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… Well , Scotland has Spoken [#independence vote]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,September 20th,2014

.. and , I have to admit , I am surprised …

.. Scotland rejected independence by a margin of 55.4% to 44.6% . That is a margin of 10.8% ….

.. [h/t — Wikipedia.org(Scotland Independence Referendum)]..
.. [link] to the article …

.. that is a very healthy margin …

.. I thought that it would be closer than that . The way that the vote was trending , I thought the independence campaign just might win …. just … but it did not ….

.. so , what do I think about it ? … I think that Scots have a strong nationalistic sense of self , and are very self – confident about it . Sometimes , it can tend to border on arrogance . Gee , who does that sound like ?? …

.. You got it . The U.S.A. … A great many of our country ‘ s ancestors are either Scottish , English , or Scotch – Irish , along with Irish … the arrogance tends to run in the British Isles , and we here in the ” Colonies ” inherited it…. in spades …

.. except Great Britain I do not think ever expected that their former 13 colonies to become the economic , military , and social colossus that we have become , and still are …

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… Does Scotland Really Want Independence ?? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,May 15th,2014

.. I believe that it does .

.. but , will it vote for independence (in a referendum vote , this September) ? … I do not know , yet ..

.. a sizable minority will vote yes , no matter what . But , a majority ?? … that remains to be seen …

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… the Hell with No – Go Zones …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,May 27th,2013

.. I prefer when major news events happen to give it time to gel and settle in , before I think about it alot . I want to give it as fair a treatment as is reasonably possible , given the circumstances . I also do not want to go off “half cocked,” and say something insensitive or ill – mannered . I also do not want to be associated with the hotheads who mouth off on all sides of an issue . Waiting can often help , at least , I hope .

.. With the situation in many places in Europe , patience is not always easy . Islamic adherants have established no – go zones , basically “enclaves” within a country . Why ? You have emigrated to a free land , to enjoy the freedoms that that land has for its citizens . Then , you in effect “wall” yourselves off from the rest of society ? What sense is that ?

.. Part of emigration to a new land is the reasonable expectation that you are expected to assimilate into the new land . In some nations , assimilation is very slight , but it is expected . You most definitely are not expected to form an enclave within that nation , where another and alien system of rule of law and imposed religious faith is imposed on its residents . Whether they like it or not . To Do so defeats the purpose of emigration in the first place .

.. You have to wonder , though , with Islam . It seems only in the United States is Islam practiced relatively peacefully . Even at times , there are problems in different areas , usually due to cultural clashes .

.. In most of the rest of the world , there are many problems . The native religious faith(es) are being overwhelmed . Ususally , that happens by a falloff in the native birthrate , and a hyperacceleration in the Islamic – related area birthrate .

.. Eventually , there is going to be a reckoning with what is going on in Europe . I think that the eventual possibilities are a civil war , mass emigration , mass expulsion , or some combination thereof . It is not that I want it . I do not . It is what I see happening , sometime later in this century . And , regrettably , it will not be peaceful ..

.. There are two excellent analyses of the current situation , ones that I reccommend that would go with my own piece . One is an article on NRol , one by former prosecutor and Fox News commentator Andrew McCarthy . The other is a column from the Gatestone Institute , out of jolly ol ‘ England itself . Its author is Soeren Kern , who is a regular , whose column is carried at w3.pundicity.com .

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