The sons of freedom drie their weird
And huvny loss nor gain.
Til we keep tryst wi Scotland
An Scotland’s born again.

Chris Grieve wrote something like this many years ago.
Why are the sons of freedom dying in foreign wars while at home their hearths grow cold?



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  1. iain c Says:

    Hopefully these days are numbered. After the political events of the past few days in both Scotland and England, I now think that Scotland can be independent far sooner than I thought possible.

    Last may you wrote a blog “Tomorrow And Tomorrow And Tomorrow” in which you said that thev tide had turned., empires were of the past and the future belonged to the nation states.

    I agreed with every word you wrote then. I am just amazed at how fast the unionist position is crumbling. I think Scotland could now be independent with a few years. Nobody can see the future but a yes vote in a referendum in 2010/2011 looks like a real possiblity now. So it may not be for much longer that the Scottish soldier fights other peoples wars.

    Nobody can see the future but the words you wrote a year ago look more accurate by the day ……….

    “Westminster once ruled one quarter of the earth and the many nations in that quarter. Of those allowed to go their own way not one has sought to return. It is not an argument to say they would be better off if ruled by us. Each one has preferred its self respect to domination. I have sought to underline the absurdity of reintegration by suggesting that the USA will be the first to come back. They won’t. None will. Regrowth comes from the change and decay of political institutions just as surely as it comes from fallen leaves and the compost they make. Like the Empires the Union has served its purpose. There are new purposes and responsibilities ahead for Scotland and the other countries in the Union. The importance of the recent election is that it shows the old order is changing. The Browns, the McConnells, the Alexanders and all their sad baggage are yesterday’s fallen leaves. They, like the Liberals, are servants of the past.

    Lord let thy servants now depart in peace.”

  2. Ian Forrest Says:

    Ian C writes:

    I now think that Scotland can be independent far sooner than I thought possible.

    I’ve just read a report in the Sunday Scotsman newspaper, May 18, 2008, about an incident the previous Wednesday at a soccer match in Manchester.

    CCTV images showed lone policeman Mick Regan being taunted by a mob of Rangers fans before he was knocked to the ground and kicked and punched in a flurry of blows.

    The footage sent waves of shock and revulsion around the world and brought shame on Scotland.

    The violence broke out among the 100,000 Rangers fans who had descended on Manchester for the match between the Glasgow team Rangers and Zenit St Petersburg from Russia.

    Scotland reached its zenith during the “enlightenment.” The country earned the respect of the rest of the world for it’s crucial contributions to science, philosophy, literature, education, medicine, commerce and politics.

    The country Scotland, if one can still call it a country, has been in steady decline that has accelerated over the past 60 years or so.
    The bagpipes, haggis and whiskey caricature has been replaced by a far more serious image of an uncontrollable rabble characterized by a collapsed educational system, a collapsed health care system, rising crime, drug use and violence that is off the scale…

    Devolution is a sham. It’s a sop to the activists who believe Scotland can stand on it’s own two feet. The reality is Scotland is descending into something that bears no resemblance to it’s former self.

    The informed minority knows that if a referendum were held tomorrow the majority would vote NO to independence and that is why the politicos have been delaying and delaying facing the reality.

    The reality is, Scotland is now a region of dependence, dependence on the welfare state.

    The same informed minority knows that a referendum will change nothing, even if in the unlikely event the vote was YES for independence.

    The basic problem is, nobody knows what to do with Scotland.

    And all this stuff about Scottish sons of freedom dying in foreign wars while the home hearths grow cold is sentimental mush. Scotland’s days of real glory are long gone.

    War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. John Stuart Mill.

    They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin.

    The sound you hear is, Adam Smith, James Watt, Andrew Carnegie, Conan Doyle, William Wallace and thousands of others turning in their graves!

    And finally:

    I have sought to underline the absurdity of reintegration by suggesting that the USA will be the first to come back.

    Perhaps Iain C would kindly explain the context of this comment?

  3. Adrian Peirson Says:

    The slow decline is deliberate it is called Frankfurt Subversion, a Marxist technique to undermine the Pillars of our Society, cause it to collapse so it may be replaced by something else, A Communist Police State.

    EU The Truth

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