by, 12-03-2009 at 03:13 PM (1336 Views)
So the SNP want to put out their white paper
It is with a great sense of worry that I contemplate the future of my country. Long time readers may recall my previous entry on the thistle tinted specs brigade. We are far too good at blaming others for our problems and not accepting the duty we bear instead to fix our country. We can be successful as an independent country yes, but if we go into it thinking everything will be rosy because we've finally carried through the declaration of Arbroath there will be plenty sorely disappointed and with a lot to answer for.
We are a small country with delusions of grandeur. I have long held the belief that the only reason the scottish economy did not go the way of Iceland and Irelands is because of the ability of the UK as a whole to absorb some of the assumed debts.
We have a life expectancy in glasgow of around 10 years less than in the south of england - some would point to this and say "see thats cos those [epletive deleted]s in westminster are too concerned with england and dont care bout us!" actually it is because we have our heads in our rear ends and dont realise we are happilly killing ourselves due to a steady diet of deep fried pizzas and Irn-Bru by an IV drip.
Dont get me wrong though - I do love Scotland with every fibre of my being. It's just I think we can be so much more than what we are and that wont start so much by independence as much as having a proper look at the state our country is in.
EDITED TO ADD
Whilst I am on my rant, one other thing has bothered me greatly the last couple of days:
(taken from belgian beer thread)
I am quite frankly livid at this. The insinuations that :Neely:
Brian Bean:Tennants Extra??? Now I know you are joking, do I sound like some amateur Scottish drunk?
Neely:Now, now, Neely, you should know that there are no amateur Scottish drunks: only professionals.
Yes professional drunks, but not professional drinkers...
A) youd need to be a drunk to drink Tennants Extra
B) All Scotsmen are drunks
C) No scotsman has a clue about anything and only cares about getting hammered
really have annoyed me to the extreme. If I was to stereotype other nationalities in similar fashions it would quite rightly be pilloried but it has become acceptable to classify the Scot as a drunkard (something which to an extent we have ourselves to blame for) but all the same it is frankly completely out of order and has me very upset