by Anura Guruge
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The dreaded unilateral referendum for Scottish Independence, where only those actually residing in Scotland can vote, is on Thursday, September 18, 2014.
The New Hampshire ‘Highland Games‘, at Loon, start the next day, Friday, September 19. Though we boycotted last year’s Games we do want to go this year because the incomparably brilliant “Glengarry Bhoys” are going to be there.
Up until Monday, like so many, I wasn’t that concerned about this irresponsible and in my opinion totally stupid Referendum. I had hope that my Scottish kin would, sensibly (and Scots actually can be that when they are sober), vote NO. Now I am hearing that this is not a forgone conclusion and that a YES vote is possible.
That fills me with dread. I will be all in favor of using our military might to recapture Scotland. Let them be independent for 15 minutes then we will overthrow the buggers and bring them back into the Union.
But, I don’t think I could go to the Games IF the vote comes in NO. I will be too devastated AND I would not be able to gracefully tolerate all the unbecoming revelry that will no doubt take place with the ignorant and unwashed “whooping about” celebrating their supposed independence from the glorious Great Britain.
So I am in a quandary. I will be glued to the ‘box’ watching the results. I am still hoping that COMMON SENSE will prevail.