“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Monday, September 15, 2014

"It'll Be Bad for Business! Uncertainty!"

This is the bit that is really really unacceptable. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about, Scotland.

Since when did corporations get to vote? (Don't remind me that they are "people" over here, yuck.)

It's like when Sodexo warned us "if you put up the minimum wage U of C, we will have to put up our prices."

In a certain sense: so the **** what?

I'm sure the English said the same in 1775. The Republicans said the same in the 2010 election here.


America split from England and there was no problem.
Ireland split from England and there was no problem.
Iceland split from Denmark and there was far from a problem.
Latin American countries split from Spain and there was no problem.
Australia. New Zealand.
And on and on and on...

England got all its practice for world domination on the Irish and the Scots.

Give it a whirl Scotland. My Scots ancestors are obviously into it. As is anyone with a pulse, really. As far as the "head" versus "heart" thing goes, I think it's pretty much a no brainer. Literally.

And the whole "there is no going back" thing. What? Since when was that ever true? Just look at your own medieval history England.


Unknown said...

Thank you!

Sincerely, a Yes voter who also really enjoyed Hyperobjects

Unknown said...

Thank you for this. Sincerely, a Yes voter who really enjoyed Hyperobjects.

cgerrish said...

The only thing is they need a sovereign currency. Staying with the pound means England will still have a large say in their economy. They could go Euro, as Ireland did, or Scottish pound for that matter. When times are good it doesn't matter so much, when times are bad, it means the Scots can't get Keynsian.

Unknown said...

Because of the horrors of globalization none of this actually matters as an untethered Scotland will still have Starbucks and offshore bank accounts. This is first EwoN post I found over-simplistic in its statements but the content is usually so transcendent I that this is no big deal.