POST INDEPENDENCE WHAT DIRECTION SHOULD WE TAKE?
I trust NO political party! I support the SNP because I believe in Scottish Indepandance PASSIONATELY. I think Alex Salmond is a good guy when compared to other politions , BUT that is NOT saying much!
I DO TRUST THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE . I have seen it to be more reliable and less corrupt than the will of the government, as 2 BLAIR ILLEGAL WARS and 2 government protected paedophile rings, can show.They still continue today with the governments blessing ,BUT NOT THE PEOPLES!
POST INDEPENDANCE I WANT DIRECT DEMOCRACY FOR SCOTLAND
“Representative democracy” or “elected Dictatorship” has been a TOTAL DISASTER. It gives us representatives that DESIRE POWER and are open to blackmail and bribery. It has given us a government that rapes and murders our children and covers up for it and also has sent trained killers off to other peoples countries to rape and murder and torture the locals. This does NOT make US safe and YOU can be sure the government is only spending money on protecting ,the government. Just like in the days of MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction , that’s mutually assured destruction for YOU and ME ,the government had nice nuclear bunkers to live in!)
THE SOLUTION IS DIRECT DEMOCRACY
Direct democracy, classically termed pure democracy, comprises a form of democracy and theory of civics wherein sovereignty is lodged in the assembly of all citizens who choose to participate. Depending on the particular system, this assembly might pass executive motions, make laws, elect or dismiss officials, and conduct trials. Direct democracy stands in contrast to representative democracy, (UK and USA systems) where sovereignty is exercised by a subset of the people, usually on the basis of election ,i.e. a choice of Tweedle Dee or Tweedle Dum, OR what I call an ELECTED DICTATORSHIP. If it is NOT a dictatorship YOU will be able to tell me what else YOU get to vote on otherv than YOUR CHOICE OF DICTATOR?.
If anyone wants to say ,I’m a dreamer ,or it’ll never work in a real world. FYI Switzerland has been a direct democray for a very long time! Would anyone concider it to be ,a disfunctional state, or an inefficient state or a basket case state or a laughing stock state? It has better living standards than we do, it has less corruption than we do, it has less crime than we do, it is involved in less illegal wars than we are…should I go on?!
Officially the Swiss Confederation (Confoederatio Helvetica in Latin, hence its ISO country codes CH and CHE), is a federal republic consisting of 26 cantons. its a Federal state, with parliamentary system and direct democracy .
SO HOW DO WE BECOME A DIRECT DEMOCRACY?
We remove the executive powers from the “representative parliment” (OR the ELECTED DICTATORSHIP as I call it) and give them to the citizens. We just have to decide what the line is that the citizen population has to cross to make a law. i.e. 50,000 citizens needed to get a topic discussed and at least 50% of the population voting on an issue with at least a 50% approval rate. ALSO ANY LAW can be repealed, any polition removed from power ,any inquiry started, by the citizen executive(the people) at any time the people choose!
If we want to keep a “talking shop” parliment , a parliment like we have today except it has NO EXECUTIVE POWERS, we can. BUT I would also suggest we have a “NONE OF THE ABOVE” option , or the anarchist vote as I call it. This “none of the above “would also be included in the Preportional Representation vote. SO if 20% of the population want “none of the above” ,then we keep 20% of the seats EMPTY, thus saving on wages and expenses! This also means that if it becomes obvious that we do not need a parliament ,then it is an easy and NATURAL process to disband the parliament via the voting process.
This system of DIRECT DEMOCRACY will do away with the strangle hold that the POLITICAL PARTY SYSTEM has on our “democracy” and the institutionalised corruption that it brings. Can YOU HONESTLY tell the difference between New Labour and the Tory party today?
I WANT AN OPEN REFERENDUM ON EU MEMBERSHIP
As we will be a “new” European country we may have to re-apply for membership anyway , and so would England, as the UK will no longer exist.I am torn between a Norway example OR a Switzerland example as to what way Scotland should go in regards to EU membership. An open and informed debat and the will of the people will decide what way we go.
PEOPLE OF SCOTLAND ,ITS TIME TO TAKE OUR RIGHTFUL PLACE IN THE WORLD. WE HAVE GOOD REASONS TO HOLD OUR HEADS HIGH!
Scotland is an ANCIENT INDIGENOUS CELTIC CULTURE AND NATION. We should be very PROUD of this. We should also start taking it seriously. Our aboringinal religious culture of Druidism is about 18,000 years old and our ancestors built stone circles and druidic priestesses worshipped in oak groves 14,000 years ago in the “holy Land” that’s 10,000 years before the hebrew culture exists!
history of the Celtic people.
The Book of Conquests
The Earliest Civilisation
The Natufian culture existed in the Mediterranean region of the Levant 12,000 to 9600 BCE.The phases occurred from 12,000 to 9600 BCE.Hundreds of Natufian graves have been excavated in Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon.In 2008, the grave of a Natufian ‘priestess’ was discovered (in most media reports referred to as a shaman or witch doctor ).c. 12,000 BC Round wooden houses, oak woodland and massive stone structures,hunter gatherers with flint blades and sickles and priestess shaman ,these are proto-Celtic people.
An early temple area in southeastern Turkey at Göbekli Tepe dated to 10,000 BC may be regarded as the beginning of the Neolithic.This temple site is the oldest known man-made place of worship.Through the radiocarbon method, the end of stratum III could be determined at circa 9,000 BC ; its beginnings are estimated to 11,000 BC or earlier. Stratum II dates to about 8,000 BC.The oldest occupation layer (stratum III) contained monolithic pillars linked by coarsely built walls to form circular or oval structures. So far, four such buildings, with diameters between 10 and 30m have been uncovered. Geophysical studies suggest 16 further structures.The monoliths are decorated with carved relief of animals or of abstract pictograms. These signs cannot be classed as writing, but may represent commonly understood sacred symbols, as known from Neolithic cave paintings elsewhere.
After 8000 BC, the site was abandoned and purposely covered up with soil.
The Mother of Modern Languages
The Gaelic language is the root language of Latin and Greek. It can be traced back to Sanskrit and ancient Hittite, it is therefore one of the most ancients languages on Earth. There are other even more ancient langauges in Scotland ,like Pictish which we need to study and preserve.
Professor Calvert Watkins of Harvard, one of the leading linguistic experts in his field, has pointed out that of all the Celtic linguistic remains, Old Irish represents an extraordinarily archaic and conservative tradition within the Indo-European family.
Its nominal and verbal systems are a far truer reflection of the hypothesized parent tongue, from which all Indo-European languages developed, than are Classical Greek or Latin. The structure of Old Irish, says Professor Watkins, can be compared only with that of Vedic Sanskrit or Hittite of the Old Kingdom.
The vocabulary is amazingly similar. The following are just a few examples:
Old Irish – arya (freeman),Sanskrit – aire (noble)
Old Irish – naib (good), Sanskrit – noeib (holy)
Old Irish – badhira (deaf), Sanskrit – bodhar (deaf)
Old Irish – names (respect), Sanskrit – nemed (respect)
Old Irish – righ (king), Sanskrit – raja (king)
This applies not only in the field of linguistics but in law and social custom, in mythology, in folk custom and in traditional musical form. The ancient Irish law system, the Laws of the Fénechus, is closely parallel to the Laws of Manu. Many surviving Irish myths, and some Welsh ones, show remarkable resemblances to the themes, stories and even names in the sagas of the Indian Vedas.
Our Influences reached ancient China and America and our Tartan is an Ancient pattern as well.Out Tartan patterns have been an influence on many cultures , there are mummified Celtic warriors in China 4,000 to 5,000 years old , and they are wearing TARTAN!
Solid as a warrior of the Caledonii tribe, the man’s hair is reddish brown flecked with grey, framing high cheekbones, a long nose, full lips and a ginger beard. When he lived three thousand years ago, he stood six feet tall, and was buried wearing a red twill tunic and tartan leggings. He looks like a Bronze Age European. In fact, he’s every inch a Celt. Even his DNA says so.
But this is no early Celt from central Scotland. This is the mummified corpse of Cherchen Man, unearthed from the scorched sands of the Taklamakan Desert in the far-flung region of Xinjiang in western China,
The burial sites of Cherchen Man and his fellow people were marked with stone structures that look like dolmens from Britain, ringed by round-faced, Celtic figures, or standing stones. Among their icons were figures reminiscent of the sheela-na-gigs, wild females who flaunted their bodies and can still be found in mediaeval churches in Britain. A female mummy wears a long, conical hat which has to be a witch or a wizard’s hat. Or a druid’s, perhaps? The wooden combs they used to fan their tresses are familiar to students of ancient Celtic art.
Even older than the Cherchen find is that of the 4,000-year-old Loulan Beauty
Our Celtic genes have been found in the Native Americans ,which proves we crossed the Atlantic c.15,000 years ago.
The results show that the Welsh are related to the Basques of northern Spain and southern France and to native Americans. He said: “There has been much less interbreeding in Wales than you might expect. Wales and Ireland have the most homogenous group of males of anywhere in the world, from the research that’s been done so far”.
He said; “The Y chromosome common among Welsh males was an ancient one. Most native Americans have the same one
The Solutreans of Spain are now believed to have crossed the Atlantic using the southern Equatorial current and entered the Caribbean and Central America between 18,000 and 12,000 years ago to become known as the Clovis hunters of America. Recent genetic findings suggest that the people now known as Gaelic speaking Celts (including Irish, Welsh, Scots, Basques and Berbers) are a remnant of a group of people who also left Spain between 18,000 and 12,000 years ago
WE ARE A MASSIVE INFLUENCE ON THE MODERN WORLD TOO
Ours Scottish inventors have shaped the modern world! TV and Telephones BOTH Scottish inventions, as was the capitalist system the world claims it “runs” on today. Penicilen etc …
SO LESS OF THE THEME PARK BAGPIPES AND PLASTIC NESSIES PLEASE!!!!!!
(BUT this is also part of the Scottish sense of humour)
Scotland with its well educated population and local recourses has a very bright INDEPENDENT FUTURE!
The Online Gaming Industry
ALL OF THESE SCOTLAND EXCELS IN
THE DISASTER OF UNIONISM ,UNIONISTS the “brightest and the best” OR the “corrupt and the ignorant”?
Unionism has been a disaster for Scotland. There is NO OTHER European country that has the same LOW STATUS and standards of living as Scotland.The UK is in deep debt and this is after an economic BOOM time, how THEY where going to pay this debt when the BUST period started I do not know and obviously NEITHER DID THEY! The capitalist economic model is refered to as a Boom and Bust economy, so I saw this coming,so did Norway , so what is the “brightest and the bests” excuse? Norway is sitting on a huge Oil Fund and it pumps a lot less Oil than Scotland and has a lot less financial services than England. After the financial Boom time Norway is in a much better position than the UK ,these people must be financial SUPER GENIUSES!!!!! (or maybe they are just NOT corrupt)
If we use the Unionist agruement that Scotland would be economically unviable and we would be better served being part of a BIG ECONOMY! Then the UK has proved itself to be economicaly unviable and we should disband the UK government and throw our economic weight behind a united EU economy. A much bigger and influencial economy than the UK!
DO YOU HEAR ANY UNIONISTS CALLING TO DISBAND THE UK GOVERNMENT AND PLACE SOVEREIGNTY TO THE EU FOR ITS ECONOMIC BENEFITS?
MORE UNIONISM LIES AND HYPOCRACY
Bigger is better!
Unionists say that Scotland is served better being part of a bigger UK economy. Apart from this being RUBBISH , Scotland is being DRAINED by the UK economy!!! Then why are the unionists not arguing that the UK government should be disbanded and we hand economic control and sovereignty to the EU?
UK Subsidizes Scotland
Unionists claim Scotland gets subsidized by England and the UK. This ,of coarse is a LIE , and the TRUTH is Scotland subsidizes the UK.
View from the LEFT
“LABOUR ministers were warned in a secret Whitehall dossier 30 years ago of the powerful case for Scotland becoming independent with booming oil revenues, but the information was kept confidential by Harold Wilson’s government to keep nationalism at bay.
The dossier, most of which was written by a leading government economist in 1974 and 1975, sets out how Scotland would have had one of the strongest currencies in Europe, attracting international capital into its banks in the same way as Switzerland.
It argued Scotland could quickly become one of Europe’s strongest economies with “embarrassingly” large tax surpluses.”
View from the RIGHT
“Adam Smith Institute, Friday, April 27, 2007
The Scottish economy could enjoy record growth if Scotland became independent, leaving the average Scot many thousands of pounds better off each year. This is the finding of a research Briefing Paper published today by the Adam Smith Institute, the free market economic think tank.”
Unionism is GOOD!
The last UNION in Europe ended in disaster. It was the unification of Germany and Austria , do I need to go on?
Small is BAD!
There have been many small nations that have survived very well in Europe Switzerland and Luxembourg for example. Both have better standards of living than Scotland OR the UK.
New Countries are a “laughing stock”!
There have been many “new” nations appearing in Europe. The Czech Republic , Slovakia , Slovenia , Estonia , Latvia etc etc . Do ANY of these countries think they have made a bid mistake? NO!!!!
It is normal to give up national sovereignty for economic benefit!
Unionists should be able to tell a Norwegian or a Dutchman or a Finn that they too have made a huge mistake keeping THEIR national sovereignty and economy,instead of joining the bigger German ,or Russian economies! I think the word QUISLING might pop up in the conversation!
Unionism is just a long list of LIES and CORRUPTION. Some are deluded and long for the Days of Empire when the Union Jack flew over the world. SORRY FOLKS ITS THE 21 ST CENTURY ,stop living in the past .So for me a “Direct Democracy Scotland” is what I want to see POST Independence . It will be easy to do and we would be a shining example for other modern “democracies”.
This is a list of countries and territories by current account balance (CAB), based on the International Monetary Fund data for 2007, obtained from the latest World Economic Outlook database (October 2008).
Rank Country CAB USD, bn
1 People’s Republic of China 371.833
2 Germany 252.501
3 Japan 210.967
4 Saudi Arabia 95.762
5 Russia 76.163
6 Switzerland 70.797
7 Norway 59.983
8 Netherlands 52.522
178 Australia -56.342
179 United Kingdom -105.224
180 Spain -145.141
181 United States -731.214 [