Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Scottexalonia Rising

Scottexalonia Rising

By ROGER COHEN, Published: November 26, 2012
BANNERS at FC Barcelona’s soccer stadium have long declared: “Catalonia is not Spain.”  That notion got a boost this weekend as pro-independence parties won Catalonian elections and strengthened the region’s drive for a referendum on secession in defiance of the Spanish Constitution and of Mariano Rajoy, the embattled center-right prime minister……The euro crisis is also a crisis of euro-geography. Scotland has scheduled for 2014 a referendum on independence, 307 years after the political union that created the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom mutters about withdrawal from the European Union.  So much for globalization, the disappearance of frontiers in Europe, borderless cyber-worlds, hyper-connectivity and all the forces that seem to make a mockery of the nation-state and a case, at some point, for global governance……Across the Atlantic there are similar trends. In Texas — where Mitt Romney won by nearly 1.3 million votes — secession chatter has increased. Larry Scott Kilgore, a Republican candidate, has announced he will run for governor in 2014 and legally change his name to Larry Secede Kilgore.   To Read More….. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/27/opinion/catalonia-texas-and-scotland-move-toward-independence.html?_r=0

My Take – When societies no longer have a common binding force then a good economy is absolutely essential as the binding force.  However, that is not a bond that can stand the test of adversity.  If the economy collapses… which I expect to see it happen starting next year…. all these multi-cultural societies will start to disintegrate…violently.  If this becomes a worldwide phenomenon it will make all the violence of the Balkans seem like child’s play.   You may wish to view this article, and pay special attention to the last paragraph.  A setback on the path to what seems the promised land
 

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