A look at the prospect of an independent Scotland.
A balanced documentary on Scotland’s prospects and the mood on the street on the independence referendum from Irish broadcaster RTE.
roulade13 replied to your post:A note - while leafleting yesterday, I noticed the…
Why change their minds? That’s the point of being fortunate enough to live in a democracy. We all get our say, matterless if our opinions differ. That’s the whole idea isn’t it? I’m a no, white, not middle class.
of course it’s fantastic that everyone can have their say with their vote. That’s why I just want the chance to present a case for yes.
I know a yes vote will rid this country of nuclear weapons, force immigration reform (which can be nudged towards fairness and transparency rather than the horrors of the UKBA remnants) and ensure that Scotland will always have the party it voted for as the governing force. I’m excited for a resurgence of the Labour party too, one fit for Scotland and not being bossed around by the right-skewed London lot.
But I think it’s up to the grassroots movement to present this case, women like me, since the media, and the BBC in particular has such an obvious ‘no’ agenda, and quite often male voices have dominated.Friends in England are saying this now. People need to hear both sides in order to be able to know how best they want to vote.
A note - while leafleting yesterday, I noticed the demographics of people who took fliers or didn’t. By far the biggest group who gave me ‘soor lemin’ faces were white, middle-class seeming women.
The groups who took fliers or who said ‘save your paper I’m yes’ were multiethnic, multigender, in all types of clothes, from business outfits to the classic trackie, wearing head coverings of all kinds and none.
I’d like to reach out to white middle class women, I’d like to know why they are tilting towards ‘no’ to an independent Scotland. I’ll be back out doing some kind of canvassing or leafleting again this Tuesday, so hopefully, I’ll get my chance, and maybe change some minds.
That’s all a shadow is—and though you might be prejudiced against the dark, you ought to remember that that’s where stars live, and the moon and raccoons and owls and fireflies and mushrooms and cats and enchantments and a rather lot of good, necessary things. Thieving, too, and conspiracies, sneaking, secrets, and desire so strong you might faint dead away with the punch of it. But your light side isn’t a perfectly pretty picture, either, I promise you. You couldn’t dream without the dark. You couldn’t rest. You couldn’t even meet a lover on a balcony by moonlight. And what would the world be worth without that? You need your dark side, because without it, you’re half gone.
EVERYBODY LISTEN THE FUCK UP.
Today we went to the river and Fiona told me that the sparkly bits in the mud here is ACTUALLY GOLD WHAT THE FUCK. and then she laughed at me picking through the mud for flakes and said Californians get this out of their system in the 4th grade when they learn state history.
AND I THINK THAT IS FUCKING BANANAS. OH WE JUST HAVE FREAKING GOLD LAYING AROUND EVERYWHERE YEAH NBD LETS GO SURFING.
CALIFORNIA ARE YOU EVEN REAL.
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more domestic kitchen-sink dramas about college professors thinking about cheating, meditating on aging parents IN SPACE with queer mermaids.
Tumblr folk of Glasgow and Edinburgh. There are various No/Better Together demonstrations and walks tomorrow through our towns. Nigel Farage in Glasgow and the Orange Order in Edinburgh. I realise that many of you will wish to protest these people and if the referendum wasn’t around, I would certainly be indulging in some primal scream therapy by shouting at Farage and hoping that the police have to rescue him from a pub.
But no, this is what they want. They want the attention.
DO NOT GIVE IT TO THEM. Let them preach to their choir, don’t rise to any bait or resort to any physical violence. The media will only distort this to make the Yes campaign look bad.
Please ignore them. Got a couple of hours spare on Saturday instead? Go to your local Yes shop… they will always need volunteers. Hell, I don’t even live in Paisley, but I’ll be there because they seem to be lacking in assistance. Give out leaflets, help deliver letters, do what you can. When I did it last night, there was a lad who was still at school there who was more politically switched on than I was at that age. He sits his physics exam on the day of the referendum but he admitted that he is too excited to even think about it. It’s people like this that represent our future. You can be part of something big, something beautiful. You can be part of Generation Yes. The generation of people that stood up to Westminster elite, that stood up to big business, that stood up to the media…. that stood up for yourselves.
Do whatever you can to help out. Please, don’t let this once in a lifetime opportunity for independence pass us by.
Thank you all.
Attention is fuel for the xenophobic UKIP crowd and I just have no idea what the Orange Order are doing (not even the Scottish OO? A lot are coming over from N. Ireland to mess things up)
Remember that Simpson’s song ‘Just Don’t Look’. That.