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Greeting Citizens of Deviant Art I've been meaning to write this all summer but kept putting it off.
Anyway back in July I uploaded this piece party9999999.deviantart.com/ar… were I made clear my opposition to an Independence Scotland. Many of you asked why I have taken a Unionist position will many of left support independence so I’m going to do my best to explain my reasons here.
First of all I ask you, what good will do?. The supporters of Independence say they wish to cut ties to Westminster because it’s undemocratic, That the Scottish People have to help fund wars they want no part All of that maybe true and breaking up Britain will deal with none of it.
First of all yes there is a democratic deficit as user scottyb16 put it between Scotland and Westminster. But this true for the whole nation. Most people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have no more say over how Westminster acts than most Scots.
If Scotland becomes a sovereign nation, Cameron and to Tory party will still be in power. They’ll continue their plans to cut social spending, privatise public services while empowering the ruling class ever more. All that will have changed is now a good chunk of the opposition is now in a different country. By the way I warn you there's no reason to trust the Scottish Nation Party when it said it would protect Scotland's welfare system. Remember what has happened to the Labour Party.
Second Scotland’s industry and trade would still be dominated by the British capitalist class.
Also it's foolish to think that an Independence Scotland would be Socialist, It would be unlike to become even a Bourgeois Republic. The best you could hope for would something close to Scandinavian social democracy and even that would be undermined.
In short leaving the Union will not change it. We the nations of the union are best to stay together and fight together against the unjust system of Government which rules over us and build a better society together and if we fail. At least we’ll hang together.
On a side note. Remember in Braveheart WhenMel Gibson said “They can take our lives, but they will never take our freedom.” Didn’t both happen in the end?
Commissar of Visual Arts of the CPDA|
I am a marxist leninist Revolutionary Internationalist who thinks there must be a better way than capitalism.
apart from that there is absolute nothing interesting about me
I also support the Palestinian people.
Current Residence: Deep within the peak district
Favourite photographer: Alberto Korda
Favourite style of art: Constructivism
Operating System: Photoshop
Personal Quote: Revolution isn't about doing the easy thing, it's about doing the right thing.