A Tale of Two Countries

Posted: June 7, 2014 in Uncategorized
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This, my friends, is a tale of two countries.  One country wishing to break away from a 300 year union, and forge its’ own way on the world stage using positive tactics – the other country at the helm of the union, desperately trying to prevent the split, using smear campaigns and fearmongering.

 

Scotland will decide for herself on the 18th of September 2014 whether she will go her own way and no longer be a part of the United Kingdom, or whether she’ll remain a part of the UK & continue to be ruled from London.

 

With London becoming increasingly desperate, they’re pulling out all the stops to convince the Scots that the Big Bad World is too nasty for them to prosper, and that they’d be much safer cuddled into the warm nest that Westminster provides.  

One recent stunt BitterTogether pulled involved misrepresenting a statement made by US President Obama…they have skewed the meaning of his speech to make it look like he supports Scotland remaining in the UK.  What Obama did say, was “There is a referendum process in place and it is up to the people of Scotland”.

Scotland however, have not reached out to world superpowers to ask them to take sides on the matter.  Neither have the Scottish government enjoyed biased media coverage from the BBC like BetterTogether.  There was no report from the BBC regarding the protest that took place against IndyRef bias outside BBC Scotland in Glasgow at the start of June.

 

But who says we need the media, or world leaders?  We don’t necessarily need any of that…what we do have is the support of ordinary people all over the world, and we also have social media – something BT didn’t factor in when they started utilising #ProjectFear to try and scare us into voting No…now, within mere hours of a press release attempting to further reinforce the fear, the article can be debunked, legitimately discredited and shared all over Twitter and Facebook, amongst other social media sites like independent media and blog sites like;

Wee Ginger Dug, an excellent commentator and dismantler of BetterTogether’s fear tactics, posted a wonderful letter from Galiza (Galicia) – a community in North West Spain – in support of the campaign for Scottish Independence.  Not just supporting our independent right to decide, but providing some empathy, some humanity to the situation by showing they understand the underhand tactics Westminster is using.  They’ve started a site called Solidarity With Scotland – a place for people of all nationalities to show their encouragement and that they stand with Scotland on her right to decide democratically.

 

Wings Over Scotland is another brilliant site for the truth – with An Actual Letter From America discrediting claims that an independent Scotland would have problems within NATO due to becoming a nuclear-free nation…not only that, but also making a statement about our economy & military budget – more than well worth a read if all the scare stories have you thinking we’ll be punted out into the cold by lots of other countries.

 

You just have to compare tactics by both countries to see who is the desperate party here – people of Scotland, this is ~your~ choice, and BetterTogether will do anything they can to instill fear and distort your view of how an independent Scotland may progress in the world.  

Remember though, we still have an NHS that’s not massively privatised, we still have a Royal Mail that’s national, and we want rid of Trident – do you follow the positives that may mean a better life for us all, or do you allow the mostly fabricated scare stories to beat you down and extort a No vote from you?  

 

Think, research, read blogs & impartial articles…and don’t allow unfounded fear to hold you hostage.

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Comments
  1. Thank you very much for this! Beautiful 🙂

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