Friday, September 19, 2014

The Scottish Referendum

I was quite curious while following the elections regarding the Scottish referendum this year. Yes, I know I am not Scottish and that the result would not affect my life at all, but I was curious to know its outcome.

What was clearer with the result is that there is an evident dichotomy in the country. 55% voted against the Scottish independence. 45% voted for it. That is, the high number of discontented citizens with the British monarchy charging heavy taxes on Scottish people is almost equivalent to the number of people who got used to or “accepted” it. And something tells me that this is not the end of the story.

Another fact that called my attention is that democracy takes into account what the majority chooses and wants. However, such majority is not always right, and sometimes the majority can be, in other words, dumb, very dumb.

Who won, who lost…we don’t know…the only thing we know, in fact, is that “the song remains the same”.

Thursday, September 04, 2014