The Sentinel was shocked by the recent vote in Scotland to remain part of the UK. I remind the Scots that, before the invasion of the island by the Angles and Saxons from Germany, the native Picts in what is now Scotland were the ONLY POPULACE EVER to stand up to the Roman Empire. After years of failed attempts at conquest, the Romans finally built Hadrian’s Wall at the southern border of Scotland in the early 100s to keep the ornery bastards at least locked in. Rome harbored no more illusions of conquest.
And how about William Wallace? Scotland’s great hero led a rebellion against England in the 1300s that almost succeeded, for which he has long been remembered in literature and film, ala Mel Gibson and “Braveheart.” The point is that these people have long yearned to be free and independent and, when given the chance to walk peacefully, they blinked. There may never be another opportunity. The Picts and Wallace are rolling in their graves. Shame on you.
SO SAYS THE SENTINEL.
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