Freedom for the Picts

So it’s on, now, for Scotland. It’s on for one people to break away from the 1%ers who’ve driven the UK into “austerity,” beginning with the nasty grocer’s daughter, and continuing to the present day. Sometimes, a poet can unite a people. Robbie Burns slipped between the veils in 1796, but his poems have been inspiring the Higlanders — and those who love freedom — ever since.

A man’s a man, as he rather sexistly said, for a’ that.

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2 responses to “Freedom for the Picts

  1. well, there’s freedom, and then there’s climate change.

    http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/09/scotland-vote-climate-energy-north-sea

    I respect the idea of freedom, but when the reality involves, say, currency, you ought to know what you are doing:

    “An independent Scotland should have its own currency and its own monetary policy. If this makes you nervous, then the whole idea of independence should make you nervous.”

    http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2014/09/scotland-should-plan-having-its-own-currency

  2. Ah, but only 45% voted to leave; the rest decided to stay with us and I’m glad they did. I lived in Edinburgh for a few years before returning to England, and was amazed during my time there at the racist remarks directed at the English…shame really it’s a lovely place.

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