Friday, September 19, 2014

Pregnant With Hope: A Love Letter To Scotland

Dear Scotland,

I know your hurt and disappointment today must run deep. I am feeling sad today too—I was hoping you’d gain the independence you deserve and was gutted when I woke up this morning to hear the news. Nonetheless, I am proud of all whom stood tall against the Westminister elites for social justice and a more equable future. You won in Glasgow and that is a magnificent achievement in its own right. You fought a great heartening proud of that. You have my admiration for showing that it can be done. A new surge of people have defeated fear and your young just had an education better than any political degree. It may seem gloomy for many but Scotland is not finished, it is just on pause for the moment. Your volcano cannot be capped; I know this because I have Scot/Irish blood coursing through my veins. Much was achieved by the YES campaign and I know you will harness this newfound energy as this next wave will be a much bigger one. It's true, the system is crooked, built on lies, bad faith, pathetic incompetence and fear but take heart, your YES campaign unclothed that system and suddenly it became naked. You terrified the British state. People saw. People KNOW. Don't let this pause stop you and may the days ahead be brighter than they seem today. A change is gonna come.

With Love from America,


“No man has the right to fix a boundary to the march of a nation. No man can say ‘thus far shalt thou go, and no further’. We have never sought to set the ne plus ultra of our nationhood, nor shall we ever” ~ Charles Stewart Parnell

...and a generation later Ireland became a republic.