Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Referendum

Today is a big day for Scotland. Those of us who can reach into our past and find a confusion of European tribes, will invariably have a certain sympathy for the idea of Scotland's independence from the English.  Others will of course see an independent Scotland as the beginning of the end of the world.  And those who do, I think you'll find, have much to lose.

In the grand scheme of our sometimes very unattractive species, today's referendum, which ever way it goes is a grand departure from custom and practice. Instead of dressing up in funny hats, arming themselves to the teeth, the English Tribes and the Scottish Tribes have decided to settle this dispute through a ballot box. I find this moment glorious.

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