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British unionist and nationalist supporters holding anti-independence signs giving Nazi salutes in Glasgow, Scotland British unionist and nationalist supporters holding anti-independence signs giving Nazi salutes in Glasgow, Scotland

Of all the moronic articles published over the last six days in relation to Scotland’s recent, unsuccessful independence referendum this American example must surely rank somewhere in the top twenty. If proof were needed that most journalists don’t have a clue about the far-away subjects they pontificate on this is it. Todd Brewster writing for Salon under the jaw-dropping headline “Rejecting diversity, and racial and religious equality: The scary message behind secession movements” (I know, I know…):

“For here we are in 2014 and while ethnic and religious identity remains a powerful force for social cohesion across the world, it is showing itself by calls for, of all things, new homogeneous states. Even with the defeat of Scottish independence this past week, there is no denying that after 300 years of union, nearly half of…

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