I had no stake in the recent Scottish election over independence. While I’m glad that the simple logistical upheaval it likely would have caused many has been averted, I do feel for those who perhaps wanted a more modern sensibility out of their country. I’ve read criticism to the effect that supporting independence was about nationalism (which can generally be a very exclusionary thing to the benefit of those who fit some wishy-washy notion of authenticity), but I don’t know how in play that was here. It certainly didn’t seem like Scotland was trying to have any of its once-upon-a-time royal families be a beacon of its past sovereignty.


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