- Jun 29, 2012
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I thought that since there was a politics section and this issue is coming up for a referrendum I though I would throw open a discussion !
This is why I love this section. All of these different issues around the world get a personal touch from locals. We here in the States will occasionally hear something about Scottish independence but only in passing. All I know is that it comes up in politics every so often but never seems to go anywhere. Kind of like independence for Quebec.
Ah, sorry, I forgot that you were American! All I can say is that, yes, terrible atrocities have been commited against the Scots but the Scots have done awful things too and that it is far from clear cut. For instance, the Jacobite rebellion was more a battle between Catholic Highlanders and English Protestants and Scotish Lowland Presbyterians (who were terrified of losing their religious freedom under the Jacobite Catholics) than between Scots and English. But again I apologise for not having the wit to look up the page!
What would Scotland gain by leaving the UK?
In the spirit of this thread, this needs to be posted:
Scotland is British.Hmmm...I have to say during the times of William Wallace and Rob Roy when Britain was persecuting the Scots and doing heinous things to the people absolute freedom would have been a good thing. But in this modern age of stalling economies I don't think severing ties with England would be a good thing. Of course I could be wrong and maybe a self sustaining country with its own economy away from Britain and the EU might be good for the people.
Yeah I'm pretty sure alot of peoples understanding of Scottish history beginnd ends with Braveheart which is one of the most historically inaccurate hollywood movies ever.Like I said, I'm American and we aren't taught extensively about European or Asian history. Any knowledge we gain is either through the movies or from self research in a local library, which considering what a mush melon culture we have doesn't occur very often. The level of dumbed down people is growing in the United states fed by vacuous people like the Kardashians and the Jersey Shoe crew.
As I can remember reading the Scots were not thrilled about the idea of union in the first place back in the early 18th century. They even rioted in some places. What would Scotland gain by leaving the UK?
Yeah I'm pretty sure alot of peoples understanding of Scottish history beginnd ends with Braveheart which is one of the most historically inaccurate hollywood movies ever.
Hollywoods tends to make global movies into movies about American ideals.