Filed under: autism, disability, Parenting, Politics | Tags: education, sexual abuse, special needs education
I don’t often reblog other people’s posts, but this is a real problem. The school appears, in my opinion, not only to be encouraging promiscuity, but making girls with special needs vulnerable to exploitation.
Filed under: Justice, Politics, Scotland | Tags: 1715, 1719, 1745, Act of Union, emancipation, freedom, Pope Francis, rebellion, Scotland, secession, Wars of Independence, Yes Scotland
The headlines may shout out that the Pope is opposed to independence. However the media have shown themselves less than honest in the reporting of matters relating to independence, e
ven the Scotsman has questioned the BBC’s integrity, ironically the BBC’s decision to allow its studios to be used for making the Better Together advertisement is defensible although in very poor judgement, but it will merely fuel the fires stoked by its unbalanced political coverage of last. Of more concern are the misleading claims that the Pope has opposed Scottish independence “POPE: MY FEARS FOR A DIVIDED BRITAIN” as the Daily Mail puts it. However what the Pope said was, “There is independence by emancipation and independence by secession.
“The independences by emancipation, for example, are American, that they were emancipated from the European states.
“The independences of nations by secession is a dismemberment, sometimes it’s very obvious.
“Let’s think of the former Yugoslavia. Obviously, there are nations with cultures so different that couldn’t even be stuck together with glue.
“The Yugoslavian case is very clear, but I ask myself if it is so clear in other cases – Scotland, Padania, Catalunya.”
He added: “There will be cases that will be just and cases that will not be just, but the secession of a nation without an antecedent of mandatory unity, one has to take it with a lot of grains of salt and analyse it case by case.” The Pope also said, “Scotland’s national status has always been recognised by the Catholic Church,” he stated. “Indeed, Scotland has been a filia specialis, or favourite daughter, of the Papacy.”
Scottish independence is in fact what the Pope describes as an independence by emancipation because there was a mandatory unity. Union was imposed on the Scottish people against their will as Daniel Defoe observed, during the riots against union, “for every Scot in favour there is 99 against”. Scotland fought two wars of independence in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries to prevent annexation by England, after the Act of Union the Scots rose in rebellion three times in 1715, 1719 and 1745. The United Kingdom has never been one country, but has always been a union of four distinct nations; England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales a union compelled by the English Parliament and opposed by the ordinary people of the other nations. The union was made for the benefit of England and continues for the benefit of England. Much of Ireland has broken free from this enforced union largely by force of arms, Scotland is seeking to withdraw peacefully if possible, but the scars of the earlier armed struggles remain fresh. When we interpret the Pope’s words in the light of history, we can only assume he is in fact in support of Scottish independence.
Scotland has always been a separate nation, and throughout the three hundred hundred years of enforced union there has always been a movement to restore Scottish sovereignty, independence is not the dismemberment of a nation, but the liberation of a nation from unwilling bondage.
Filed under: Justice, Politics, Scotland, Travel, Yes Scotland | Tags: Better Together, Britain First, British nationalism, independence, No campaign, Scotland, UKIP, Yes Scotland, YesScotland
Let us make no mistake the Better Together campaign is not opposed to Nationalism, it is a nationalist campaign, a British Nationalist campaign. We can see how committed to they are to British nationalism when we look at the promise that, if we vote no, we will be faced with an in/out referendum on EEC membership. Even if the majority of Scots were to vote to remain in Europe, the English could take us out against our will. The No campaign is a confederation rooted in a sentimental attachment to a lost empire that was never the force for good they claim it was. The No campaign stands on a platform of Britain First; it is unequivocally British Nationalist and is being backed by those who believe that the United Kingdom should be Independent from Europe and not have policies imposed by Brussels. However what the BritNats claim for themselves they deny to Scotland, the right to govern our own affairs and to benefit from the exploitation of our own resources. The BritNats try to claim Scotland is poor while ignoring that we have the world largest oilfield off our western coast, how the BritNat coalition that is the No campaign would love to get their hands on that!
I think it is of concern for the electorate in the rest of the UK that the BritNat coalition includes the main British political parties, it suggests the differences between them are more imagined than real. In Scotland we can be free of Westminster by voting for independence, those who live in England are faced with the reality of the saying, “Whoever you vote for, the Government gets in”. In Scotland we can at least ensure that the government that gets in is the one we choose.