by factotum » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:47 am
What is happening in Cornwall is no different to what is happening over large parts of the UK, which essentially are being parasitised by London.
It is a consequence of unchecked capitalism combined with over-centralisation.
Cornwall perhaps feels it more than some other areas because it still has the remnants of a separate culture and special institutions, and in any case these tend to be reinvented due to Cornwall's special geography.
That said, there is probably no secret master plan involved, they are not going out of their way to 'get us'.
Wales has a stronger identity and has been building and strengthening it's own special institutions, both official and unofficial, for decades now, and these provide some defences, and a basis to build upon. Wales therefore has a chance to escape ... maybe.
Cornwall seemed to be beginning to build some of the necessary structures, but as you've explained, the process has stalled. I wonder if there's still time? There is very little political support for anything but the status quo.
And honestly TGG, throwing emotive words like 'genocide' around does not help the cause. People just think you're a loony, a crazy extremist.
There have been too many fly-by-night groups, funds, projects etc. that go nowhere, people are understandably sceptical.
Somehow, someone needs to start from where people are, probably by addressing their most obvious needs, and build a political base from there. A local economy wouldn't be a bad start. But no one seems the least bit interested and they'll need to base their WMD's down here any year now, they see us as a soft touch and alas they're most probably right.
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