FROM SCOTLAND TO THE REST OF THE WORLD. AFTER A TRAVELING, this is a PANORAMA.
First stop. AFRICA, SPAIN AND UKRAINE.
Concluding a study over African Development published yesterday – unfortunately in French as for now – but for those of you interested by the issue, you will be interested by topics as depossession, confiscation of power, institutional dysfuntioning at the core of economic failure and social inequalities and so forth, the conclusion went this way :
“Culturally, African nation reasoning is Top/Down. This rationale is totally outdate and behind us. Now is the time for Bottom/Up policies. Time also for disconnection and authenticity. To sum it up, it is time to disconnect to better reconnect. This contribution presents 7 key ways to fullfil this agenda ». Mentions over the cover read : Institutional Challenge – the 7 keys for African development. Reclaim oneself.
One thing was striking in this campaign : the Yes voters for independence are expressing a collective vision of hope whereas the No voters seem to be sticking to their pockets and personal interests.
The no supporters are concerned with the economy and, naturally, the leaders on their side present the economic situation of an independent Scotland as a future catastrophe. Scots are promised Hell : no pensions, no financial institutions or banks staying in Scotland – all of them are going to move in England – ; no food, no water, all will be desolation, no more EU subsidies for farmers and cattle breeders, no army.. In short, Scotland will be left alone in the World, ignored by every state and all the people of the World, waiting to die of starvation and isolation.
Keep strong. In the study over Africa, a soldier told me while in Cameroon “Don’t be afraid Citizen”. I’m relaying it to you “don’t, even if you are walking on a rope over the Niagara falls”. A chance you are not.
Scotland is not Africa. But the World is now interconnected : what happens in Scotland can inspire other people of the World and vice versa. Another chance, a similar song of independence is sounding with insistence in Catalonia who took to the Streets today to express their willing for disconnection, in Eastern Ukraine and in some other parts of the World.
DISCONNECTION AND AUTHENTICITY
The quest for authenticity is the quest for freedom and creativity. The quest for authenticity is an expression of difference and diversity. Life comes out of diversity. So, the quest for authenticity is the quest for life.
NEXT STOP LONDON.
Of course, London is telling Scottishs people “stay with us please, because we are better together and weaker separately”. Unity is Strenght while division is weakness. This is good speech and words coming a little bit late. If, like many nations of the World, the UK is so divided between the dissatisfied and the satisfied, those who have and the haves not, it is mainly because of the Top/Down arrogant policy.
That arrogance comes with the confiscation of powers by political parties and the assurance of their impunity. They risk nothing. They just have to exercise their two or indefinite political mandates and leave the stage. That their promise of better power-sharing or public delivering is fulfilled or not is not their problem. The most important thing is the pursuing of the arrangements inside big supranational organisations : the EU, the UN and its succursales, the IMF, the Parliaments and Political parties, needly to talk about powerful secret societies devoted to skulls and bones, free masons lodges, clubs, foundations and the banks lobbys.
The inamovibility of political leaders sealed by political parties’ iron grips on Politics is cause of their blindness and contempt. As a consequence, disappointment is everywhere on display.
That British authorities are announcing the apocalypse to Scottish economy, knowing perfectly that Sir Alex Salmond, the PM is an economist is utterly contemptuous from their part. Are there suggesting the Scottish PM is an ass ? This is tellingly of the way Westminsterers treat Scotland’s politicians ? It is not a gentleman conduct, neither Honesty.
Authenticity goes hand by hand with Honesty. And, Honesty is vital to Peace.
NEXT STOP UKRAINE AND THE EU.
Fearing the contagion of Scotland’s referendum to the Eastern part of Ukraine, Ukrainian president has offered a special status to the pro-Russians people of Ukraine. This happened yesterday with the signature of a protocol associating Ukraine to the EU. Note that this Ukrainian president move was not submitted to the Ukrainian people upwards. Instead, in a miraculous discovery, the Ukrainian PM, author of a coup which brought him into power, underlined that “Ukraine was born European”. I guess it was even before the EU existence. This is pure myth.
Who cares for the lies and dishonesty ? Nobody. The EU and this PM associated to his president were partners in toppling former president, Ianoukovitch who was opposing this counternature alliance between Ukraine and the EU. In other words, if you are not pleasing a member of the EU, either he brings Hell to your place or promised it to you. Eventually, they would not hesitate to commit a coup or a murder.
Would you call it Democracy by the People ?
London is threatening Scotland of cutting all ties, should the people choice independence. London is warning they would not share the currency, the army, the embassies, the passports with Scotland. Nada, nothing. They are warned : no turning back.
You finally know a partner was in love with you, at the moment of divorce.
We would have preferred London authorities coming in Scotland to say : OK, we can have this debate of whether you want to leave or to stay. But whatever your decision will be, don’t worry, we are going to do all what we can to preserve our strong cooperation adjusted inside a new framework including sharing the pound, a common economic zone, sharing diplomacy and embassies abroad, sharing intelligence abroad and inside. And more importantly, we are going to help you achieve your destiny. All what you need to know is “we will always be besides you”.
Did you hear that ? No. Instead, fingers were pointed to accuse, to ashame or diffame, to diminish, to frighten. Hell added onto those fingerspointings.
Alternatively, following Poroshenko hypocritical footsteps offering special status after killing up to 1,000 Eastern Ukrainians and destroying the landscape with shellings, now Scotland is being offered a last-minute decentralized powers they went tired asking for. London is acting under pressure. What about tomorrow ?
You decide. A No vote is not a tragedy so is a Yes vote. Overdramatisation hides this nake truth : A YES VOTE BENEFITS SCOTLAND AND A NO VOTE ADVANTAGES LONDON.
There are still much more that could be said over our post-democratic times that precipitated us into divisions and into the necessity of disruption. The drama of Gaza facing imprisonement. And Palestine on the whole. As long as Palestinians are deprived of liberty, Islamic terrorism will go wilder and wilder.
PEOPLE OF SCOTLAND IF YOU CHOSE TO DISCONNECT TO BETTER RECONNECT THROUGH ANOTHER FEDERATION, DON’T BE AFRAID TO DO SO. UNION, ON THE EXCEPTION OF AMERICA BORN DIFFERENTLY, HAS SHOWN ITS PERVERSITY. FEDERATION IS THE BEST FORM OF UNITY. AND FEDERATION IS THE FUTURE. IT KEEPS YOUR AUTHENTICITY AND PRESERVE THE DIVERSITY OF THE PARTNERS.
SCOTLAND FOR EVER. YES OR NO.
Israel’s N.S.A. Scandal. Is American intelligence data being used to persecute Palestinians?
WASHINGTON — IN Moscow this summer, while reporting a story for Wired magazine, I had the rare opportunity to hang out for three days with Edward J. Snowden. It gave me a chance to get a deeper understanding of who he is and why, as a National Security Agency contractor, he took the momentous step of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents.
Among his most shocking discoveries, he told me, was the fact that the N.S.A. was routinely passing along the private communications of Americans to a large and very secretive Israeli military organization known as Unit 8200. This transfer of intercepts, he said, included the contents of the communications as well as metadata such as who was calling whom.
Typically, when such sensitive information is transferred to another country, it would first be “minimized,” meaning that names and other personally identifiable information would be removed. But when sharing with Israel, the N.S.A. evidently did not ensure that the data was modified in this way.
Mr. Snowden stressed that the transfer of intercepts to Israel contained the communications — email as well as phone calls — of countless Arab- and Palestinian-Americans whose relatives in Israel and the Palestinian territories could become targets based on the communications. “I think that’s amazing,” he told me. “It’s one of the biggest abuses we’ve seen.”