Last Days of the UK?

Probably not, but the chance isn’t negligible. There’s a poll tracker for the final phase here. This historical overview of independence plebiscites is encouraging.

My favorite article on the topic so far is too odd too easily classify. Quality hedginess from Sailer, and (ratcheting down a few notches) David Miles at the Huffington Post.

Reason does the right thing. Steve Forbes makes an even stronger case for a break, while trying to do the opposite. Here‘s some deeply retarded propaganda, that happens to be pointing in the right direction. Round-up coverage from The Scotsman.

As should be expected, various flavors of hostility and condescension to secession from the (smugthrough-to-foaming) Left. (We splittists will take whatever we can get.) Paul Krugman, who has never been right about anything, is against independence, which should settle the question conclusively.

XS has already run up the saltire (or something).

George Friedman isn’t thrilled about the modern nation state passing through the gates of disintegration, but he’s probably right in suggesting that’s the ultimate issue at stake: “I think that however the vote goes, unless the nationalists are surprised by an overwhelming defeat, the genie is out of the bottle, and not merely in Britain. The referendum will re-legitimize questions that have caused much strife throughout the European continent for centuries, including the 31-year war of the 20th century that left 80 million dead.”

ADDED: The Bitcoin connection. (+ here.)

ADDED: The two Scotlands.

ADDED: “Under the SNP, the expression ‘no true Scotsman‘ may change its meaning from a logical fallacy into a real question of identity.”

ADDED: Occidental Dissent links an excellent RT video.

ADDED: “A friendly separation is possible, though — and in the longer term, for the best. My guess is that Scotland will, after all, vote against independence tomorrow, cowed by the risks and uncertainties and by the sudden force of international opinion telling them to think again. If so, it will be a shame. A Scotland that stays in the union reluctantly will be of little use to itself or anybody else. Alongside childish simplicity on fiscal and monetary policy, peevish resentment of the English has been a persistent aspect of the independence campaign. The cure for both is to grow up and move on.”

ADDED: Scotland carries the flag of global secession.

September 17, 2014admin 17 Comments »
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17 Responses to this entry

  • Orthodox Says:

    How many nations on that list voted for independence from a foreign or colonial power? All of the African and USSR votes were obvious ones, as was East Timor. The nations with strong ties saw lower percentages, such as Latvia and Estonia, and even Quebec. It says people vote their ethnicity, not for a different political system.


    Posted on September 17th, 2014 at 4:06 pm Reply | Quote
  • RorschachRomanov Says:

    Dear Chaos, I read Mr. Forbes, your would be enemy;
    praise to Scotland free, please let it be,
    the torch bearer, the light bringer,
    bringing Exit via catastrophe.


    Posted on September 17th, 2014 at 4:33 pm Reply | Quote
  • Last Days of the UK? | Reaction Times Says:

    […] Source: Outside In […]

    Posted on September 17th, 2014 at 7:23 pm Reply | Quote
  • E. Antony Gray (@RiverC) Says:

    OOO he’s calling WWi-II what it really is, just ‘The European World War’

    But it almost is a Nazi dogwhistle ain’t it


    Posted on September 17th, 2014 at 7:29 pm Reply | Quote
  • somebody Says:

    Paul Krugman has an amazing mustache though


    Posted on September 17th, 2014 at 8:01 pm Reply | Quote
  • Michael Says:

    speaking of exit I waas wondering last night if it mightnt be easier to bring mars to us than keep trekking back and forth. you lovecraftians must know if its been looked into i mean it might take a 100 years but still at the rate NASA moves ….


    Posted on September 17th, 2014 at 9:27 pm Reply | Quote
  • RorschachRomanov Says:

    Thank you for the link to your self stated favorite article. Such was my introduction to the “Idiot Joy Showland” blog. He’s an excellent writer- bonus points for his thoroughly psychotic prose. Unfortunately, I’ve found, at least initially, it to be all glitter and little gold.



    Posted on September 17th, 2014 at 10:35 pm Reply | Quote
  • RorschachRomanov Says:

    Well, I take that back. Just as our very own Mr. Land has declared he’s beginning to like Richard Dawkins (I get it…I mean, I’m not doin’ backflips in excitement, but I can see appeal, given some of his writings of late), I read what may be the best jab at Dawkins, and extensionally, new atheism, ever.


    Antisthenes Reply:

    “his thought bears the ugly stamp of the bigot who thinks that not believing in God lends his opinions some kind of Rational Objectivity”

    As opposed to the egalitarians who think that not believing in God lends their opinions some kind of Rational Objectivity, eh?

    Still nowhere near as good as How Dawkins Got Pwned.


    Posted on September 17th, 2014 at 10:51 pm Reply | Quote
  • darius Says:

    “The English aren’t a race, they’re an infectious disease.” How very Matrix, though its selective application to the English and the fervour of doing so is, let’s say, somewhat quaint, if it wasn’t so transparently and self-indulgently romantic. Aren’t you positive – let’s not say proud – about your Anglospherean heritage?


    admin Reply:

    If you don’t find it funny, you might have a blood-pressure problem.


    Posted on September 18th, 2014 at 12:39 am Reply | Quote
  • ckp Says:

    Anyone who thinks Scottish independence is a victory for Exit is deluded. They’ll just be another irrelevant country in the EU.


    Posted on September 18th, 2014 at 3:20 pm Reply | Quote
  • Lesser Bull Says:

    Calling my shot now: Scotland opts for the Quebec Option. It reluctantly and belligerently stays in the Union, demanding ever larger handouts and ever greater degrees of unaccountability.

    Dear sweet pessimism! You never let me down..


    Posted on September 18th, 2014 at 3:22 pm Reply | Quote
  • sam kriss Says:

    have i just been linked on nick land’s personal blog


    RorschachRomanov Reply:

    Aye. You’re probably referencing Land’s linking in the OP, but I linked to “Richard Dawkins and the ascent of madness,” which I found to be, for lack of a better word, brilliant. I introduced the featured blog post to one of the internet’s best secrets, The Galilean Library forum ( a shadow of its once former glory, but still perhaps the best forum around, and they similarly found it to be erudite, witty, and literarily stunning.

    Mr. Kriss, I’ve spent at least some five-six hours over two days reading through what said amount of time has allowed your blog.

    Of course, I find myself ‘diametrically opposed,’ as the plebians are prone to say, (I’ve been infected) to, at the very minimum, half of your propagations, meanderings, etc, so perhaps one day, as the contemporary world order is in shambles, and from the shadows new figures emerge to forge anew history, ever inexorable, we would find ourselves opposite on the battlefield.

    But, as Land said of an antagonist, ‘with enemies like this, who needs friends?’


    sam kriss Reply:



    Posted on September 20th, 2014 at 2:11 pm Reply | Quote
  • RorschachRomanov Says:

    the neoreactionary revolution almost happened, but the vanguard were defeated when some guy drove past & shouted 'NERDS' out his car window— Sam Kriss (@sam_kriss) September 20, 2014


    Posted on September 21st, 2014 at 2:32 am Reply | Quote

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