In short I will no longer be using this tumblr. I will not delete it just for the sake that people can flick through it as a reference of sorts.
The fact of the matter is that over this last year I have began to wonder why on one hand I want Scotland to be an independent nation and on the other I had a blog on British royals. And to be frank I spend most of my time on this blog trying to justify their existence. But I think I have finally come to accept the fact that I can’t.
The Queen does nothing and I really do mean nothing, how different would the world be if Queen Elizabeth wasn’t in it. Harry and Princess Anne are the only decent ones out of the whole bunch.
I’m actually a little embarrassed that I ever looked up to these people as some sort of role models. I think I had a very long royal phase and I have finally grown out of it.
Like I say I will keep this tumblr open and I would just like to say that I have been a part of the internet royal fandom for many years and made some great friends and I don’t regret that but I’m just done with the royals. They represent a system in which titles rather than good character is what defines a person and that’s not me, that’s not what I believe in.
From this point on I will no longer refer to myself as a royalist, I am a Republican. Yes I said it.. I am now a Republican.
I am really disappointed but it is what it is. It seems that fear has won over hope. But at least we will get some new powers and at least this has taught Westminster never to underestimate the people of Scotland again.
Well today’s the day!
I wish you guys could see what it’s like in Scotland right now, you can’t walk down the high street of Glasgow without some one yell “Yes!” or “No!”
As for me, I am voting Yes with all the risks that come with it, I would happily stay within the union if we had fairer representation in Westminster but we don’t and the Better together campaign has done a good job of highlighting the risks of independence ( which of course they should) but not the positives of remaining in the union.
Actually if I’m being honest the SNP had very little to do with my choice, it’s Westminster and the current political system that convinced that independence is the only way to go. I don’t want my Dad to get called up by the army to go fight in another middle east conflict like in 2004 in which all the MSP voted against but they were outnumbered in Westminster.
However I want to be as positive as possible, whatever way the vote goes I think it’s going to be a win-win for Scotland if it’s a ‘no’ Westminster has promised to give us more powers and they will perhaps learn that you can’t over look the views of Scottish people ever again. If the Yes vote wins we can build our own nation without nukes and with getting involved in the middle east.
So let me end by saying that if you are voting ‘No” because you feel that is in Scotland’s best interests I’m afraid I can’t agree, however you are doing what you feel is right and I respect that.