More on the Scottish Independence vote

Sometimes you get the feeling something’s a good idea because the arguments against it are so stupid.  Here are some quotes by “No” supporters from an AFP article:

“We fought two world wars together. There’s not a cemetery in Europe that doesn’t have a Scot, a Welshman, an Irish and an Englishman side by side.” – Former UK Prime Minster, Gordon Brown

First of all, Gordon Brown never fought in any war so he needs to drop the “we” nonsense. (I’m also pretty sure there are some cemeteries in Europe that don’t include anyone from the British Isles so perhaps he should have rephrased that.)  Secondly, Russians, Americans, Canadians, Australians, South Africans, and New Zealanders also fought on the British side.  Does Brown think they should all be united under one State? (I shouldn’t give him any ideas).  And the third and most important point, is that in a sane world this would be an argument against the Union.  Scotland might have been able to stay out of both those wars and not had 147,609 and 57,000 of their young men killed if they hadn’t been part of the British Empire.  After all it was the UK government that declared war on Germany both times, not the other way around.  Funny how old Gordon didn’t bring up the Iraq War or any of the other misadventures the UK military has been involved in since 1945.

“Nationalism is a bad kind of politics, it tries to create artificial barriers between people,” – Heather Whiteside, a 21-year-old graduate from Glasgow University who came to see Brown at a “No” campaign event.

Does she know what “Nationalism” means?  Brown was clearly using a Nationalistic argument in bringing up the British Military’s war dead.  He’s just trying to replace the real Nation of Scotland with the fake Nation known as the United Kingdom.

“Everyone in Europe thinks that these processes are hugely negative,” – Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy referring to Independence Movements in European States.

That’s just a blatant lie, and what makes it so incredible is that it’s obviously false.  If everyone in Scotland thought it was negative, they wouldn’t be having the vote tomorrow.  And I guess the millions of people all over Europe, including Spain, Germany, Italy, France, and over 2 dozen other countries, who want independence from their current tax jurisdictions don’t count as people either.  When he says “everyone” he must be referring to the Gordon Browns of the world.  In other words the European Elite, the ones who count.

“The UK is an extraordinary partner for America and a force for good in an unstable world. I hope it remains strong, robust and united,” – Barack Obama

The UK government has been helping the regime in Washington embroil the American people in unnecessary wars for a hundred years.  The average person living in the USA will be better off with a smaller, weaker UK State regardless of what our Emperor says.  As for the UK being a force for good, Wikipedia offers a long list of war crimes the UK military has committed since 1900.  Ask the people of Iraq or Ireland whether the UK has been a force for good.

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