Anarchy in the UK ?
|Art work by my daughter Beth|
My take on Scottish independence is influenced by living in England for 20 years and by being part of a radical counterculture which flowed through punk and on into the 1980s and 1990s. It still survives, but the UK government did its best to 'stub out progress where the seeds are sown' by 'killing of anything that's not quite known'. [A Mob quote]. That UK government was and still is lost in the illusion of an Empire that is gone. One of the pillars of the illusion is the genocidal energy locked up inside nuclear weapons based in Scotland.
My hope is that Scotland will vote Yes to independence in 2014 -striking a blow against the UK's imperial illusions and opening up the space for another England, another Wales and another Northern Ireland to become possible. Maybe not 'Anarchy in the UK', but a step along the road towards the new world we still carry in our hearts.
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