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Independent Scotland

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I’ve debated writing much about the Scottish Independence referendum and the subsequent political situation in my country. It may not be a sexy subject that a camgirl should be talking about, but my biggest fans know that I’m far from being a mindless bimbo. I’m much more than just a really hot pussy! 😉 At the same time I try to avoid too much talk about it in my chatroom, which is why I really wanted to write a blog about it. As far as political differences go, I’m surprised that I’ve not had any antagonistic types in my camroom (whether no voters, anti-IndyScot people from other United Kingdom countries or elsewhere in the world). I would have expected some amount of abuse, namely for the reason that I do not go to any pain whatsoever to hide my own values. I always wear my Scotland’s Proud 45 wristband, and have you ever seen a camgirl wear blue so often (I just like blue, to be honest!)? I talk with guys from all over the world, and everyone who has brought it up with me on cam has been pro-Indy and/or sympathetic.

To be fair, I would imagine that most people from other countries would be disappointed to find out a Scottish camgirl would “trade in her country’s potential for the lies she’s been told”. I’ve never been British. I don’t like or dislike English people any more than anybody else. People who think that clearly don’t understand the Yes campaign. We’re a country with a long history, rich culture and traditions, known worldwide for things from haggis, to St Andrews Uni, to golf, to Nessie – a million things. We are a country, so shouldn’t we be independent like everyone else? The American’s celebrate the 4th of July, yet Obama was “glad the Union remained intact”. Go figure.

I can’t lie. On the 19th of September when the results came through (although I’d given up before Edinburgh was announced) I was completely devastated. It was like someone I loved had died. It was a horrible time, especially living in North Lanarkshire, which was one of the four areas with a yes majority (don’t get me started on how misleading those maps the Unionists like to show are, they make it look like it was 5/95 instead of 45/55). That morning when I took my dog for a walk it was eerily quiet outside, and I couldn’t look at anybody I passed – what if they had voted no? Symbolically, the first person I passed was carrying a box Tunnocks’ teacakes (Unionist company).

However, despite the initial gloom that settled over us Yessers (and all the people who had already decided that they shouldn’t have voted no) things are now a lot brighter. The Scottish National Party is now by far the largest political party in Scotland, and the third largest in the UK as a whole with 92.157 members. However, that number is from yesterday, and considering that between the start and the end of leader Nicola Sturgeon’s speech (at her final event on the SNP tour) it went up by 2000… the number is likely to be higher now! Meanwhile the media still bleats bullshit. A recent poll showed that over 70% of Scots want a second referendum. But how was this presented in the news? With headlines such as “30% of Scots never want another referendum. LOL. I wish many Scots had seen the light sooner, but next time Westminster can say bye bye.

It was perhaps overly optimistic to think that independence would be so easy – to just vote for it. Between the last moment desperation tactics from Westminster, the constant media bias (especially from state controlled BBC outlets), a momentarily forgotten sense of Scottish-ness from over half of Scots, and the most terrible example of mass Stockholm Syndrome ever seen, it just couldn’t happen. Yet. The future is bright, and we are just getting started. It will happen, and in my lifetime.

Caitlin x