If there were any doubt before, you are certainly now officially bought and paid for. When presented with an opportunity to peacefully reject statist dependency, a clear majority of Scotland’s voters chose Thursday to remain a kept populace (largely at others’ expense, of course).
To be fair, this collective fear of independence (or more accurately, individualism) is not unusual – not in Europe, the world, and certainly not here in the United States. If people think crony capitalism is a stark example of general corruption and power dependency, it truly pales in comparison to the corruption of the very meaning of democracy via politically-pushed concepts of special interest legalized plunder and incentivized electoral contests. I suppose it was inevitable – after all, everyone has a price it would appear.