Who Wants to be Comfortably Numb?

“You have to ask yourself, if we are not raised to be active citizens, but instead compliant little units of economic productivity, then is this really a democracy?

And my own hope, shared by a growing number of fellow citizens across the UK, is that once we have achieved a modern, participatory and non-hereditary democracy here in Scotland, the other nations and regions of British Isles will see that the future is not fixed, the status quo is not inevitable, and we don’t have accept a ludicrously outdated, ineffective and inadequate democratic set-up just because we were born into it. If every generation in the last few hundred years had taken that mind-set, we’d still be living under an absolute monarchy. Let’s revive some of the greatest British traditions of all: a critical stance towards those who would unfairly entrench power, and a refusal to be cowed by threats and lies.”

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About Hugh Wallace

Soldier, sailor, policeman, engineer, scientist, democrat, socialist, environmentalist, advocate of Scottish Independence
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