Sadly, racism and the like loves to ride on the back of similar.
For me - someone/some country (oh - just maybe Britain) has to be the bigger person and say - actually, no - we're not entertaining this. We didn't, and now we've provided a platform for all sorts. That's the way life works when we get stuck in our own little bubble and think we're superior to others.
We have totally blown a chance to get together with our bigger world to actually make a difference in this life. That makes me incredibly sad. I'm absolutely dumbfounded by people who think that this is their country and all that ****. No - you occupy a space in big wider picture - man up and wake up!
Agree with all you say we have one planet which we all occupy nobody has any more rights than anyone else.. I do believe that Scotland is a more tolerant place and more welcoming and accepting - for which I am very grateful. I hate any form of hate crime - I actually think hate is a strong word and to hate someone you don't know because they are different is just wrong on all fronts. Reading through the social media incidents documented re. racism incidents - they are shouting abuse at people who have been born here???
I thought Angus Robertson spoke well today outlining that Scotland wanted to be part of the bigger picture and a European country working together with our European neighbours. Gone are the days of Britain being an empire it's a fractured union that has just had a massive divide put through it and now we are facing massive economic disasters and unprecedented job losses.