“Scotland the Brave”. . . the day after. . . .

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Today is not the day I expected or  filled with  the news that I wanted.  Scotland has spoken with an election of an unheard of turnout of almost 85% of the registered voters.  The “No” voters were victorious in their  vote to remain in the United Kingdom of Britain. In my humble opinion it was a case of fear of the uncertainty that was the impetus of that vote, questions of the currency, pensions and health care pushed out the desire of being, completely autonomous,  nuclear weapon free, and a shift to  a more Western European socialist country.

There was so much hope and anticipation held up  by the “YES” voters that is dashed this morning.  So much mourning, anger and finally acceptance.  This was a deep and personal loss for people who have given this campaign their life, some for almost 2 years. The big push began about 6 months.  Grief instead of joy has to be endured and finally embraced now, instead of the  joy of victory.

Prime Minister Cameron, in the last week, was nervous enough of losing Scotland that he made some very strong promises to give her more powers and more self-rule  in  her governing.  And even this morning, he is promising the same devolution to Wales, Britain, and North Ireland. He said this for all the world to hear. A reorganization of Great Britain?  It sure sounds like that.

So to the “Yes” voters. . . cry your tears, swear your curses, feel disappointed and despondent but never doubt  your contribution!   Democracy at its best with 85% registered voters voting, a joy, passion , and love for your country for all the world to see and desire to emulate.   Your strong sense of justice, and history, and culture. . . . .Yes, you lost this painful battle, so regroup and recharge. hold your heads high,  and dream on . . . .  you will ultimately win the war for  “Freedom.”

What do you think?   Were you touched or inspired by these brave Scots? 

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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23 Responses to “Scotland the Brave”. . . the day after. . . .

  1. What a wonderful post and great understanding of our position here. My family are Yes supporters. I will always want an independent Scotland and always have. Sadly there was a hell of a lot of cold feet and shockingly bias media coverage. The UK cannot lose the oil. Anyway, this was a pick up to read today in the aftermath.


    • annetbell says:

      Oh thank you so much. As with the Indian elections which I got so involved with, I always expected someone so ask why I as an American would care. Thank you for the validation and acceptance that freedom is a universal drive for all of us and bans us together.


      • Well Anne, I love your blog because I sense that there are things you care about very deeply and believe me, one of the things that has saddened me with this no vote, is the loss of the chance to create a more equal society and get rid of nuclear weapons on our soil which my own parents marched against all the years ago. (And my dad had fought in three conflicts as a bomb disposal expert). I am truly touched — and was the other day too — to see that you as an American are so genuinely interested in our affairs.


      • annetbell says:

        I feel very blessed to have learned about Indian and Scottish people through the causes they long for and vote for in their elections . It is true the great masses of all people want truth and freedom and that binds us together !


  2. Reblogged this on Ace News Services 2014 and commented:
    #ANS2014 – A great post and heart-felt from a #YES campaigner!


  3. Chess says:

    I am deeply saddened that Scotland did not gain her independence but my prayer now for Scotland is that Westminister heard the wake up call and will keep her promises to Scotland.


  4. gpcox says:

    I am not of Scottish decent, but I have to admit, I was very surprised when I got up and saw the headlines – 55% to 45% – unbelievable, some people obviously had their doubts as to whether or not Scotland could handle it on her own.


  5. Rusha Sams says:

    I was not only inspired by the Scots, I was amazed at the turnout. We have so few folks who actually vote in the US. We take the privilege for granted. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


  6. inavukic says:

    Scotland will win, has won because it showed that almost half voters said Yes and if only a greater number of voters in the larger cities went to vote the result could have easily been different; and also the UK has finally realised that Scots cherish freedom, hence Scotland will get more voice for itself within the union and more autonomy … the next time around when such a brave referendum comes along it will be an overwhelming Yes.


  7. Don Ostertag says:

    The outcome sure surprised me. And now I see a lot of to-do about voter fraud. But even if the outcome wasn’t what I wanted, it looks like it is forcing England to take a good look and to do something for the ‘nations’ still under their ‘protection’. Guess I’ll get out my BRAVEHEART DVC The Scots lost that time also. At least this time, there was no bloodshed.


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