This is my second post about the Boer War, you can read my previous post about Scotland, Ireland and German Boers like Paul Kruger and Stephanus Schoeman here...
Yet, I am unconvinced that SNP can find a common good between immigrants and locals, workers and bosses, religious and secular. The SNP currently remains deeply statist, deeply centralist and increasingly linked to (and lobbied by) a growing number of liberals linked to the party and the Yes movement. For example, the Sunday Pravda Herald has become a weekly mouthpiece for the awful Scottish Secular Society who are overtly anti-religious, yet also increasingly pro-independence. If these ultra-secular, anti-clerical and hardline liberal elements within the Yes movement gain more influence within the SNP then they too will fail to become a broad Church, mass party. It might be best for both the SNP and The Greens (Who are also cosying up to the SSS) as well as other pro-Indy Yes groups, to distance themselves from highly divisive groups like the Scottish Secular Society, especially since the SSS actually lose every single petition they raise and every campaign they fight. Not sure if this has anything to do with their militancy and aggressive tone?
Unfortunately, I don't know enough about the complex historical reality of either of these claims about Scots in America or the early Boers in South Africa. Perhaps someone could enlighten me?