As a Scot, I live in a very small country, 5.5 million people, a population just remaining steady due to immigration of ayslum seekers, refugees and economic migrants, including nearly a half million English people escaping anti-social behaviour in urban areas in England.
Isn't it odd that our national daily newspapers make the immigration of a few thousand Eastern Europeans a threat to our way of life but not one word is said about the huge number of ' white, mainly middle class ' immigrants from England?
But even though the marketing machine has nearly won here as well, in that people will vote in their millions for some crap singer on a tv show contest they struggle to use their very hard won franchise in the same proportions-Iam still able to join in the political debate from my laptop and in fact we have just launched a new group promoting a truly independent Scotland
via the web !
All is not lost if we seek the truth, not rubbish about the antics of very overpaid pop stars and football players, so the web is the only real tool left to us where we can engage in debate and many do.
But we also have the Al Gores of this world who launch books in which the truth can be found and the gullible could maybe begin to ask questions again, if we the readers spread the word
Big busines has hijacked your government in Washington and ours in Westminster, that's why many Scots voted for the Scottish National Party, who have now taken power in Edinburgh, albeit in a minority government, devolved from London with no real powers of a democartic free sate as yet, but it is a start of a new debate which all Scots will eventually have to think about.
Like al Gore, fight for our future in a world free from the pollution of big corporations, their toxins are in your Senate and in our Houses of Parliament as well as in our air and water.
We need a new 'Age of Reason'
25th May 2007