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I would like to preface this by stating that the referendum is not an issue of nationality. Nationality is an archaic, divisive and meaningless concept. As Robert Anton Wilson said: ‘’Every border in Europe is an arbitrary line were two groups of bandits grew tired of fighting and decided to rest for a while.’’ That, essentially, is all a nation is.
Attempting to evoke an emotional response with romantic visions of a glorious ‘United Kingdom’ or ‘Braveheart’ like rally cries for a free Scotland are pure manipulation (the only true purpose nationality has ever served) and redundant in any reasoned discussion about the referendum; Or any other subject for that matter.
This is about a group of people who have the opportunity to decide how they are governed. A decision to decide what is best for that particular group of people.
In my opinion, the best option for that group of people would be to opt out of governance by politicians and other senior government personnel, blatantly acting on behalf of their corrupt corporate friends, whose concerns are obviously not invested in the well-being of many of society’s inhabitants, particularly it’s most vulnerable. Instead, I believe, it would be in their best interests to opt to govern themselves, implementing as ethical a system as possible.
This, however, is just my opinion. I don’t possess an ego large enough to believe that having a few followers on a website means that anybody cares about what I think. Nor do I believe that I am infallible. I do shitty little prints and doodles; I am not an expert on politics, socio-economics or any other field relevant to this referendum.
I would much rather people used the existing information available to them, used their own minds (especially their capacity for critical thinking) to form their own opinions and not pay serious attention to the opinions of people, like myself, spouting their misinformed, biased, bull shit about important issues on a visual arts - social media website. You wouldn’t go to etsy for information on birth control, or society6 for information on race relations, don’t come to tumblr for information on the Scottish Independence Referendum; Unless, of course, there happens to be a blog run by an actual, impartial, expert on the matter.

I would like to preface this by stating that the referendum is not an issue of nationality. Nationality is an archaic, divisive and meaningless concept. As Robert Anton Wilson said: ‘’Every border in Europe is an arbitrary line were two groups of bandits grew tired of fighting and decided to rest for a while.’’ That, essentially, is all a nation is.

Attempting to evoke an emotional response with romantic visions of a glorious ‘United Kingdom’ or ‘Braveheart’ like rally cries for a free Scotland are pure manipulation (the only true purpose nationality has ever served) and redundant in any reasoned discussion about the referendum; Or any other subject for that matter.

This is about a group of people who have the opportunity to decide how they are governed. A decision to decide what is best for that particular group of people.

In my opinion, the best option for that group of people would be to opt out of governance by politicians and other senior government personnel, blatantly acting on behalf of their corrupt corporate friends, whose concerns are obviously not invested in the well-being of many of society’s inhabitants, particularly it’s most vulnerable. Instead, I believe, it would be in their best interests to opt to govern themselves, implementing as ethical a system as possible.

This, however, is just my opinion. I don’t possess an ego large enough to believe that having a few followers on a website means that anybody cares about what I think. Nor do I believe that I am infallible. I do shitty little prints and doodles; I am not an expert on politics, socio-economics or any other field relevant to this referendum.

I would much rather people used the existing information available to them, used their own minds (especially their capacity for critical thinking) to form their own opinions and not pay serious attention to the opinions of people, like myself, spouting their misinformed, biased, bull shit about important issues on a visual arts - social media website. You wouldn’t go to etsy for information on birth control, or society6 for information on race relations, don’t come to tumblr for information on the Scottish Independence Referendum; Unless, of course, there happens to be a blog run by an actual, impartial, expert on the matter.

Hal Wilkerson. A character from the television sit-com, Malcolm in the Middle, played by Bryan Cranston.

Hal Wilkerson. A character from the television sit-com, Malcolm in the Middle, played by Bryan Cranston.

Philip Banks. A character from the television sit-com, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, played by James Avery.

Philip Banks. A character from the television sit-com, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, played by James Avery.

Wilt Chamberlain.

Wilt Chamberlain.

Comedian, Dylan Moran.

Comedian, Dylan Moran.

Author, feminist and social activist, Bell Hooks.

Author, feminist and social activist, Bell Hooks.

Bob Newhart.

Bob Newhart.

Al Bundy. A character from the television sit-com, Married… with Children, played by Ed O’Neill.

Al Bundy. A character from the television sit-com, Married… with Children, played by Ed O’Neill.

Marc Maron.

Marc Maron.

Chico Marx.

Chico Marx.