By Stanley Collymore
Determination garlanded with basic commonsense
and an acutely perceptive awareness of what
you want for your beloved country,
Scotland; redeemable and conspicuously
praiseworthy characteristics that are
themselves encased in a strikingly
compassionate and fulsomely
of the genuine and quite
Indispensible requisites of true
leadership qualities that you, Nicola
Sturgeon possess in lavish abundance
and were formulated in the stark,
markedly and demonstrably
unforgiving cauldron of
reality and afterwards
fashioned into tangible
form by the decisive
hammer blows of
For your vision, Nicola is Scotland’s future; and
not even the most concerted and dinosaurian
approach to the contrary, liberally fanned
by vitriolic short-sightedness and hate
can ever neutralize or negate the
inevitable: New Scotland’s
emergence as a vibrant,
and, significantly too, a
fully sovereign and
One that’s very much in lieu of the customarily
oft-forgotten and vassal entity that for far
too long has consistently been the
case in living memory. An
but all the same one that the ruling, privileged
Etonians and their like-minded Westminster
ilk would none the less very much like
for this terribly demeaning and
illegitimate status quo to
permanently remain. But by
the grace of God and true
Scottish endeavour –
Never! And most
© Stanley V. Collymore
16 May 2015.
Using the analogy of human liaisons as a yardstick here, billions of people globally routinely indulge in a plethora of relationships of a strictly personal nature that can and invariably do vary both in character and their intensity some of which are distinctly coerced, in which case the actual participants are either culturally or societally literally compelled to behave as they’re told or expected to and accordingly meekly acquiesce to the demands made on them – forced, dynastic and royal engagements-cum-marriages readily come to mind in such cases; while on the other hand there’s a multiplicity of other private relationships that are themselves and to varying degrees voluntarily engaged in for a diversity of personal reasons.
But whether these relationships are either freely or coercively embarked upon it doesn’t necessarily follow that because they happened that all, or even a significant number of them, are what one might proverbially classify as matches made in Heaven or, for that matter, that even if they were initially and perhaps genuinely assumed by all concerned that that was the case that that sincere assumption would continue to stay unaffected and would necessarily remain so; or that the status quo ante would both satisfactorily and enduringly stay constant and perpetually in place for those who’re directly involved.
That’s why divorces were conceived in the first place and therefore naturally, and completely understandably, legally formalized to sensibly and practically enable as well as to ensure that all those who felt themselves either physically trapped, personally unfulfilled, unexpectedly and rather despairingly plunged into intellectual stagnation or perhaps enforced penury as a direct consequence of their involvement in such a relationship, especially if this occurrence essentially came about though no fault of theirs, and at the same time are haplessly forced to witness their once expectant aspirations and spirited ambitions, when their physical union was joyously and optimistically constructed and confidently celebrated, now alas despondently wither away and, in the process, with them virtually powerless to successfully influence far less remedy the tangled situation they’re now in and badly want to be rid of; not unnaturally, given those aforesaid circumstances, generally opt to have that said union legally dissolved.
A state of affairs neither wholly nor even exclusively restricted just to married couples or those in conventional partnership arrangements who opt to separate when the going either gets tough or the relationship itself is no longer beneficial or realistic in any meaningful sense. And it’s not just human beings that indulge in such conduct, businesses and even major corporate entities do the same, as indeed countries – the former Czechoslovakia, unitary Sudan and the federation of Malaysia and Singapore being just three examples of several more; so why not Scotland relative to its unitary situation with the rest of the United Kingdom if that is the unquestionable desire of the Scottish nation? Which is exactly what Scotland is in its own right!
And all the makeshift, completely dishonest and disingenuously lame excuses being mooted by the privileged, and totally out of touch with reality, Westminster brigade and their self-serving ilk are as I see it just that. Justification for them to vaingloriously continue to strut around, albeit obsequiously on the United States’ behalf, as if Britain were still an imperialistic power that had any real influence, as it once did, in this world. Additionally too for the United Kingdom as it is presently to carry on having a permanent seat in the post World War II created, unrepresentative, manifestly unaccountable, except to its constituent member states, and so-called United Nations Security Council.
A presence that neither Britain nor France would have if the UNSC were truly constituted on authentic democratic principles rather than post World War II conveniences; and were Scotland to vacate the United Kingdom, and those ensconced in their Westminster bubble know this perfectly well, the practicability of a rump Britannia, rationally untenable as it already is with a full United Kingdom in situ, would immediately, and globally as well, become even more unsustainable and unpardonable with Scotland’s exit from the United Kingdom; and of course that’s exactly the very last thing in this world that the imperialist and colonialist cliques in their overwhelmingly phobic and unquestionable delusional state of white supremacist exceptionalism throughout Westminster and across England per se would ever want.
So English leaders having Scotland stay in the United Kingdom has everything to do with global pretence on their part and bugger all to do with the genuine and pressing needs of the Scottish people or their beloved Scotland. And all the publicly aired blandishments of David Cameron, his Conservatives and every leader of the other political parties south of the Scottish border are not only false promises but likewise can be equated to the actions of a serial adulterer who thinks that spouting fancy words, offering to change their mode of behaviour, when privately they have not the slightest intention of doing so, and conning their spouse or partner to stay in a physically bruising or psychologically harmful relationship through the bribery of unexpected gifts whenever that spouse or partner looks set to leave, is plausibly more of what Scotland and its people, in my opinion, can expect if they opt to carry on staying in the United Kingdom.