. It must concentrate all its efforts on promoting a common vision. It must find leadership without adopting leaders.

To avoid the mistakes of the past, the Yes movement has to reframe the issue. We must rid ourselves of the mindset which has us asking the British state to lend its powers to the Scottish Parliament. We must develop a mindset which has us demanding powers which rightfully belong to us, but which are being wrongfully withheld by the British state.

The people of Scotland are sovereign. The Union is an impediment to the exercise of that sovereignty. The solution is to dissolve the Union.


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3 thoughts on “What do we want?

  1. The quicker we realise that the BritNazi game has always been to “divide and conquer”, the sooner it’ll dawn on the amateur sociopolitical fringes that pining for their special vision of an independent Scotland plays in the hands of the enemy, and is actively encouraged by the BritNazi lackeys in the press.

    Fortunately everybody’s aim – independence – is a bedrock where we can build our new nation, a commonality that steers the direction of travel.

    We need to buy the land where that bedrock sits first, then we can call the architects and designers to draw the house, the builders to lay foundations, raise walls and put a roof on it, and plasterers, decorators, electricians, plumbers, landscapers…

    Independence first.

    Those who put conditions first and demand answers beforehand to lend their support to our battle for an Independent Scotland are a BritNazi Trojan Horse.

    Let’s expose them and purge the movement.

    Not to forget that all of the UK secret services have infiltrated anything that threatens the BritNazi Establishment, as the SpyCop scandal just exposed by Lush shows.

    Our rightful battle to restore the sacrosanct sovereignty of our nation scares the beejesus out of the BritNazi Establishment, and the battle will get nastier as the objective comes near.

    Strong hands on the till, Captain.

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  2. The Isle Of Man has more autonomy than Scotland. That says it all to me, about what a dead end Devolution is. The most important things that affect peoples lives and can shape our futures are reserved. We need out! Brexit has shown the UK for what it is. A Kingdom where one country tells the other countries what the foreign policy is, what the defence policy is, and what economic policy to follow.

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