It’s just after 5.30am. This is a sad day. This is a sad day for… I would say my country, but it’s not a country. We’re just a region. A region that gets told what to do by other people. Imagine going on holiday and a tourist or local asks what country you’re from and you tell them Scotland. “Oh, that’s not a country, that’s just a region”, they’ll be able to say and you’ll have to agree.
We had our chains off yesterday to vote, and now we’ve voted to put them back on. Get back in the box, Scotland, no more worrying about having to think. London will do it all for us. And I’m sure they’ll have the interests of the ordinary people of Scotland at heart, like they always have. Why I just need to walk the streets of Glasgow to see that already. Poverty-stricken streets, where people rely on food banks and benefits, we’ll get told what to do by people that care only about house prices and immigrants, as if that is the cause of the ills of the nation.
'Get back in the box, Scotland, no more dissent from you. Now, about that pledge… well nothing was legally binding, so we'll just leave it as it is.'
They’ll have to rewrite all those Hollywood movies that show brave Scotsmen, taking life by the scruff off the neck, taking that chance and not being afraid. Because that’s what we are. An afraid, beaten, subservient nation of people that have given in. Not all of us, I’ll grant you, but not enough to make a difference. The media were against us. The banks were against us. Westminster was against us. But the people… well a great number were with us.
We’ve given in to fear. We’ve given in to intimidation. We’ve given in to London.
You’ve broken my heart and made me cry again, Scotland. All those times of glorious sporting failure seem rather insignificant compared with this occasion. Sporting events come around again, but this referendum.. it won’t. This was our chance and we said No. No to self-determination, No to independence, No to change.
It is a heartbreakingly sad day. But I’m immensely proud of those people that have given their all for this campaign. I just wish that it could have been something more.
diaphonization asked: i love your blog so much
i am truly glad you like it. unfortunately i don’t know for how much longer i will continue it. lately my posts have been haphazard at best and i see that trend as continuing until this blog just fizzles out altogether. i have no intention on deleting it as of now, just letting it gradually go fallow.
if you have a lot of time to kill and have nothing better to do check out my archive. i used to post so much shit that i get surprised myself when some searcher reblogs something and i happen to see the notification. i’m all “i don’t remember that.”
thank you for the ask and have a great day.