A response to Wee Ginger Dug by The Familiar
Everyone has been getting hot under the collar after Loki’s recent #novotesSNP essay once again changed the course of national conversation. The most striking response for me was that of Wee Ginger Dug who urges that,
‘The time to get radical is after we get rid of the Union’
My question for him is – what if independence never happens?
When, then, would be the time to be radical?
This isn’t some mad pipe dream – this is the current reality – were a referendum held tomorrow the answer would be No.
You can quote the gains made by the yes campaign, brexit scenario polls – quote away because it won’t change a damn thing. The answer will still be no – the answer might always be no. We in the yes movement need to ask ourselves – what would we do if Indy wasn’t an option?
What do we say to the poor & vulnerable then?
Sorry – it’s Indy or nothing!
Banking on the current constitutional arrangement making things so miserable for everyone that we’ll get independence by default is a bit like the Tories running down the NHS in the hope that the public will demand privatisation. We might increase the demand – but at what cost to the fabric of our society?
If the end which justifies the means doesn’t materialise – what are we left with?
Call me weak on Indy, imply that I only ever supported it to promote the Greens, say whatever you want but I’m not going to wait for Independence to make this country a radically better place to raise my kids in.
Can something be done now?
If the answer is yes then let’s do it.
If the answer is no then we try harder, think outside the box but for fucks sake don’t wait because we might be waiting forever.