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The Union is archaic

posted by Harry J. Bentham

On doit des egards aux vivants; on ne doit aux morts que la verite.

We should be considerate to the living; to the dead we owe only the truth.

Voltaire


Just over a month from now, on 18 September, Scotland will decide whether or not it wants to remain part of the United Kingdom. I favor the outcome of Scottish independence from the UK, for the simple reason that I believe poor governance by the UK’s Conservatives is to blame and that independence would be a powerful act of defiance against such an incompetent government.

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The Union is archaic, and should be abolished completely. The monarchy is also archaic, and should likewise be abolished completely. These are vestiges, and just do not have any place in the future. Of course, expecting all to be abolished at once is unrealistic, and steadily transitioning towards the end by such things as giving Scotland independence is therefore the best way.

At a time when the world is increasingly threatened by superstition and barbarism, as we see in Iraq and Syria, and crazed nationalism, as we see in Ukraine (and is glorified by the BBC on a daily basis with every bit of emotion and zeal it can muster) the last thing we need to do is cling to old flags and crowns.

Hopefully, these steps towards the breakup of the Union will convince Brits that they are no “nation”, but their land is a crossroads of many individuals from all over the world, and we will be on track to making the whole world stateless and egalitarian in that fashion.


By Harry J. Bentham

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