Scotland will be Free in 2014 or 2024/ Dr Dennis Walker

 Researcher on Christians in Lebanon.
                               I am an Australian,  although Celtic and a pensioner, and thus not like our current leader whom Monash students love. Abbott is our fellow-Australian. But unlike him I pray that Scotland will free itself forever from England in the imminent referendum.  Our England-born Prime Minister Anthony Abbott, though, has used the name of our multi-ethnic country to advise Scots to reject the statehood now very close to them.  “As a friend of Britain, as an observer from afar, it's hard to see how the world would be helped by an independent Scotland”.  
                                   It may at any rate help the Scots wrest back for good their national languages Lallans --- and the Gaelic which is now the medium, after forty years of unremitting Anglo-Saxon ridicule and race-hate as Scots built, of a full-scale modern university.  Contribute to the world?  In Australia --- certainly.  The rich Gaelic culture that independent Scotland will pen will be for us Celts here also.  And after Scotland gives the English their marching orders back to the provenance-homeland of the minds even our Anglo ultras here may just start taking Scots-Australians and Irish-Australians a bit seriously, at last, also.
                                   Anglomorph Australian culture continues to despise Celts although muting the race-hate it bellowed before 1945 . An example is the article  “Clan Turnbull again at odds with Tony Abbott, this time over Scottish independence”, published by Tony Wright in _The Australian_ of August 19, 2014.
                                      Wright’s article applied images from Scotland’s language and history to shrink Turnbull down to a mirthful porcelain Celtic gnome in an English city garden of narrow dimensions.  “Malcolm the Turnbull rejoices in the knowledge that the very name Turnbull comes, at least in legend, from a wild act of courage that saved the life of the Scottish King, Robert the Bruce, only a year after Bruce had led his forces to victory over the English at the Battle of Bannockburn during the First War of Scottish Independence in 1314.  Malcolm's distant ancestor, a fellow named William of Rule, is credited with wrestling a charging bull and turning it away from Robert the Bruce in 1315” --- hence the name and coat-of-arms of Malcolm’s family, “a wild fighting mob from the Scottish borders”.  Was Malcolm Turnbull one more Scots mad-bull who must charge everything English again when he conducted the movement to abolish the English monarchy in Australia, Wright wondered. 
                                    When Scotland is independent, Scots- and Irish Australians will cop less taunt-humor from those who distort the liberal, integrative essence of Anglo-Saxon culture to hint that we Celts ineluctably can never amount to much that could be positive here in our shared beloved country, Australia.



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