A few years ago, I was in Tunisia. We took a trip to the Sahara desert.
The guide, who turned out to be one of many people disgruntled at the ruling elite, amongst other quite revolutionary stuff asked on the coach, "What other oil producing nation has such poverty?" When I gave him the answer, "Scotland," he looked at me in disbelief.
Reading the front pages of The Evening Times and Daily Mirror today and knowing the Thatcherite/Blairite waste of the oil money on the already rich and on wars and weapons to keep them at the big boys table with the likes of George Bush 1 & 2 (and both Blair and Thatcher's enrichment after their disasterous premierships), isn't it truly time to vote Yes to bringing accountability for the management of our resources closer to those who need help?
The society I want is one in which the riches of Scotland help those in need- not boost the bank balances of those who compete only to be on some sort of "rich list," (why else do they need more?)
Tunisia had a peaceful revolution that is changing the way its oil profits are used. On September 18th, Scotland can do that too. That is the date of the peaceful Yes revolution.