13 October 2014

The Rabid 45 (Stricken-out Rant)

10th August 2015 Update: Well as you can see I've literally gone put a massive strikeout throughout this entire blog post. This is because a lot of what was said in here I actually take back (although there are still a couple of points which I still stand firmly by.) After the 2015 General Election and Budget 2015 (among other occurances of David Cameron's cuntery) I understand completely why the event mentioned in here took place and I even support the cause they were fighting for, just like I support the #TakeUsWithYouScotland campaign a couple months back. I'll likely be releasing an entire blog post relating to this within the upcoming weeks. This blog post is left pretty much intact (except for the obvious strikeout) for archive purposes.

13th October 2015 Update: I urge everyone who's reading this rant to read this first. As mentioned before, there are many aspects of this rant that I've U-turned on and that post served as a counter-weight of sorts to this one. This rant shall remain up (and stricken-out) so people can refer to this should they need to.

Oh boy, we're now on post number 6 and so far three of those posts have been rants. Not exactly a good track record but holy hell I really need to get this off my chest.

On 18th September, Scotland held a referendum that granted a vote on whether it should become an independent nation or not. The result was approximately 45% yes to 55% no, the No vote won and Scotland remained in the UK. This sadly provoked a HUGE backlash from the Yes voters who are still campaigning for independence despite the referendum ending over three weeks ago. If you've been following my Twitter you can see I've just about hit the end of my tether with these sore losers.

My point? JUST STOP

Honestly? I can understand you guys being pissed for a few days but this going on for weeks now, honestly accept the result of the referendum and move the fuck on. By protesting and starting these mass revolts, you're just showing yourselves up to be ridiculously immature. It won't solve anything.

The most recent revolt was started by a man called Tommy Sheridan, a disgraced politican who has been denounced by many mainstream Yes campaigners, this guy staged a rally in a vain attempt to get more people to his side. I'm going to take a few things from the "Despair in the Square" post I saw on another blog - it's not a "rally," it's merely a shit-ton of despair made more vocal. Now there have been successful rallies, rallies that really encouraged people, rallies to fight against something that was truly bad or negative (for lack of a better word.) This rally would not fall under any of those.

This rally is just... pathetic if I'm completely honest.

Also, there seems be some vague evidence showing that ol' Tommy Sheridan is merely pocketing any money he gains from this for himself while giving as-little-as-possible back in return. Great work Sheridan, gather a load of hopeful Yes-campaigners and use them as your personal mini-banks/ATMs. You absolutely sicken me.

If you don't believe on that last point I just brought up I suggest you give this article a read. You'll find some pretty enlightening, and shameful, information in there... I wonder why Sheridan has declined to comment on this...

Now here's the part where I bring up arguments put forward by the 45ers and smash them in one fell swoop each.

Let's bring on the first contestant!
Most of the people voted for independence and who those who didn't voted out of fear/uncertainty/doubt/were brainwashed.etc.
Uhh no... 55 is bigger than 45. Most of the people voted against independence. I believe the phrase "silent majority" applies here - there were more No voters, however if you didn't look at the outcome at the end you wouldn't think that as the Yes voters were merely more vocal and all of these pathetic rallies prove my point.

Don't count the thugs that started terrorizing Glasgow on the night of the referendum, they were not part any No campaign, they were just chavs and thugs who have been denounced by various No campaigns such as Better Together, but even if you did count them in, they just did it for a single night. The rabid 45ers have been sore over this for weeks on end. Oh and no I'm not condoning what those thugs did, the terror they struck into the people of Glasgow is absolutely inexcusable.

As for people voting out of fear/doubt and so on, that may very well, and most likely in some cases to be true. An independent Scotland would, for a time at least, suffer direly in many areas. Whether it would recover or not, I don't know and I never will for a couple of decades at least but I think it's unfair to say they were all like that. Some people do believe or not do their research.

Next please...
Scotland will/should declare a UDI
Out of all the things I've read, this has to be the fucking worst and most poorly thought out thing ever. Do you guys know what would happen if Scotland did this? It didn't work out too well for Zimbabwe did it?

If Scotland declared UDI rather than having a civilized referendum, they would be practically driven into becoming a third-world country. When a country declares UDI from a nation (in this case the UK,) the parent nation gets all of their assets. Scotland has a lot of oil right? Well not anymore as that would go to the UK. Their military? Another gift to the UK with love from a now independent-but-struggling Scotland.

A UDI is basically declaring independence by brute force and it would be catastrophic for Scotland if it happened. Not to mention it would take decades before Scotland would be recognised as an independent nation should they take this route.

I'm gonna go ahead and take on one last argument the 45ers keep proposing...
Fuck it, I'm gonna use this last bit to speak out against all of these childish rallies as a whole rather than just keeping on nitpicking at individual arguments. Broader strokes paint the fence faster after all.

Let's face it here, you guys lost graciously, fair, and square. Unlike historic clashes where the Scots wanted independence from the Brits, it was resolved in a civil manner (well civil until now) without any bloodshed what-so-ever. Alex Salmond, the guy who proposed the referendum in the first place took his defeat like a man. He accepted that it was 55% vote against him without any qualms or tantrums - this level of maturity and nobility earns my respect.

I feel that this should be celebrated to some extent, you guys should be grateful that no lives were taken and no blood was shed in this unlike past battles for independence. All of this could have been a lot worse and yet it's bullshit like this that's escalating the whole scenario to an event reminiscent of those told in history books - after the whole thing was supposed to have been resolved!

Just grow up, you lost, suck it up. Maybe there'll be a second independence referendum in the future, if that happens, then you can have your say once again. All of these rallies won't do shit, I'll reiterate - they just show you up to be extremely immature. Will Cameron deliver his promises to Scotland and give them more power? Well we'll see, this could very well be the wake-up call he needed to get his act together - only time will tell I guess.

Now can we please just get along and focus on destroying a much bigger threat to our nation (and other nations?)

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