A Letter to President Obama following his ill advised comments about the referendum. Originally appeared in the Aberdeen Press & Journal.
Political Barack Obama
Hello Mr President.
I write this correspondence both in anger and disbelief. You allowed yourself to be duped by what has transpired to be a Westminster orchestrated BBC criminal partisan piece of bad journalism. It may even have made you an accessory.
If I or any other Scotsman had dared to suggest that we be allowed to interfere in any U.S. plebiscite, you would be justifiably angered and offended.
If I had suggested that I should be allowed to purchase another country lock stock and barrel for a court accepted £20,000 sterling, to be distributed amongst standing politicians or representatives so as to secure the parliamentary vote in my favour, your country, the community of nations and the U.N. would be up in arms, probably threatening military reprisals and sanctions etc. Well Mr president that’s exactly what Lord Gillingham of Westminster did. He paid the Duke of Queensberry that odious figure and with the rate of exchange that became £240,000 scot’s. Lord Archibald Campbell’s share being £1,100scots and made Lord Chatham all the way down to Lord Banffshire’s derisory £11 and 2 shillings. All of which is illegal under scot’s law and morally wrong under any court in the world.
Our national bard “Robert Burns” nailed it in verse several times “sic a parcel o rogues in a nation” and “chains and slavery”. When you divide the £20,000 sterling into the round figures 4.5million scot’s it equates to two a penny “bought and sold for English gold”. So you as a black man who has fought like your forefathers to be all you can be, striving for equal rights, race laws, equal opportunities, the million man march, a seat on the bus and finally the presidency are backing Westminster. The institution that only made owning another man illegal in the sixties, that is fighting to keep the nation it bought for £20,000 sterling, with the shortest life expectancy in the British isles, the smallest average wage, highest cancer rates, the hardest working race and the greatest contributor per head to their coffers. They cleared millions of us off our land and shipped them to the colonies (sound familiar) and only stopped this when the army needed highland troops that weren’t their. A black man who made the presidency supporting the same principles of suppressing and controlling another race for personal gain? Can you justify this to your electorate? You are going to have to Mr president.
So I ask you, is this what you want to be in bed with? Will your wife and kids respect you more or less for this? How many “Mac’s” on your countries boards? How much corporate sponsorship will you possibly lose? As a black man in power, how could you live with yourself? You have fallen a great distance in my eyes, remember the audit trail and facts as you look in the mirror. As you kiss your wife and kids good night,will they have the same pride in their eyes when they find out? Well will they?
Think about it!
I am one of the “one hundred” mentioned on our “declaration of independence” and I defy anyone or anything to tell me to live under Westminster rule.