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Thread #155459   Message #3659627
Posted By: Ed T
12-Sep-14 - 09:17 AM
Thread Name: BS: scottish independence
Subject: RE: BS: scottish independence
""To transform passion and anger into institutional and finally political change requires the founding of institutions, of political parties, of news organizations, of local and neighborhood associations, of economic clubs and discussion groups that think about the interests of the nation, not of a single group or faction.""

IMO, the real litmus test of successful political change is in what happens after a vote occurs. I suspect, like with many change movements, there are many different interests, with different expectations, joined together now- hoping for a nation building change. If a successful "yes" vote occurs, divisions will likely begin, with each group expecting their interest and vision to be the new focus and priority.

Unfortunately, as reality comes into play, politicians normally face similar challenges and issues (some not within their control)- and quite often, over the longer term, they tend to resemble the political system and politicans they have replaced.

I recall a statement from a local politician, who few likely know here:"" I was elected mainly because I was not another politician, and eventually I will be replaced by a politician, who will likely be elected because he is not me""