Squatter Problem LO19765

Sheila Browning (icaem_insight@compuserve.com)
Sun, 8 Nov 1998 06:19:29 -0500

Replying to LO19755 --

>who is the squatter, and who is the squattee

Nice one, Richard - and by the way, thanks for the mail and the charming
letter - I agree with the sentiments expressed! I haven't forgotten I
promised to send you some material - I've been out and about a lot, but
it'll be in the post this week. Anyway, back to squatting!

I'm still trying to clarify the realisations that came to me when reading
your post, so this may sound somewhat disjointed, but it seems to me that
the biggest difference between today and pre Celtic times was that way
back then, people would have a very limited understanding of which other
races/groups existed where, little overview and slow communication. Did a
change occur in knowledge/communication like the changes in the City from
the more leisurely paper based trading of the pre computer days to the
almost instantaneous action/reaction loops set up with the introduction of
computers? If so, what, when and how?

Did they know who 'they' were, who the 'others' were? Were areas of land
designated as 'ours' in the same way we do today? It seems to me when I
read the history of different lands pre BC and for some time after, that
displacement was a normal phenomenon.

I remember the Anthem from "Chess" (which I think is one of the most
moving songs written about feelings about a country - both words and
music) said something about 'when no flags flew and no armies stood, my
land was born' and 'I cross over borders but I'm still there now' - I
guess saying that our perception of our country is as much internal as
external, and that it travels with us - certainly true of Scots

>Awra best fur noo

Should you not be providing subtitles for the linguistically challenged?

As my granny used to say "Whit's fur ye 'll no go bye ye!" (The Scottish
version of Karma!)

Sheila Browning
Icaem Insight Lts
Dalgety Bay


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