As a Scot with a real Scottish accent, unlike Tony Blair who is most certainly not much of a Scot, I grew up in an oppressed environment. That is to say, the Scots feel that they have been raped and pillaged by the English for centuries. Even speaking with a Scottish accent will stop you from getting a job in England; there is open discrimination! It is definitely time for us to take back our country. Scotland should be an example to America – and the split should not be something to be frowned upon. America is not united in the same way, it doesn’t have a national health system per se. It is more similar to a group of independent countries with a group of Kings / Imperialists.
Since gaining our economic independence we (Scotland) have 50 percent of women in our little parliament. We used our heads this time and have won back our freedom with words not blood. Now we face the total split and perhaps will start making revenue from the oil that has been used to make England rich. There is little to compare between America and Scotland, Scotland is an old country and America is a very new country. When making this kind of comparison one has to take into account the history of the situation.
What America should compare however, is the way in which it oppresses the Native Americans who have been rendered largely alcoholics and drug addicts/abusers on reservations and settlements. That is very similar to how the Scots have been rendered. There is no stigma attached to being an alcoholic in Scotland, it is a way of life. The Native American/ aboriginals currently battle for sovereignty and recognition. The continual stealing of their land for uranium parallels the stealing of Scotland for oil. I lived with the Native Americans on one of the poorest reservations in America and can honestly say that they fantasize about rising up; that is the American Indian Movement, just to retain what they have. I should parallel that with what is happening over there and should be a little afraid. I did spend a lot of time trying to convince many that blood is not the way and to look at Scotland’s example, but most Native Americans are tired of talk and have no trust of Americans.
The American government keeps on moving the fences, causing mini blood baths. I hope that Native Americans will follow Scotland’s example and avoid bloodshed.
I also think, having lived among the Arabs for about a decade, and speaking Arabic, that we should be more worried about what is going on here, stop using the excuse of war to rape and pillage other countries in order to control the price of oil and keep control over the highest sitting fresh water supply in the world, because our drought is only decades away.
These countries don’t want us and they certainly do not share our opinion of what freedom is. To them we are pornographic peddling junkies with no morals. They are of coarse teased by our appeals to the lower senses, we are all animals. However, the majority doesn’t want, nor share, our notions – for many of them know exactly what time it is – unlike us.
Let us not forget how young we are and how old the Arabs are. That said comparing the plight of the Scots to any fear of America splitting is quite ludicrous. Look at the UNITED STATES OF EUROPE and be very worried. Think about how that will affect America. It will pull you all together, but for what is the question? The battle of the greedy ones; one side ruled by Pseudo Nazis and the other side by a Dynasty of Imperialists. The Arabs will of coarse join forces with the Pseudo Nazis, their hatred of American imperialism is like that of the Scots hatred for English imperialism, it is almost innate.
Britain will come together for survival as it has for centuries to protect the islands, united in that they will always stand. Where does that leave America? In the cold. For without anywhere to land and refuel their planes – it is doomed. All battles will have to be done by sending ships and will be fought on land. Soldiers will be lost in a desert storm – shooting each other in friendly fire. Canada will be little support it is just another branch of the old Imperialism, as is Australia to name a few.
Ask an American why they are fighting in Iraq, they don’t even know. Astonishingly, many will make the connection with 9/11 which has nothing to do with Iraq, and if history is anything to go by – we orchestrated 9/11 ourselves. It worked in the first and second world wars – why not this one? Also, it is only America that recognizes this battle as a WAR. This battle has caused the UN to try to find another term for ‘terrorists.’ Because, if we are doing the terrorizing, how do we now define those that we have been calling ‘terrorists’?
These are the things that Americans should be thinking about – and should be changing their ways immediately. War is not the answer! When Native Americans in this country have Sun Dance ceremonies – they pray for time; Time for us to wake up and see sense. America is doomed if it does not change its ways. We all must pray for time – time for us to catch up. American people have been hood winked and have been wearing shades for about five decades. Everything here is censored, thank God for the internet.
The pope has stated that the world cannot heal and be a better place until the monster is gone; the monster being America.
History has taught us that all imperial nations must fall and they do fall from within, but it will not be the splitting of the states, but drought, famine and disease brought about by hatred, war and greed. Marshall Law will be inevitable. I will be long gone. Thank God.
I will never truly know what it is like to be an American, I have tried very hard, but the truth is I can always go home. For those trapped here, they are hard and harsh for they know no escape and they know nothing else.
If I tell a friend here that I am in terrible pain and I need medicine, they would not be considered bad for just saying “oh how awful,” and then changing the subject. That is a strange kind of inhumanity that I will never understand, for I grew up in a privileged society of medicine and dental for all, higher education for all, and a real housing and welfare system for all.
I came here because I fundamentally understood that change has to happen from within. I have seen a lot of change in the past ten years that I have been here; An awakening to the government and its antics. When I first came I learned the harsh reality of being allowed to say what you want as long as nobody else hears you!
I have seen that change. I am glad to say. As America is the imperialist and most forceful nation of this time it has such an effect on the world – currently a bad one, that has to change from within, it requires that people change their mentality that is why I came, because American culture filters into and affects all of our cultures. It must change or it will have to go. That is just how things work.
If and likely when Britain sides with the United States of Europe and everyone else follows, as they usually do, it will be all over for America. It will be a slow and horrible end of Marshall Law, looting and depravity; A depraved nation in chaos.
That is what Americans should be thinking about – not the nonsense of seeing the positive growth and healing of other nations as, yet again, another threat to the crappy system that America has in place; Once a great system that is now no better than a Kingship/Draconian dictatorship featuring police states and the death penalty.
I like to publish my rambles and I am often told that Americans are not ready for the truth, but time is of the essence.
One day I will return to Scotland, but for now I have a lot of work to do in the department of teaching many to respect and love others for their differences and not fear and try to change them into us – by force.