Full Disclosure: I am, on my Poor Ol’ Dad’s side, a bloody Jacobite — as Scarlett O’Hara said, “run out of Scotland with Bonnie Prince Charlie…”
Of course you KNOW I’m watching “Outlander” — #1, I’m a huge history nerd and #2, I read the books back when they came out (and am reading them again).
Leaving aside my personal name for the series: “Everyone in the Known World Wants to Fuck Jamie Fraser” (if you’ve read the books, you get it, and if not… well, I give you this:)
… so at least you’ll understand why I gladly count myself among the “Everyone” — GREAT casting, by the way!
But anyhoo, I can’t help but find it hysterically coincidental that this series came out just as Scotland is voting on independence. So, Dear Sweet Mama being just as much a geek as I am, we found ourselves transfixed as all get out at the idea. So we got to talking about it at the Bob Evans.
What? Where do YOU discuss global politics?
So far, we’ve been able to discern 3 major points of contention in the matter – these being what the rest of the world (i.e., not Scotland) seems to think ought to matter:
- WHO GETS ENGLAND’S NUKES??? Um, England does. They’re England’s nukes. But they WILL need to be makin’ an arrangement about the back rent…
- WHAT KIND OF MONEY WILL THEY HAVE? I’d guess whatever money they want, euros, pounds, whatever. Although I do have to come down as strongly against going back to the Live Pig Currency Standard.
- THE DEBT??? WHAT PORTION OF BRITAIN’S DEBT SHOULD SCOTLAND HAVE TO TAKE ON??? This one I’m quite clear on. NONE. That debt was paid at (and after) Blar Chuil Lodair.
So, for what it’s worth, I say saor Alba. And while we’re at it, tabhair Eire ar ais go dti na hEireann. And am ddim Cymru, if they like. The time has come.