The Low Road to Scotland

“WHAT HAPPENED TO THE DREAM?”

by OPOVV, ©2020

Wikimedia Commons, Steve Wagner, Flickr, CC by 2.0

(May 6, 2020) — “An’ you’d be Americans, I’m thinkin’.”

“Yes, we’re of the land of the free and the home of the brave(1:27).”

“An’ you be thinkin’ Scotland’s not?”

“We’d be know’n you’re not. Why, look at you: in September 2014, you all voted to remain tied to Mother England, so you get to go to the gallows by choice and not by chance.”

“There be no gallows here, I’m thinkin’.”

“And no freedom of speech, either. Look, you can’t have it both ways: you can’t say you have free speech and not have free speech: you can’t get away with pretending, is all we’re saying.”

“And who might be this ‘we’? Just the two of you?”

“No, not just us two; all of America, the patriotic Americans: not the loony Democrats. We fought and many of us died fighting the tyranny of King George. Look, there’s nothing wrong with stating the truth, okay? All we’re saying is that an invading army shouldn’t, for one, even be in your country and, two, you should have the power to kick them out, and I’m not talking about the English, you understand?”

“You can’t be comin’ to my country and be criticizin’ us, is what I’ll be sayin’, and that’ll be one fact I’ll be enjoyin’ telling you.”

“We’re sorry you feel that way, but it seems to us that the memory of Robert the Bruce died; that you, as a people, have vanished from the face of the earth and all your songs and folklore won’t ever bring the glory that was Scottish Independence back. Was it a lost cause, ever?”

“You spin a yarn, you do, lad, with your highfalutin words; tryin’ to confuse and trick, that be what you’re doin’.”

“No, I’m not. What happened to you people? You used to be so independent with your Save the Argylls bumper stickers. Why, you can’t even save yourself let alone a flock of sheep. What happened to the dream?”

“Bannockburn: Bruce Reviewing his Troops” by Edmund Blair Leighton, public domain

What happened to the dream?’ you be askin’ me? Why, take a long look at yourselves; can you do that now? Look at that joke you all had for what you called a president: Obama*. And then you had Hillary killing heads of state when she invaded Libya for petrol dollars. How many of you Americans died for her? I’ll be askin’ you now. Answer me that one.”

“You got me there, old man, right on the barrelhead.”

“Sad to say it, but looks like nobody can stop Creeping Sharia, does it? Nobody is brave; why, you used to have the Draft where every one of you served your country in some meaningful capacity; nowadays most of you think you’re entitled to free this and free that. And you had that avowed Communist, Bernie Sanders, running his mouth every night on prime-time news.”

“Looks like we’re both going to you-know-where in a hand-basket, doesn’t it?”

“That it does, laddie, that it does. It’s all a shame, giving up freedom without a fight. You know what it means, I mean in the long run?”

“No, what does it mean, as you say, ‘in the long run’?”

“It means all who have sacrificed throughout the millennium will have died in vain, is what it means. The Germans won after all, or somebody did. It means our generation couldn’t handle the responsibility to save what our forefathers left for us; it means that we caved at the first sign of adversity, that we didn’t have what it takes; that we cowed because we became cowards.”

“That’s saying it pretty strong.”

“Someone needs to say it; maybe that’s the problem. Not enough of us are speaking up for the truth. Hypocrites, one and all: on one side of their mouth they proclaim equal rights for all and on the other they encourage FGM’s. And then you get criticized for mentioning it, as if the truth somehow becomes a lie as soon as it is exposed to the light of day and, therefore, understanding.”

“Let’s take a poll: all for FGM’s vote for the importation, the welcoming, the ‘open arms’ immigration policy that has taken place in the European Union and the United States at a highly-accelerated pace since 9-11.”

“Looks like rain. Bye.”

“Bye.”

“Looks like the time has come when truths are to be censored.”

FINI

[*Obama: WHERE’S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?]

Loch Lomond” (1:59)

OPOVV

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