It is an inevitable fact in democracies, indeed all forms of governance, that:
the further away the decision makers are from the people who are effected by those decisions, the worse the governance.
This principle holds true regardless of time, place, or nation.
In a UK context it means that the Celtic nations, and possibly north and west England, are institutionally mismanaged.
Real democracy is participatory democracy – where the decision-making power is spread out involving those who are effected by the decisions being made. Another name for the process is subsidiarity – “an organizing principle that matters ought to be handled by the smallest, lowest or least centralized competent authority”.
The “competent authority” in a democracy is you … and me … all of us.
Of course this runs counter to groveling British society where people are brought up to believe in their inferiority and incompetence, always doffing their cap to the “authorities” crachach.
For the Welsh people to be truly free we must cast of these mental shackles of subservience that have been so cunningly crafted for us by the ruling classes for centuries. We must wake up and empower ourselves to take back the control of our lives and our nation.
Welsh Independence will take a lot more than a wholesale shift in powers from London to Cardiff. It will take a shift in general attitude and outlook.
Let’s start that shift today. Stop winning and take responsibility for your situation. Bow to no one for in the greater reality we are all equals.
The Welsh Republic must be founded on the principles of equality for all citizens. It is that principle that gives it Republican credentials – a far cry from a pathetic monarchy based on inequality by birth and association.